Why Choosing a Positive Outlook matters

I started off this week’s journey towards brain fitness with an intention that I would focus on boosting my brain’s ability to process across both hemispheres simultaneously. In my Neuro-agility profile I scored strongly in situations of moderate stress but was very conscious I could do much better to prepare myself for more stressful situations. Leveraging my studies with Dr Stan Rodski, Dr Andre Vermeulen and Enterprises UP, I decided it was time for a refresher course of cross cortical stimulation exercises. I got started and I have a plan to continue for another 3 weeks – but when I looked back on the week it wasn’t the exercises that were uppermost in my mind1. It was an overwhelming sense of being conscious the choices that I – and others around me – were making to be positive in challenging circumstances.

It started with a brief conversation with a colleague as we were waiting to start a meeting. I complemented him on the choice of a polo shirt in a shade of pink that I thought looked good on him – and good on the zoom screen. I was genuinely taken aback when he said it had been a conscious choice to put on this specific polo shirt to maintain an upbeat frame of mind for the members of his team. The comment took me right back to a memory of another respected colleague, the great Dick Daniels. I worked with Dick for a couple of years and remember clearly how intentional he was in choosing positive responses to the challenges he faced as a CIO in the financial services sector.

As the week progressed, I found myself noticing more and more who appeared to be choosing to be positive in challenging circumstances and who was not. I reflected over the weekend on why this had struck me so forcefully and why it was relevant to a journey towards brain fitness. Here’s what came to mind:

  • First up was what I had learned from Dr Andre Vermeulen in my Enterprises UP course – that maintaining a positive attitude improves our brain chemistry in a positive way. As Dr. Vermeulen shared, “When people think positive thoughts they secrete neuro-transmitters which facilitate thinking, learning, and creativity.”2 Boosting the neuro-transmitters that would help me be more creative was certainly a great motivator for me to make that choice to be positive as I embarked on the day
  • The next thing that occurred was how much I am impacted by negative energy, I have found that I need to insulate myself from individuals who bring too much negativity with them. It’s just not possible to avoid everyone who might bring negativity to me in my personal or professional life, so I went back to some of the basic principles I learned studying Neuro-Linguistic Programming3. I also referenced some of the exercises that I learned working with Dr Stan Rodski, shared in his book The Neuroscience of Mindfulness
  • All of this was reinforced in my daily meditation with Headspace. As part of my 365 Day journey I’m currently refreshing what I learned in the Heart section where my task this week is to recall something positive I did for someone else and also visualize their happiness

Thinking about the people I came across who tended toward the negative, I was struck by how many of them seemed to be “stuck” in some way. Some seemed “stuck” in a replay of past events and an assumption that current events would play out in the same way. Others seemed “stuck” in the way that they were approaching complex problems and struggling to work their way through them. A few more seemed “stuck” in an unproductive working relationship or dynamic. From what I’ve learned in my area of study, I genuinely believe that enhanced brain fitness, improved neuro-agility, really would help to improve outcomes:

  • Practicing a mindful approach, enabling us to return to the present moment can help us to halt a pattern ruminating on past events that we cannot go back to change. Mindfulness can also help address the physiological effects from neurotransmitters triggered by reliving the event again
  • Regular brain fitness exercise that lay the foundations to enable bi-lateral or synchronous processing across both brain hemispheres – even in times of stress – can help us to access creative solutions in complex or difficult situations
  • The brain is structured in such a way that it cannot process emotions and complex analytical functions at the same time. Understanding this can enable us to minimize the physiological effects of individuals where interactions tend to initiate a “fight or flight” response. In bringing a sense of curiosity to a challenging relationship, we access our analytical brain and effectively press pause before we have to process the emotional response that might come as a result of a difficult meeting/conversation

So as we enter the last week of January 2021 – already !?!?! – what do you want for your personal and professional self? Choose the positive path and boost your brain fitness.

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#1: Exercise program includes Lazy 8s and exercises shared in The Neuroscience of Mindfulness: Dr. Stan Rodski.

