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In this episode of Cloud 9 Online’s MediMindful Moment Podcast, co-hosts Judith Dreyer, Jeff Nelder, and Henry Edinger interview Dr. Romie Mushtaq, MD, ABIHM, Chief Wellness Officer at Evolution Hospitality, and the Founder of BrainSHIFT Protocol. Dr. Romie talks about utilizing mindfulness in the workplace and how the MediMind App has been helpful in training employees in the workforce.

Episode Highlights:

  • Judith introduces Dr. Romie Mushtaq. (00:38)
  • Romie shares that she’s a traditionally trained neurologist and found her path to mindfulness 10 years ago when her stress manifested as an illness and she had life-saving surgery. (1:08)
  • Romie mentions that she’s the founder of the BrainSHIFT Protocol, and mindfulness is a core part of what they do for corporations and global associations. (1:51)
  • Romie leads the mindful moment exercise. (3:35)
  • Romie shares that skills such as emotional intelligence, being mindful, and emotional regulation were considered soft skills in the workplace. (8:51)
  • Romie mentions that the definition of mindfulness in her workplace wellness programs is seen as a brain training program. (9:32)
  • Romie mentions that you can’t manage your business situation until you train your brain, on how to manage it. (11:38)
  • Romie explains what the stress success cycle is all about. (13:59)
  • Romie shares that clinical data shows that it takes four to six weeks for the positive changes to start happening, and change in the structure and the function of the brain. (15:57)
  • Romie mentions that you can change the way your brain cells are functioning by meditating every day. (16:07)
  • Romie shares that guided meditations are helpful, and the MediMind App has a variety of meditations. (16:51)
  • Romie shares that leadership and adaptation are the two aspects that she learned from being a chief wellness officer. (19:28)
  • Romie mentions that bringing in an app is helpful as a tool, but it takes leaders to help implement that. (21:40)
  • Romie explains the 21-day study that they do at Evolution Hospitality. (22:14)
  • Romie thinks that what mindfulness has taught us is self-awareness. (28:06)
  • Romie mentions that they have a group of 55 technology executives that are finishing up her brain shift protocol, and they use the MediMind app and are doing well. (31:37)

Key Quotes:

  • “I went on a journey around the world to learn about mindfulness and integrative medicine. I came back, became certified and now I’m a woman on a mission to transform the brain and mental health in the workplace.” – Dr. Romie Mushtaq
  • “Soft skills are actually essential for leaders and for a workforce to feel engaged, happy, and productive in the workplace. And mindfulness is a core component to creating a happy workplace.” – Dr. Romie Mushtaq
  • “Mindfulness is that brain training, to say, Hey, I don’t want my brain to be hijacked by stress and negativity. I want to be able to be focused, and now be able to control my emotions. And that’s why mindfulness is so important in the workplace.” – Dr. Romie Mushtaq
  • “When we meditate, something that’s known as the relaxation responses elicited in that airport traffic control center and within about five minutes, boom! That stress response is turned off, your airport traffic control center of the brain is no longer hijacked.” – Dr. Romie Mushtaq

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