Mindset Neuroscience

Mindset Neuroscience

Neuroscience education to build growth mindset and emotion regulation skills

Photos from Mindset Neuroscience's post 01/05/2024

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25/04/2024

This is a comment I received recently on YT:

“My Dad told me when I was young “People have 99% of the same thoughts they had the day before”.

That might be an over simplification because he has not studied this subject in the way you have, but I believe it to be a wise thought he had based on experience.

What I think I hear you say in the video is the reason for that being the case and then an antidote to it…

In a sense we have to overcome our own natural reward mechanisms to continue to grow. It seems our brains reward us for staying the same all the time which is not what we need…. A strange dichotomy of human existence… “

here’s my answer:

“Beautifully put! Yes, I would totally agree with the idea that we feel rewarded in a sense for staying the same because it is more energy, efficient, and therefore feels more comfortable. Effort is generally not appealing for the energy conserving systems we consist of. But it is that effort to change that eventually helps us become more efficient and better solver. The problem is the aspects of us that can picture ourselves in the future, our theoretical. Our brain body system, can’t know for sure if we’re better off changing. So we need to use language and imagination to help us understand that, and the wisdom that’s passed on to us from others who do go through change and put in that effort to make their lives better.”

great discussion.. what do you think?

21/04/2024

You don’t want to feel like you played small in this life… in all areas of your life.

Whether it’s how you figure out the best path for you and your loved ones, or how you nurture the incredible mind and body that you have for your journey on this planet.

Playing small means we don’t give something another try. Or we don’t say the things that are stirring deep inside. It means not putting something we believe in out there for others to witness.

There is energy stiffing inside you, waiting to be released. If you don’t give it a channel to be expressed in this physical, tangible, observable world, it becomes like a frenetic, ungrounded static noise that you can’t explain or name.

The energy of playing bigger than you’re used to can feel uncomfortable, even scary.

The way to harness this energy is to re-frame it.

Move from Discomfort thinking to Release thinking

Discomfort thinking gets us to assess the feelings we have as ‘bad’. This can actually lead to more stress based neurochemicals and constriction of blood vessels that keep us paralyzed or repeating our history.

Release thinking re-frames the sensations you feel about showing up or expressing yourself in a new into knowledge that your body is actually priming itself into a powerful, action-oriented wakeful state of learning.

You can even literally picture taking how you feel and putting it into a new frame - one that represents excitement and opportunity.

You can use the butterflies you feel as an indicator of an opportunity to release energy that is building up.
This is where change and transformation begins.

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I’ll be sending a new free toolkit to newsletter subscribers starting this June. (Link in profile or DM me)

In the next Mindset Neuroscience Podcast episode, I interview highly acclaimed, award-winning author and journalist Maggie Jackson about her book, Uncertainty The Wisdom and Wonder of Being Unsure… we talk in depth about how to harness uncertainty and discomfort in new and empowering ways.

21/04/2024

You don’t want to feel like you played small in this life… in all areas of your life.

Whether it’s how you figure out the best path for you and your loved ones, or how you nurture the incredible mind and body that you have for your journey on this planet.

Playing small means we don’t give something another try. Or we don’t say the things that are stirring deep inside. It means not putting something we believe in out there for others to witness.

There is energy stirring inside you, waiting to be released. If you don’t give it a channel to be expressed in this physical, tangible, observable world, it becomes like a frenetic, ungrounded static noise that you can’t explain or name.

The energy of playing bigger than you’re used to can feel uncomfortable, even scary.

The way to harness this energy is to re-frame it.

Move from Discomfort thinking to Release thinking

Discomfort thinking gets us to assess the feelings we have as ‘bad’. This can actually lead to more stress-based neurochemicals and constriction of blood vessels that keep us paralyzed or repeating our history.

Release Thinking takes the sensations you feel about showing up or expressing yourself in a new way and mentally re-frames it into knowledge that your body is priming itself into a powerful, action-oriented, wakeful state of learning.

You can even literally picture taking how you feel and putting it into a new frame - one that represents excitement and opportunity.