#2: Neurolink Brain Agility Booster Program

#3: NLP: The Essential Guide to Neuro Linguistic Programming: Richard Bandler and John Grinder

Reflecting on a week driven by Intention

Looking back on week 2 of 2021 my overwhelming impression was of how much I needed to set my intention – and stick to it – each and every day of last week. There were so many things, personal, professional and political in the environment that had the potential to distract me. I knew I would have to be very deliberate in setting my intentions for each day and monitor what I paid attention to if I was going to achieve everything that I had set out to do. Half way through the week, I also realized that I would need to “kick it up a gear” if I was going to get everything done to my own satisfaction! Closing out the week, having achieved much of what I set out to do, I owe a lot to two of my professors in particular, Dr. Stan Rodski and Dr. Andre Vermeulen.

I have always tried to lead by example and so, as I set the course for a busy week, I focused around three primary techniques:

  1. Using my daily meditation practice to manage any sense of pressure/stress
  2. Taking a mindful approach to the day – setting clear intentions for that day only
  3. Being conscious about the basic principles of brain flexibility to bring my “best brain” to the day

Some of you reading this blog may know that I’m currently 176 days into a 365 meditation journey using the Headspace App. I gravitated to this app after reading the Headspace book and I, personally, find Andy Puddicombe’s voice very soothing. I realized that 20 or so minutes I spend with Andy every morning were going to be essential.

Dr Stan Rodski writes in his book The Neuroscience of Mindfulness that your “intention is what you wish to achieve from an action” and that “in mindfulness, intention refers to what you are choosing to pay attention to”. I tried to keep to a principle of having just three essential things that I had to complete each day. Leveraging the mindful approach supported by the meditation practice, I overlaid the three things that I really needed to pay attention to on that day. In Dr. Stan’s book he explains in a really clear and easy way just how developing 3 Core Skills positively impacts our brain’s function:

  1. Setting our intention
  2. Cultivating awareness
  3. Regulating attention

Having set my intentions, what I had to do was to be mindful, be self-aware when I was letting my attention slip. In the moment that I found that happening, I was able to use a number of different techniques from my studies to press “reset”.

I already knew, at the beginning of the week, that I would need to bring my best me to the week – but as I mention above – on Wednesday I realized that I would really have to kick everything up a gear if I was going to end the week on a positive note. In the forefront of my mind I was picturing the dashboard from my Neuro-Agility profileTM [developed by Dr. Andre Vermeulen and the Neurolink team]. I was particularly focused on maximizing my potential by tracking across the following parameters:

  • Brain Fitness: Was I doing everything that I could to ensure that I was optimizing my ability to process simultaneously across both hemispheres of the brain?
  • Stress: Was I making use of all of the things I have learned to manage stress, i.e. limit or address an excessive adrenal/cortisol response to outside triggers?
  • Sleep: Did I have everything in place to support the right amount of sleep and quality of sleep?
  • Movement: A key part of promoting simultaneous processing across both brain hemispheres and the release of excess adrenaline and cortisol – during the working day this is my biggest challenge!
  • Attitude: Was I staying positive, regardless of what I was facing. Learning in my latest course that my brain chemistry is positively impacted by a positive attitude, I restarted a positive affirmation learned when studying with Dr Stan [see P132 in his book!]
  • Food: As this can also be a weak spot for me, I made sure that I was more thoughtful about planning meals that kept my brain with a steady supply of glucose – no huge peaks, followed by huge troughs – and I was much more conscious about staying hydrated as water is such an effective conductor of electricity

As Dr. Andre Vermeulen shares, maintaining brain fitness and agility is a life-long journey. Just like physical fitness, we have to keep working at the techniques available to us to ensure that we continue to benefit from them. Dr. Stan Rodski explains that anticipation and preparation for times when we are under stress to perform is key – it is possible to “turn on” the ability to perform – but only if the right foundations have been laid.

As I look back on what I feel was a surprisingly successful week, I am very grateful to everyone that I have studied with for the benefits of their knowledge, research and insights. I couldn’t have done it without you, thank you!

The Gift and the Curse of Fear

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As I think about my journey to improved brain flexibility and fitness this week, I have found myself gravitating again and again to considering the impact of fear.

There has been much in the environment this last week to provoke an emotional response of fear. Fear for the health and safety of our families, fear for the state of the economy – especially for women who borne the brunt of “shecession” in the US – and fear for the integrity of some of our governing structures.

In many situations fear, and the resulting flood of adrenaline to our brain, is a very appropriate response. The adrenaline released by the brain serves as a messenger to prime us for “fight or flight”; our senses are heightened to all that is going on in the environment around us, our muscles are readied for a response. This is the gift of fear, removing or dulling distractions so that our bodies can focus on responding to the threat, very often a physical threat to our well-being. However, so many of the things that trigger a response of fear in our modern world are not physical, nor do they resolve themselves quickly or easily.

