Dr. Steven Aung and Dr. Badri Rickhi are positioning mental health and spiritual wellbeing as a mind/body necessity. There are three recommendations they encourage for achieving improved performance: stress reduction programs, adapting the body to nature, and being aware of the senses.
Rationale and emotions steer behavior reactions. A “window of tolerance” is what Dr. Bessel van der Kolk identifies as that short moment between being stimulated – feeling and rationalizing – to behaving a certain way. When the body is hyper-aroused then the brain disengages from that short moment of time.
Neuroscience identifies self-awareness as the most effective way to build EQ.
Silence or music engages self-awareness. Soulfulness engages neurological links that direct the mind into harmonic patterns. We process sounds in the same region of the brain that we process behavior change. Harmony becomes literal for both internal and external stimulus.
QUestions to Ask:
- How do you manage stress?
- What does ‘adapting the body to nature’ mean to you?
- What are 20 different feelings or emotions?
Van der Kolk says, “It’s not one size fits all, you need to find some way where your body once again feels like ‘I am in control of myself'”. Our WholeBeSM toolkits are one way. Purchase the Equip Package to begin today.