The objective of EQ-SQ neuropsychoanalytical sociotherapy
Life is a continuous oscillation between joy and sorrow, safety and fear, love and hate, closeness and loneliness, courage and resignation, progress and stagnation. No matter how much people wish for the "positive" and "sheer happiness" for themselves and their children, sometimes wanting to literally "conjure it up", the oscillation process still remains present. The important aspect is to accept the alternation and master it together instead of suffering fatalistically as a result of it or warding it off by denying reality.
The alternating phases - especially the problematic ones - can be increasingly shaped and rendered more acceptable by the development of emotional and social intelligence. From the ability to feel, to find orientation jointly on the basis of feeling, new ways are created to overcome or jointly cope with the changeover from "good and bad days".
Many of the problems and conflicts of modern man (e.g. insecurity, fear, aggression, disturbed relationship problems, separations, isolation, difficulty concentrating, problems at work, mental illnesses, addictions, and sexual disorders) are also the results of a lack of emotional sensitivity and the absence of opportunities to evaluate situations with feeling and thereby to shape and master them accordingly. An improving the perception, expression, and exchange of feelings might solve many private and professional problems, or at least make them more bearable.
This applies above all to the perception of how to express and exchange unpleasant feelings at the right time, including weakness, failure, inferiority, guilt, fear, disappointment, emotional hurt, injury, pain, annoyance, and anger. The possibility of exchanging these feelings at the right time, intensively and continually, ensures that problems can be overcome, providing stability, well-being and development for adults, adolescents and children.
This is where EQ-SQ NPS comes in. Its aim - which is based on brain research and psychoanalysis - is to promote a sensitivity for pleasant and unpleasant feelings and develop their expression and exchange among adults, adolescents, and children.
The ability of the individual adult, adolescent, and child to continue to problematic phases and unpleasant feelings, find new pirections, and develop, depends to a large extent on the ability of current and previous attachment figures to perceive, empathise with, accept and express emotions, feelings, and affects. For this reason, the stabilisation and development of the individual necessitates an exploration of his or her most important current and previous attachment figures using emotional/social intelligence as well as requiring corresponding assessments and sociotherapeutic interventions. The objective of the assessments and interventions is to create the conditions and atmosphere among the attachment figures and attachment groups (especially the current ones) for a stabilising method of dealing with emotions, feelings, and affects.