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&apos;s that little bundle of cells you have in the back of your brain known as the &quot;control center&quot;--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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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
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Logos of Some Companies Served…
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What Causes Our Brains to Under Perform?
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Autonomic Nervous System
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Fight or Flight
risk of heart
attack or stroke
Skin impacted by
sweat glands: Can
slow wound healing
and increase risk of
trigger IBS, etc.
Corrodes bones &
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Impact On Mental Clarity
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www.MindfullyChange.comChronic Stress Cycle
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What You Hold to Be TrueWhat You Hold to Be True
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What ActuallyWhat Actually
The Story YouThe Story You
Told YourselfTold Yourself
About WhatAbout What
Beliefs and “Brain Expectations”
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 When your boss calls in into his or her office, do you
immediately assume you are going to be reprimanded, or
 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
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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
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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
- Dr. Daniel Gopher, Professor of Cognitive Psychology and
Human Factors Engineering at Technion Institute of Science.
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The Dalai Lama & Neuroscience
Address to the 35th annual meeting of the
Society for Neuroscience
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The Neuroscience of Mindfulness
What is Mindfulness?
 Being aware of, and accepting, your
present thoughts, feelings (and
 Without judgment, reaction or
distraction (without subjective
 Usually initially involves focusing on
your breathing…stop, breath, relax
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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.
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Mindfulness Can be Practiced in Many
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Mindlessness vs. Mindfulness
 External locus of controlExternal locus of control
 Lack of solutionsLack of solutions
 Few or no choicesFew or no choices
 Dwelling in past/futureDwelling in past/future
 Spacious/Room to growSpacious/Room to grow
 Internal locus of controlInternal locus of control
 Creative processingCreative processing
 Focus on one taskFocus on one task
 Living in the “now’Living in the “now’
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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
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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
If you are laughing you cannot be tense…
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Coming to Your Senses: How to Activate Your
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 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
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Symbols & images
How to Activate Your Brain & Increase
Use the Left & Right SideUse the Left & Right Side
of Your Brain Together ...of Your Brain Together ...
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What Your Notes Might Look Like…
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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
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Dreams Can Come True…
But first you have to have one
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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
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Your Reticular Activating System…
It’s like a GPS system for yourIt’s like a GPS system for your
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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
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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.
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 Acknowledge the satisfaction you feel after the completion of each task,
no matter how small the task – this will reinforce sequential task
 Schedule times during the day when you will check your e-mail and
voicemail – and be strict about only checking it during those
 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!
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