Workshop – How to take a mental break when you are stressed?
We live in a world of mental work, performance and technological tools that connect us with a multitude of problems to solve and requirements to achieve. Requirements from bosses, colleagues, friends, mails over mails, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Smartphone calls, all of these environments that were created to make us always available as superheros, are now more and more demanding.
Besides these requirements, we have our needs for food, comfort, culture, beauty, personal development, family life, affection. Just listening all these external and internal demands can become overwhelming. So our mind runs from one problem to another and we wake up that we do not know what we are doing and wondering what is all this stress about? What do you do when you realize you’re in this automatically stressed pilot? How can you stop or start this process to take a well-deserved mental break? Answers to these questions were found in a workshop aimed at interacting with Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) meditation strategies, programs that have a strong scientific approach to stress reduction. The two-hour workshop took place at the Japanese Garden Botanical Garden location.