Among the various duties performed in our lives,
the most surprising is definitely their ability to facilitate and accelerate the learning process.
Because an event associated to an emotion creates a deeper groove
(a stronger synapses) within our brain.
Which makes the event easier to remember, especially at times when needed. Let’s carry this concept into the educational environment: emotions originate from the success or failure in a training activity, from the effective or loss of interaction with others, or, further upstream, from the format itself, designed to generate a strong impact on participants.
Our role as facilitators is to encourage the expression of emotions through the most appropriate dynamics, to give awareness of its effects, to stimulate the need for alternative behaviors.
Our role as trainers is to provide the tools, the models, the didactics at the right time, when participants are more sensitive to the need for behavioral change.
The use of emotions has therefore the power to influence the process of individual change, in terms of depth and persistence of new beliefs. The intensity achieved in the training context depends primarily on three factors: the type of course chosen; the company’s choice; the availability of participants to get involved.