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Working Remotely – 3 skills you need to help you cope and thrive.

 

Working remotely in difficult times isn’t easy.
Dr. Martyn Newman suggests three skills you need to develop to help you cope and thrive.

1. Relationships / Social connection

Social distancing maybe key to limiting the spread of the virus. But, it’s vital to distinguish physical distancing from social connection. Our relationships with other people are the best antidote to the current stress and the most reliable source of personal well-being.

2.Optimism

A way of sensing opportunities as well as developing deep emotional resilience to manage adversity. Right now, nobody knows what the future will bring. So, rather than being consumed by anxiety / worry (about what might happen), leaning in to the present moment (whether that is a task to be done or an opportunity to play with your children / go for walk).

3. Self-reliance

How much confidence you have new ability to exercise control of yourself / your behaviour.  Now is the moment to dig deep.
Lean into these three skills to help you and yours now.

 


Resilience & Self Compassion – Kristen Neff

 

Kristen Neff talks about how Self Compassion is vital (and predictive) of RESILIENCE and the ability to cope in difficulty.

In this video, she describes what self compassion is, why it matters and explores what research shows.

Studies validate that Self Compassion is positively correlated with Emotional Wellbeing. It decreases negative emotional states (stress, anxiety, rumination, depression), while increasing positive emotional states and behaviours (optimism, motivation, accountability, responsibility).

Book a Workplace Wellbeing Workshop to learn how to develop yours?

 

 


Eckhart Tolle – Staying conscious in the face of adversity

 

During the coronavirus pandemic, Eckhart Tolle advises that we stay conscious in the face of adversity.

He says this time of less ‘busyness’ offers an opportunity for each person to dig deep.

To BE HERE, to be PRESENT and to find what is deepest within.

Here are some guided meditations to help you to deal with natural fear and anxiety as well as cultivate presence and inner stillness.  


Alan Watts – The Mind

 

Alan Watts speaks about the tendency of our ‘monkey mind’ towards compulsive thinking, worrying, distraction and how Meditation leads to a progressive quietening of the mind.


Kristin Neff : Ted Talk

 

     

Kristin Neff speaks at Ted Talks about ‘The space between Self Esteem and Self Compassion’. She explains how Mindful Self Compassion trumps self esteem without the downside and is a healthier way of relating to ourselves.  Research shows that self-compassion boosts happiness, self confidence, optimism, creativity, gratitude and reduces anxiety, depression, perfectionism, body shame, fear of failure and satisfying relationships. Click to learn about a Mindful Self Compassion Course > 


CBS News – 60 Minutes Special on Mindfulness – Video

 

CBS News 60 minutes special on Mindfulness video

Reports on what it is like to achieve Mindfulness…

An awareness scientists show is healthy and brain altering but elusive in today’s world of digital distractions. The man responsible for bringing Mindfulness to the Western World, Jon Kabat Zinn explains how it works. And why people who are overwhelmed by life’s distractions and feel they are no longer really living, find Mindfulness training transformational and life enhancing…


BBC investigates : Can Mindfulness help us deal with stress?

 

BBC investigates : Can Mindfulness help us deal with stress?

On Jan 27th 2011, the BBC explored whether Mindfulness can help us deal with stress. This clip shows how mindfulness meditation can physically reshape the brain and thought processes and bring big benefits. These changes can be seen in a brain scan. Powerful!


Ruby Wax : ‘Sane New World’ – All in the mind

 

 

 

Comedian and writer Ruby Wax has suffered bouts of depression throughout her life and finally made it public.

She went on to study psychotherapy and neuroscience — and took a comedy show about mental illness on tour around the wards of mental health institutions. She wrote a book entitled: ‘Sane New World’ and speaks here about why our minds can send us mad and how we can rewire our thinking. 


Mindfulness on BBC Breakfast

 

Mindfulness on BBC Breakfast

Mind over matter: Can meditation bring happiness?

The BBC find out if there is a scientific basis for meditation bringing happiness

 

 


Daniel Goleman : Response to Gallup Employee Engagement Report

 

The Gallup Organization recently reported that only 30% of surveyed employees are engaged at work. That means companies aren’t getting their best out of people, and employees are not motivated to perform. They’re either bored or burned out.

Daniel Goleman argues that the remedy isn’t simply finding new managers to motivate teams, it’s about committing to continuous improvement for all employees throughout the organization. The good news is that we can continue to develop throughout life and given the direct correlation between a leader’s state and the team & organization’s state it makes a lot of sense to do so!


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