Brain/Mind – Body Mechanics
Speaker: Tracey Gee
How the two influence and impact on each other. It will be biology 101 covering the triune brain, autonomic nervous system and neuroplasticity.
Strategies such as relaxation response breathing (as opposed to stress response breathing), mindful thought/emotion engagement and healthy attention.
Breathing apps and strategies
Download the handout
Music – binaural beats (Alpha) one and two
The power of mindfulness and self-compassion
Speaker: Anna Friis
Self-compassion is emerging as a balm for many modern day ailments, arising out of scientific studies into the health benefits associated with mindfulness. Not only does self-compassion increase emotional resilience but also protects against the negative effects of stress on wellbeing and physical health. Anna will talk about how mindfulness and self-compassion are skills that can be learned by anyone, bringing a greater sense of ease and happiness, and enabling one to ”breath underwater” when life feels overwhelming.
Imbalance to Integration:
Moving past the desire for work/life balance to the next level
Jai Ivarsson from Realestate.co.nz talks about his personal experiences in juggling a professional career with his family and personal life.
The Backfire Effect
(or why facts don't win arguments)
Helen Durrant talks about the Backfire Effect and why using facts can often be detrimental to winning an argument.
View her Slides online
Teamwork Lessons for "A players"
Robert Pearce gives us a preview of his upcoming talk nz.js(con), covering common team scenarios as approached by an "A player" mentality and it's negative cost to the individual, team and company.
View his talk at Javascipt NZ