How to develop adaptive resilience and build your leadership skills

podcast Dec 12, 2022
How to develop adaptive resilience and build your leadership skills with Dr Peter Gruenewald

by Dr Ruth Allan | 12 December 2022

Dr Peter Gruenewald joins Dr Ruth Allan on the 59th Episode of 'Brain Health: Unchaining Your Pain' and 19th Episode in series 3

Peter is a GP and integrated physician, working as a clinical specialist in Behavioural Sleep Medicine and General Medicine at University College London Hospital (RLHIM). He is an Adaptive Resilience trainer and Leadership Development trainer at Saïd Business School, Oxford University, the Institute for Public Administration, Ireland, and at the United Nations Staff System College

He is book author of 'Manifesting Your Best Future Self: Building Adaptive Resilience,' as well as others in the areas of adaptive resilience, stress and performance management, and physical, emotional, mental & spiritual health

He feels passionate about utilising the relationship between education, psychology, and medicine to improve and maintain health and to facilitate peak experiences

In this episode Peter provides an abundance of information to support you in developing your mindset. He introduces adaptive resilience, the importance of open-mindedness, open-heartedness and open-willingness, how to have courageous conversations with yourself and how to reframe negative situations

This was such an informative conversation for me - so many insights and such a thought-provoking discussion. Make sure you have a notebook and pen to hand to take notes and take action!

"Sometimes we have to give up the very qualities which make us strong, in order to actually develop other qualities that really truly connect us on the level of love."

"Our environment is often more aware of what we feel than we are."

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Discussed in this podcast

  • 04.00 - What an arrhythmic lifestyle is
  • 05.40 - The importance of heart rate variability
  • 10.17 - Optimal brain health for Dr Gruenewald: on a psychological level - a balance between our cognition, our emotion and our will / our motivation
  • 12.12 - When Peter was misaligned between his cognition, emotion and motivation
  • 16.47 - What inspired Peter to become a doctor
  • 18.40 - The importance of having courageous conversations
  • 26.30 - Tips on how to have effective persuasive conversations with yourself
  • 31.44 - Where our conscious processes are happening
  • 35.00 - The Five Pillars of Brain Health: Connection - what the most important values are for Peter that guides him in life
  • 44.04 - "Sometimes we have to give up the very qualities which make us strong in order to actually develop other qualities that really truly connect us on the level of love" 
  • 44.25 - Finding our rhythm in conversation
  • 47.10 - How to neutralise 'negative' emotions to come back into balance with yourself
  • 51.35 - "Our environment is often more aware of what we feel than we are"
  • 55.00 - Why we need to connect with our feelings
  • 59.45 - How we experience memory recall and the importance of understanding the two types
  • 1.07.29 - Peter's advice for anyone struggling with connecting with others, following a past adverse childhood experience

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