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Mastering working from home

In many parts of the world, and certainly in Australia, thousands of people have been working from home for the first time – and it has presented a few challenges. This week, PENNY CURNOW looks at ways you can master working from home in a brain-friendly way that works for everyone.

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Give your brain a break!

Our brains are under more pressure and stress in the Covid-19 environment than at any time in our lifetime. Most of you are working from home and juggling family, work and getting used to being confined mostly to home. It is hard for the boundaries for work and home to stay separate in this environment. Some of you have had to quickly master online meetings and the technological challenges that may go along with this.

Body, Mind, Soul

During a recent webinar, workplace wellness experts, Thea O’Connor, Linda Ray, and Cynthia Hickman offered some insights on how we can care for ourselves and each other during challenging times. You can watch the video or read a transcription of the conversation below.

Love (and survival) in the time of COVID-19

The combined health and economic crises that coronavirus bring in 2020 is a challenge for our brains and emotional well-being. DR FIONA WARNER-GALE, from Thinking Through/Associate Development Solutions, looks at how we can work with our brain to not only survive and heal but grow and draw strength from this challenging experience.

Taking charge of your brain to deal with coronavirus

You can’t get through 10 minutes of the day without hearing about the coronavirus – on the television, the radio, on the web, your inbox, or just in conversation. Neurocapability’s Learning and Development Manager, Penny Curnow, explains how the brain responds to threats like COVID-19

Has there been a story of such rapidly-changing magnitude in our lifetime as the COVID-19 pandemic? Given these uncertain times, I would like to offer some things that I was reminded of last weekend and spent last week thinking about.

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Victoria Police in danger of fixing ‘wrong problem’

Victoria Police are in danger of fixing the ‘wrong problem’ in the wake of the damning Bourke Street Massacre report released last week. Official responses to a critical incident review released by Coroner Jacqui Hawkins appeared to focus on policies and procedures relating to handling an incident while ignoring the factors underlying key failures.

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Neuroscience tops class in education setting

One of the real strengths of Neuroscience is how understanding a new concept translates to immediate benefits in your life, whether that’s in the workplace, in your family, or just within yourself.

We most often think of leadership in terms of our workplace team and our colleagues. But concepts learned in our Neuroscience of Leadership course can be applied just as effectively with other groups of people with whom we interact – most often customers or clients.

This week, one of our Neuroscience of Leadership students was interviewed about the application of neuroscience in the education sector. Jason Hibberd, Deputy Principal – Head of Campus at St Francis Xavier College in Melbourne, is nearing completion of his Advanced Diploma and talked about how neuroscience concepts were being applied with staff and with students. As he says in the video, whether dealing with staff or students, the concepts are the same, it is only the language used that differs.