Jane Birdsell has been a Nursing Instructor, a Public Health Nurse, and a mother of two children. After her children started school, she obtained a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Calgary.
For 25 years, Jane worked as a psychologist conducting her own private counselling practice and teaching Personal Development Seminars. At The University of Calgary, Division of Continuing Education, she taught a course called “Understanding Self-Esteem: A Discussion and Information Course for Women” for 18 years. She also taught “Enhancing Personal and Professional Effectiveness” (for men and women) for 14 years.
Jane’s counselling practice has led her to believe that learning to interpret and understand our own emotions is the most important step toward self-knowledge. Her new book, Emotional Enlightenment: Managing Feelings for Success, was written with this goal in mind.
Emotional Enlightenment dissects feelings in such a way as to reveal what they really are, how they develop, what causes them, and how to manage them when they are negative. It enables you to become an expert on your own emotions, leading to a sense of control and self-confidence. It also empowers you to interpret the emotional experience of others allowing you to more fully understand them. This self-awareness and understanding of others is the key to success in your personal and professional life.