The workshops are: 1) ingenious 2) based in science 3) relevant and relatable 4) the “why” behind workstyle and optimal work environment 5) practical, easy-to-implement, non-threatening 6) productivity tool 7) incredible team-builder
I turned 45 last year and am literally dreading the weight gain which is, according to absolutely everyone, part and parcel of the wonderful age group I am lucky enough to find myself in. I am well aware of intermitted fasting, banting, keto, eating for your blood type, calories in vs. calories out, vegan, no heavy dinners, reducing red meat, sugar…
I was recently reminded of my most vivid and emotionally charged memories of my mom and dad. All involved sensory experiences allowing my developing brain to be fully present, mindful, deeply connected, and hàppy.
I recently spent a week in The Maldives, and the timing for relaxation was all WRONG: Work commitments, and my dog all alone at home with a bandaged paw, cone, and cancer(! )It felt like yet another thing to be crammed into the already mad year-end-madness. But… Never underestimate the power of your environment in calming you rìght down, albeit…
Two of the three stress structures in the brain, are also sensory structures. So if we get creative around combining bottom-up sensory activities with top-down cognitive behavioural practices, we CAN effectively and scientifically get down to the business of stress management.
In utero we are hardly more than a bundle of cells before we get equipped with the vast and very enjoyable sense of touch. When researching embryology as a sensory enthusiast, it becomes clear that the very same cells which develop into our brain (neuro ectoderm) split off into surface ectoderm to cover our bodies – the skin and the brain has the exact same origin! (MacCord, K . 2013) If we wish to organize and calm the brain, we need look no further than skin deep.
All the research articles on work from home, have me shouting from the rooftops about one of the most accurate predictors of human behavior, your sensory profile. Our sensory profile refers to how we process the environment, and considering covid19, it is a crucial and undeniable element to when discussing the future of work.