Emotional Intelligence v. Emotional Schemas
Alchemy is an influential tradition whose practitioners have, from antiquity, claimed it to be the precursor to profound powers. It is recognized as a protoscience that contributed to the development of modern chemistry and medicine.
Emotional Alchemy references obscuration, which is whatever distorts, blocks, or biases our perception and takes form of our thoughts and/or emotions; to distinguish between distortion and reality. It is how things seem vs. how they are: refer to "Overcoming Social Anxiety" segment to see how it correlates.