You can use the butterflies you feel as an indicator of an opportunity to release energy that is building up.

This is where change and transformation begins.

———-

I’ll be sending a new free toolkit to newsletter subscribers starting this June. (Link in profile or DM me)

In the next Mindset Neuroscience Podcast episode, I interview highly acclaimed, award-winning author and journalist Maggie Jackson about her book, Uncertainty The Wisdom and Wonder of Being Unsure… we talk in depth about how to harness uncertainty and discomfort in new and empowering ways.

21/04/2024

You don’t want to feel like you played small in this life… in all areas of your life.

Whether it’s how you figure out the best path for you and your loved ones, or how you nurture the incredible mind and body that you have for your journey on this planet.

Playing small means we don’t give something another try. Or we don’t say the things that are stirring deep inside. It means not putting something we believe in out there for others to witness.

There is energy stiffing inside you, waiting to be released. If you don’t give it a channel to be expressed in this physical, tangible, observable world, it becomes like a frenetic, ungrounded static noise that you can’t explain or name.

The energy of playing bigger than you’re used to can feel uncomfortable, even scary.

The way to harness this energy is to re-frame it.

Move from Discomfort thinking to Release thinking

Discomfort thinking gets us to assess the feelings we have as ‘bad’. This can actually lead to more stress based neurochemicals and constriction of blood vessels that keep us paralyzed or repeating our history.

Release thinking re-frames the sensations you feel about showing up or expressing yourself in a new into knowledge that your body is actually priming itself into a powerful, action-oriented wakeful state of learning.

You can use the butterflies you feel as an indicator of an opportunity to release energy that is building up.
This is where change and transformation begins.

———-

I’ll be sending a new free toolkit to newsletter subscribers starting this June. (Link in profile or DM me)

In the next Mindset Neuroscience Podcast episode, I interview highly acclaimed, award-winning author and journalist Maggie Jackson about her book, Uncertainty The Wisdom and Wonder of Being Unsure… we talk in depth about how to harness uncertainty and discomfort in new and empowering ways.

16/04/2024

Studying human brains while a person is immobile and alone in an mri machine can only get us so far in truly understanding human brains and behaviors.

Because optimal brain development requires serve-return exchanges with conspecifics (members of the same species), affiliative neuroscience moves us into an exciting new era of understanding.

Affiliative neuroscience is an emerging field that combines neurophysiology (including neuroendocrine and EEG hyper-scanning) attachment theory, and highlights the evolution of social acts within mammals, nonhuman primates, and humans.

My interview with expert rock-climber of parallels affiliative neuroscience research and how we coordinate, move and attune to others as a way to solve problems and ascend to new heights.

Photos from Mindset Neuroscience's post 28/03/2024

Neuroscience is NOT all about the brain. A lot of neuroscience-based training out there gives everyone the same curriculum. You learn about different brain regions, how they operate and optimize.

But in real life, with your clients (and with yourself), you will NEVER know which area of the brain is actually activating in any particular way. You will not know that, for example, maybe the anterior cingulate has hyper-coherent activity. But you CAN know what your body, breath, eyes, voice and hands are doing. This is the neuroscience I offer. It’s about our embodied experience as humans and it’s about knowing how to create change by having instant feedback about what our state is and how what we are doing is affecting us and others.

This is also the type of neuroscience that will truly help you stand out and gain TRUST. If you’re trying to attract more clients, you need to stand out. You need to say things other people aren’t saying. But you also need science that is uniquely tied to your voice, your wisdom, and personalized for YOUR specific clients.

The Neuro-Coach program is an exclusive opportunity to become more ‘fluent’ in embodied neuroscience so you can attract more clients and enhance your position as an authority....without needing to join a group course where you don’t get tailored feedback about how embodied neuroscience applies to YOUR specific services and clients.

Through this program, we will build out Client Nervous System Mapping, science-based avatars, and other systems to help you stand out among your competitors.

Participants of this program will also have an exclusive opportunity to get personalized brain maps for themselves and clients to use as pre- and post-assessments and marketing material.

