Video #1 Ever wonder how your ancestors survived horrific stress? Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive. "We are not distressed by things, but by our view of things". Epicurus
Ted.com|13 min| 2013
"Stress isn’t always a bad thing; it can be handy for a burst of extra energy and focus, but when it’s continuous, it actually begins to change your brain. This Ted.Ed video shows how chronic stress can affect brain size, its structure, and how it functions, right down to the level of your genes." 2015 5 min.
"The Happy Secret to Better Work." Positive psychology improves your outlook and your output. Shawn Acho r2011 | Ted.com | 12 min
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In art school, Phil Hansen developed an unruly tremor in his hand that kept him from creating the pointillist drawings he loved. Hansen was devastated, floating without a sense of purpose. Until a neurologist made a simple suggestion: embrace this limitation ... and transcend it. Phil Hansen | TED Talks| 10 min. | May 21, 2013
1. What is it that you want to change in yourself, your organization, your relationships and/or leadership skills? (Goal setting)
2. What is stopping you from making the change you know you need to make? Identify your immunity (resistance) to the change. (Fears, false assumptions, worries based on the stories you made up in your head)
This Brene Brown podcast in your Dare to Lead series, explores the 2009 book "Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization (Leadership for the Common Good)"
Video #10 Question: "How can my mental health survive something as awful as the stress of this global pandemic, racial injustice and climate crisis?" Answer: Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl, provides a template for resilient survival during trauma of historic proportions. This 6-minute video shares major coping tools.
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