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Mindset Toolbox

by Jordan Ciambrone | July 14, 2020, 09:43 AM

Philosophy and Scope

While a more in depth discussion on our philosophy of Mind-Body Medicine lives Here, the relationship between mind, body and emotions is quite complex. as all they interact to shape well-being. How you care for one has a profound influence on the others. In our journey together, we will approach the topic of self-care through the lens of mental, physical and spiritual practices. 

As we peer through the “Mindset” lens, recognizing a need (in yourself or others) for clinical support is critical. Your employer’s EAP (Employee Assistance Program) is a valuable place to start. For those who do not have access to EAP, we also recommend NAMI as a reputable resource for dealing with mental health states that interfere with daily living. Practices contained in this site are meant to promote health and well-being and should not be substituted for clinical assistance where necessary.  

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Self-Talk 

Imagine you have a teeny tiny memo recorder in your mind recording the things you say to yourself, your self-talk. If you replay the last clip, what do you hear? How did you treat yourself? 

Think back to your last memorable success. What would that replay sound like? To what do you attribute your success? Your character strengths? The circumstances? A little of both? 

What does the replay sound like after your last perceived failure? To what do you attribute your so-called failures? Personal flaws, vulnerabilities, or your surroundings? Would you choose to provide the same feedback to your best friend? Is there room for self-compassion?

Truthfully, all humans are pre-programmed with a negativity bias, instilled to protect you from harm. Left untamed, that bias can wreak havoc on inner life.  With practice, your mind can actually be your greatest ally. Once physical, mental and emotional perceptions of safety become the norm, mindful acceptance of the present moment emerges, no matter how difficult the emotion or circumstance. You develop mental strength from which to bounce forth and grow resilient!

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Mental Skills Development Plan

Up next, expand your healthy mindset tool box with us:

  1. Build a mindful foundation and cultivate awareness
  2. Learn to work with difficult emotions, like fear and anxiety
  3. Sow seeds of resilience, converting obstacles into opportunities 

Be Well,

Jordan and Bethany

 
 
 


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