Burn-out: work related chronic stress resulting in fatigue, impaired attention, irritability, loss of purpose and meaning. An increasing sense of lack of control causes poor performance at work with little hope that things can improve.
Resilience is the ability to bounce back from a negative experience with "competent functioning". Resilience is not a rare ability, it can be learned and developed by virtually anyone.
Self-compassion: involves not turning away from observing feelings of inadequacy, incompetence and self-blaming tendency without being harshly self-critical.
Meditation used in a secular way is a training of the mind to quiet the mind. There are various kind of meditation practices:
Concentrative practice involves focusing attention on a particular object or event such as one’s breathing, repeating a mantra, looking at the flame of a candle while all other external stimuli are tuned out.
Contemplative or open awareness practice involves being open to any stimulations such as thought, emotions, perceptions and physical sensations as an invitation to re-focus.
Mindfulness is a meditation practice of being present and observing WHAT IS in a non-judgmental manner.
Wisdom Healing Qigong is an ancient system of mindful movements, sounds and visualizations to optimize health and wellness.
Learn more about Qigong practices at www.restorativeqigong.com.
Zen is one of the Buddhist traditional practices.
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