Sophrology & Work
Whether you are preparing for a job interview; giving a presentation; being interviewed on live television; auditioning for theatre; asking your boss for a raise; asking your bank manager for a loan, etc, etc, you will be under a certain amount of stress.. Your chance of succeeding depends on how you manage your stress on the day.
What is Stress exactly and why too much of it is bad for you?
When was the last time you successfully gave your mind a break? When we exercise the body we eventually stop to give it a rest, so why don't we do it more regularly also for the mind? Dealing with a bit of stress is ok actually.
According to the Mayo Clinic, stress is the normal psychological and physical reaction to the ever-increasing demands of life. The brain is hard-wired with an alarm system to protect the body. When your brain perceives a threat, it signals your body to release a burst of hormones to fuel your capacity for a response. This has been labeled the "fight-or-flight" response. Once the threat is gone, your body is meant to return to a normal relaxed state. Unfortunately, the nonstop stress of modern life means that your alarm system rarely shuts off.
That is why stress management is so important. Without stress management, your body is always on high alert. Over time, high levels of stress lead to serious health problems.
Dr. Travis Stork from 'The Doctors' discusses stress in the workplace.
The way to learn this discipline is to practice. By working on our mind to look for the positive in life, we fire up the neurons in the brain that increase mental efficiency.
We don’t get a buff gym body by working out just once. By practicing Sophrology regularly we manage our stress levels, increase confidence and boost energy. We automatically seek the positive in life. Sophrology is a relaxation therapy that will help create a relaxed body and calm alert Mind.