Being emotionally nonreactive is a skill that can be learned. Instead of react, you can respond thoughtfully and realistically. That happens naturally when you follow the three key elements of mindfulness. AS YOU may have read, the primary indicator of being nonreactive (i.e. responding) is that you have choice. In
Here's a real-life example of how to manage anger by converting it into passion. It shows how you can transform the energy of an apparently "bad" emotion into something constructive. ANGER IS an emotion that has generally received a bad rap. We teach children from an early age to not
To know how to manage emotions mindfully, get this: they're just messengers. So don't judge them, or try to hold onto them. Learn to read them, and let them go. EMOTIONS ARE not necessarily bad or dangerous, although they can sometimes feel that way. This idea comes from American psychologist
What is an emotion? Here's a practical view that will help you to look at them and not get lost in them. It's the first step to learning to manage emotions mindfully. HAVE YOU ever noticed that the word emotion contains the word motion? This may be more than coincidence.
There have been many claims about the efficacy of mindfulness and meditation. Naturally, these need to be treated with due scepticism. A definitive book on this subject was released in 2017: The Science of Meditation by Daniel Goleman (he of Emotional Intelligence fame) and Richard J. Davidson. Brainwave EEG