It’s almost the end of January, and I am still partly hibernating… I get things done, but my energy levels are not the same as when the sun is shining brightly… You might experience the same thing… In this article I discuss some self-care practices and review some PCM Theory regarding our Psychological Needs.
If you are like me, and like most of us, you might find yourself in heated conversations from time to time. And I guess you already know that calming your inner elephant is not as easy as we would want it. It takes work and conscious effort to be able to do that “on the spot”. Here are several ideas I am trying to practice these days.
I recently had the pleasure of being invited by Lenka and Natalie, the creators of “Into your Life Podcast” to discuss my passion for neuroscience and stress management. Here is the link if you want to listen to the podcast.
In the book “Search Inside Yourself”, Chade-Meng Tan describes 5 steps that can prove useful to recover from an amygdala hijack and regulate our emotions.
Many of the resilience-building exercises and practices can take a lot of time to work. The good thing about the breathing practice I am presenting to you today is that you can do it ‘on the spot’, without needing to physically disengage from the stressful/anxiety-inducing situation.
You’ve might have heard the phrase ‘name it to tame it’ when talking about getting your emotions under control. Let’s see the (simple) neuroscience behind the reason why this really works!
Over time, one communication technique that I found extremely useful, especially for difficult conversations, is the Non-Violent Communication framework by M. Rosenberg, PhD.
Psychological Needs are born-with attention and motivational desires that must be met in an individual if they are to be functioning effectively and productively. When our needs are met we are more productive and have more joy.
Cognitive performance evolves with stress levels and there is a relationship between performance and alertness/or stress levels.
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.