Stressed for Good: Surprising New Science about Stress

Stressed for Good: Surprising New Science about Stress

Stress is getting a whole new look thanks to Kelly McGonigal in her latest book The Upside of Stress. How you think about stress matters. “When you change your mind about stress you can change your body’s response to it.” Stressed to Death We know that stressing is bad and it’s all over the news. But recent research takes stress to a new level. It turns out that our attitudes about stress make it a killer. Researchers at University Wisconsin…

White Paper: Stress, EQ, and Performance in Healthcare

White Paper: Stress, EQ, and Performance in Healthcare

by Lorenzo Fariselli, Joshua Freedman, Massimiliano Ghini MBA, Federica Valentini Publication Date: Feb 25, 2008 A press release and a powerpoint are available to accompany this paper, as well as a PDF version. Abstract As in many fields, healthcare is a complex and stressful environment where interpersonal interactions are of paramount importance. This study finds that in a sample of 68 professional midwives and obstetricians in a large urban…

Stress Buster

Stress Buster

Just fill in this form and we’ll enroll you in our FREE Stress-Buster Program which includes a series of three e-mails and free tools! The Stress-Buster Program includes inspiration and research based tools to help you transform your stress into positive energy. By submitting this form I consent that I’d like to receive email about EQ from Six Seconds (and can opt-out anytime) and to the terms of Six Seconds’ Privacy Policy…

Smell, Perception, and the Hidden Cost of Stress

Smell, Perception, and the Hidden Cost of Stress

If you walked into a business, could you tell how the person who greets you is feeling by the way they smell? I greet hundreds of people at work every day, and the answer to this question shocked me. I work at a yoga studio, which you wouldn’t think would be stressful, but in reality it’s really busy and I am often struggling to keep up. The tea needs refilled, the computer freezes up in the middle of a transaction, and the phone…

Resilient People

Resilient People

Resilient People bounce back from adversity, and also bounce FORWARD with AGILTY! We tailor innovative learning and development solutions for Corporate Leaders, Teams, Departments and for the Organisation, as a whole! Our philosophy is to provide pragmatic solutions to ensure sustainable behaviour shifts for all levels of employees. Our offerings are backed by Neuroscience, so that people can fight fatigue; deal with being time-poor as well as…

Mini POP UP Kit- Grow Calm

Mini POP UP Kit- Grow Calm

…Anxiety is a message that tells us to pay attention… ‘Be ready for what’s coming next’. It’s a helpful message, but sometimes people have too much of that message – here’s a way to help kids with this challenge….

Expert Panel: Transforming Stress with Resilience

Expert Panel: Transforming Stress with Resilience

In the recent VITALITY REPORT we learned how one of the top issues blocking organizational performance is that stress is rampant, fueling disconnection and reactivity. How can emotional intelligence help? Experts from the upcoming World EQ Summit share insights on applying the science and practice of emotional intelligence in transforming stress with resilience. The video is below, followed by an edited transcript. Key points include:…

Threat or Challenge? The Surprising New Science of How We Think About Stress

Threat or Challenge? The Surprising New Science of How We Think About Stress

The Surprising New Science of How We Think About Stress Did you know that in the United States, stress is the 12th leading cause of death, ahead of AIDS and homicide? This is because stress causes high blood pressure, heart disease and myriad other problems. But according to fascinating new research covered in Kelly McGonigal’s book, The Upside of Stress , this only tells half the story about stress. Her central argument comes down to this: how…

Stress is Killing Me! Time for Emotional Intelligence?

Stress is Killing Me! Time for Emotional Intelligence?

The Good: We know how to solve this problem. The Bad: As stress increases, we become less able to solve the real problems… costing billions of dollars, reducing quality of life, driving economic meltdown and even destroying the environment. The Ugly: It’s getting worse.   We’re facing a growing demand for collaboration at work, in life — but we’re creating conditions for the opposite. We’re at war with…

Stressed About Change?

Stressed About Change?

The success and failure of change is interlaced with the complexity of stress. Is reducing stress and managing change possible for leaders? It’s easy to see why change creates stress. Stress also creates change – and, paradoxically, blocks it. To lead change, or just to survive it, we need to learn more about how stress works. That’s good. The success and failure of change is interlaced with the complexity of stress. Is reducing stress

Finding Peace Amidst Holiday Stress

Finding Peace Amidst Holiday Stress

Finding Peace Amidst Holiday Stress – Tips for an “Emotionally Intelligent” Holiday   “Maybe we don’t have a choice between “the way it is” and “the way I dream it,” but in between there are countless options” Paradoxically, holidays are extremely stressful. Given all the bad news we’re facing in the economy, this year may be especially challenging. There are so many…

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