Emotional wellness

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  • 1 in 5 Americans suffers from mental illness. Anxiety is most common and depression is second
  • Stress and anxiety can quickly affect physical health
  • Symptoms include headaches, tension in neck and back, GI issues, inflammation, chest pain and sleep disturbance
  • It drives down our immune system and makes us more susceptible to colds, cellular mutations that lead to cancer, and heart disease

An effective approach is STOP, i.e. Stop what you're doing, Take a breath, Observe what you're feeling, Proceed with what you're doing but more mindfully and slowly

  • It takes everyone in a group to create a safe and stable environment but only one person to turn it upside down
  • but even if one person in the group practices mindfulness and mental wellness can set off a virtuous cycle and induce similar behaviors in others
  • practice empathy, reasonableness, keep raised voices to a minimum and take a break or walk to calm down and repair composure

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  • over 1 year ago by vince