asked to explain why we need to focus so much attention on
negative emotions during the coaching process. So, here are just
a few notes that might be helpful..
Negative emotions and stress produce hormones (cortisol)
that harms the brain and learning ability.
When people (of all
ages) are a victim of their negative emotions and associated
stress, they cannot learn efficiently, relate to others or
perform well. And when leaders, managers, supervisors etc have
stress, they certainly are not able to produce positive,
engaging emotions and a healthy learning and development
environment. An emotionally fit and healthy brain is
indispensable in performance and coping with daily life.
is released in response to fear or stress by the adrenal glands
as part of the fight-or-flight mechanism of our brain.
Ironically, our own biology—which was designed to insure our
survival as hunters and gatherers—is sabotaging our bodies and
minds in this sedentary digital age we live in.
Once a challenging
or awkward event has raised the brain’s alarm and cortisol is
released into our body there has to be a physical release of
fight or flight. If a person feels: the situation is too
difficult and overwhelming, stuck in the situation, defensive,
unable to move forward because of fear of failure or just
fearful, tense, pressured or confused their cortisol levels
build up in the blood which wreaks havoc in their mind and body.
Johns Hopkins established that elevated levels of cortisol in
adolescence change the expression of numerous genes linked to
mental illness in some people. They found that these changes in
young adulthood—which is a critical time for brain
development—could cause severe mental illness in those
predisposed for it. These findings were recently reported in the
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