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Happy Energy - The connection between positive thinking and sustainable living

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Erik Schoppen shows that our brain is not only an energetic cosmos between our ears, but also a generator of our own ‘happy energy’. The brain, with 80 billion neurons one of the most complex structures in the universe, is a perfect example of nature’s power to develop a sustainable solution that rewards you for thinking positive and being socially aware of others on this magnificent planet we live on. This lecture shows you the ‘mental loop’ of feeling better when you live a more sustainable life.
The sustainability symbol was created in 2010 by Erik Schoppen, because he saw in his research a strong connection between positive thinking and sustainable living. As a sustainable neuroscience researcher and human-centered designer he developed the vision ‘Happy Energy = Happy Planet = Happy Future’ and designed the new universal symbol for sustainable and positive energy. The symbol, also known as the 'happy energy' sign, represents a new sustainable era, based on a positive pro-social view and a future-proof environmental approach. This is what he calls Generation-Transcending Leadership - working globally together on our sustainable future. In 2011 Erik Schoppen was co-founder of Happy Energy, Movement for a positive and sustainable world.
At the moment he is working towards his PhD (social neuroscience) at the University of Groningen. His research is about Trusting Sustainability.

"You experience 'happy energy' when you think positive and choose for a sustainable lifestyle." - Erik Schoppen.

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Happy Energy - The connection between positive thinking and sustainable living