Full disclosure there is a selection process, but if this has piqued your curiosity in some way...

book a quick 15-minute chat with me so I can learn more about your work!
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Spots are already being filled by extraordinary people making an impact - once this roster is filled, I will start a waitlist.

Looking forward to seeing who is out there to co-create and collaborate with!

01/03/2024

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Photos from Mindset Neuroscience's post 28/02/2024

The ability to update our opinion based on new information is not a sign of weakness, but a reflection of maturity, complexity and strength.

It is also a gateway to personal evolution and deeper connections with others. The more we all embrace this ability and honor those who are willing to be vulnerable enough to update and expand their mind, the more resilient we become as a society and within our relationships.

Be honest about the echo chambers you are a part of. As Michael states in this interview, an important question to reflect on is, “what have you changed your mind about recently?” This can be during a conversation with a loved one, a family member, or within other spaces we find ourselves in online and with others.


Mindset shifts are a continuous, powerful process that requires self-reflection, vulnerability, and a willingness to challenge our existing beliefs.

Join me on this empowering conversation with about his book Mindstuck: Mastering the Art of Changing Minds on Season 4 Episode 2 of the Mindset Neuroscience Podcast

By being more explicit about the strength it takes to update and change our mind, the more we create space for others to feel brave enough to do the same.

Photos from Mindset Neuroscience's post 03/02/2024

“No single event can awaken within us a stranger whose existence we had never suspected. To live is to be slowly born.”
-Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Flight To Arras

We are fluid, dynamic processes, capable of changing our trajectories while staying grounded in what is unfolding now.

Remember that as a complex adaptive system, you are an interactive work in progress.

Stay open to the possibility of your own growth - know that it happens in increments.

Notice micro-evolutions in yourself - those tiny moments where your response is slightly different than it has been before.

These micro-moments lead to positive reinforcing feedback loops that can change your long term trajectory.

Noticing your micro-progress more often helps you stay aware that the beauty of all of it is happening NOW.



Pics of frozen lake hikes, ice skating patterns at the local fishing pond, winter adventures with my love ✨

16/01/2024

Mistakes, failure and struggle are a sign of venturing into new neural territory.

They are not a sign of weakness or inferiority.

They are the very ingredient of something NEW.

What's something you can embark on this week where you know for sure you will struggle, be awkward or make mistakes in? Do THAT.

And know that if it feels awkward or unfamiliar, that’s a sign that you are activating new electrochemical activity in your brain.

Every firing of new connections increases the chance that those connections will fire again. Those first electro-chemical firings don’t feel familiar or masterful. But they are necessary for the launching of new networks and new behaviors that can eventually (with consistent effort) become a place of mastery and earned skill.

16/01/2024

When I first started coaching and counselling, there were so many things that I saw helped people improve relationships, self-esteem, and enhance their lives in so many ways. I wanted to help people shift their mindset and take the steps and reflections they needed to improve their lives. But it took a lot of effort to get people to attend seminars and engage.

I decided to try a new approach and understand how mindset shifts happened from a mechanical and neurological perspective. So I went to grad school. And then re-engaged in counselling, coaching and facilitating, armed with the support of neuroscience.

Understanding the science changed everything for me, personally and professionally. I started attracting new, GLOBAL and deeply engaged audiences.

The shift into the SCIENCE of mindset and human potential helped me gain new clients and collaborations I never thought were possible - with top-tier organizations and incredible people making a massive impact. As they worked with me to enhance their existing work, their sense of expertise skyrocketed, which helped them gain more engagement from their own staff, clients and other audiences.

Whether it’s through me or through some other type of program, I highly recommend learning more about the neuromechanics of mindsets, emotions and behaviors to build science-supported approaches and language. This could be the pivotal key to skyrocketing your impact and reaching more people.

Excited to be a part of a research team focused on the science of playfulness and psychological safety as well as being a Master Series Instructor for (coming soon Feb-March!). Honored to have collaborated with amazing organizations like and

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