"One of the best TedX talks I have ever seen, practical & intellectual,
there are even references at the end. Thank you Stefanie!"
-Munir Rashid, Leadership Facilitator & Executive Coach, Berlin
"Everyone needs to hear this. Period."
-Mikkel, YouTube subscriber
"These are insights I can apply to my professional life as well as my parenting."
-JD Lanigan, Owner, Performance Consulting International
Humans are the most experience-dependent species that has ever existed on the planet.
Our brain depends on its experiences to build itself.
Our genes lay a blueprint, but they actually only contain a microscopic amount of information compared with the trillions of connections and bits of information
that end up actually building and shaping the human brain.
I created this talk to help spread awareness of why we need to surround ourselves with - and try to become - wise, self-aware and nurturing “brain models” in order for the human species to evolve to its highest potential.
We cannot keep acting as though anxiety, depression, suicide, bullying and substance abuse are things that just ‘happen’ to people.
These are symptoms of being overwhelmed by life and not having teachers, leaders and caregivers who can model what it looks like to self-regulate and find self-compassion. The solution? We must become those models by strengthening our own self-regulation networks.
Having an experience-dependent brain means that although our past plays a role in how we react to things now, it ALSO means we can choose new experiences to build powerful NEW neural circuitry.
Please share this with anyone who who wants to understand how to unleash the potential of the human mind.
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