18th of May 2020. The great reopening. From today the general rehearsal of a recovery phase that we were looking forward to. But to starting again on the right foot and, above all, with the right mind, it is necessary using all the resources. Not only the economic and financial ones that are fundamental for our business company and for keeping safe our economy. It is necessary that our body, our mind, are in the right direction, that is, they have to be able to accept the challenge, uncertainty, fear, change. Behind every company, behind every economic system there is the human being, who through his ideas, his behaviors, his decisions guides with precision and competence the complex ship of progress and commercial exchanges. The goal is the economic and social well-being spreading through the dynamics of profit and fair payment to workers.
For this reason, from today, we will publish a series of advice from experts, successful entrepreneurs, great exponents of the economic and cultural world, not only Italians, who will help us understand from their point of view what is happening and how to take advantage of this moment of crisis in a great opportunity leveraging on strategic assets of companies and of our being men and women able to overcome our limits for a bigger goal: the construction of a renewed economic system able to learn from the past and resist the attacks of the future.
We will also interview ordinary people who can tell us a story, an experience that can give us the right way to start again and not to feel defeated. Nobody should be left behind. This must be our belief, our commitment and our responsibility. We are all part of the whole and although we cannot act on very high dynamics and national and international programming, we can link our common efforts for a cooperation network that makes everyone winner.
It is for this reason that today we wanted to start taking our first virtual coffee with a national expert on psycho-physical well-being, a motivator, an expert of the human soul and the impact that our attitude has on our body. “It will be all right” we said everyday for two months. Now we have to believe it, believe it to the end. Let’s see how.
RALIAN: Dr. Manildo, you are known nationally and internationally as a great human motivator, as well as an expert in natural medicine and Kinesiology. Can you explain to us what your activity consists of and what are the objectives to which your passionate work tends?
Dr. Manildo: I mainly deal with natural or complementary medicine, in particular Osteopathy and Applied Kinesiology, the latter is a non-nosological diagnostic technique capable of intercepting and solving a series of defined functional disorders, which often are not evident from the instrumental investigations such as analysis, magnetic resonances, CT scan.
And therefore applied Kinesiology helps us to understand the reason for many ailments such as: migraine, gastric reflux, overweight, abdominal bloating, itching, sleep disturbances, chronic fatigue, joint pain and more. These techniques aim at the psychophysical rebalancing of the body, before these disorders turn into chronic diseases, where the use of conventional drugs and therapies becomes fundamental.
The operational protocols of K.A. and Osteopathy are completely natural, based on the use of Phytocomplexes (Essential oils, gemmoderivatives, trace elements, floral essences, aqueous macerates) and then combines the diet, which must be detoxifying and alkalizing. These two techniques are never invasive and are free of contraindications and side effects and are part of a new approach to health, in terms of prevention with a new holistic 360-degree view.
R: Normally we separate the emotional sphere from the economic sphere. However, sociological theories and the practical application of motivational systems, the humanization of economic and production processes, the exaltation of the importance of the so-called soft skills are increasingly considered fundamental within the human potential within the company. In your opinion, at this moment how much the emotional sphere can contaminate, prejudice or rather facilitate, boost the human recovery in an economic and professional perspective?
DM: The emotional sphere plays a fundamental role both as regards the person’s state of health, both towards their self-esteem and therefore in the positive attitude towards themselves, towards others and towards all aspects of life, not least that linked to development skills in the economic and professional fields. Only in the last 20 years science, and in particular medicine, have focused attention on the connections between the mind and the physical body, through the study of a branch called PNEI, the neuroendocrinoimmunological psycho system, which deals with the connections between the central nervous system, the immune system and the endocrine one.
Emotional conflicts and emotions in general can cause alterations of the psycho-physical system and, in addition to generating diseases, can induce the subject to evolve towards a destructive rather than constructive entropy. By constructive entropy we mean all the phenomena that increase order and reduce “chaos”; on the contrary the destructive one will increase the disorder.
Constructive thinking will be able to generate new ideas, useful in times of economic and professional difficulty. Luck or bad luck often depends only on how much we are able to develop constructive or destructive thoughts and actions.
Thoughts are a set of photons that all go in the same direction; to change their direction, it is necessary to acquire a new awareness in order to transform the reality around us.
For the purpose of an economic recovery, the first thing to do is to change the beliefs and beliefs that are trapped within us and condition our lives. Quantum physics teaches us that thought generates matter: the reality we live in is not disconnected from us, but it is a reflection of what we think and if we think constructively, we could witness successes and goals hitherto unthinkable even in the professional field .
R: We have just come out of one of the most difficult health emergencies in our recent history, we have experienced isolation, we still face social distancing. In your opinion, what are the short, medium and long-term consequences for people and what is needed, compatibly with the prevention of contagion, to help individuals in this delicate recovery phase?
