WORKPLACE COURSES

We provide courses that support wellness, productivity, engagement, and happiness in the workplace. If you are interested in having us come please let us or ask your HR representative to contact us. We can customize a course for you that could also include one-on-one coaching.


BRAIN HEALTH & WELLNESS

The brain, the governing agent of the nervous system, is at the core of how our entire body and mind function and is the source of how we well we work. We can apply this neuroscience knowledge in our lives and at work in order to live and work better. This is designed to educate people about how the brain works, the nature of stress and resilience, and brain health and wellness. 

TOPICS:

  • How the Brain & Mind Works

  • Stress, Resilience, & Relaxation

  • Changing the Brain: Positive Thinking & Optimism

  • Brain Health & Wellness Plans

COURSE GOAL: 

  • The goal of this course is to teach participants principles of neuroscience that they can apply directly in their own lives at work and at home in order to reduce stress, promote optimal brain functioning, and guide overall wellness.

    ROI:

    • increased productivity, focus, and engagement

    • stress reduction & reduced absenteeism

    • overall increase in happiness


POSITIVE THINKING & OPTIMISM

“Whether we think we can or think we can’t, we’re right” said Henry Ford. The truth of this statement lies in how we train our brain. We adopt a thinking style because of experiences that we encounter and those experiences literally change our brain. The question is, what thinking style do we want to adopt? Do we want to be positive or negative? Optimistic or Pessimistic? Healthy or Unhealthy. Successful or Unsuccessful? Depressed or Happy? To a large extent each of these ways of existing are within our grasp. What we need to do is become aware of how we thinking now and then choose a way of thinking for the future and then let the practice of positive thinking change us, our life, and our brain!

COURSE GOAL: 

The goal of this workshop is to teach participants principles of neuroscience that they can apply directly in their own lives at work and at home in order to be more happy, healthy, and accomplished.

TOPICS:

  • Neuroplasticity - How We Change The Brain

  • Health and Wellness

  • Consequences of Negativity vs Positivity

  • Creating and Practicing a Positive Outlook

ROI:

  • Increased success and greater number of accomplishments

  • Increase in happiness and wellbeing

  • Happier working environment

  • Employee autonomy over work satisfaction


SUCESS THROUGH FAILURE

We’re taught, formally and informally, to avoid failure at all costs, but that goes beyond our biological drive to use failure to better our future outcomes. This session aims to reconcile the fallacy of failure by creating both a theoretical and experiential context for moving toward, rather than away from, failure in order to ultimately succeed. In this session, you will learn about the neuroscience of failure including why failure feels so uncomfortable (psychologically and physically), why we fear failure, and how failure is actually used by the brain to adjust for the future and promote success. You will we learn how to sit in the mentally and physically uncomfortable space of failure and learn to choose more desired and productive reactions to ultimately set ourselves up to succeed.

COURSE GOAL: 

The goal of this workshop is to teach participants principles of neuroscience that they can apply directly in their own lives at work and at home in order to be more successful and achieve more out of their days and work.

TOPICS:

  • How The Brain Is Wired to Learn From Failures

  • Physical Sensations Associated with Failure

  • Reframing Failure for Action Planning & Success

  • Learning From Mistakes

ROI:

  • Increased success and greater number of accomplishments

  • Stress reduction & reduced absenteeism

  • Increase in happiness and wellbeing 


MINDFULNESS & STRESS REDUCTION

Acute stress is adaptive and serve the purpose of moving us out of the way of danger quickly. It's a good thing. Chronic stress, on the other hand, is NOT good for us but unfortunately many of us suffer from it. This course is designed to teach participants about the neurobiological and psychological nature of stress, offer specific stress-reduction techniques, and empower people to take control of their mental and physical health.

TOPICS:

  • The Neuroscience of the Stress Response

  • The Psychology of StressIntroduction to Mindfulness as a Stress Reduction Technique

  • Other Relaxation Techniques (e.g., neuromuscular relaxation, visualization) (only available in 1 day course)

  • Personal Stress Reduction Plans (only available in 1-day course)

  • Yoga (optional for the 1-day course only)

COURSE GOAL: 

The goal is to provide participants with a sound understanding of what stress is, when it's bad, and how to reduce it.

ROI:

  • Increased success and greater number of accomplishments

  • Stress reduction & reduced absenteeism

  • Increase in happiness and wellbeing

NEUROSCIENCE CRASH COURSE

Anyone interested in learning some neuroscience? For example, do you want to know: How the brain works? How our memories can sometimes deceive us? How and why the foods we eat affect our mood? How your brain is forever learning and growing? Or about the neurobiology behind anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, concussions, Alzheimer’s, PTSD..? Do you have questions about the brain-bases of how we think, remember, feel, learn, move, see, smell…? What about how neuroscience relates to a growth mindset, our abilities to change our thinking patterns, and how our brain fools us into thinking and seeing different things? If any of that sounds intriguing to you, COME JOIN US!

Book a Course

Email us to book your course and request a quote. Courses taught by Dr. Mandy Wintink are typically $4000/day, not including travel and accommodations. Please contact Dr. Wintink directly at awintink@canc.ca to discuss availability.

 
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