Mobirise


Do you think
about how
you think?

We do.

That's why we produce original songs,
scenes and verses to encourage
your self-authority, self-care
and understanding.

I know what it's like to be the person who, hard core, goes: "Feelings shouldn't matter." Like it just shouldn't...how can feelings matter when you need to survive? 

And—low and behold—they kept mattering. They kept affecting me...

 ...I didn't think it was real that you could be that sad, you could be that hurt, you could be that traumatized that you lost, what felt like, lost control of your will. 

I didn't think it was real until it happened to me. Because nobody around me ever affirmed in any way that that could be real. Everyone around me made me think that if you could in any way be affected by your feelings that strongly, something was wrong with you. 

I tried five million different ways to pull myself up by my bootstraps and it didn't work until I started taking care of myself and realizing that my feelings were not obstacles to my productivity, they were information about who I was and what I wanted.

Ashley C. Ford, as spoken on the November 2, 2020 episode of The United States of Anxiety podcast "An Invitation To Dream."

Thanks, Ashley, for what you said...it fits ELA's reasons for being here.


The value of ELA is in its broad arrangement of opportunities for contemplation on how we, as individuals, experience and interpret the world, and in turn, how we each bring these experiences to life in the world around us through our language. By developing and using a vocabulary that is aligned to our unique emotional landscape, for which the ELA curriculum is designed, we begin to experience a life that has been lived by no other, a life of experiences that can be wholly embraced as one’s own.
~Dani Hochleutner, MS, LPC

Resources

Learning Materials

Emotion Literacy Advocates™ offers a number of multimedia tools & books to spark discussion, illustrate concepts and enliven learning!

Dive Deeper

Dive Deeper

Explore ELA's innovative, arts-based communication skill-building curriculum for personal development and self-care.

Mobirise

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...engaging and lively! We were so pleased with the ELA program and feel that it added to our our focus on the theme of 'Believe in Yourself'. 

- Seattle Children's Museum

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