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HEALTH MIND & BODY

THROUGH “THE POWER OF AGENCY”

By Paul Napper, PsyD & Anthony Rao, PhD

Lecture, Book Signing with Refreshments


Event: June 19, 2019 from 7:00PM to 8:30PM

Acton Pharmacy: 563 Mass Ave, Acton, MA 01720

Held upstairs in our conference room.

Psychology experts Paul Napper and Anthony Rao show us how to gain greater self-control, feel grounded, think more clearly, and adopt healthier life habits with their newly released book The Power of Agency: The 7 Principles to Conquer Obstacles, Make Effective Decisions & Create a Life on Your Own Terms. Agency is what human beings have always used to be in fuller command of their lives. Today our personal Agency is being eroded by the hectic, fast-paced 24-7 lives so many of us live. Backed by science and field-tested in their clinical and consulting work, Napper & Rao will discuss how to get started on building your Agency. These principles help adults, teens, and children to feel more positive, develop healthier life habits, make more thoughtful decisions, and feel empowered to pursue what matters most to them.

WHAT IS AGENCY?

What human beings use in order to be in full command of their lives



Agency is the ability to act as an effective agent for yourself — thinking, reflecting, making choices and behaving in ways that direct you toward creating the life you want most for yourself.

Why Agency is critical today?



One in five Americans today — approximately forty million people — has been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Many millions more are overwhelmed on a daily basis from accelerated lifestyles, always-on technology, and ever increasing job demands. Anxiety and overwhelm prevent us from exercising authority and control in our lives. Based on years of research and real-world application, The Power of Agency guides you to fully become the author of your life — through doing less and reflecting more before making the choices necessary to create a life on your own terms.

Who we are

Noted psychology experts Dr. Paul Napper and Dr. Anthony Rao help you unlock your personal agency with seven empowering principles designed to build your confidence to calmly conquer challenges and live more authentically:

  • Control Stimuli - Rid yourself of distraction and engage your focus on the most important matters in your life.

  • Associate Selectively - Surround yourself with supportive and optimistic people.

  • Move - Keep active in your own way for vigorous mental and physical health.

  • Position Yourself as a Learner - Realize you don’t know everything and open yourself to new information and ideas to grow as a person.

  • Manage Your Emotions and Beliefs - Feelings are not facts so don’t act on impulse or from pre-conceived notions.

  • Check Your Intuition - Trust your intuition, but analyze your situation before taking action.

  • Deliberate, then Act - Consider all options and possibilities logically before deciding on the best course of action.

Featuring stories of people who have successfully applied these principles to improve their lives, The Power of Agency will give you the insights and skills to clear your mind, build confidence, conquer obstacles, think and reflect more deeply, and make more creative decisions to get you closer to the life you envision.

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Paul Napper is the author of The Power of Agency: The 7 Principles to Conquer Obstacles, Make Effective Decisions and Create a Life on Your Own Terms. He has a large, passionate following from his success helping people unlock their capabilities to reach their full potential and live authentically. He leads a management psychology and executive coaching consultancy in Boston. His client list includes Fortune 500 companies, universities, and start-ups.

Anthony Rao is a nationally known expert in psychology. He sounded the alarm on a burgeoning crisis in American boyhood 10 years ago, and for over twenty years, he was a psychologist at Boston Children’s Hospital and an instructor at Harvard Medical School. He consults with parents and educators globally on helping young people address the unique challenges they face today. He has been featured in many publications and appears as an expert commentator for news programs. He is the author of two books: The Power of Agency: The 7 Principles to Conquer Obstacles, Make Effective Decisions & Create a Life on Your Own Terms and The Way of Boys: Promoting the Social and Emotional Development of Young Boys.

Agency: what humans use to be in full command of their lives

One in five people—approximately forty million Americans—has been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Vastly more experience overwhelm on a daily basis from accelerated lifestyles, always-upgrading technology and ever increasing job performance metrics. Based on years of research and real-word application, The Power of Agency gives you the first steps toward doing less and reflecting more before making the choices necessary to create a life on your own terms.

Renowned psychology experts Paul Napper and Anthony Rao will help you break through your state of overwhelm by showing you how to access your personal agency with seven empowering principles designed to build your confidence to calmly conquer challenges and live more authentically:

  • Control Stimuli. Rid yourself of distraction and engage your focus on important matters.

  • Associate Selectively. Surround yourself with supportive and optimistic people.

  • Move. Keep active in your own way for vigorous mental and physical health.

  • Position Yourself as a Learner. Realize you don’t know everything and open yourself to new information and ideas to grow as a person.

  • Manage Your Emotions and Beliefs. Feelings are not facts so don’t act on impulse or from pre-conceived notions.

  • Check Your Intuition. Trust your instincts, but analyze your situation before acting on them.

  • Deliberate, then Act. Consider all options and possibilities before deciding on the best course of action.

Featuring stories of people who have successfully applied these principles to improve their lives, The Power of Agency will give you the insights and skills to clear your mind in order to think, reflect, and make creative decisions to guide you to the life you want.



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