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September 17, 2019

Mindfulness and emotional health

In recent years, mindfulness has become a staple of mental health and wellness at companies like Spotify, Google, Goldman Sachs and others. Some innovative entrepreneurs have turned to mindfulness to build the emotional intelligence skills needed to face highly stressful situations.

Google, for example, has awareness training for its employees, which is based on the proven benefits of meditation. The program teaches some emotional intelligence skills necessary to intensify focus, deal with stress, stimulate creativity and increase resilience.

There’s a reason companies are including this as a requirement for their teams: it works, in many ways, and for different stakeholders. Mindfulness is thought to help in a number of ways, but the most significant ones include reducing anxiety, increasing productivity, and contributing to a choice to be present, thereby increasing various skills, including decision-making. Since these benefits are preferred for employees, they are also great for entrepreneurs and can likely help you run your business better.

Why mindfulness is important

Mindfulness is about the quality of awareness that occurs when we pay attention to ourselves, others, and the world around us in a certain way. Jon Kabat-Zinn refers to it as the awareness that arises when we pay attention deliberately, in the present moment, and impartially. Understanding why we react in certain ways to different situations can help people take greater control of stressful moments in everyday life.

An intervention done in 2015 during a study using Functional Analytical Psychotherapy and Mindfulness, provided evidence that this combination can enhance a traditional brief mindfulness intervention, increasing the experience of social connection while providing benefits in relation to the state. of mindfulness.

As everyone is looking for some kind of effectiveness in the treatment, as well as knowing our emotions better to walk in the direction we choose, instead of reacting or trying to avoid them, mindfulness, combined with the process of self-knowledge, can have a great impact. benefit.

This is an informative text and is not intended to exhaust the subject or replace consultation with a specialized professional. If you identify with the text, I suggest seeking the help of a professional who has theoretical knowledge and practical experience in the area.

Text authored by Psychologist and Professor Priscila Rolim.

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