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Jobs influence the development of stress

Scientists at the University of Cincinnati have found out how big the influence of a specific job on the development of depression is. More than 200.000 people were asked. Here the main result:

The highest risk can be seen in the field of ………….

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Crying helps, really

Aside from removing toxic substances from our body, crying can also have the psychological benefit of lifting our mood and helping us to deal with painful situations.
Crying is thought to help reduce stress, which can have a damaging effect on our health and has been linked to a number of health problems including heart disease, high blood pressure, type-2 diabetes and obesity.
According to the Minnesota study, crying can help to wash chemicals linked to stress out of our body, one of the reasons we feel much better after a good cry.

http://canicry.com/

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Bioenergetics: body language translated

Bioenergetics is a relational somatic form of psychotherapy whose theory presents that what goes on in the mind is also manifest in the body. So getting to know more about this will help you to understand more about yourself and the other.

Bioenergetics is a relational somatic form of psychotherapy whose theory presents that what goes on in the mind is also manifest in the body.

But it`s not only a form of psychotherapy, but also a way to understand life, relationsship and personality in terms of the body.

http://bioenergetics-sciba.org/articles_body_language.html

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As stress grows, modern Chinese turn to Western psychotherapy

When Li Xianyun began working as a psychiatrist at Hui Long Guan Hospital in Beijing in 1991, she did not discuss her job in public. People thought it was strange, she says, and they assumed she worked in an insane asylum. Now, those she meets are eager to learn more about her profession.

“If I tell them I’m a psychiatrist and talk about my job, they show ………….

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Chinese manager really under stress (video) – managers` nonverbal behavior patterns on stage – 5

under stressThis Chinese manager is asked again for the third time, to give a certain answer. He knows how the panel functions and yet though there is a good simultaneous translation he utters towards the moderator to repeat the question. He does this for three times though the question was very clearly expressed. And then suddenly he started answering, though the moderator did not repeat the question again. It seemed that the Chinese manager had to get accustomed to the stress situation, being asked. ( though he knew that he was asked )

And he does not only utter with words but also with his body-language. He looks …………………

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Reassuring oneself (video) – managers` nonverbal behavior patterns on stage – 4

This German manager shows a strong facial expression while talking. He seems as if he needs the panel and the audience as an vital and indispensable) part of his self-expression and self-confidence. Facing someone, looking at someone, making contact to someone, seems a very substantial manner of reassurance himself.

One could think he asks himself unconsciously:  What is the resonance in the face of the other when I say this or that? What is the echo in the panel when I look at all the others?

This is a common habit of presenting oneself  on ………..

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Managers` nonverbal behavior patterns on stage – basic difference between Germans and Chinese – 1

Basic differences – observing managers on stage while joining a panel discussion at the China-Germany business forum in Cologne 14th of September in Cologne.

You can at once realize basic obvious differences in behavior patterns.  While the Chinese managers mostly directly face the audience or the moderator answering their questions, German managers more often look around to the audience, the moderator, the other managers on the panel and back. They instead of the Chinese managers take the panel and the stage as a space where they move around by looking. Answering the questions changes into a scenario of a visual dialogue. This dialogue is supported by a rich facial expression.

Chinese managers instead of this more often look ……….

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Being a Manager in China 1

Most of the companies prepare their managers for the visit to or the job in China. Popular is an intercultural workshop where you can get information about the country, the culture, the people, the climate andsoon. Often participants of those workshops try to get familiar a bit with these habits and rules of behavior or communication by roleplay.

Yet this is only: learning the vocabulary and grammatics. This is not ( yet ) real life. Of course you would say this resembles to learn swimming or driving a car. And of course you will argue: it takes quite a long time to drive your car correctly, safely and joyfully.

Being confronted with a new culture, with very different people with odd and strange habits produces quite a big stress and strain for ………………

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 China Kurs für Manager

this is a good example to show how difficult it is to get used to the very different Chinese culture. Even if you are informed about the specific habits it is another chapter to experience the differences in real life in contrast to a role play in a workshop. A role play does not lead to certain important consequences. It is and stays to be a role play. To experience this in real life when you are for example in China always confronts you with certain real consequences. Maybe you work for a contract, maybe you are interested in getting some specific help andsoon. Facing those cultural differences produces stress in the relationship and in yourself.

Stress in this case is of course not a good advisor or consultant. Because stress mostly opens up your own, old patterns of behaviour. That means those patterns of behaviour which you ave learnt ihn your life to be the best to help to survive.

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Another field of bridging between cultures

Yesterday I talked about the obvious fields of transference and bridging. There’s another powerful field of transference namely: The very personal experience of each us, which all of us experience as western and eastern people. I think of one´s own experience in childhood and in the here and now. Besides cultural and social influences there is a very personal development of each person in his family. It is the very specific way someone is related to his mother, to his father, his brothers and sisters. To all his family.

By that experience the cultural and social influences are so to say broken down………………….

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