Feb 14, 2020
In the workplace, change is
inevitable and also considered a four-letter word. The human mind
seeks comfort in daily routines and rituals. When our
environment changes, our brain shifts into a high-stress mode and
then feeds into fear.
In this episode, Chief Wellness
Officer and host, Dr. Romie, breaks down the neuropsychology of why
the brain's initial response to change is fear. When fear
sets in, the instinctual response is to question, "Am I safe?" and
"Am I cared for?"
As our company faces change, Dr.
Romie discusses how Evo's mindfulness program and guiding
principles can leaders manage emotions and
Evolution Hospitality is a
third-party hospitality management company with corporate
headquarters in San Clemente, California. For more
information visit www.evolutionhospitality.com
- [01:51] I'm going to break down
specific skill sets for leaders.
- [02:20] Change can feel like a
four letter word the "f word" fear.
- [02:39] When our routines are
disrupted our brains get hijacked and our brain gets shifted into
- [02:49] Leaders and teams who
succeed know how to put actions in place to manage change and
- [04:01] Unexpected
changes in our routine can create fear. Fear is created in levels
one and two of our brain or our subconscious.
- [04:23] Level one or the
basement is our survival center. This is where our life supporting
regulations happen. When fear comes in our mind defaults to
thinking from this area.
- [04:52] During times of change,
the emotions present can feel like a lack of safety in the
- [05:09] Level two is the limbic
system or the emotion and memory center. When we don't feel
safe, our minds start asking if we are cared for.
- [06:20] Level three is
responsible for analysis, processing data, decision making, and
taking action. If levels one and two aren't feeling safe, fear can
take over and false evidence appears real.
- [07:50] Start in the basement
and assess level one. Do you feel safe?
- [08:54] For level number two
ask, "Am I cared for?" We are a people driven
- [10:35] To transform fear into
calm stick to your daily rituals of wellness, especially sleep. At
times of stress, we often let our wellness rituals go. I asked you
to stick to it.
- [11:14] Find a trusted advisor
to talk to.
- [11:35] Try the loving-kindness
meditation. It's based on self-compassion and showing compassion
- [00:13:16] Make sure your team
members hear the words, "you are safe I care about
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