The most absolute commonality we share as humans is the faculty of thought and emotion. Most of us, unfortunately, share the process of reaction to thoughts and emotions, often becoming collateral victims because of the relationship we have with what we are thinking and feeling. Mindfulness is a practice of which enables us to take control of our relationship with thoughts and emotions. This practice focuses on the nature of observation rather than judgment, whereby individuals watch their thoughts without reacting to them emotionally. 
 
We often react to our thoughts when they are of a negative nature, as we commonly struggle to act upon the reality of situations and instead react to what our mind believes the situation could possibly become. As a result, we carry out our days defending ourselves from catastrophic possibilities rather than seeing the situation for what it actually is. This is the faculty of stress. 
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Mental Health issues are rising, which can only now be regarded as an emotional epidemic. Unfortunately, this is not the only concern for the individual that suffers, he or she will also find their working responsibilities become increasingly difficult and as an employer, it can feel like an impossible task to spot the issue, let alone address it professionally and constructively. 
Engaging with the faculties of good mental health can at times be like carrying a bag of lead. Imagine that at first when showing up to work, your strength is holding out and your peers do not think any different. But then, as time continues to move and the days float past, the bag becomes heavier, the thick led gradually becomes ever more unbearable. And although you are able to move, you grow weaker and weaker. And what is worst, you do not know how to put the bag down…