  1. 1. ERIK SCHOPPEN HAPPY ENERGY THE CONNECTION BETWEEN POSITIVE ENERGY AND SUSTAINABLE LIVING
  2. 2. H.S. (ERIK) SCHOPPEN Author Sustainable Brand Leadership (Build Bridge Bond) Innovator / Designer GarbagePark.com WorldBrainWave.com 
 HappyEnergy.com 
 Universal Symbol for 
 Sustainability & Positivity Lecturer / Researcher Psychology & Branding
 Social Neuroscience PhD Trusting Sustainability Co-Founder Miazo Consultancy
 Happy Energy Movement
  3. 3. PHYSICAL IMPACT SOCIETY & ENVIRONMENT POSITIVE SOCIETY & SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY SHORT TERM HAPPINESS FEELING GOOD (do what feels right by being pro-social) LONG TERM HAPPINESS IN BALANCE (living in harmony with nature) ERIKSCHOPPEN.COM MENTAL EMOTIONS & EMPATHY Sustainable & prosocial positioning Trust & behavior change leads to SOCIAL NEUROSCIENCE PhD RESEARCH TRUSTING SUSTAINABILITY
  4. 4. MOST COMPLEX STRUCTURE IN THE UNIVERSE AN ENERGETIC COSMOS BETWEEN OUR EARS A SUSTAINABLE SOLUTION THAT REWARDS YOU A GENERATOR OF YOUR OWN ‘HAPPY ENERGY’ DRIVES ON A ‘MENTAL LOOP’ OF POSITIVITY
 WHEN YOU LIVE A MORE SUSTAINABLE LIFE Gazzaleylab / SCCN / Neuroscapelab ERIKSCHOPPEN.COM
  5. 5. informatie wordt kort opgeslagen voor direct gebruik FRONTAAL KWAB written language spoken language cortex limbic stam NEOCORTEX NEOMAMMALIAN LIMBIC SYSTEM PALEOMAMMALIAN BRAINSTEM AND CEREBELLUM PROTO REPTILIAN BRAIN INSTINCTS REPTILE EMOTIONS MAMMAL PERCEPTION (AWARENESS COGNITION (MEMORY BEHAVIOR (DECISION-MAKING ERIKSCHOPPEN.COM RATIO HUMAN INSTINCTS REPTILE PRIMARILY PHYSIOLOGICAL NEEDS FEELINGS & EXPRESSIONS REASON & PLANNING CULTURE & TRADITIONS THREE STAGES OF BRAIN DEVELOPMENT PRIMING CONDITIONING 500.000.000250.000.00050.00010.0005.000 HUMAN BRAINS EVOLVED TO BE MORE RESPONSIVE TO ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES 2
  6. 6. ERIKSCHOPPEN.COM emotion & reward ratio & short term planning In human evolution, a sustainable lifestyle, positive thinking and social awareness of others, made us intuitively feel better.
  7. 7. ERIKSCHOPPEN.COM EMPATHY Rewards us for being social Emotion & reward Ratio & short term planningBIG DISRUPTOR Living long-term in harmony and balance with nature: Generation-Transcending Leadership
  8. 8. ERIKSCHOPPEN.COM ‘Feeling good’ is about living in balance and having trust in a sustainable future. Dopamine Endorfin Serotonin Oxytocin motivation, reward & pleasure pain reduction & euphoria well-being & happiness intimicy, love & social bonding Neurochemicals of Happiness Endocannabinoids GABANorepinephrine Vasopressin
  9. 9. ERIKSCHOPPEN.COM Dopamine Endorfin Serotonin Oxytocin motivation, reward & pleasure pain reduction & euphoria well-being & happiness intimicy, love & social bonding open for change long term happiness short term happiness feeling of hope showing confidence leadership having trust in the future Getting energy from living in balance impuls opportunity responsibility belonging
  10. 10. DIGITAL
 CHURCH PERSON
 DELETE SHARE & 
 INSPIRE TOTAL
 DELETE YOUR DATA VIRTUAL
 CAMPING ONLINE
 DATING ONLINE
 COMMUNITY PROTECT
 OR SELL www.garbagepark.com GARDEN OF EDEN GARBAGE PARK ERIKSCHOPPEN.COM 1 PRIVACY AWARENESS & BEHAVIORAL RESEARCH PROJECT 996 H.S. (Erik) Schoppen, 1996
  11. 11. ERIKSCHOPPEN.COM CLIMATE CHANGE / GLOBAL WARMING How can we power the planet without damage? Not with heavy pollutive industries / nuclear & cole power plants
  12. 12. ERIKSCHOPPEN.COM WHAT WE EAT: PLASTIC SOUP Living responsibly - managing our most important resources Our oceans are 70% of the planet Earth’s surface
  13. 13. ERIKSCHOPPEN.COM RESPONSIBILITY? Marshall McLuhan There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew.
  14. 14. ERIKSCHOPPEN.COM WE ARE ALL RESPONSIBILE We all have to work together for a sustainable future. To protect our natural environment and to preserve it for the future. CORPORATIONS? CONSUMERS?
  15. 15. NEGATIVE ENERGY IS NO SOLUTION ERIKSCHOPPEN.COM
  16. 16. 2010 SUSTAINABLE VISION BASED ON CONTINUOUS VALUES ERIKSCHOPPEN.COM Living in balance & harmony with nature, using only renewable recourses H.S. (Erik) Schoppen, 2010 POSITIVE ENERGY‘HAPPY’
  17. 17. POSITIVE ERIKSCHOPPEN.COM HAPPY ENERGY = HAPPY PLANET = HAPPY FUTURE + =+ SUSTAINABLE VISION BASED ON CONTINUOUS VALUES Living in balance & harmony with nature, using only renewable recourses H.S. (Erik) Schoppen, 2010 ENERGY‘HAPPY’
