A Wellbeing Baker’s Dozen: 13 Tips for Reducing Stress and Anxiety | Anabel Jensen | 7 Min Read

Currently we are in a crisis.  When a crisis occurs the brain is on high alert.  According to a recent poll, 90% of Americans are watching the news (mostly distressing), 70% are worried about the consequences of the virus, and 50% are concerned they will catch the virus.  In addition, 61% are struggling with bouts of loneliness. 

An additional by-product of Covid-19 has been Zoom fatigue. I wonder how many of you are suffering and are unaware of the fact?  We, as human beings, have developed a visceral comprehension of what neuroscientists are now aware:  no matter how sophisticated technology is—it does not match the fine-tuned communication system in our bodies and brains.  For example, our bodies are essentially polygraph machines.  We are constantly monitoring our surroundings to keep us out of danger.

Without thinking about it, we pick up nonverbal clues that tell us whether the person with whom we are interacting is friend or foe.  Zoom makes it virtually impossible for the normal process to take place.  We can look in the camera so others can see our eyes or we can look…

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Anabel Jensen

With over 30 years of pioneering work in emotional intelligence education, Anabel Jensen is an inspiring and caring speaker who helps people find the best in themselves and each other. Anabel says people pay attention to less than 30% of what you say, but 70% of what you do, so she models the lessons she teaches. Anabel was the principal of Nueva School when Daniel Goleman came and wrote about the model emotional intelligence program there; under her guidance the school also won two Federal Blue Ribbon Awards for Excellence in Education. She’s started two schools, together with Karen McCown, founded the remarkable lab school educating future change makers: Synapse School. As the Founding President of Six Seconds EQ Network, Dr. Jensen has co-authored four books on teaching EQ, written numerous articles, and trained over 15,000 educators and leaders around the globe. She has taught the principles of emotional intelligence all around the world.