Part 1 - Mon, June 8, 2020
Part 2 - Mon, June 22, 2020
Part 3 - Tue, July 14, 2020
Times include a 1-Hour break after first 3 hours
11:00 – 5:00 pm (Eastern Time)
10:00 – 4:00 pm (Central Time)
9:00 – 3:00 pm (Mountain Time)
8:00 – 2:00 pm (Pacific Time)
The Urgent Need for Adaptability
Unprecedented levels of unhappiness, addiction, violence, chronic disease, and even falling life expectancy. It’s not your imagination—modern life is truly hazardous to our health. Many causes of these “first-world problems” have been identified, from smog to social media. But there is a simple explanation underlying it all, and it comes down to how our brains evolved—the biology of survival—clashing with the rapidly increasing complexity of the world around us in surprising ways. While it is individuals who are suffering, organizations are bearing the brunt of the economic impact in the form of employee factors like poor engagement, high turnover, and rising healthcare costs. And, longer term, we must all bear the costs to our communities. LEO addresses this problem at the root—through conceptual and educational innovations, it helps participants quickly acquire emotional and intellectual vulnerability and tools for resilience and adaptability. The result is substantially improved mental health and a growth mindset, leading to greater effectiveness at work and many other aspects of life.
About the LEO Program
LEO is an interactive program that explores how the human brain works and why our brain is not prepared for the challenges of today’s world. Our lower brain, designed for our survival, dominants our day to day life. Using neuroplasticity – the ability for the brain to physically rewire itself – LEO teaches how to use different parts of the brain. Attendees will learn to use the higher brain instead of the lower brain to achieve lower stress, better memory, more creativity and most importantly, resilience!
LEO teaches tools and strategies to empower executives, employees, sales staff, customers, and, frankly, ANYONE with practical tools to understand their brains and quickly improve resilience, adaptability, and fearlessness in a rapidly changing, stressful world. Participants of the program report increased resiliency, improved quality of life, reduced anxiety, leadership in problem solving, clarity of thinking and optimism for the future.
Part 1 (June 8) - Cooling Down the 'Red-Hot' Lower Brain
Part 2 (June 22) - Building Conscious and Unconscious Barriers for...
- Protecting the Lower Brain
- Increasing Higher Brain Power (FASTC)
Part 3 (July 14) - Individual and Team Fearlessness
Summary of Deliverables
Dealing with a chaotic world
- How to build our adaptability skin
- Knowledge, skills, tools, and tribe
- Discomfort tolerance including physical, emotional, intellectual, and scientific
- Specific brain components enhanced to increase discomfort tolerance and therefore adaptability in a VUCA world (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous)
- Reinventing ourselves and our communities/organizations
- Immune function optimization to combat the Coronavirus
- Reducing stress, anxiety, and fear impact on brain and body
- The brain science of crowdsourcing our way through a VUCA world
- Community as a major predictor of health but the brain science of building emotionally intimate community (true community)
Dr. Niraj Nijhawan
Dr. Niraj (Raj) Nijhawan is a practicing physician. He was raised in Milwaukee, WI, graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1992, and completed a medical residency in Anesthesiology/Critical Care at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Nijhawan received a National Institute of Health Scientist Training Grant where he acquired a Master’s Degree in clinical research as he was trained as a clinical scientist and designed and conducted medical research. Dr Nijhawan has spent nearly 30 years cataloging, practicing. teaching, and helping people integrate the latest knowledge from the realms of medical, social, and neuroscience into their lives.