Neuroscience research has shown that our decision-making capabilities can be severely impaired when we are in a state of fear. If we are wrestling between a rational decision making process and a fear based process, the fear based process will almost always win. As the fear response is associated with the production of cortisol, a known inhibitor of brain function, we frequently retreat into processing our responses within just one side of the brain, whatever is our preferred brain hemisphere. Leveraging just one side of our brains to get to a decision or determine an action means that we are missing out on at least 50% of our brain’s capacity – and likely more. This could be considered the curse of the fear response.

A commitment to developing brain fitness in advance of situations that might stimulate the fear response is the key to promoting better decision-making when we are in the grip of strong emotions. The goal is to ensure the ability to process across both sides of the brain is retained after the initial fear/stress response. Some simple tips can help to prepare you:

  • Develop positive neural pathways in advance of difficult situations:
    • Daily positive affirmations or a meditation practice mean that in times of intense emotional response, the neural pathways have already been established and can be accessed more easily
  • Focus on staying hydrated:
    • Water is an excellent conductor of electricity and promotes the conduction of electrical synapses in the brain
  • Build some movement into your day:
    • Some level of movement or exercise is a great way to dissipate a build up of cortisol in the brain

I know from my own experience this last week, I have experienced some strong emotional reactions and yet I have still needed to be able to continue to function to a high standard. I can recommend all of these strategies as an important part of getting to and maintaining brain fitness.

Try out the strategies and track your progress towards better brain fitness.

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Dr Stan Rodski launches The Brain Edge in the US/Canada

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NeuroCoaching – if you don’t already know what it is, you will soon!

If you don’t know what NeuroCoaching is yet, then get ready to get on board soon. You will want to understand what it is and when to use it. I’ve been studying the discipline for about 10 months now and I am still blown away by the effectiveness of the techniques. The impact of stress on our lives and health is getting more and more visibility in the media. Threats – both real and perceived – are all around us and it often seems hard to get any relief from the onslaught. And that is precisely the issue. Our amazing brains are struggling to evolve as the pace of change around us accelerates ever more. The physiological reactions that were perfectly matched to the threat of being eaten by a saber-toothed tiger are not always healthy for us when constantly triggered by the demands of modern life.

The estimated impact of stress to the US workforce is in excess of $300M annually. 65% of workers surveyed indicated that they had been impacted adversely by stress responses in the workplace. 55 million employees in the EU reported being impacted by stress and in a recent article in Japan, a tragic 21,500 people were reported as literally dying through hard work. If you don’t believe me take a look at this article from The Washington Post (July 31 2016): Do the Japanese really work themselves to death in some cases yes. I’m fairly confident that these estimates may represent the tip of the iceberg with many hours of lost productivity or re-work linked to error going unnoticed because the effect of stress was less severe.

So why NeuroCoaching and not any of the more traditional areas of coaching, e.g. Executive Coaching or Health Coaching? I became interested in the field after suffering from a period of dangerously high blood pressure linked to a very difficult episode in my professional life. As I re-evaluated my priorities and looked to return to my profession on new terms, a former colleague introduced me to the amazing Dr. Stan Rodski (MINDPeakPerformance & ThinkGroup Neurosciences). Based in Melbourne, Australia, Dr. Stan (as he insisted I call him) was easy to talk to from the get-go and clearly passionate about the work he was conducting in the field of stress in the workplace.

So, again, why Neurocoaching? For me, I loved the fact that there was objective (bio)feedback that enabled me to measure my progress via a tiny earlobe sensor. I also loved the fact that I didn’t need to analyze or even identify the source of my stress – this approach focuses entirely on the physiological impacts of a stress response. Marvelous! Who wants to re-live the day that you want so hard to put behind you? Last but certainly not least, the techniques that I was learning all amounted to  less than 10 minutes each day and so they are all perfectly doable no matter how busy I was.

I already had an interest in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) having qualified as a Master Practitioner in the 1990s. As I learned more about NeuroCoaching and the Cognitive Neuroscience that underpinned the approach I was more and more convinced this was not only a very effective approach to manage the impacts of stress, it was also amazingly effective as way to achieve peak performance in high pressure situations. I ultimately signed up to study with Dr. Stan – and also with Dr. Justin Kennedy – as part of the Neuroscience Coaching qualification program that he delivers for the University of Pretoria.

