emoji visual aid

A better and simple aid to communicate with teens

The Emoji Project aims to resolve the barrier when communicating, especially with teens, who are less responsive. The project is a simple visual aid that helps identify emotions using a field of emoji characters.

Background

‘Emotions’ is an adaptive role that helps a person deal with key survival issues. Thus, recognizing the list of emotions is the first and important step.
1. Recognize emotion
2. Expose environment
3. Coach student to identify the solution

The school or guidance counselor can help a student resolve certain issues but the problem should first be identified. It is important to recognize the following symptoms that may need special attention:
1. Stress
2. Hidden Emotion
3. Trauma

Why is the Emoji Project effective? The first barrier in helping a child resolve an issue is resistance. This technique is relatable, non-threatening, disarming.

Wheel of Emotions

Robert Plutchik psychoevolutionary theory is an influential classification of the eight primary emotions.  Six were adapted to the Emoji Project out of the ten lists of emotions.

List of emotionsRoot
Joy Peace ConfidenceTrust
FearTerror DepressionTrust
Sad Frustration HopelessHope
Disgust LoathContemptAcceptance
Anger Rage VengeanceForgiveness
Annoyance Hatred UnforgivenessAcceptance
Confused Denial AdamantHope
Pride InsecureUnforgivenessForgiveness
Shy Insecurity Trust IssueLove
Vengeance UnforgivenessEnvyLove

Dealing with extreme cases

Should the counselor or life coach come across difficult cases, the issue can be addressed through the help of other faith-based organizations. 

Complex trauma
A prolonged trauma may be dealt with by a clinician, but it most cases, the issue can readily be addressed through the support of faith-based churches.

Adverse childhood experience (ACE)
These include emotional, physical and sexual abuse caused by ‘Household Dysfunction’ as a direct result of (A) Divorce (2) Drug abuse (3) Fatherless

Anhedonia
Diminished capacity to experience pleasure. Anhedonia is basically the inability to sustain happy thoughts, related to depression and anxiety.

Other signs to consider:
1. Obesity and diabetes
2. Depression
3. Bone and heart health

Emoji Visual Aid 

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“I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in Me and I in him produces much fruit because you can do nothing without Me (John 15:5); “This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you.” (John 15:12)

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