The Science of Stress Reduction
During this pandemic, heavy drinking among women has gone up by 40%. Liquor sales are skyrocketing. Many Americans are self-medicating their depression with alcohol. Is "Positive Thinking" the key to a healthier, balanced life, as told by many self-help gurus and motivational speakers?
Fear, uncertainty and isolation have been taking a heavy toll on all of us during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our emotions are running high. We are physically and mentally exhausted. How we take care of ourselves and each other makes a big difference in getting us through these trying times. Historical data have predicted an impending stress-induced mental health crisis.
In this talk, you will learn the science of stress reduction. You will develop an understanding of the stress response and its impact. You will find out how to stay relaxed and productive in any circumstance. You will gain new insights into why it is important to have control, predictability and progress. You will discover that we can reduce stress by doing, instead of thinking. Thinking our ways out of stress is an illusion, instead of reality.
Dr. Terry Wu received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Vanderbilt University. He has a 33-year career in Neuroscience. He has been running his marketing firm for 20 years, giving his clients a strong competitive edge by applying insights from Neuroscience and Psychology.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Wu has been studying how to apply Neuroscience to Leadership. He found that leadership development had been focused primarily on teaching leaders how to lead, but not why the brain follows. This weakness was amplified by the pandemic during which leaders scrambled to find ways to lead or someone to follow. Dr. Wu’s research on the Neuroscience of Leadership has uncovered many practical and actionable insights that empower leaders with science to make their leadership more predictable and successful.