COVID-19 crisis is not only a health crisis; it is also a social, economic and personal crisis. The avalanche of news, the confinement, the increase of infected people, and the precarious labour situation and, in short, the uncertainty, are factors that generate stress and prevent us from managing our emotions correctly.
The most common causes of stress are novelty, unpredictability, threat to personality, and a feeling of lack of control. These days we are living them intensely and it is possible that during the current state of alarm we have gone through different phases of stress until we reach exhaustion.
Stress not only affects us psychically. All this tension is transferred to the body, causing a decrease in our immune resistance. So what if we relax and find our rhythm?
The disruption of the coronavirus is destabilizing our lives, but we have the possibility of taking this crisis and turning it into an opportunity for personal growth. Who do you want to be during the COVID-19 crisis? You can settle in fear, learn or grow.
Instead of being easily irritated, or choosing for compulsive consumption, from news to food or other products, we can stop and recognize that we are experiencing a complicated situation. We have a great opportunity to stop and look for moments of calm. We have the opportunity to find a purpose, think about others and live in the present.
In these moments of crisis, uncertainty and anxiety, we invite you to listen to yourself, connect with yourself and share with others.
For Daniel Goleman, father of the concept of Emotional Intelligence, emotions affect our attention and performance. It recognizes that in a changing world, flexibility and the ability to adapt to change is more important than experience. Self-knowledge is the cornerstone of Emotional Intelligence.
Giving space to our thoughts, observing them, and expressing them is one of the multiple recipes for a mindful living. Jon Kabat-Zinn created the first stress reduction clinic in the late 1970s. Today, he is recognized as the driving force behind Mindfulness in the West, a discipline that seeks full awareness in everything we do. Be present here and now.
From Music Training Lab we know that the great challenge is to find your space, listen to your rhythm. A vital rhythm and a sound rhythm. Ask yourself about your needs and listen to whether or not they are satisfied.
The importance of music in managing emotions. Live music has biochemical, physiological, psycho-emotional, cognitive, spiritual and social effects. Through music we have the possibility of stimulating the chemicals of happiness: serotonin, dopamine, endorphin and oxytocin.
Playing for oneself or in community causes physiological changes: your heart rate, your heart rate, your brain waves vary. It is a source of pleasure and facilitates the movement and expression of emotions. It allows you to pose full attention, facilitates learning, exercises reasoning processes and stimulates flexibility and creativity. Making music helps us to meditate and invites us to reflect.
Playing in a group helps us to socialize, escape and entertain ourselves. Without a doubt, it is one of the best recipes to survive confinement.
This Covid-19 crisis makes face-to-face meeting impossible, but technology allows us to meet virtually. We propose you a space for meeting, expression and communication. A space of contact with you and with others. So, relax and find your rhythm.
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