To achieve presence, focus, clarity and unitive consciousness sounds good. For those caught in worry, rumination, distraction, impulsivity and the storm of noise in their heads, it is hard to imagine. From presence to focus and clarity to unity You are 100% present in the moment unfolding around you—no noise Attention is focused and steady for long periods—no distractions Your
In this article, we address current challenges to our sense of connection and what we can do to restore the connection. Many of us feel disoriented post Covid. We are spending far more time connected to screens rather than people. Connection defines us as a social species. We long for it. It has a multitude
A lively debate in a workshop raged over whether being self-critical could be helpful. Some leaders thought one must be demanding and tough on our own performance. They believe this is the only way to achieve results and avoid complacency. Other leaders think that self-critical chatter interrupts work flow. Worse, it can demotivate, depress and
The Challenge of Promoting Wellbeing A study in Nature Human Behaviour published this week shows promise for mindfulness and positive psychology to improve mental states of wellbeing. (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-021-01093-w). I was invited to discuss the findings on the Morning Show today with TV3 in New Zealand. We asked viewers if they practiced mindfulness. While 30% answered
How to communicate solutions with clarity Imagine your team in a meeting with a consultant is pitching a wellbeing solution. The consultant may be a doctor, nurse, psychologist, neuroscientist or lay person. They will present what they think is “wellbeing”, “resilience”, “psychological safety”, “mental health” or many other labels. Seldom do they define what they
A search of “burn-out” delivers 485 million results. The term has little clinical or biological substance but it has become increasingly popular. A year ago, the World Health Organisation included “burn-out” as a syndrome resulting from chronic workplace stress. They agree that it is not a clinical diagnosis. First, humans do not burn out. Second,
Dr Sven, Alexia Michiels and Brad Hook connected to discuss practical tips for staying calm, focused and connected despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the topics we explore: What can I do practically to protect myself and family? How do we lead our teams through this testing time? How do we manage the news/information flood?
Take care of yourself, your family and your teams Nassim Taleb wrote about Black Swan events in 2010. A Black Swan is an improbable event with massive consequences. We are in one right now. Every one of us is facing unknown unknowns. Our savings are impacted. We are concerned about family, friends and business as
Sleep is important – act like it. Focus, mood, energy, metabolism, gut health, recovery, immune function, hormone regulation, memory retention, waste removal, problem solving… Sleep is absolutely necessary for all of these critical functions. Without good sleep, you are compromised. See below for simple steps to improve your sleep. Share what works well for you.