Our weekly Team NLP blog where you’ll find inspiration and actionable advice on how to build healthy habits, resilience and connections in our unprecedented times.
How are you getting on? This week I want to invite you to our next free webinar on the 22nd July at 7pm which this time is all about how to move out of the fuzzy covid-brain space and into success!
What has been most on your mind this week? Maybe you are deciding how to pivot your business to thrive post pandemic. We have certainly been doing a lot of that as we are now taking most of our business online to offer blended NLP solutions to our students. Or maybe you have been deciding whether to step into the world again and to go for wearing the mask or not? We ventured out to the shops and to a restaurant this week and it was a very different experience. Even my hairdressers had changed beyond recognition and many of the things I used to enjoy like a nice coffee whilst reading the latest Vogue had disappeared.
You might think that we will come out of the pandemic feeling and thinking more sharply about the future. Yet, on the contrary, many people are feeling fuzzy headed and emotionally fragile at the moment. I certainly had a very challenging couple of days this week without really understanding why I felt the way that I did. Fortunately, I have my NLP toolkit that kicks in on these sorts of days. And I want to share with you the strategies that I use. So put the 22nd July at 7pm into your diaries now and sign up below.
I have been studying neuroscience these past couple of years and was interested to read what INSEAD neuroscientist Hilke Plassmann has to say about our brain’s response to covid-19…
She says that we are not just sleep deprived and stressed, we are experiencing the effects of very real brain changes brought on by the trauma and uncertainty of the pandemic. In a recent INSEAD Knowledge article written together with her INSEAD colleague Benjamin Kessler, she dubs the phenomenon “COVID brain” and explains its physiological roots:
‘’In times like these, our brains tend to work differently. The prefrontal cortex, the area of the brain responsible for complex planning, working memory and analytical thinking, is swamped with ambiguous signals, impacting our decision-making abilities. Meanwhile, the brain scours its long-term memory systems for comparable experiences. Finding few precedents for this pandemic, it looks intently outward for guidance on what to do next. The combination of impaired analytical thinking and heightened external sensitivity creates what can be called ‘Covid-19 brain’ – a fragile, frazzled state that keeps our thoughts simultaneously on edge and unfocused.’’
Although we do not have all the answers, at Team NLP we do have some very pragmatic suggestions for you on our webinar. For example, how to deal with overwhelm, how to stay positive, how to build your personal resilience. Would that be useful for you? Please sign up below and looking forward to seeing you on the 22nd. And, if you miss the webinar there will be a recording.
To your success…
Lindsey and Team NLP
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If you would like to know more about how Neuro Linguistic Programming can help you to emerge from lockdown with renewed clarity and energy sign up to our next free webinar ‘Change Your Life with NLP’ on the 22nd July at 7pm.