Jun 13

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Brain chatter

How does your brain respond when faced with a new challenge?

Whether it’s facing tricky interview questions, asking someone out on a date or engaging in a spot of lion taming, the way we speak to ourselves affects our performance. Do we choose “this is a great opportunity to show what I can do” or “oh gosh, I’ll never be able to pull that off because I’m rubbish?”.

In a workshop with students from Cokethorpe School earlier this year, teams competed to build a tower out of nothing but newspaper and masking tape, in order to win chocolate. It also  allowed the students to observe how their brains respond to pressure, on a range from totally freaking out to determined focus. The team that was calm and positive, won.

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