Mindfulness saved my bacon..... more then once
Are you feeling stressed?
“Holy SHIT, holy SHIT, holy SHIT”
My fight or flight response was fully activated – adrenaline was making my voice and hands shake, I was in charge, I did not have the luxury of loosing my shit, I was standing in my pajamas in front of 40 amazing people who had responded to my search and rescue horn without a single clue what to do.
Fortunately I had learnt many years earlier the power of mindfulness and most importantly mindfulness of breath. The ability to quite your panicked self talk and focus your mind on the task at hand, all by taking a slow grounding breath.
Protecting the vulnerable from climate change
All that is required to elicit a stress reaction in the body is the perception of potential harm, which explains why stress is such a universal human malady today.
So what can you do
As it turns out, a lot of the common sense advice you've been given over the years – is right.
A week of meditation
Does climate change really have an impact on health? Would we really notice if the earth’s temperature rose by 1°C? These were questions registered nurse Jennifer Wressell asked herself, not realising the links between climate change and the impacts on her practice. Involvement in a climate forum exposed her to statistics about the impact of climate on health outcomes, particularly of the vulnerable. She reports here on how healthcare practitioners can make a difference.
Read more: http://hospitalhealth.com.au/content/facility-admin/article/protecting-the-vulnerable-from-climate-change-1233190804#ixzz5XTxoCVdC
Mindfulness training is a tool that can reestablish the links between thinking, feeling and doing, so that you are far more effective and productive.