How to Detach From Past Negative Experiences
How long do you carry the past with you?
Do you still squirm when you think about striking out in the bottom of the ninth inning with two men on base to lose the game?
Are you still fuming at your…
Some thoughts on Mental and Emotional Wellbeing
The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on 10 October every year.
Being mentally healthy doesn’t just mean that you don’t have a mental health problem.
If you’re in good mental health, you can:
Improving Your Fluid and Crystalline Intelligence
Fluid and Crystallised Intelligence
The concepts of fluid intelligence and crystallized intelligence were introduced in 1963 by the psychologist Raymond Cattell.
Crystallized Intelligence: could be seen as all that we have learned; our knowledge, past-learning and even what we consider to be our memories-experiences…
Benefits of Meditation Practice
Benefits of Meditation
The word “meditation” is emotionally charged. In the past with some groups I have chosen to use the term “personal reflection” or even “self-awareness for relaxation”
Thus the initial stages of “body scan” and “letting thoughts flow” do not have the same potential…
System 1 and System 2 Processing
Daniel Kahneman used the terms System 1 and System 2 in his 2011 book “Thinking Fast and Slow”
In essence, he was making the distinction between ‘automatic’ and ‘deliberate’ thought processes.
Kahneman was using the terms defined by Stonovich and West in their 2000…
And how to develop them
Five Factors of Mental High Performance
MOTIVATION — the emotional oil for the gears of action
Desire, Willingness, Determination, Need, Want
The emotional juice drives the behaviour to move away from pain and towards pleasure. The PUSH or PULL factors make an action imperative.
Yes, it really is relevant to the corporate world too.
It is, for me, a truism that breathing affects physiology, physiology affects internal state and internal state affects performance. The idea of this cycle allows us to consider when and how we can influence our thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
An employers duty of care.
Mental Health and an Employers Duty of Care
At the time of writing the business community is recovering from the impact of the Pandemic and many if the social and economic uncertainties are still present.
One of the biggest challenges faced by employers at this…