I’ve had the unique opportunity to travel along with Dr. Stan as he has evolved the latest iteration of his Peak Performance coaching programs. The Brain Edge™ has been developed for individuals at the top of their profession so that they can bring that extra something to deliver the competitive edge that makes the difference in that big moment.   The Brain Edge™ courses are aimed at for primary groups of high performing individuals:slide1

  • Sports Achievers
  • Fostering Innovation & Creativity
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So far, I’ve had the opportunity to work with some very talented individuals who are already at the top of their respective professions. I’ve been privileged to learn along with them and also to observe the competitive edge that the NeuroCoaching techniques have given them.

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NewsFlash! If you need to Innovate Neuroscience Research says “Take a Shower!”

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Tod’s Point | Old Greenwich, CT

I have always wanted to live by the sea and when I moved to the US (I am a very lucky resident of Old Greenwich, CT) I got the chance to realize one of my dreams. From my very earliest memories, I loved going to the seaside with my parents but growing up in England meant that the weather didn’t always cooperate so we didn’t go that often. I have found myself drawn to coastal areas at various points in my life, I loved walking by any body of water especially when life was challenging. For me, there is something about the sound of water lapping against the shore and the reflection of the sky on the water that I find very soothing.

After we moved here from the UK, I started to notice –  every now and then – I felt noticeably different, more settled and comfortable with myself and certainly the most “at home” I had ever felt in my life. Even when life threw personal or professional challenges at me, I still felt better than I had ever felt when I lived in England. All it seems to take is a walk round Tod’s Point to make life seem back in balance. At first I attributed this to the East Coast climate and the wonderful blue skies that we see for so many days of the year. I began to wonder whether it had something to do with being so close to the sea when I came across the book, Blue Mind (©Wallace J Nichols 2014; Hachette Book Company ISBN 978-0-316-25208-9). I already had an interest in neuroscience after qualifying as a Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and this book piqued my interest. I began to think that maybe it was the blue skies AND the blue water.

I started connecting more dots during a tutorial session with my professor, Dr Stan Rodski (www.thethinkgroup.com.au), as I was working towards my qualification as a Neurocoach. As we worked through the techniques and strategies to maximize brain performance under pressure, Dr Stan and I happened to start talking about why so many of us have those “in the shower moments” when problems get solved or great ideas pop into our mind. Creativity needs space, it needs an absence of interruptions. Finding somewhere with that you can simply “be” without interruption seems like a tall order these days but you don’t need to go as far as you think. Surprise, surprise – the shower is right there!

Not only is the shower a place where you can be pretty much guaranteed to have some undisturbed time, neuroscience research tells us it is a particularly rich place to stimulate our brains. You thought that you were just having a shower (right?) and yet there is so much more going on; for that 5 or 10 minutes anyone who needs or wants you has to wait; you are moving around so your motor neurones are starting a party with all of the other neurones inside your brain; the water is raining down on your skin – especially your face – stimulating the feeling sense; the sound of the water is initiating a response from our auditory system and last, but certainly not least, the warm, steamy scent in our shower gel activates our olfactory system. Effectively the equation is:

(No interruptions + sensory stimulation = great ideas in the shower!)

So let’s get back to the real world. Unfortunately it isn’t practical to be in the shower all day long and very few of us can afford to spend all of our days by the side of the sea (and not at work), so it is important to take the time in your regular day to replicate the benefits of the Blue Mind. If you can find a way to incorporate 1 or 2 of the items below you will be amazed at the difference it will make to your creative juices..

  1. 2 or 3 times each day make some space for a few precious moments of quiet (Hint: neuroscience research says that about 6.5 minutes will do the wonders!)
  2. Breathe deeply and inhale a scent that you love – it could be a great cup of coffee, an aromatic tea, a favorite food or a favorite hand-cream
  3. Get up and stretch your legs – get those motor neurones to start the party (Dr.Stan tells me that neurones are not very discriminating, they will party with any old neurone once the first one hits the dance floor)
  4. If at all possible take a few minutes to go outside and feel the sun, the breeze or even the rain on your face – your face is one of the places with most nerve endings and so this will stimulate even more brain activity …

Happy Innovating!

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Restoring my creative “battery” in the wonderful waters in St John, USVI.

