Connecting Heart and Mind for Optimal Performance

In our modern world of information overload, high complexity, multiple consecutive double espressos, and the often-heard sense that life is "speeding up", it is inevitable that our bodies can feel that we are in a state of never-ending stress. Stress is not the only problem. The fact that our bodies often cannot return to a relaxed state also is.

What is the event about?

In the midst of our professional (and personal) realities accelerating and fluctuating on a daily basis, we are also expected to develop such sought after skills as disruptive creativity, intuition, on-the-spot decision making or adaptability. We are encouraged to build connected communities for better collaboration, see multiple potentials and solutions, and forever manage our time. 

These skills are attainable, but the brain on its own is not cut out for the task.

What is the driving force behind learning, developing, sustaining and mastering these skills then?

It is our personal energy reserves.

To build energy reserves, reach a state of optimal functioning, and to be able to tap into our higher cognitive functions that allow us superior performance, our nervous, and hormonal systems need to work properly, and in a harmonised and integrated manner.

How do we achieve this? 

We need to restore the balance between our two brains. The one that beats in our chest and the one that is in our skull.

Pioneering scientific research at the HeartMath Institute demonstrated that our physical heart contains its own independent nervous system, or “heart-brain”, of approximately 40,000 neurons that can sense, feel, learn and remember. The heart and brain continually exchange critical information that influences how the brain and body function. The heart actually sends far more information to the brain than the brain sends to the heart. 

Getting the heart and brain working together can optimise mental performance, restore and maintain emotional and physical health, contributing to our sense of meaning, well-being and relationships - our life. 

During our 2,5 hour together we will touch on the topics such as: 

  • living in survival vs. living in creation
  • the physiology of surviving vs. thriving - how hormones, neurotransmitters and emotional molecules contribute to performance and our daily realities 
  • the main function of the brain
  • the weaknesses of the human brain - how to switch off our amygdala 
  • facts of the heart
  • childhood sets ups - emotions, thoughts and feelings - affecting performance 
  • from fixed to flexible mindset - neuroplasticity 
  • building coherence between the brain and the heart - building energy reserves  
  • how to view issues and interactions from a broader, more emotionally balanced and intelligent perspective. 

Mariann Gódor is an economist and health psychologist, with a deep-rooted passion for enhancing human potential. Having lived and worked in 6 different countries she has a truly international profile with strong multicultural awareness. Her expertise includes developing brain and heart-friendly L&D and HR interventions, training design and delivery, leadership development, and coaching and mentoring. Her main interest lies in building strong communities and supporting sustainable high-performance by helping individuals develop new ways of thinking, feeling, and being, to move from survival to a state of creation. Connect to her on LinkedIn or reach her at mg@muyal.global

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