Healthiest YouThe brain smart approach to health         May 15, 2012
What You Will Learn • How your brain works • Why it is so difficult to change • The 12 Brain Principles that can empower y...
The Twelve Brain Principles• Adaptable• Exercising• Emotional• Resistant• Rational• Social• Reactive• Motivated• Selective...
#1. Your Adaptable Brain
#2. Your Resistant Brain                           Rapid change                            is stressful
#3. Your Rational Brain                                          It’s not just about will power                           ...
#4. Your Emotional Brain                           Affects:                            • Mood                            •...
Health Problems and Stress Acute Stress                            Chronic Stress •   Blood Pressure                      ...
The Power of Thought     Think your way into stress…             Think your way out of stress.
Automatic Stressors            Primitive Wiring                               May 15, 2012   10
#5. Your Exercising Brain                      Exercise:                      • Decreases Stress (ANP, GABA)              ...
#6. Your Social Brain                         Behavior                            is                        Contagious
#7. Your Reactive Brain                     Environment Matters!                     •Genes are not your destiny          ...
#8. Your Motivated Brain                      • Motivation is chemical                      • Everyone is uniquely motivat...
Motivational Styles          Goal        Fun          Setter      Follower          Social      Helper-          Connector...
Financial Incentives: Good or Bad                    • Extrinsic vs. Intrinsic                    • Behavioral Economics  ...
#11. Your Believing Brain                        • Work on your goals in                          small, achievable steps ...
A New Approach •Apply the latest understanding of brain-behavior •Provide ways to build both skills and self-efficacy •Off...
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  • Brain Building Skills: Change gradually Change within a predictable structure Aim for clarity and transparency People are more comfortable when they know the rules Be involved n the change Avoid dichotomous thinking: 80/20 Rule Use change as an opportunity to grow
  • Can People Learn To Become Healthier?

    1. 1. Healthiest YouThe brain smart approach to health May 15, 2012
    2. 2. What You Will Learn • How your brain works • Why it is so difficult to change • The 12 Brain Principles that can empower you • The science behind the methodology • How to use this to improve health, happiness and productivity May 15, 2012 2
    3. 3. The Twelve Brain Principles• Adaptable• Exercising• Emotional• Resistant• Rational• Social• Reactive• Motivated• Selective• Learning• Believing• Unique
    4. 4. #1. Your Adaptable Brain
    5. 5. #2. Your Resistant Brain Rapid change is stressful
    6. 6. #3. Your Rational Brain It’s not just about will power Rational part of the brain only Emotional part of the brain makes 10% of the decisions makes 90% of the decisions Think differently Use your rational brain to problem Exert control over the emotional brain solve around challenges Reframe thoughts May 15, 2012 6
    7. 7. #4. Your Emotional Brain Affects: • Mood • Decisions • Physical Health
    8. 8. Health Problems and Stress Acute Stress Chronic Stress • Blood Pressure • High Blood Pressure • Blood Sugar • High Blood Sugar • Blood Fats • High Cholesterol • Blood Shifts- gut, muscles, brain • Heart Attacks • Strokes • Platelets • Infections • Immunity • Cancer • Performance (temporary) • Headaches • Depression • Fatigue • Pain • Aging May 15, 2012 8
    9. 9. The Power of Thought Think your way into stress… Think your way out of stress.
    10. 10. Automatic Stressors Primitive Wiring May 15, 2012 10
    11. 11. #5. Your Exercising Brain Exercise: • Decreases Stress (ANP, GABA) • Increases Energy (dopamine, NE) • Makes You Smarter (GF, BDNF “Miracle Gro”) • Lifts Mood (serotonin,dopamine,NE) • Improves Sleep • Reduces Pain (endorphins, endocannabinoids)
    12. 12. #6. Your Social Brain Behavior is Contagious
    13. 13. #7. Your Reactive Brain Environment Matters! •Genes are not your destiny •The environment turns genes on and off •Remember the Doogie Mice
    14. 14. #8. Your Motivated Brain • Motivation is chemical • Everyone is uniquely motivated • Tells our rational cortex “Do it Again!” Make Your Chemistry Work for You
    15. 15. Motivational Styles Goal Fun Setter Follower Social Helper- Connector Giver Reward Competit Earner or Active Achiever Learner Structu Purpose re Seeker Seeker May 15, 2012 15
    16. 16. Financial Incentives: Good or Bad • Extrinsic vs. Intrinsic • Behavioral Economics – Loss vs. gain – Present vs. future – Path of least resistance – We follow the herd • It’s All Relative May 15, 2012 16
    17. 17. #11. Your Believing Brain • Work on your goals in small, achievable steps • Build on your successes • Visualize Your Goals • Focus on what you are doing right, not wrong • Follow the 80/20 rule “You can do it”
    18. 18. A New Approach •Apply the latest understanding of brain-behavior •Provide ways to build both skills and self-efficacy •Offer an integrated, comprehensive approach •Personalize to individual motivation styles •Create a winning environment May 15, 2012 18

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