Learn to unlearn

Learning to unlearn is to stop doing the same thing in the same way. It means finding or discovering that there are other paths that can lead us to the same destination, leaving behind the limitations we commonly have and embracing those we haven’t experienced.

Do you find it difficult to let go of old beliefs? Are there parts of yourself that you would like to change but they resist?

Throughout our lives, we have learned many things, both at home and at school. We have accumulated information without filtering it, without taking the time to distinguish what serves us from what doesn’t, what brings us happiness from what simply helps us survive.

And then comes a moment when we find ourselves at a crossroads in our own lives, where we start to question certain learnings, habits, and many apathies.

Furthermore, why is it that what we know no longer serves us? If we have functioned in a certain way until now, why do we doubt our way of doing things? When we question ourselves at a personal level, we are doubting our entire system and even our relationships.

Letting go of our identification with what we have learned, questioning its effectiveness, and asking ourselves what part of ourselves is reflected in our behavior is the first step to integrating new information.

It is essential to understand that, even more important than learning something new, is realizing that our way of seeing the world is optional and learned.

The inheritance we have received is neither good nor bad; it is what our system has deemed appropriate for ensuring our survival. It has been transmitted to us in the form of beliefs and values, and we are expected to continue living in a specific way.

It is about understanding the positive intention behind what we were taught and thereby connecting with ourselves. We stop blaming and judging, preparing ourselves for transformation.

Bioneuroemotion suggests learning to unlearn through self-inquiry, thanks to all the information we can observe in our projections, our relationships, and our circumstances.

Mindfulness and Bioneuroemotion

More and more people are realizing that in order to enhance their emotional well-being, they need to develop themselves internally and learn to expand their awareness of what is happening to them. At the same time, increasing research supports the idea that individuals who engage in these types of practices are able to reduce their stress levels, improve their personal relationships, and enhance their quality of life.

Mindfulness is a meditation-like tool currently used by many individuals and organizations to help people live in the present moment and try to alleviate stress. A key motto of Mindfulness is “awakening to the reality of the present moment.”

It focuses on being fully present and learning to relate directly to what is happening here and now, in the present moment, distinguishing between useful and useless thoughts. It addresses stress derived from conflict but does not address the nature of the original conflict. It offers a behavioral solution, suggesting a shift of attention from the external to the internal. We modify the stimuli without paying attention to the information they represent.

In this context, the Bioneuroemotion method also fits,

a methodology that provides resources to effectively reduce stress in the medium and long term by acquiring a new way of observing what happens to us, not only in the present moment but also considering memories from the past and expectations for the future. It helps individuals improve their emotional health and develop their potential by awakening to the reality of their own history and life. It is a further step in the development of a conscious mind with the aim of empowering individuals in creating their life and well-being.

In order to make changes and improve our lives, in addition to observing the present moment, it is essential to understand it, integrate it, and transcend it from a broader perspective.

Bioneuroemotion is a practice applicable to all aspects of our lives, allowing us to transform any situation into a tool for deep self-understanding and growth through each experience.

In addition to learning to practice Mindfulness, we invite you to explore what Bioneuroemotion is, to take another step in the development of a conscious mind.

“Emotion is the chief source of all becoming-conscious. There can be no transformation of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion.”

  • Carl Gustav Jung
Psychologist doctor sitting and listening young depressed woman patient with the failure, sad and stress feeling.  Selective focus, PTSD Mental health therapy,

Work Disability due to depression

Before discussing work disability due to depression, it is necessary to explain what we call work disability. Work disability is defined and evaluated by the National Institute of Social Security. Depression can make it impossible for an employee to perform work, thus it can be a cause of disability as long as the situation is recognized by a professional who has the ability to determine such a situation.

As an employee, you are protected in a series of situations that could result in your inability to work and the need for medical and healthcare attention from your social security system. Basically, there are two reasons or groups of causes for disability: illness or accident.

Depression, on the other hand, can be defined as an illness or mental disorder characterized by profound sadness, hopelessness, low self-esteem, loss of interest in anything, and impaired mental functioning.

The most characteristic symptoms of depression include repeated crying accompanied by persistent fear or emptiness, loss of interest in activities that previously brought pleasure, loss of libido, extreme fatigue, weakness in strength and muscles, loss or increase of appetite, difficulty concentrating, feelings of worthlessness, and insomnia or inability to sleep and stay asleep.

Treatment of Depression

Cognitive models view humans as a system that processes information from the environment before responding. The individual classifies, evaluates, and assigns meaning to the stimulus based on their experience of interaction with the environment and their beliefs, assumptions, attitudes, worldviews, and self-evaluations. Emotional disorders tend to express a bias in information processing that generates irrational thoughts, which are the cause of depression. In cognitive-behavioral therapy, it is important to set goals to assess each situation realistically, learn to take into account all the data of each situation, as well as challenge irrational thoughts by engaging in different behaviors. Among the behavioral techniques, we can highlight activity scheduling and step-by-step task assignment, as well as assertiveness training. In cognitive techniques, we focus on training in observation and recording of cognitions, demonstrating to the patient the relationship between cognition, affect, and behavior, etc.

Psychological Evaluation: How to Obtain Work Disability Due to Depression

The work disability claim form is extremely important as this type of evaluation examines how the illness affects your daily life and hinders your ability to perform your work normally and effectively.

The task of the expert is, therefore, to establish causality and technically explain that the illness experienced by the individual renders them incapable of properly engaging in any work activity, as the symptoms directly impede their performance and competence as a professional.

Types of Work Disability Due to Depression

Clearly, when assessing possible work disability, the nature of the disorder must be considered. Generally, a person suffering from depression tends to have temporary disability. In these cases, the person’s symptoms have appeared over a short period of time, and treatment is initiated to alleviate these symptoms.

If the symptoms persist for a long period of time, the situation of temporary disability should be reviewed, and permanent disability should be evaluated. This assessment should be conducted to determine the extent of the pathology, its severity, the duration of symptoms, how it affects the person’s life, and the emotional harm caused by this disorder.

In this regard, permanent disability can be total (preventing the employee from performing tasks related to their professional activity) or absolute (preventing the employee from engaging in any type of professional activity), depending on the impairment it represents and the person’s inability to cope with normalcy on a chronic basis in daily life.

Lastly, we can discuss Great Disability. This type of disability, in addition to the aforementioned problems, implies that the person suffering from the disorder requires the assistance of a third party to carry out their daily activities.

All disabilities of this kind should be reviewed after a certain period of time, as the development of the disorder and its impact on the person’s life and emotional state need to be evaluated, and improvements or deterioration can be assessed.

We must not forget that the psychological report is an effective proof that technically reflects the possible disability. The psychological report is a snapshot of the person’s emotions and cognitive and psychological state and is as relevant as a medical report relating to a broken bone, for example, an injury or a fracture.