Contest to Spread Emotional Awareness

Psychotherapist Ronit Herzfeld, who created the Awareness iPhone app, has now launched a contest to help spread emotional awareness. 

People are invited to create compelling videos and photos that will inspire others to become more aware of their feelings and illustrate how emotions deeply affect their lives every day.

Herzfeld calls it the “Global Emotional Awareness Movement” (GLEAM). Her objectives in launching this movement include helping people appreciate the role emotions play in their lives, introducing practices for managing feelings, breaking down the cultural taboos around sharing feelings and inspiring a more emotionally aware and peaceful world. “When we don’t know what we’re feeling and when we’re operating from not knowing, we tend to hurt ourselves and others,” she explains.

Contest winners will receive a total of $5,000 in prizes (a combination of cash and time value with Herzfeld), and the videos and photos will be used to promote the movement. The contest entry period begins Friday and runs until February 7. People from around the globe will vote for the best entries, and winners will be announced on Valentine’s Day. See contest details.