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Take Control of Your Emotions

This is a self-guided learning activity that allows individuals to delve into four fundamental emotions. It is designed specifically to help learners better grasp their feelings and learn effective management techniques.

Take Control of Your Emotions sneak peak


  • Primary: Adults seeking to improve their emotional intelligence, self-awareness, and emotional regulation skills.

  • Secondary: Educators, counselors, or coaches can integrate this activity into a comprehensive program on social-emotional learning or stress management, enhancing its effectiveness and impact.


  • Instructional Design: Led the needs analysis and designed the overall learning experience.

  • Action Mapping: Created a detailed project plan outlining the design and development steps.

  • Storyboarding: Sketched the visual layout and text content for slides, including the flow of the activity.

  • Visual Design: Sourced images and built the photo mosaics within the chosen eLearning tool.

  • Mockups: Potentially created static mockups for client review or to test design concepts.

  • eLearning Development: Built the interactive experience in Articulate Storyline, handling the navigation and branching logic.

Tools Used:

Canva, Articulate Storyline, Adobe Illustrator, WellSaid AI Voice Generator, Google Suit, ClickUp, Slack.

Learning Design Model

While not strictly formalized, the design approach loosely follows a constructivist model:

  • Learner-Centered: Learners guide their exploration based on the emotions that resonate with them.

  • Knowledge Building: Prior emotional experiences are acknowledged, and new coping strategies are introduced, building upon a learner's existing knowledge base.

  • Reflection: The optional self-assessment prompts encourage thoughtful introspection around emotions.

Action Map

Project Scope: Consult with clients and define project goals.

Research: Investigate emotion theories (e.g., Plutchik's Wheel of Emotions) and common, healthy coping strategies.

Photo Curation: Source images for mosaics, ensuring diversity and sensitivity to the topic.

Storyline Build: Construct the main Emotion Wheel and corresponding emotion detail slides. Design navigation and slide transitions.

Content Creation: Write onscreen text for each slide (overviews, prompts, etc.).

Review & Testing: Client review, pilot with users, iterate based on feedback.

Launch: Integrate activity into the client's website or existing learning platform.



Results & Takeaways

Positive Client Feedback

The client felt the activity was a unique addition to her program and reported increased client interest in the topic of emotional well-being.


Informal learner feedback showed that the visuals were more engaging than traditional lists.

Areas to Expand

Some learners desired more in-depth content on specific coping mechanisms, suggesting a possible need for additional linked resources or a more profound module format.

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