With the aim of promoting people’s well-being through education, the pursuit of sustainability, the construction of residential cities and the provision of tools for a complete life, the “Wellbeing 360” organized by Tecmilenio culminated.
Over the course of four days, 50 national and international experts, professors, global project managers and men participated who launched initiatives to make our planet a better place to live, with sustainable policies, where well-being and the pursuit of happiness prevail.
For the beginning of the fourth and last session, u Miguel Ángel Díaz Escoto spoke about the key ability to manage emotions in his presentation “Emotional Intelligence for a Fulfilled Life”. His way of working on this aspect is influenced by the four skills model of specialists John Mayer and Peter Salovey. The first is about emotions, learning how to use them properly. Then it is important to understand where they come from, then how they develop and finally know how to properly manage them. Such abilities also help you know how to help others.
As president of ASNIE (National Association of Emotional Intelligence) based in Spain, Díaz Escoto indicated that his purpose is to help emotional literacy and that more people can feel full or at least understand why they don’t feel that fullness.
The author of the book Every morning of your life, the Spaniard Pedro Correa, in his conference “Forgotten Fundamental Needs” presented a brief overview of the mental illness that affects many people in the midst of this neoliberal capitalist system. He pointed to the urgency of recovering what he calls invisible basic needs such as love, joy, cooperation, empathy, benevolence, the meaning of life.
Timothy Sharp, an internationally renowned academic and leader in the field of positive psychology, in his speech “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, she concluded that what contributes most to well-being and a more fulfilled life is to love and be loved, which generates essentially positive relationships.
To achieve this, Sharp added, “when it comes to positive parenting, we want to focus on fostering, developing and maintaining beneficial relationships with our children. What we want 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 the mindset: how to accept stress”, was the title of the conversation that Kelly McGonigal, health psychologist and professor at Stanford University, had with Dr. Rosalind Ballesteros, director of the Tecmilenio Institute of Integral Wellbeing Sciences. It was a dialogue in which he 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 because “stress is what occurs in you when something important to you is at stake. So that includes your thoughts, your feelings and emotions, it can also include things like focus and courage.”
When faced with a problem, Kelly McGonigal stated that a person must ask themselves if there is anything they can do, say or which path to choose. To know if there is someone I can connect with to make a positive difference or avoid even more stress and further suffering. So instead of saying my heart is pounding. We have to find out with questions what is important to me? And what can I do now?
Princess Sarah Asem Ben Nayef, Transpersonal Life Coach, Co-Founder of The Kyan Project and MindUp Global Coach, spoke about “The Power of Compassionate Parenting” as a safe way to take parenting to understand how to positively develop your emotional intelligence. Emotions such as attachment and compassion are fundamental to the development of a more fulfilling family.
How to cultivate greater meaning in our lives?, was a conference held by Chilean psychologist Mónica López, who shared key ideas for people to give greater meaning to their lives. The director of Fundación Vivir cited competence and autonomy as key elements. He also emphasized 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 sees a sense of belonging as fundamental to well-being. It also includes purpose, “using strengths to make a difference,” and thus moving toward a goal. Then there is transcendence, feeling above your everyday circumstances and connecting with something deep and great. And at the end of the story, the one we create about ourselves and our lives. If we are aware of that narrative, we can reflect and make sure it doesn’t stop us from moving forward.
The conference that ended “Wellbing 360” was offered by Roberto Mtz., a content creator born in Monterrey, who has more than eleven million followers. As the author of the book “Creative: 100 tips for making a living from your art”, Roberto Mtz talked about how to face the challenges of creating a work of art.
In front of an audience of ten thousand people who virtually saw 50 speakers presented in the 4 days that “Wellbeing 360” lasted, Roberto Mtz gave advice on how to take over the creation even if it is difficult to start working on it. Procrastination, procrastination, can also be a platform for individual development, starting with ideas on how to overcome perfectionism or lack of resources.
As a relevant launch, Tecmilenio launched the Wellbeing360.tv platform
This page is already active and contains the presentations of the participants of the event.