Session 1: It Only Takes a Minute – Presence and Connection – Learning to Turn Inward Instead of Toward Distraction
In today’s hyper-paced speed of life, we often have mere moments for interactions or accomplishing responsibilities. Instead of getting caught up in the frenzy of the pace, learn to train your mind to intentionally stop and place yourself in a state of relaxed mindful awareness, or face the consequences of partial attention and partial presence, with its detrimental impact on relationships. In this episode we will learn NeuroLeadership strategies for relaxed mindful awareness and speaking with our inner wisdom.
Session 2: Leave Autopilot for the Pilot and Return to the Driver’s Seat – Thinking About Thinking, Creating Space, Focus and Clarity for Your Mind
The brain is obsessed with survival and energy conservation and either moves toward pleasure or away from pain. Let’s start working with rather than against how the brain functions best. Find out what really motivates and stimulates the brain and learn the most important word in the English language. In this episode we will learn NeuroLeadership strategies for self-motivation, to stop procrastinating, and understand and get beyond fear or anxiety.
Session 3: Responding to Your Best Friend – Self-Compassion, Befriending the Voice in Your Head, and Memory Reconsolidation
We waste too much time beating ourselves up, worrying what someone thinks, comparing ourselves to others, and chasing self-esteem. A more effective practice is self-compassion, which helps us be and stay motivated, take responsibility, and leads to better relationships. A step toward altering our thought patterns for greater effectiveness happens through disciplining our wandering mind by adding self-compassion without judgment. Though difficult yet possible for those driven to achieve and who are used to intense self-judgment, self-compassion leads to a stronger more stable version of self-worth, through self-kindness, recognition of our common humanity, and mindfulness. Self-compassion encompasses our value as humans. In this episode, NeuroLeadership strategies move us into self-compassion, connecting or ourselves and others, and memory reconsolidation.
Session 4: Embrace Hydra [the Greek Mythological Creature with Multiple Heads]; After One is Cut Off, Two Grow Back in its Place – Beyond Resilience and into Antifragility
When under pressure and stress, we resort to habits and what we know, rather than opening our minds to what we do not know. We must learn to trust our inner intuition and become okay saying “I don’t know” as it allows our leader brain to search for relevant, rather than habitual, solutions. In this episode we will learn NeuroLeadership strategies for becoming resilient and even antifragile (the capacity to thrive as a result of stressors, shocks, volatility, mistakes, attacks, or failures). There is no word for the opposite of fragile, and antifragility goes beyond resilience. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile get better in turmoil. In this episode we will learn NeuroLeadership strategies for resilience and aim for antifragility.
Session 5: Listen Beyond the Words and the Sound – Compassionate Communication and NeuroListening
Research shows that even among those who are trained, we are surprisingly unskilled when it comes to communicating. Our words are often chosen without thought resulting in the unintentional emotional upset of others. We talk more than we need making it difficult for others to fully comprehend us. We fail to pay attention to what is most important in conversation and connection, and then we blame the other person for difficult or poor conversations without looking at our own contributing factors. We must cultivate calmness as it leads to resilience as well as to trust in a listener’s brain. We must learn how to make a rational choice to suppress the irrational impulsivity of our brain and interrupt our habitual patterns that are built into our memory systems. In this episode we will learn NeuroLeadership strategies to silence or effectively debate the voice in our head, methods to overcome conversational obstacles, and the strategies of compassionate communication.
Session 6: Insights into Your Sneaky Brain: Rational Decision-Making Does NOT Exist – NeuroLeadership and Decision-Making
Are you stuck in an area of your life? Are you too scared to take the steps to advance your career, relationships, health, or wealth? Most people do not pay much attention to the profound effects of making decisions and move through life oblivious to the impact of our thoughts and actions. Our daily decisions create our personal reality and shape who we are as individuals. Most are unaware we are programmed to make decisions based on fear, low self-esteem, and lack of willpower. Instead of making bold moves, often we end up stuck in our comfort zone. To achieve important goals, we need to master the neurological processes of motivation, decision-making, creativity, and awareness of ourselves and others or we will limit our ability to turn goals into reality. In this episode our NeuroLeadership strategies help us analyze and integrate our three different types of inner speed to advance our decision making.
12 CEU’s Pending Approval if all Sessions are completed