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At a time when many are working from home, juggling family commitments and dealing with the accompanying double threat of the coronavirus pandemic and economic disruption, nurturing strong positive connections at work has never been more important.
Workplace wellbeing is more than having access to discounted gym membership and good coffee. Studies from Harvard University, the University of Warwick, Gallup and the World Happiness Report 2020 have shown it is our relationships and social support, that contributes the most and essential to your health, mental wellbeing and performance.
The need for connections is deep in our evolutionary roots, said Dr Jenny Brockis, the best-selling author of Thriving Mind: How to Cultivate a Good Life.
Dr Jenny Brockis, a medical practitioner and board certified lifestyle medicine physician specialising in brain health, mental wellbeing and human connection.
“It’s a basic human need as important to our survival as air, food and water. Loneliness, the feeling of being disconnected or isolated from others is painful, triggering the same brain regions as if we have experienced physical hurt,” said Dr Jenny Brockis, a medical practitioner and board certified lifestyle medicine physician specialising in brain health, mental wellbeing and human connection.
“Conversely, when our relationships …
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