Because we have not known how our brains work until fairly recently, most of us were never taught to use our brains optimally. This is the main cause of emotional friction and upset in our lives.
Through the work of neuroscience, we are discovering training methods that are simple and can be applied in the workplace to create emotional harmony, even between the most diverse groups of people.
The disharmony in diverse groups starts with our emotional reaction to events. Different events trigger different emotions. While our independent emotions are not unique. Our emotional triggers are. What is funny to one may be deeply insulting to another.
What neuroscience has found is that, just as we do specific exercises to strengthen certain muscles in our bodies, so there are specific cognitive exercises that strengthen and tone specific brain functions. Recent work of neuroscience is showing that the effects of brain training are measurable after a few hours of mental exercise.
The emotional center of the brain is particularly receptive to cognitive training. In this training session your staff will discover that their emotions are regulated by two pathways, the upper and the lower. Mainly we use the unconscious lower pathway, which results in an emotional response that is instinctive, reactive, and tends negative. The classic fight, flight, or freeze reactions are regulated by the lower pathway. The upper pathway is conscious and results in an emotional response that is considerate, proactive, and tends positive. The higher emotions of tolerance, forgiveness, and empathy are regulated by the upper pathway.
My decade of road tripping the planet solo provided me with many highly challenging emotional situations that gave me the opportunity to discover this firsthand, and to learn to strengthen my upper pathway in natural and practical ways. Using this practical experience, I will teach your staff that every emotion is a choice, and you can choose to flood your brain with joyful calm, even in the most stressful situation.
By using simply cognitive training techniques that can be practiced, and perfected, right on the shop floor, even the most diverse groups can learn to modulate and control their emotional response to one that is beneficial to all concerned.