Mind Math: Brain + Body = Mind. Leveraging the Brain-Body Connection for Personal and Professional Growth
For centuries we have operated under Descartes’ influential but erroneous distinction between body and mind. “I think therefore I am” is so 17th century! We are more than our thoughts. Moreover, our thoughts themselves are the product of our physical and emotional states. One’s mind or “self” is not just the sum of our thoughts and feelings; it is a bi-directional system of brain and body activity.
By employing various practices based on this development in scientific knowledge, we and our clients can effect desired changes in our behaviors, cognitive development, and emotional well-being. This interactive workshop will explore and experiment with some of these practices and techniques, as well as provide you with a conceptual grounding to enable you to discover or establish other practices and techniques for the benefit of yourself and your clients. Workshop participants will:
- experience a few practices and techniques that they can later employ to facilitate desired behaviors, feelings, and mindsets in themselves and their clients (such as breathing techniques, self-hypnosis, priming, and sensation identification).
- learn about the relationships among mind, brain, and body so they will be able to discover or develop their own approaches to achieving desired change.
- gain a greater appreciation for how daily lifestyles impact their clients’ minds and behaviors (such as the effects of sleep, exercise, and meditation on our memories, moods, and thinking abilities).
Participants will receive 1 ICF Core Competency and .25 Resource Development CCEUs!
About the Speaker:
Jeff Schneider, J.D., M.Ed., PCC, BCC, CCH, serves as confidential and transformational coach and change agent for professionals, executives, entrepreneurs, nonprofit and for-profit organizations, and educators and educational institutions. His clients range from sole proprietors and City mayors to multinational corporations and professional services firms, from nonprofit organizations of all sizes to academic institutions. Jeff teaches and coaches senior executives from around the world at and on behalf of Harvard Business School, conducts workshops for nonprofit leaders on behalf of the Fieldstone Leadership Network, and coaches various other clients worldwide. Additionally, Jeff serves a major initiative out of Yale and Harvard designed to improve diversity and inclusion through talent development (in light of research concluding that traditional diversity training is ineffective and sometimes counterproductive). For University of San Diego, Jeff mentors and assesses graduate student coaches-in-training.
With graduate degrees from Stanford and Harvard, Jeff has devoted the past three decades to serving individuals and a broad range of organizations in various capacities: as a trusted advisor, professional and executive coach, attorney, professor, judge, arbitrator, executive, and leader of two nonprofit organizations. A life-long student of the mind, behavior, and human potential, Jeff has developed an expertise in adult development, education, and personal and organizational transformation (and currently working on his PhD in Human Development). Through his company, Partners in Thought ® , LLC, Jeff’s mission is to empower others to be the best they can be through science-based tools, unbiased insight, provocative questions, humor and confidentiality.