D.M .: The health emergency has certainly changed and will partially change our way of life. In this phase of world emergency, you will have to learn to live with the virus, implementing first of all the distancing and all the necessary rules to remain protected from contagion. According to my humble opinion, however, the virulent force of the virus and the countermeasures that the various governments and healthcare facilities will be able to field, may prove to be sufficient, to ensure that the world economy, and therefore work, can slowly resume and allow everyone to be able to live as before, if not better than before . All the dramatic experiences have taught us that after a difficult period there is always a recovery and suffering always brings changes in humankind (or at least hopefully) and therefore greater respect for nature, towards animals and in one’s own way of to live .
In order to better face a possible return of the epidemic or the onset of a disease, it is necessary to improve our nutrition and therefore the conditions of our intestine: the latter is essential for an efficient immune response. Fear also plays an important role in the development of diseases, especially those of the lung and respiratory system. Being afraid means weakening the ability of our immune system to fight pathogens (viruses and bacteria). To overcome fear, I can advise you to practice some forms of passive meditation, such as reciting a mantra or a prayer of whatever religion it is, or spend a few minutes a day in meditation or some deep breathing techniques. All these techniques aim at relaxation and therefore lead to the mitigation of phenomena such as anxiety and depression.
R: Human, economic and civil experience teaches that in the succession of crises that have shaken humanity, there are opportunities to be seized. From the point of view of the emotional and motivational path, what do you think are the opportunities to be taken to better enjoy the near future, mindful of the experience lived? And how much the lack of a healthy emotional and motivational activity can lead to social crises and civil unrest?
D.M.:When we experience a crisis, we are faced with a sudden crossroads; we can choose the way forward: let ourselves go to despair and defeat, or we can change our destiny, pursuing our well-being and professional gratification. Crises can be a danger, or an opportunity.
The pandemic and the consequent economic crisis can offer us the desire to create a better world and if we do not let ourselves be involved in pessimistic thinking, we can create the basis for a new life, or even a new job. This Lockdown period has allowed us to be a little more thoughtful and introspective and, sometimes, when we are silent and peaceful in our own home walls, our mind can elaborate strategic concepts and ideas to deal differently with what we we have done so far. To conclude, the crisis must not annihilate us, but must lead us to the change we want to see in our way of life, for our health and for our very survival. We must be convinced that we can implement it, because our destiny is only in our hands.
R: You are also involved in kinesiology and osteopathy. How much the absence of sport, the deprivation of aerobic activity, especially in children and young people, can be detrimental to proper growth in body and spirit? How much being disconnected from nature, from which we descend ancestrally, has created an emotional distance and how can we help our children, our kids and people in general to fill that gap that we had to dig into our lives?
D.M .: During the Lockdown, the inability to go out and play games or sports, has created sedentary phenomena in adults, but especially in children, with relative weight gain and psychological discomfort. Motor activity is fundamental for the child’s psychomotor development, in particular from 0 to 12 years, when all the most important factors of psychomotor development such as balance, lateralness, coordination develop … Keeping a child in home is like imprisoning a bird in a cage. The child needs to socialize, experience nature and forge character; keeping him imprisoned at home, without being able to understand what is really going on, can cause emotional trauma. To fill this gap, the presence of the family is fundamental: the parent’s figure must replace that of one of his peers, transferring the perception that nothing has happened and that everything will return as before.
Furthermore, school-aged children had to face a new reality, initially perhaps captivating, but certainly penalizing not only for their training but above all on an emotional and healthy level. The difficult task of parents and teachers to which all our understanding goes. I highly recommend to anyone who has the opportunity to keep their children outdoors for as long as possible, to make them take walks in contact with nature, in company, in the woods or on the beach. The important thing is to keep them away from television, and video games for a sort of detoxification. And if they are lucky enough to have grandparents, it would be nice and appropriate for them to spend more time with them to make up for lost time.
R: Can you tell us 5 words that you think we must repeat and implement as a mantra to help us in moments of bewilderment, fear and uncertainty for the future?
D.M .: In times when we find despair and fear assails us, I recommend writing or thinking, possibly outdoors and on a green lawn, this mantra:
1) I don’t know where I will be
2) I don’t know who I will be with
3) I don’t know what I’ll do,
But one thing is certain, that in the future I will be much better than it is now.
We can recite it two or three times and if we wrote it on a sheet of paper, it would be the case that after the recitation the sheet was burnt and returned to the universe.
We thank Dr. Manildo for having virtually taken a coffee with us and shared important issues for our emotional and economic recovery. We dedicate this interview to all entrepreneurs, all workers and all families who are experiencing the profound discomfort of uncertainty. Alongside national income support measures, there must be a profound conviction that our attitude affects our life, our results.
See you to the next virtual coffee.
We will virtually take it to France with the Chief Financial Officer of an important start-up acceleration and incubation company operating worldwide.
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