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Change Your Mind, Change Your Business: How to Train Your Brain for Optimal Success
Change Your Mind, Change Your Business: How to Train Your Brain for Optimal Success
Change Your Mind, Change Your Business: How to Train Your Brain for Optimal Success
Change Your Mind, Change Your Business: How to Train Your Brain for Optimal Success
Change Your Mind, Change Your Business: How to Train Your Brain for Optimal Success
Change Your Mind, Change Your Business: How to Train Your Brain for Optimal Success
Change Your Mind, Change Your Business: How to Train Your Brain for Optimal Success
Change Your Mind, Change Your Business: How to Train Your Brain for Optimal Success
Change Your Mind, Change Your Business: How to Train Your Brain for Optimal Success
Change Your Mind, Change Your Business: How to Train Your Brain for Optimal Success
Change Your Mind, Change Your Business: How to Train Your Brain for Optimal Success
Change Your Mind, Change Your Business: How to Train Your Brain for Optimal Success
Change Your Mind, Change Your Business: How to Train Your Brain for Optimal Success
Change Your Mind, Change Your Business: How to Train Your Brain for Optimal Success
Change Your Mind, Change Your Business: How to Train Your Brain for Optimal Success
Change Your Mind, Change Your Business: How to Train Your Brain for Optimal Success
Change Your Mind, Change Your Business: How to Train Your Brain for Optimal Success
Change Your Mind, Change Your Business: How to Train Your Brain for Optimal Success
Change Your Mind, Change Your Business: How to Train Your Brain for Optimal Success
Change Your Mind, Change Your Business: How to Train Your Brain for Optimal Success
Change Your Mind, Change Your Business: How to Train Your Brain for Optimal Success
Change Your Mind, Change Your Business: How to Train Your Brain for Optimal Success
Change Your Mind, Change Your Business: How to Train Your Brain for Optimal Success
Change Your Mind, Change Your Business: How to Train Your Brain for Optimal Success
Change Your Mind, Change Your Business: How to Train Your Brain for Optimal Success
Change Your Mind, Change Your Business: How to Train Your Brain for Optimal Success
Change Your Mind, Change Your Business: How to Train Your Brain for Optimal Success
Change Your Mind, Change Your Business: How to Train Your Brain for Optimal Success
Change Your Mind, Change Your Business: How to Train Your Brain for Optimal Success
Change Your Mind, Change Your Business: How to Train Your Brain for Optimal Success
Change Your Mind, Change Your Business: How to Train Your Brain for Optimal Success
Change Your Mind, Change Your Business: How to Train Your Brain for Optimal Success
Change Your Mind, Change Your Business: How to Train Your Brain for Optimal Success
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  • Stress is not what happens to you, stress is how you respond to what happens to you
  • shutting down message receptors and terminating any meaningful rapport
  • “Fight or Flight” was supposed to be resolved in less than 45 mins
  • Are your senses influenced by your beliefs?
    Belief about chemotherapy
  • In this section, we explore the nature of what we think of as
    reality, which includes an objective world that exists
    independent of us, where cause and effect are key operative
    factors; where I, as an identity, is a collection of
    characteristics, attributes, and experiences from the past. In
    exploring the nature of reality and taking apart these myths,
    something else becomes possible.
    Here, we observe not so much the particulars of the realities
    we construct, but that it is human to construct such realities,
    and then forget that we are the ones who constructed them.
    As a result, we see that we no longer need to be confined to
    living within this limited range, and we gain the freedom to express ourselves fully
  • Neuroplasticity (variously referred to as brain plasticity or cortical plasticity or cortical re-mapping) refers to the changes that occur in the organization of the brain as a result of experience.
    Freud was a very early influence on the concept of neuroplasticity
  • Mindfulness meditation can involve 3 basic steps:
    1) Bringing attention to an “attentional anchor” such as breathing;
    2) Noting that distraction occurs and letting go of the distraction; and,
    3) Refocusing back to the “attentional anchor”.
  • Have one side of room call out each column
  • Kinesthetic learners more likely to be labeled ADHD?
  • ADHD – the more senses you use the better
    ADHD – The more CROSS OVER the better attention, cross legs, cross fingers
    ADHD – Executive functioning, use different colors for different activities when planning, e.g., red for math, green for English.
