With the aim of promoting people’s well-being through education, exploring ways to connect with one’s own conscience and providing tools to live fully, “Wellbeing 360”, organized by Tecmilenio, reached its last day of activities of the hand of world experts who shared their experiences and knowledge.
In his presentation “Emotional intelligence for a full life” Miguel Ángel Díaz Escoto spoke about the crucial ability to manage emotions. His way of working on this aspect is influenced by the model of specialists John Mayer and Peter Salovey, which is based on four skills. The first has to do with emotions, to learn how to use them properly. Then it is important to understand where they come from, then how they are evolving and finally to be able to manage them properly. Such abilities also help to know how to help others.
As president of the ASNIE (National Association of Emotional Intelligence) based in Spain, Díaz Escoto indicated that his purpose is to help emotional literacy and that more and more people can feel full or at least understand why they do not feel that fullness.
Author of the book “Every morning of your life”, the Spaniard Pedro Correa presented, in his conference “Forgotten fundamental needs”, a brief overview of the emotional malaise that afflicts many people in the midst of this neoliberal capitalist system. He pointed out the urgency of recovering what he calls invisible fundamental needs such as love, joy, collaboration, empathy, benevolence, the meaning of life.
Timothy Sharp, an internationally renowned academic and leader in the field of positive psychology, in his talk “Positive Parenting: Practical Advice from the Science of Positive Psychology,” summarized longevity studies conducted at universities such as Harvard, which analyzed longevity, flourishing and happiness, concluded that what contributes most to well-being and a fuller life is loving and being loved, which generates essentially positive relationships.
To get there, Sharp added, “when it comes to positive parenting we want to focus on fostering, developing and maintaining beneficial relationships with our children. What we seek is to help them build positive relationships with their friends, with their colleagues, with their social networks. This is a possible goal.”
“The power of mindset: how to accept stress”, was the title of the conversation that Kelly Mcgonigal, health psychologist and professor at Stanford University, established with Dr. Rosalinda Ballesteros, director of the Tecmilenio Institute of Integral Wellbeing Sciences . It was a dialogue in which she said that “most people define stress as everything they don’t want, what they don’t want to feel and what they don’t want to deal with”. However, for her, stress must be defined scientifically since “stress is what arises in you when something that matters to you is at stake. So it includes your thoughts, your feelings, and your emotions, it can also include things like focus and courage.”
When faced with a problem, Kelly Mcgonigal stated that one must ask oneself if there is something I can do, say, or what path to choose. Know if there is someone I can connect with to make a positive difference or avoid worse stress and further suffering. So instead of saying my heart is pounding. We must discover with questions what is it that matters to me? And what can I do right now?
Princess Sarah Asem Ben Nayef, transpersonal life coach, co-founder of The Kyan Project and global trainer of the MindUp organization, spoke about “The Power of Compassionate Parenting” as a safe way to take on parenting to understand how to develop their intelligence positively emotional. Emotions such as attachment and compassion are fundamental to developing a more fulfilling family.
How to cultivate a greater meaning in our lives?, was the conference given by the Chilean psychologist Mónica López, who shared crucial notions for people to give greater meaning to their lives. The director of Fundación Vivir mentioned competence and autonomy as key elements. And she also stressed the need to establish healthy personal relationships.
She referred to American Emily Esfahani’s four-pillar model for finding greater meaning in life. This model understands the sense of belonging as fundamental for well-being. It also includes purpose, “using strengths to make a difference,” and thereby flow toward a goal. Then there is transcendence, feeling above everyday circumstances and connecting with something deep and great. And finally, the story, the one we create about ourselves and our lives. If we are aware of that narrative, we can reflect and ensure that it does not prevent us from moving forward.
The conference that ended “Wellbing 360” was offered by Roberto Mtz., the content creator born in Monterrey, who has more than eleven million followers. As the author of the book “Creative: 100 tips to live from your art”, Roberto Mtz spoke about how to face the challenges when creating an artistic piece.
Before an audience of tens of thousands of people who have virtually seen 50 speakers presented in the 4 days that constituted “Wellbeing 360”, Roberto Mtz gave advice on how to assume the creation even if it is difficult to start working on it. Procrastinating, postponing, can also be a platform for individual development, starting from ideas of how to overcome perfectionism or lack of resources.