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Practical Psychology: The 4 Fundamentals of Resilience
Wed, April 19, 2017, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM BST
This is going to be an amazing event. We have 3 speakers for you! In this event you will see a Neuroscientist, a coach and a therapist.
Have you ever been overwhelmed by stress? Or are you struggling right now? Stress can come from any direction: money, an endless workload, your health, your family - or trying to juggle all of the above.
The modern world increasingly forces us into a constant state of emergency, managing one crisis to the next, struggling to get through the work week, only to spend the weekend trying to catch up before starting all over again.
Sometimes, it can feel like an emotional rollercoaster. At other times, we go numb, tuning out to get through it. Whether it comes in the form of sudden dramatic change or the culmination of a thousand smaller demands that seem unmanageable, we all become overwhelmed. And we all want to feel more calm, competent and in control.
Many of you already know that our minds were not evolved to process the volume of information thrown at us by modern life. Prolonged stress increases the likelihood of mental and physical illness, compromises the immune system and dulls our capacity to relate to ourselves and others.
The “secret” to dealing with adversity quickly and effectively is emotional resilience. Resilience allows you to banish burnout and bounce back, again and again. Improving your resilience will dramatically change your life for the better.
This talk will introduce you to the 4 Fundamentals of Resilience as seen by a neuroscientist, a trauma expert and a self-esteem specialist. You will find out exactly what resilience means for you as an individual, practice many simple tools and techniques to find the combinations that work best for you, design your resilience strategy and discover how you can become more emotionally resilient right away.
You will learn:
• Powerful stress management hacks
• How to get out of fight/flight mode rapidly and take control of a situation
• Brain hacks to bring your scattered mind back into focus
• Methods for identifying negative thoughts and challenging them effectively
• The means to effectively channel your own evolutionary responses that are “hard wired”
• Techniques to eliminate destructive self-talk, criticism and blame
• How to use your brain’s neuroplasticity - its ability to change with experience and adapt new ways of thinking - to access unlimited capacity for increasing and renewing your own reserves of resilience
• The ability to harness your “happy hormones” at any time
• The underestimated and overlooked key to feeling good at any time
This talk is for anyone looking for easy-to-use tools to overcome difficulties quickly and effectively. The focus will be hands on and experiential - you will come away with practices you can use and continue to develop at home, in the office—wherever and whenever you want. Address your overload now, and prevent it in the future with these vital skills.
Alina Nix: Neuroscientist
Alina Nix is a neuroscientist, researcher and therapist who passionately believes that we all should have access to the best brain hacks that science can deliver. She has trained in psychotherapy, mindfulness meditation, and hypnotherapy. Alina also has a Master’s degree in Neuroscience from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at Kings College London, where she focused her research on how lifestyle factors such as diet, exercise and stress can be used to change our brains and improve our mental health. She specialises in applying the latest discoveries in neuroscience to therapy and everyday living, working in partnership with her clients, colleagues and audiences to harness their individual neurobiology to improve their minds, bodies and life experience
Rachel Jane Cooke: Therapist and Coach
Rachel Jane Cooke is a therapist, speaker and coach who has supported hundreds of people in living better with resilience, healthy boundaries and solid self esteem. She has a Master's degree in Integrative Psychotherapy and is also trained in NLP, mindfulness meditation, hypnotherapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples. She has a warm, straight-talking approach which makes space for humour (not all therapy is grim!), but she is very serious about being thoroughly non-judgmental and holding space for every client as an individual. She is especially passionate about working with people aged 27-35 going through this generation's 'third life crisis” feeling dissatisfied, bored and burnt out, supporting them to reclaim aliveness and purpose. Find out more at racheljanecooke.com and p-therapy.com.
Richard Mark: Integrative Therapist
Richard Mark is an integrative therapist with sixteen years experience in private practice and the voluntary sector. He is also trained in hypnotherapy, mindfulness practice and Emotional Freedom Techniques. He is an experienced bereavement and addictions counsellor, a clinical supervisor, and has run training organisations in psychotherapy, hypnotherapy and Emotional Freedom Techniques. Being inspired by the incredible resilience of his addictions and mental health clients has led Richard to study and concentrate on helping his clients empower themselves. Close personal experience of people living with ADHD and PTSD have made these challenges an avid focus of his therapy work.