Winning the War in Your Brain
Fear, Stress, Anxiety and Depression Vs. Pleasure, Happiness and Joy
The number of people worldwide reporting feeling stress or anxiety is massive! 80% of US workers say they experience stress on the job (American Inst of Stress). (70% according to APA). Covid added to the problems with a spike in anxiety (37% up from 8% pre-Covid!) and depression (30% up from 6%!) according to the World Economic Forum.
One positive thing about Covid though has been that employers and Governments are beginning to take mental health a lot more seriously. Though many fall back on the health systems who seem intent on flawed idea of medicating people out of the problems rather than dealing with the root causes.
In this AdvantEdge Guide Series, we’re taking a rather special approach to the issues by looking at the flip side of fear, stress and anxiety in the brain, by comparing and contrasting these with Happiness and Joy in the brain. One side raises performance, the other inhibits it.
This powerful AdvantEdge Coaching Series has been refined and developed and is the basis for helping many clients to have Joy@Work, improve their own performance and that of their teams and businesses. Throughout 2023, we’ll be making this powerful AdvantEdge 11 part series available by Podcast, Text and Video.
This series has 11 parts and we intend to publish in order a new part each month. The working links below (in red) are available to you now. If you want access to them all now, that’s great and you can sign up for AdvantEdge Coaching here.
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Winning the War in Your Brain - AdvantEdge Guide Series:
We’ll begin with why Joy@Work matters and then I’m going to share something that has discouraged far too many people from even thinking that they can do this. I trust that this will encourage you to know that you, me and everyone else on this planet - we all doubt we deserve to be joyful and that’s a lie from the pit of hell.
Why Joy@Work Matters - Live April ‘23
Do You Dare To Have Joy@Work? - Live May ‘23
Then we need to understand that you, me and everyone else are biased and prejudiced! That is we each have our own set of lenses through which we see and interpret the world around us, and how these lenses may alter our perception. Understanding our own biases and how to mitigate any negative impact is essential for personal development progress.
Pride and Prejudice - June ‘23
Then we’ll develop your understanding of the circles of power, influence and concern so that you can easily assess what challenge is within your power to change or affect, what matters to you and what is beyond the reasonable possibility of your control.
Understanding Your Circles of Power, Influence and Concern - July ‘23
We’ll then develop your knowledge about fear, stress and anxiety in the brain and compare and contrast these with Joy, pleasure and happiness in the brain.
Fear, Stress, Anxiety and Depression in Your Brain - Early August ‘23
Joy, Happiness and Pleasure in Your Brain - Late August ‘23
Next, we’ll guide your understanding of how we respond to challenges choosing to be “At Cause” for our life or “At Effect” of others, events and the challenges we face.
Choosing to Be At Cause or At Effect - September ‘23
Finally we’ll empower you with four practical guides that you can choose to raise performance @work, Increase happiness in your whole life, Increase Joy@Work, and lastly, how to bounce back from stress to joy.
How to Raise Performance and have Joy@Work - October ‘23
How to Increase Happiness in your whole life - November ‘23
How to Increase Joy@Work - Early December ‘23
How do we shift from Stress and Anxiety to Happiness and Joy? - Late December ‘23