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Conquering Institutional Fear: Standing Up For Ourselves And Others

Someone filing their nails in a public place. Someone walking rather quickly behind us on a dark night. Watching an act of violence on TV. We all have events we can picture those trigger physiological reactions in us and make the hair on the back of our neck stand up!

Human feelings and thoughts – though they originate in the brain – have a strong connection to our bodies. Philosophers have argued this for years and more recently neuroscience has shown that emotions and thoughts infuse both the mind and the body. While thinking negative thoughts or feeling negative emotions can often raise our blood pressure, thinking positive thoughts and feeling positive emotions can often strengthen our immune systems. In other words, whether we remain conscious of this fact or not, our minds and emotions are “embodied” and have an impact on how we show up.

This is one of the primary reasons why today’s leaders are really struggling to bring forward their best in the workplace.

Read on the original article published on Forbes here.


  • 29 May 2019

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