  18. 18. ERIKSCHOPPEN.COM JOY FRIENDSHIP PEACE LOVE RECYCLING REUSING ?SUSTAINABILITY POSITIVITY Every relevant era had its own strong symbol. Now its time for a new one. SIGNS OF TIME A SYMBOL REPRESENTING A NEW ERA, FOR NEW GENERATIONS 2:752:69 2:83 EFTJHOFE!GPS! JOTVSBODF!DPNQBOZ! OPX!TZNCPM!UP! FYQSFTT!KPZ-! GSJFOETIJQ! BOE!GVO/! )DOE*!DBNQBJHO!! GPS!OVDMFBS!! EJTBSNBNFOU/! MBUFS!VTFE!BT!B!! HFOFSBM!TZNCPM! GPS!QFBDF/ 2:81!GJSTU!FBSUI!EBZ! FNFSHJOH! FOWJSPONFOUBM! NPWFNFOU/! CFDBNF!MBUFS! PGGJDJBM!DPEF/! 3121 3122!IBQQZ!FOFSHZ! NPWFNFOU/! JOTJHIU!DPSSFMBUJPO! QPTJUJWF!UIJOLJOH! BOE!TVTUBJOBCMF! MJWJOH! H.S. (Erik) Schoppen, 2010
  19. 19. ERIKSCHOPPEN.COM FIRST UNIVERSAL SYMBOL FOR SUSTAINABLE & POSITIVE ENERGY A SYMBOL REPRESENTING A NEW ERA, FOR NEW GENERATIONS sustainabilitysymbol.org / happyenergy.comH.S. (Erik) Schoppen, 2010
  20. 20. ERIKSCHOPPEN.COM FIRST UNIVERSAL SYMBOL FOR SUSTAINABLE & POSITIVE ENERGY A SYMBOL REPRESENTING A NEW ERA, FOR NEW GENERATIONS sustainabilitysymbol.org / happyenergy.comH.S. (Erik) Schoppen, 2010
  21. 21. Sustainable & prosocial positioning Trust & behavior change leads to SOCIAL NEUROSCIENCE PhD RESEARCH TRUSTING SUSTAINABILITY ERIKSCHOPPEN.COMH.S. Schoppen University of Groningen
  22. 22. Sustainable & prosocial positioning Trust & behavior change leads to SOCIAL NEUROSCIENCE PhD RESEARCH TRUSTING SUSTAINABILITY ERIKSCHOPPEN.COMH.S. Schoppen University of Groningen We have to walk this road together. CORPORATIONS? GOVERNMENTS? CONSUMERS? STAKEHOLDERS?
  23. 23. ERIKSCHOPPEN.COM ONLINE PLATFORM - SOCIAL NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH SUSTAINABILITY, PROSOCIAL BEHAVIOR, HAPPINESS & TRUST www.worldbrainwave.com
  24. 24. ERIKSCHOPPEN.COM RESEARCH @ DANCE FESTIVALS ID&T/WSX MysteryLand
  25. 25. ERIKSCHOPPEN.COM FIELD RESEARCH First Mobile B5 Implicit Association Response Test in the world ID&T/WSX MysteryLand
  26. 26. ERIKSCHOPPEN.COM IMPLICIT ASSOCIATION TEST First Mobile B5 Implicit Association Response Test in the world CHOOSING BY EMOTIONS H.S Schoppen University of Groningen
  27. 27. ERIKSCHOPPEN.COMGallantlab.org University of California, Berkeley SEMANTIC NEURAL NETWORKS Associations are connected to other associations
  28. 28. ERIKSCHOPPEN.COM Connection maps showing main pathways The Human Connectome Project
  29. 29. ERIKSCHOPPEN.COM IMPLICIT ASSOCIATION TEST The strongest connection wins (fastest response) H.S Schoppen University of Groningen BIG FIVE - MAIN DIMENSIONS HUMAN PERSONALITY TRAITS
  30. 30. ERIKSCHOPPEN.COM BIG FIVE PERSONALITY Test results within ±4 minutes Openness Conscientiousness Extraversion Agreeableness Emotional stability H.S Schoppen University of Groningen 5 DIMENSIONS HUMAN PERSONALITY TRAITS
  31. 31. ERIKSCHOPPEN.COM TRUST IN SUSTAINABLE FUTURE open-minded dreamer / curious fantasy / thinker happy / optimistic idealist / flexible responsible open-hearted sensitive content / satisfied caring / belonging friendly social happy / energetic amiable / kind easy / confident precise ambitious careful patient independent RATIONAL (conscientiousness) TO THE WORLD (sociability) TO THE PEOPLE (consideration) OPENESS 
 (change readiness / experience) STRONGEST SEMANTIC CONNECTIONS (associations) lively impatient / impulsive worrisome stress / cautious critical EMOTIONAL 
 (vulnerability) *preliminary results 2015 © 2015 H.S. (Erik) Schoppen
  32. 32. TRUST IN SUSTAINABLE FUTURE responsible open-hearted sensitive content / satisfied caring / belonging friendly social happy / energetic amiable / kind easy / confident lively impatient / impulsive worrisome stress / cautious critical precise ambitious careful patient independent RATIONAL (conscientiousness) EMOTIONAL 
 (vulnerability) TO THE WORLD (sociability) TO THE PEOPLE (consideration) OPENESS 
 (change readiness / experience) ERIKSCHOPPEN.COM STRONG CORRELATION BETWEEN POSITIVE THINKING AND SUSTAINABLE LIVING open-minded dreamer / curious fantasy / thinker happy / optimistic idealist / flexible *preliminary results 2015 © 2015 H.S. (Erik) Schoppen
  33. 33. You experience 'happy energy' when you think positive and choose for a sustainable lifestyle. ERIKSCHOPPEN.COMH.S. (Erik) Schoppen
  34. 34. ERIKSCHOPPEN.COM Generation-Transcending Leadership Creating happiness in a new global sustainable era Positive pro-social view & future-environmental approach Unite for One World *Working globally together on our sustainable future., H.S. (Erik) Schoppen, 2015 *
  35. 35. ERIKSCHOPPEN.COM Passing on knowledge
  36. 36. Our brain is an example of nature’s power to develop a sustainable solution that rewards you for thinking positive and being socially and sustainably aware. ERIKSCHOPPEN.COM
  37. 37. THANK YOU INFO: WWW.ERIKSCHOPPEN.COM

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