Title of contribution:

The Evolution of Feelings

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Projekt: The Evolution of Feelings

The subject of feelings and emotions has long been a blind spot, be it in philosophy, spirituality or even psychology. However, in the past decades, the rapid advances in neuro-science and AI-research have revealed feelings to be an integral part of human intelligence, inseparable from our cognitive processes.
Vivian Dittmar, renowned expert on emotional intelligence and author of „The Power of Feelings”, presents an evolutionary perspective on the subject. She offers clear distinctions between various phenomena we commonly call feelings and explains why it’s important to discern them. She further highlights the relevance of challenging feelings such as anger, fear or sadness and reveals how these can evolve from destructive forces to positive, life-affirming powers.

About Vivian Dittmar:

Vivian Dittmar is a passionate explorer of consciousness and culture from a very young age. Born in Germany, Vivian grew up in Europe, Asia, and North America. She founded the non-profit Be the Change Foundation and is a consultant at the Terra Institute.
As the author of „The Power of Feelings” and six other books, she has become a sought after expert and keynote speaker on the subject of emotional intelligence. Her latest book – Your Inner GPS – explores the subject of transrational thought.

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