In the mid 2000s I attended a life changing 3 day course. I was just getting into practicing yoga more regularly and learning about mindfulness. So it felt like an extra bonus when my then employer allowed me to enroll in a course on Emotional Intelligence. It came highly recommended from a few other colleagues so I jumped at the chance. I was fascinated to learn much of the science behind the ways our brains, glands, genetics, and hormones all interact to influence our behavior. We learned all about emotional hijacking, fight or flight, and techniques to control our emotions. I put this knowledge to good use immediately and still reference much of it to this day.