    ASK QUESTIONS explain how in school they would shut down, in real life should ask yourself another question, and another and so on … may take a few days but the answer will pop into your head.
  • A good teacher will use…Metaphor, VAK, etc
  • your reticular activating system (RAS). It's that little bundle of cells you have in the back of your brain known as the "control center"--it serves as the filter for what enters your conscious and unconscious mind.
    What they just did by setting a goal was set their RAS tracking …
    Talk about someone who just bought a new car and now they see them everywhere.
    Things show up to help those who are truly committed
    1 Min
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    • 1. © 2009 Global Change Management, Inc. www.MindfullyChange.com Change Your Mind, Change Your Business:Change Your Mind, Change Your Business: How to Train Your Brain for Optimal SuccessHow to Train Your Brain for Optimal Success
    • 2. © 2009 Global Change Management, Inc. www.MindfullyChange.com Logos of Some Companies Served…
    • 3. © 2009 Global Change Management, Inc. www.MindfullyChange.com What Causes Our Brains to Under Perform?
    • 4. © 2009 Global Change Management, Inc. www.MindfullyChange.com Autonomic Nervous System
    • 5. © 2009 Global Change Management, Inc. www.MindfullyChange.com Fight or Flight Heart pumps faster: Increases risk of heart attack or stroke Skin impacted by sweat glands: Can slow wound healing and increase risk of infections Breathing quickens: May exacerbate asthma and/or trigger panic attacks Stomach stops digesting & stomach acids increase: May cause nausea, trigger IBS, etc. Internally hormones are secreted: Corrodes bones & muscles, weakens immune system
    • 6. © 2009 Global Change Management, Inc. www.MindfullyChange.com Judgment diminishes, aggression may increase Impact On Mental Clarity Problem- solving abilities reduced Difficulties accessing long-term memory Ability to remember decreases, impacting learning Message receptors shut down, terminates meaningful rapport
    • 7. © 2009 Global Change Management, Inc. www.MindfullyChange.comChronic Stress Cycle Sympathetic System Activated Cortisol “Stress Hormone” Hypothalamus
    • 8. © 2009 Global Change Management, Inc. www.MindfullyChange.com What You Hold to Be TrueWhat You Hold to Be True 10:07
    • 9. © 2009 Global Change Management, Inc. www.MindfullyChange.com SubjectiveSubjectiveObjectiveObjective What ActuallyWhat Actually HappenedHappened The Story YouThe Story You Told YourselfTold Yourself About WhatAbout What HappenedHappened Beliefs and “Brain Expectations”
    • 10. © 2009 Global Change Management, Inc. www.MindfullyChange.com Brain Expectations…  When your boss calls in into his or her office, do you immediately assume you are going to be reprimanded, or complemented?  Do you assume you will get a promotion, or are you so sure you will not you do not even apply?  Do you view the recession as an opportunity to grow your business, or do you “just know” your business will suffer? How do these “expectations” impact your productivity and outcomes?
    • 11. © 2009 Global Change Management, Inc. www.MindfullyChange.com The Good News… Your Brain Can Change! The brain can change itself. It is a plastic, living organ that can actually change its own structure and function, even into old age. Arguably the most important breakthrough in neuroscience since scientists first sketched out the brain’s basic anatomy, this revolutionary discovery, called neuroplasticity, promises to overthrow the centuries-old notion that the brain is fixed and unchanging. The brain is not, as was thought, like a machine, or “hardwired” like a computer. Neuroplasticity not only gives hope to those with mental limitations, or what was thought to be incurable brain damage, but expands our understanding of the healthy brain and the resilience of human nature. - Norman Doidge, M.D., author of The Brain that Changes Itself
    • 12. © 2009 Global Change Management, Inc. www.MindfullyChange.com
    • 13. © 2009 Global Change Management, Inc. www.MindfullyChange.com Discover How to Change the Brain What is brain training? “That is exactly what we find most exciting about this emerging field of neuroplasticity: the awareness that we can improve our lives by refining, ‘training’ our brains...” - Dr. Judith Beck, author of The Beck Diet Solution: Train Your Brain to Think Like a Thin Person "What research has shown is that cognition, or what we call thinking and performance, is really a set of skills that we can train systematically." - Dr. Daniel Gopher, Professor of Cognitive Psychology and Human Factors Engineering at Technion Institute of Science.
