Mastering Your Mental Mindset

Based on the presentation of Tara Rose, Helix Healthcare Group 

Recently, Harvard University unveiled an MRI study proving that meditation literally rebuilds the brain’s gray matter in 8 short weeks. This is fantastic news for those who meditate, but what if you haven’t yet mastered the art of ‘Om’? The Helix team, including Jesse, Philip and Donald, recently got together to create a Waking Meditation for Confidence, which bridges together hypnotherapy with sound therapy. It is designed to relax your body, boost your brain power and empower you to create lasting change. Best of all, you can do it right from your desk.

Mastering Your Mental Mindset | LinkedIn.

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Going To Bed Late Can Increase Negative Thinking And Worry

Sleep can affect or even shape your life beyond the ways you  could imagine.

Skimping on sleep and staying up late could indicate you’re headed for a negative spiral of persistent worry and negative thinking, according to new research from Binghamton University.

The researchers asked 100 students to complete several questionnaires and two computerized tasks to gauge repetitive negative thinking (RNT) by measuring how much the subjects worried, ruminated or obsessed over something. The subjects also answered questions about their sleep habits and schedules.

Going To Bed Late Can Increase Negative Thinking And Worry.

7 Qualities of Remarkably Well-Liked Leaders

| Inc.com

They ask detailed questions…

In my example of the employee who came into work and had a big fit, I didn’t ask questions about why she wasn’t available. Good leaders know how to do that. Before making a command or directing the work force, a good leader asks for more information. That kind of leader is easy to like because we all like passing on information and no one likes dealing with a tyrant who just tells us what to do.

7 Qualities of Remarkably Well-Liked Leaders | Inc.com.

Most mental health disorders not increasing in children, youth: Large Canadian study

ScienceDaily

“Popular media tends to perpetuate the idea that the prevalence of mental disorders is increasing,” writes Dr. Ian Colman, Canada Research Chair in Mental Health Epidemiology and associate professor at the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, with coauthors. “However, research supporting this position has been inconsistent.”

Dr. Colman and colleagues sought to better understand whether symptoms of mental illness are increasing, specifically hyperactivity, aggression, depression and anxiety, suicidal thinking and behaviour. They looked at data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth, which involves a group of children and adolescents from across the country who are followed every two years. Their study included 11 725 children aged 10-11 years (1994/95-2004/05), 10 574 aged 12-13 years (1996/97-2006/07) and 9835 aged 14-15 years (1998/99-2008/09). Participants were asked by confidential questionnaire to describe their feelings and behaviours and the frequency at which they experienced them in the previous week.

Most mental health disorders not increasing in children, youth: Large Canadian study — ScienceDaily.

Is The MSW The New MBA?

| Co.Exist | ideas + impact

Tomorrow’s CEOs will be working in an environment that demands proactive empathy with the needs of an ever-changing workforce, and innovative collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders on the most pressing issues that face our global society. That sounds to me like a job for a social worker who might be able to help not just the world’s companies but its people and environment as well.

Is The MSW The New MBA? | Co.Exist | ideas + impact.

Solving the painkiller crisis: It’s in the hands of doctors

The Globe and Mail

Somewhere in Canada this year, a car accident claimed the life of someone who was taking eight different kinds of potent painkillers. We don’t know the person’s name, age, gender or even where the crash took place – just that he or she is one of the nearly 2,500 such death reports sent to Health Canada’s “adverse drug reaction” database.

Solving the painkiller crisis: It’s in the hands of doctors – The Globe and Mail.

10 Ways to Become the Most Productive Person Around

Have you ever come across someone who just seemed to get so much done and was by far the most productive person you knew? Why can’t you be that person?

Here are 10 ways to become the most productive person you know.

1. Eat to win. We really are what we eat. The “eat to win” mentality is fully understanding that what we put into our bodies greatly effects our focus, energy and well-being throughout the course of the day. A junk food diet will lead to a junk performance. When we start our day by consuming foods that increase our energy, focus and well-being, we instantly set ourselves up for a productive day.

2. Start your day with a green smoothie. There is no better way to feed our mind and bodies than consuming an alkalizing drink such as a green smoothie first thing in the morning. One of my favorite recipes is as follows: 8 ounces of water, 2 handfuls of organic spinach, 1 apple, 2 stalks of celery and a juiced lemon. This drink is high in fiber, which will help rid the body of toxins and provide us with the vitamins and minerals needed for world-class energy levels.10 Ways to Become the Most Productive Person Around.

How to build confidence at work

Based on The Globe and Mail Report

People might be confident enough to ask a question or interact well in a conference. Does it mean that they are confident at work?  In my opinion it would be hard for someone to assess the confidence level of an individaul from what we see outside-the appearance, communications or a smiling face.

The following article appeared on the Globe provides a more appreciable answer to the question.

Two women walk into a boardroom for a meeting. One sails in with her shoulders back, takes a seat at the centre of the table, and speaks up. Another quickly sinks into a line of chairs against the wall, and spends the meeting silently hunched over her notebook. Who is more confident?

While confidence may be hard to articulate, we know it when we see it. And those whose stock-in-trade is to help build it say the stakes could not be higher.

How to build confidence at work – The Globe and Mail.

Serious Dangers Sleep-Deprived Teens Face

About.com/Parenting

Most teens aren’t getting the 9 ¼ hours of sleep recommended by doctors. According to the 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey, only 31% of high school students reported getting at least 8 hours of sleep per night. Late evening sporting events, long hours of homework, and part-time jobs can interfere with a good night’s sleep. For other teens, video games, social media, and web surfing prevent them from going to sleep at a reasonable hour.

7 Serious Dangers Sleep-Deprived Teens Face.