Conference 29.10.2019

Emotional Intelligence Week Sofia

29.10 - 01.11.2019

"Emotional Intelligence -
Smart Strategy for Health"

Certificate Training in EI

The Emotional Intelligence Week – 29.10 – 01.11.2019 is a period of two intense events: Conference on „Emotional Intelligence – Smart strategy for Health“, which will be held on 29.10.2019. and Certification Professional Training, which will be held in three consecutive days – from 30.10 to 01.11.2019.

The days of Emotional Intelligence Week will be dedicated to the science of human emotions, the processes of emotional regulation and health! The team of the Foundation for Developing Emotional Intelligence is convinced that people who have realized how important is the role of their emotions, will be involved in the events. They know that Emotional Intelligence is the „cure“ for health, for maintaining health status, a healthy connection to the environment, and healthy human relationships!

In the dynamics of digital and rapidly evolving technologies, human emotions are the main factor that motivates people towards awareness, development, creativity, effective solutions and maintaining health.

Second Conference on Emotional Intelligence in Bulgaria

On 29.10.2019. in Sofia, Hall 7 of the National Palace of Culture will host the Second International Conference on Emotional Intelligence on the topic "Emotional Intelligence - Smart strategy for Health", organized by the Foundation for Developing Emotional Intelligence.
After the Conference in the period from 30.10 to 01.11. 2019 a Certified Professional Training in Emotional Intelligence on two levels will be provided by Dr.John Pellittery,Ph.D, President of the International Society for Emotional Intelligence, ISEI, New York, USA.

Second International Conference

"Emotional Intelligence: Smart strategy for Health”

Preliminary program

08:30 – 09:00


09:00 – 09:10

Opening of the conference with the participation of the musicians of the Silhouette Quartet

09:10 – 09:20

Welcoming speech

Dr. Antonina Kardasheva, Doctor of Psychological Sciences , Lecturer at the New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria, Founder and Executive director of the Foundation for Developing Emotional Intelligence, Bulgaria and National Coordinator for Bulgaria of the International Society of Emotional Intelligence (ISEI), New York, USA


09:20 – 09:40

„Emotional Intelligence and Health“

Assoc. Prof. John Pellitteri, PhD, President of the International Society of Emotional Intelligence (ISEI), New York, USA, associate professor in Counseling at Queens College, City University of New York

09:40 – 10:00

„About our choices and the doors we open and close every day“

Assoc. Prof. Milena Georgieva, Institute of Molecular Biology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

10:00 – 10:20

„The Game is On: let’s meet the players! “

Cristina Popescu, PhD, Laborator Genetic, Vasile Goldiș Western University of Arad, Bucharest, Romania

10:20 – 10:30

Q&A Discussion

10:30 – 10:45

Coffee break


10:45 – 11:00

„In-vitro – road map of emotions“

Katia Hristova, Clinical Psychologist at SAGBAL Dr. Shterev, Sofia

11:00 – 11:15

„Health problems of students from Slovakia in the context of emotional intelligence“

Dr. Lada Kaliska, Slovakia

11:15 – 11:25

Q&A Discussion

11:25 – 12:00

Workshop: „Emotion I Don’t Allow“

Milena Manova, Psychotherapist, Manager at Instìtute of Positive Psychtherapy

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch break


13:00 – 13:15

The influence of emotional leaders as generators of stress and burnout“

Anelia Gorgorova, СЕО – Casus Futura

13:15 – 13:30

„Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder through the Prism of the Concept of
Emotional Intelligence“

Assoc. Prof. Iliya Marinov, PhD, Head of the Mental Health and Prevention Laboratory at the Military Medical Academy

13:30 – 13:45

„About the doctor-patient relationship or how doctors think“

D-r Antonia Grigorova, MD, a certified mediator in the healthcare field

13:45 – 14:00

“Effects of Nurses“, Emotional Intelligence on Patient Health”

Daniela Markova, Master of Science in Nursing at Chamberlain University, USA

14:00 – 14:15

„Emotional Intelligence as a factor for a high professional motivation and organizational health“
Anna Ivanova, professional coach, ICF PCC, jobEQ partner, Moscow, Russia

14:15 – 14:30

„The wisdom of the purpose”
Katherine Roff, Network manager at Six Seconds, England

14:30 – 14:45

Q&A Discussion



14:45 – 15:00

“Impact of influencers on people’s emotions and health”

Ivanka Mavrodieva, PhD and Dr. Hab, Department of Rhetoric and Communication, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski

15:00 – 15:15

„Managing Emotions, Audiences, and the Team in the Health Media“

Roumiana Tasseva, Chief Editor of

15:15 – 15:30

Workshop on music therapy

Assoc. Prof. John Pellitteri, PhD

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee break


16:00 – 16:15

Presentation of results from first authoring Bulgarian method for
measuring Emotional Intelligence – KREIS

Prof Maria Radoslavova, Dr. Antonina Kardasheva, PhD

16:15 – 16:25

„Without a second chance“

Ëleonora Kezhova, Olympic Games medalist of Bulgaria with the rhythmic gymnastics team

16:25 – 16:35

„Ippon over yourself“

Ivelina Ilieva, Olympic Games medalist of Bulgaria in judo and sambo

16:35 – 17:00

„The tree that never bends… A case for Emotional Resilience

Dr. Irina Chongarova-Aron, Intercultural Communication consultant, facilitator and psychotherapist, England

17:00 – 17:15

Final Discussion

17:15 – 17:30

Closing of the conference with the participation of the musicians of the Silhouette Quartet