    • 14. © 2009 Global Change Management, Inc. www.MindfullyChange.com The Dalai Lama & Neuroscience Address to the 35th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience
    • 15. © 2009 Global Change Management, Inc. www.MindfullyChange.com The Neuroscience of Mindfulness What is Mindfulness?  Being aware of, and accepting, your present thoughts, feelings (and circumstances)  Without judgment, reaction or distraction (without subjective “stories”)  Usually initially involves focusing on your breathing…stop, breath, relax
    • 16. © 2009 Global Change Management, Inc. www.MindfullyChange.com Detaching From Emotions… - D. Creswell, PhD & D Lieberman, Ph.D. of UCLA  Simply labeling your feelings forces you to call them something. It’s part of noticing and detaching from those emotions versus letting them hijack your bliss. It’s about helping people develop that pause button, so they can observe emotions.  The brain of someone who practices mindfulness may be physically different from the next person’s.
    • 17. © 2009 Global Change Management, Inc. www.MindfullyChange.com Mindfulness Can be Practiced in Many Situations… ? Sports ? Walk -ing ? Tai Chi ? Yoga ? Exer- cising ? Medi- tation
    • 18. © 2009 Global Change Management, Inc. www.MindfullyChange.com Mindlessness vs. Mindfulness Mindlessness:Mindlessness:  ClosedClosed  RigidRigid  Restricted/LimitedRestricted/Limited  External locus of controlExternal locus of control  FearfulFearful  JudgmentalJudgmental  Cluttered/ConfusedCluttered/Confused  Frantic/AgitatedFrantic/Agitated  Lack of solutionsLack of solutions  Few or no choicesFew or no choices  MultitaskingMultitasking  Dwelling in past/futureDwelling in past/future Mindfulness:Mindfulness:  OpenOpen  FlexibleFlexible  Spacious/Room to growSpacious/Room to grow  Internal locus of controlInternal locus of control  Confident/CourageousConfident/Courageous  Accepting/UnbiasedAccepting/Unbiased  ClearClear  CalmCalm  Creative processingCreative processing  PossibilitiesPossibilities  Focus on one taskFocus on one task  Living in the “now’Living in the “now’
    • 19. © 2009 Global Change Management, Inc. www.MindfullyChange.com Mindfulness Research Results Clinical research findings related to MBSR and other Mindfulness-Based programs over the past 25 years are very encouraging. Those completing these programs consistently demonstrate and report long lasting improvements such as: - Enhanced self-esteem and activity levels - Increased social activity and vitality - Reduced tension, anger, and fatigue - Improved sleep quality - Improved emotion regulation, reduced anxiety - Decreased blood pressure - Fewer and less intense headaches - Brain activity associated with positive emotion Source - www.SteveSHealyPhd.com
    • 20. © 2009 Global Change Management, Inc. www.MindfullyChange.com The Principle of Mutual Exclusion If your body is relaxed, your mind is relaxed… If you are in the parasympathetic mode, you cannot be in the sympathetic mode… If you are laughing you cannot be tense…
    • 21. © 2009 Global Change Management, Inc. www.MindfullyChange.com Coming to Your Senses: How to Activate Your Brain…
    • 22. © 2009 Global Change Management, Inc. www.MindfullyChange.com  We absorb information about an event through our senses, translate it into electrical signals (some for sight, others from sound, etc.), disperse those signals to separate parts of the brain, then reconstruct what happened, eventually perceiving the event as a whole.  Our senses evolved to work together – vision influencing hearing, for example – which means that we learn best if we stimulate several senses at once.  Stimulate more of the senses! - John Median, author of Brain Rules Sensory Integration
    • 23. © 2009 Global Change Management, Inc. www.MindfullyChange.com Right Hemisphere: Working holistically Creativity Symbols & images Emotions How to Activate Your Brain & Increase Learning Left Hemisphere: Working linearly Logic Verbal Language Basic Math Use the Left & Right SideUse the Left & Right Side of Your Brain Together ...of Your Brain Together ...