(Photo taken off of Honeymoon Beach, Caneel Bay, St John, USVI)

 

About the author: Paula Bowie is a qualified Peak Performance Neurocoach trained by Dr. Stan Rodski of the MINDPeakPerformance Institute (www.mindpeakperformance.com). Dr Rodski developed the Colourtation technique ©Colourtation 2015 (www.colourtation.com), a series of Anti-Stress coloring books for adults. DYPPeakPerformance (www.DYPPeakPerformance.com) and DYP Consulting (www.developyourpotential.net) are excited to be partnering with Dr Stan Rodski to bring the benefits of Colourtation and the MINDPeakPerformance techniques to the US. 

Why Everyone Loves a Long Weekend

It isn’t just the fireworks over the 4th July long weekend .. although I love a good firework display. There’s something about an extra day to the weekend that is a real treat. I know that I’m not the only one looking forward to a three day weekend. I realized that as I drove home from the office last night and met the parking lot on the I95 on the NY/CT border!

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As I wondered why so many of us were prepared to suffer hours in traffic jams and airport queues just because we have one extra day in the weekend, I came to the conclusion that when we travel to a different location there is something significantly different about how we get our weekend battery recharge.

 

We spend more time outside – whether it is playing sport, walking along the beach or just a picnic – we certainly don’t seem to be inside watching the TV or doing chores. There is something extremely liberating about staying in a rented house. None of the regular house maintenance belongs to us and a consensus seems effortlessly achieved about the bare minimum of housework that we can live with. We hang out with our family and friends a lot more and share the tasks of preparing some of our favorite foods – all part of the 4th July holiday tradition. We enjoy lazy afternoons catching up on news and sharing meals together.

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For lots of people, a long weekend can also be a favorite time for some “me” time. Whether it is completing a task that needs quiet and no interruptions or simply finding time for a massage, when we all go on “vacation” together the emails and texts die down and we feel free to focus on what’s important to us. That tough day at work fades into the background just a little and the dispute we had with a co-worker somehow seems less important than it did in the middle of the week. I know lots of people who love the space of a long weekend to plan – anything from the children’s timetable for the following week to their next moves to grow a new business.

But this isn’t just an impression. There is solid science behind the rested feeling after a long weekend. Our bodies and brains are constantly seeking balance – homeostasis is the technical term – and our 21st Century world can make balance tough to find. In order to be at our peak, it is important to monitor not just one but four [yes, four] major influences that can significantly impact our energy levels.

Physical Energy is a possibly the first type of energy that we think about. Taking exercise, eating well and getting sleep are all important but it isn’t always easy to fit any or all of them into a life that revolves around the demands of work and multiple family members. The chance to get outside, feel the fresh air on our faces and move around can completely change our perspective and the oxygen and sunlight re-energizes our bodies and brains. This stimulates melatonin, the hormone that helps us to regulate our natural, circadian rhythms and is a great promoter of healthy sleep.

Emotional Energy is a little less obvious but will probably resonate with many people. Feeling anxious or uncertain about something at work or home can really sap your energy. Some people – and I am one of them – are also very sensitive to environments where there is a lot of negativity. The impact that I experience when I’m in close proximity to a lot of negative emotion is essentially a heightened awareness that stimulates adrenaline, the fight or flight hormone and depresses my dopamine levels. To allow the excess adrenaline to flush out of my system and rebuild those dopamine levels, I find that getting some distance from the situation is essential to me. If I don’t manage it once or twice each week, a dose of alone-time during a long weekend really gets me back into balance.

Mental Energy is a form of energy that may not immediately come to mind, although I’ve found that when I’ve talked this one through with individuals that I’m coaching, I find it impacts more people than we realize. In our work, school and personal lives, our brains are bombarded by constant stimulation. We are endlessly interrupted – sometimes whether we want to be or not – by phone calls, emails, texts, IMs, notifications demanding that we switch our attention from whatever we were doing to this “thing” that we must do now. The constant stimulation can cause a build up of excess adrenaline and cortisol that is harmful to our health in the long-term. Whenever you feel that sense of exhaustion after a day spent nearly finishing lots of things – and somehow finishing none – that is a potential sign of adrenaline and cortisol overload. A change of scenery, the potential to get away from constant interruption is what we seem to crave during a long weekend and it our brain seeking its way back to the simpler time of our childhood when we lived in the moment and had yet to learn the skill of “multi-tasking”.

