Tag: #stressmanagement

Woman holding a coin

Every Subject is Two Subjects

❓ Do you consider both sides of the coin? 🛣️Imagine the joys of the open road and the freedom of the journey. 💥What about the risks of the unpredictable nature of driving? 💕The fun of getting to know someone new and finding your own individual “happily ever after”! 🚩Are there …

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Emotional Wellbeing as an Integral Part of Organisational Culture

🛎️ How do businesses maintain a culture of emotional wellbeing without sacrificing productivity? 📈 Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the demand for mental health expertise by all business sectors has never been higher from leaders wanting to know how to help employees stay and do well. Here are a few …

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How Do You Feel?

Do you struggle to express your feelings? 🤔 If so, here are some reasons why: 🚫 The British culture prides itself in maintaining a ‘stiff upper lip’😐. We like to ‘grin and bear it’ and ‘keep calm and carry on’. Most of us are not taught HOW to express our …

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What it means to belong

Do you fit in❓ We all want to belong, don’t we❓ But what happens when fitting in doesn’t feel right❓ Fitting in means gaining validation from others and abiding by their rules while our relationship with ourselves breaks down. It’s like being stuck in an uncomfortable ‘comfort’ zone 😬. Conversely, …

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Nine Ways to Disguise One Emotion!

Question: What ONE emotion can all these behaviours signal?

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From Resistance to Taking Responsibility

🛎️All negative emotions are caused by RESISTANCE. When we feel angry, depressed, discouraged, fearful, or stressed we focus on justifying the situation we are in: 😠I’m angry because… I was just blamed for something that wasn’t my responsibility😔I’m depressed because… it doesn’t seem to matter how hard I work, it …

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Anger and Fear: Flipsides of the same coin

❓Is there a connection between anger and fear? 💡Anger is the flipside of the fear coin. 💢 Anger is the “fight”🥊and fear is the “flight”🏃🏽of the fight-or-flight survival response, the only difference being that we run in opposite directions; anger runs towards the threat (real or perceived) and fear runs …

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Amygdala Hijack

🚩Have you heard of the AMYGDALA HIJACK? The fight or flight response is activated by the amygdalae – two almond-shaped structures, no bigger than a couple of cubic centimetres, each located near the centre of our brain in the temporal lobes 🧠. The amygdalae decide whether external stimuli like sights …

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Trying Things On

Have you ever tried to be like someone else? I saw 2 teenage girls walking along together, talking away to each other, and noticed that one of them seemed distracted by the difficulty she was having walking in her shoes. They were ‘heels’ and she appeared to be struggling with …

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Anger Management: Seeing Red?

We express our emotions in an array of colour; seeing red , being yellow-bellied, tickled pink , green with envy, browned off or white with rage. We might be in a black mood or feeling blue, and we can experience them all with a purple passion. These are all expressions …

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