    • 24. © 2009 Global Change Management, Inc. www.MindfullyChange.com What Your Notes Might Look Like…
    • 25. © 2009 Global Change Management, Inc. www.MindfullyChange.com Recommended Reading…
    • 26. © 2009 Global Change Management, Inc. www.MindfullyChange.com The Brain Learning “What you do and learn in life physically changes what your brain looks like – it literally rewires it.” – John Medina, author of Brain Rules
    • 27. © 2009 Global Change Management, Inc. Dreams Can Come True… But first you have to have one
    • 28. © 2009 Global Change Management, Inc. www.MindfullyChange.com Whole Brain Functioning… So how can you use the natural power of both sides of your brain to not just dream but also make those dreams come true? Here are some tips for you: When creating your goals stimulate the right side of your brain by putting logic aside for a while and allowing yourself to dream and be creative – unleash the power of your imagination. Use as many senses as possible to record your goals. For example, write it down, draw it or find pictures that represent what you want to achieve…because each sense has its own location in your brain, the more senses you involve the more of your brain power you’ll use. Once you have created and recorded your goals it is time to simulate the left side of your brain – the practical side. Think of the goals you created as the destination and now plan concrete and logical steps to reach that destination and make it a reality. Ned Herrmann, a neuroscientist and author of The Whole Brain Business Book, calls this sort of processing, “whole brain functioning”
    • 29. © 2009 Global Change Management, Inc. www.MindfullyChange.com Your Reticular Activating System… It’s like a GPS system for yourIt’s like a GPS system for your brainbrain
    • 30. © 2009 Global Change Management, Inc. www.MindfullyChange.com Do You Believe You Can Multitask?  Recent neuroscience research proves multitasking is a myth that can be harmful to your business!  The human brain is a sequential processor, unable to fully pay attention to two tasks at the same time.  We can do simple tasks like walking and talking at the same time, but when it comes to true multitasking, your brain just can’t do it.  Because attempting to “multitask” drains a lot of mental and physical energy, we feel like we’re productive – we worked hard and used energy so we must have produced a lot. Wrong.  Studies show that a person who is attempting to multitask takes 50 percent longer to accomplish a task and he or she makes up to 50 percent more mistakes. Therefore, a person working sequentially is 50% faster and up to 50% more accurate!
    • 31. © 2009 Global Change Management, Inc. www.MindfullyChange.com If Multitasking is a Myth…What Can You Do to Increase Productivity & Accuracy?  Organize and prioritize your tasks in advance.  Become familiar with your natural rhythms and know what time of the day you have the most energy, mental and physical, and schedule tasks accordingly.  If possible, vary the sort of tasks you work on throughout the day – your brain functions better when it has variety.  Create interruption-free time zones during the day to work on selected tasks – this will greatly increase productivity.  Focus on one task at a time, complete it, then focus on the next task and repeat the process.
    • 32. © 2009 Global Change Management, Inc. www.MindfullyChange.com Continued…  Acknowledge the satisfaction you feel after the completion of each task, no matter how small the task – this will reinforce sequential task completion.  Schedule times during the day when you will check your e-mail and voicemail – and be strict about only checking it during those designated times.  Turn of your e-mail notification, phone ringer, IM program, BlackBerry, etc. – distractions that can waste your time and give you an illusion of being productive and important.  Take “brain breaks” about once an hour. For example, stand up, stretch, and take a few slow deep breaths. Your brain will function better with movement and more oxygen. Perform the above actions for at least a week then check to see whether you are more productive and accurate in your work than when you “multitasked” – you will be!
    • 33. © 2009 Global Change Management, Inc. www.MindfullyChange.com www.StartUpNation.com Episode Spotlight “Join our hosts as they talk with Jonathan Jordan, psychotherapist and entrepreneur, about training your brain. Business planning and employee training are both affected by stress and attitude. Jordan speaks on topics that help you find out how you can keep your mental and emotional health in check. Get tips on time management, stress management and how thoughts and beliefs can influence your behavior. Also find out what Jordan's real 'Brain Age' is, and how that game can help keep your brain fit.” Radio Interview on Website or Podcast “Putting Your Brain to Work”
    • 34. Presenter Contact Information Jonathan Jordan President, Global Change Management, Inc. E-mail: Jonathan@MindfullyChange.com Web: www.MindfullyChange.com Twitter: MindfullyChange Thank You!

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