Cognitive performance evolves with stress levels and there is a relationship between performance and alertness/or stress levels.
There is one simple mindfulness exercise that really helps us become grounded and present, pulling us from anxious worry or ruminating thoughts. In this article I present the technique and the neuroscience behind it.
Yesterday I was looking at some worrying statistics about stress in Great Britain, where, as almost everywhere in the world, the work-related stress, depression or anxiety numbers recorded.
On the other hand, I could not think: how many organisations invest in increasing resilience and implementing stress prevention strategies?
This is why today I want to share with you the BMR Framework for Resilience.
You know by now that I am passionate about Neuroscience. Well, one of the basic concepts for one to grasp, at the beginning of their neuroscience journey, is the idea of the triune brain and the Rider and Elephant Metaphor.
There is a famous Buddhist joke saying that if you have time to meditate, meditate 30 min per day, but if you do not have time, meditate 1h per day.
We will see here that there is actually some truth in that joke.
Creative thinking is an increasingly important skill in the work environment, especially since it differentiates us humans from artificial intelligence.
Do you remember the last time you had a creative “aha” moment? Was it when you were working hard on solving a problem, or was it more when you were relaxed, for example when you were having a walk or taking a shower?
Breathing is considered by most cultures as the key to life, since life starts by our first breath and ends with our last breath.
We breathe on average 20.000 times per day – how often do we pay attention to it; despite the impact our breath has on our minds?
This is the first guest blog from The NeuroMindfulness Institute, focusing on the management of fears, anxiety and stress during the pandemic.
It brings neuroscience and mindfulness together in a practical approach to well-being in these abnormal times.