In the workplace, it can feel that we are required to be more and more productive, but often without additional resources. Decisions, often with huge financial implications, or that have the potential to affect the lives of others, have to be made quickly and in pressurised environments. Events beyond our control affect our daily lives and we have to deal with these as best we can. This can be very stressful.
What exactly is stress? And what function does it serve for us? Why would we have evolved to be stressed? And, how come some people seem to be much better at dealing with the stresses of life than others? What can we learn from these people about how to be more resilient?
In this workshop, we will address the stress mechanism in the brain and what benefits it has for our performance under pressure. We will consider when stress is problematic, and what tools we have at our disposal to control it so we can work more effectively and live more stress free.
Recent advances in neuroscience have demonstrated that contemplation of different forms (e.g. mindfulness, meditation, yoga) can have an effect on the way that we think and the structure of the brain. We will explore this evidence and provide tools for how to best use contemplation in different forms to reduce stress.
By the end of this workshop, you should:
Please note: This workshop is Module 5 of the Practical Neuroscience: How to make the most of your brain Programme
Who is this workshop for?
This workshop is recommended for graduates of the ITS Certificate in Applied Neuroscience qualification.