Overcoming fear mindfully – 5 lessons from Hogwarts

Overcoming fear is no magic. However, there is a deep truth in what you can read in the Harry Potter stories. Unless fear arises from an immediate, physical danger, our automatic reactions are no big help. Fight, flight or freeze impulses rather worsen the situation. Mindfulness on the other hand helps a lot. It can work like a fear-dispelling charm like “ridicculus” and it can create something like a “patronus”. This podcast shows how. If you want to practice, make use of mindfulness meditation which is available online, two are listed here:

Follow some mindfulness meditation to stabilize your mind and get closer to “creating a patronus”:

Cited literature

J.K. Rowling; Harry Potter. Especially volume 3 HP and the prisoner of askaban, chapters 7 and 8 and volume 5 HP and the Order of the Phoenix

Daniel Siegel; Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology. In chapters 20 and 21 you find information how secure attachment shapes the personality For instance it can improve fear modulation or emotional balance. Also read how mindfulness practice can create a very similar effect. https://www.drdansiegel.com/books/pocket_guide_to_interpersonal_neurobiology/

Jon Kabat-Zinn; Full Catastrophe Living; Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness, especially chapter 25: “Working with Fear, Panic and Anxiety”. See also page 275/276, where he cites attachment research and effects from mindfulness practice. https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/full-catastrophe-living-jon-kabat-zinn/1100619932

Bowlby J (1988). A Secure Base: Parent-Child Attachment and Healthy Human Development. https://www.worldcat.org/title/secure-base-clinical-applications-of-attachment-theory/oclc/42913724

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Friendship and cooperation – 5 lessons from Hogwarts, 2

Friendship and cooperation are not only key to changing Harry Potters world to the better. Sometimes you, too, feel your world needs to change. Or your workplace, for that matter. Either you must be crazy or the world is. True friendship helps you find out. True friendship also means cooperation. Only in cooperation with friends can you change your world. This lesson is central in nearly every Harry Potter book. But it also shows up in the real business world. Frederic Laloux is able to show successful companies and organizations where cooperation is the rule rather than competition. Learn how being mindful is essential to fostering friendship and cooperation.

Cited Literature

Frederic Laloux; Reinventing organizations. Read about examples of companies with distributed authority. No carrot & stick. Cooperation rather than competition: https://www.reinventingorganizations.com/

J.K. Rowling; Harry Potter (the whole series. Especially volumes 1, 5 and 7)

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Advent, Advent, die Zeit verbrennt – 3 last minute Tipps

Nur noch eine Woche bis Weihnachten. Und immer noch kein Adventsfeeling gehabt? Hier drei last minute Tipps, aber Achtung: Sie sind ebenso leicht wie tief.

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Selbstliebe – funktioniert bei mir nicht?

Viele sagen “Ich kann mich selbst nicht lieben”. Vielleicht ist das die falsche Betrachtungsweise. Immerhin bist Du bei der Selbstliebe auf beiden Seiten betroffen. Lieben und Geliebtwerden. Lerne ein paar Ideen, wie Du mit einfachem, achtsamen Vorgehen den Teil in Dir überzeugen kannst, der sich nicht lieben lassen will von Dir.

Im Podcast schlage ich Dir Bodyscan als “Annäherungsmethode” an Dich selbst vor, hier ist ein einfacher zum Mitmachen: Bodyscan seated: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gf8KD1fMUpI (English); oder eine Meditation “Mit dem ganzen Körper atmen” (Deutsch) https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=124&v=srDdRimXU_c

Forschungsaussagen zur Funktion der Hirnregion, von der im Podcast immer wieder die Rede ist – des medialen präfrontalen Kortex (oder mittlerer Präfrontalcortex) – finden sich zum Beispiel in Daniel Siegel; Handbuch der interpersonellen Neurobiologie https://www.drdansiegel.com/books/pocket_guide_to_interpersonal_neurobiology/ , besonders Kapitel 6

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Happy Birthday – wenn’s mehr als 21 ist

Warum bekommt man nach 21 immer blödere Geburtstagskarten? Und wie kannst Du Dich wirklich über jedes neue Jahr freuen?

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