Frame It: The Science of Self-Awareness

We’ve all experienced things in life that didn’t quite live up to our expectations. It’s those moments where we’re hoping for "good news," but reality somehow takes a nosedive into the category of "bad news." But what if we dropped the labels and just experienced things as they are?

The skills of emotional intelligence (EI) involve not only recognising and naming our emotions but also understanding and reframing them in a more accurate light. Reframing is a powerful technique that helps us gain better clarity about our feelings, enabling us to respond more effectively to various situations.

At Mood, we’ve developed an innovative tool that leverages AI to assist users in reframing their emotions, providing deeper insights and enhancing emotional intelligence. Because sometimes, humans need a bit of help remembering what’s really important.

Shifting the Frame

So, what does reframing actually mean? Put simply, it’s the process of changing the way we interpret and respond to emotional experiences. By viewing our emotions from different perspectives, we can gain greater clarity and reduce negative emotional impacts (Beck, 2011).

This technique is essential for emotional regulation, allowing us to transform unhelpful thought patterns into more constructive ones. It’s about turning down the volume of automatic negative thoughts and amplifying more accurate thoughts.

Emotional Artificial Intelligence

Mood allows users to free-type or speak their current feelings—just like you’re talking to a friend, coach, or therapist. This information is then processed using AI, which offers a new version that provides better clarity and understanding of the emotions involved. Mood also uses previous insights to personalize the feedback, helping users uncover patterns and insights about themselves they might have missed.

Humans often struggle to see this objectively, which is where AI can help. With the right tools to see our emotions in a more positive and constructive light, we can supercharge our emotional intelligence and psychological resilience (Gross, 2002).

Beyond the Bias

Humans often struggle with emotional intelligence due to biases and limited self-awareness (Goleman, 1995). AI can significantly enhance our EI by providing unbiased, data-driven insights.

Mood’s ability to learn from previous interactions means that the more a user engages with the tool, the more tailored and effective the insights become. This continuous learning process helps users develop a deeper understanding of their emotional patterns and triggers, leading to improved self-awareness and emotional regulation (Mayer, Caruso, & Salovey, 2016).

“With the right tools to see our emotions in a more positive and constructive light, we can supercharge our emotional intelligence and psychological resilience.”

The science of framing your emotions is a critical aspect of emotional intelligence, and Mood makes this process accessible and effective. It means that, even when the "bad news" isn’t as good as we’d hoped for, we can still maintain an accurate appraisal of the way we feel, and boost our emotional intelligence in the process.

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  • Beck, J. S. (2011). Cognitive behavior therapy: Basics and beyond. New York: Guilford Press.
  • Goleman, D. (1995). Emotional intelligence: Why it can matter more than IQ. New York: Bantam Books.
  • Gross, J. J. (2002). Emotion regulation: Affective, cognitive, and social consequences. Psychophysiology, 39(3), 281-291.
  • Mayer, J. D., Caruso, D. R., & Salovey, P. (2016). The ability model of emotional intelligence: Principles and updates. Emotion Review, 8(4), 290-300.
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