Understanding our own process of thinking and the principle behind divergent thinking can be extremely valuable for your mental well-being. It is worth asking ourselves: do our thoughts control us or do we control our thoughts? To do this taking a step back and stripping a situation of all the drama attached to it. Out of the box tools are given, such as divergent thinking that can generate creative ideas by exploring many possible solutions.
By making use of this toolbox a situation can be effectively reframed and thus dedramatised. In doing this you will also gain greater insight into your own process of thinking, which is an immensely valuable asset.
Sharing this with your co-workers, as well as them sharing their thought processes with you, can further help to approach a given situation with greater regard for everyone’s mental well-being. This does not just improve your relationship with them, but also allows you to take a step back in the case of stressful situations. The pure act of thinking something along the lines of “I want/have/can do this task” can even have a noticeable influence on other aspects than our mental well-being, such as our physical well-being.
By looking into your process of thoughts and your mental well-being as well as by practising techniques such as divergent thinking you can get have a great impact on an interconnected system of well-being.
Who is Iulia?
Iulia Grosman is our key R&D specialist and researcher at AIM & Associés. Researcher and trainer, she provides training on Unleashing your memory and somatic education through Physical Well-being Pillars and Teleworking! You still have a body. As a trainer she works on all preverbal content, the movements within our body. As a speech scientist, she work on all verbal and musical content. Her passion is to bring both together.