Managing your Spiritual Energy might not seem to be something that everyone needs on first inspection. You may not identify as someone who holds deep religious beliefs or as someone who is seeking a greater meaning in life. But if you are someone who has ever felt that they are exhausted after spending the majority of their week doing things that someone else needed or wanted – and just never got to anything that was important to you – then you are likely suffering from a lack of spiritual energy. Once again, it is the driving force of adrenaline pushing you to get all of those “other” tasks done that leaves you feeling drained. To restore balance – homeostasis – your brain craves those activities where you manage to achieve almost effortless, zen-like absorption in the task at hand. Whatever it is that you love to do, time seems to fly by leaving you feeling rested and restored as the brain recovers its balance through an uptick in dopamine levels, flushing out any excess adrenaline or cortisol.

Now I would vote for 3 day weekends for everyone all of the time but I’m also realistic enough to know that this is not going to happen any time soon. So how can we retain some of that feel-good factor during the regular weeks? The trick is to keep an eye on all four of the areas outlined above for potential areas that drain you of energy. Take just a few moments each day to tend to each area and over a period of 3 to 4 weeks you will start to notice a difference. So for right now, enjoy the long weekend; be sure to get outside and walk around, plan some time with the family and friends that you love,  seek the company of some fun, positive people and – last but not least – find some time to do a little something just for you. As they say in the L’Oreal advert, “You Deserve it”.

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P.S. To all of the Canadians out there who recognize a scene from the very beautiful Algonquin Park, Happy Canada Day!

Author: Paula Bowie is a qualified Peak Performance Neurocoach trained by Dr. Stan Rodski of the MINDPeakPerformance Institute (www.mindpeakperformance.com). Dr Rodski developed the Colourtation technique ©Colourtation 2015 (www.colourtation.com), a series of Anti-Stress coloring books for adults. DYPPeakPerformance (www.DYPPeakPerformance.com) and DYP Consulting (www.developyourpotential.net) are excited to be partnering with Dr Stan Rodski to bring the benefits of Colourtation and the MINDPeakPerformance techniques to the US. 

Why I want my Fund Manager to use Neurocoaching

US Markets 5 days May 2016   A quick look at the S&P500 chart for the first week of May 2016 shows that we may have a bumpy ride ahead of us during the Summer.

S&P April   The Spring-like optimism seen in the month of April seems to have evaporated as we begin our journey through uncharted waters in the run-up to Convention season and a General Election.

So what on earth does that have to do with Neurocoaching? Why do I care what type of training, development or coaching the staff at my Fund Manager is getting? Well I care because our economy is also traveling through uncharted waters. The strategies that worked in the past are not always going toward in the future and I want to be sure that the team of people looking after my money are performing at their very best, at their PEAK.

I want the Fund Managers looking after my money to be reviewing the stats and seeing what is really there [and not just what they want to see]. This is easier to say than do. Traders and Fund Managers frequently operate in an environment of pressure,stress and sleep deprivation. Not an ideal environment to support the very best decision-making processes that need to be executed in a nano-second.

The research of the MIND Peak Performance Institute has 25 years of science that underpins a series of powerful techniques, MINDfulness-at-YourDesk ©, to counteract the impact of working in a fast-paced, stressful environment on the minimum amount of sleep. Their evidence-based approach has helped trading groups around the world to deliver improved bottom-line results.

How do they do it? MINDfulness-at-YourDesk © is focused on helping individuals to manage their energy, specifically brain energy, in real-life situations. When we deprive our brain of what it needs to perform, usually through poor nutrition, lack of hydration or lack of sleep, this amazing and complex organ initiates processes to protect it’s energy supply. There is no substitute for adequate nutrition, water intake or sleep; but recognizing that we all live in the real world, the MIND Peak Performance Institute has developed proven, measurable techniques in conjunction with a population of over 3,000,000 research participants over 25+ years. Just 6m 57s of the Colourtation © technique in conjunction with α brainwave inducing music can restore the same amount of energy as 25 minutes of sleep.

If your Fund Managers aren’t using MINDfulness-at-YourDesk ©, ask them why not. To make sure your money is being looked after by Fund Managers working at their PEAK Performance, find out more at developyourpotential.net.

 

 

Neurocoaching by the Numbers

The MINDPeak Performance © Neurocoaching technique is based on 25+ years of hard science. The focus is on optimizing brain physiology to realize Peak Performance consistently, when needed, under pressure. For all of the senior executives out there who love hard facts …

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