How to use your emotional neural states to succeed in graduate school

Graduate students, do you undermine your success with negative self-talk? Does the prospect of talking with your advisor give you chills? How do you continue to make progress on what’s likely the biggest project you’ve ever done?

If these questions spark your interest, then my recent webinar may help answer them.

Using your two emotional networks (neural states) to manage success

Two emotional networks in our brains greatly affect how we see and process the world. Forget recycled right brain/left brain. fMRI studies show the positive emotional attractor (PEA) and the negative emotional attractor (NEA) drive whether we are creating, learning, and loving, or serious, task-oriented, and driven (as well as stressed). Use the two states depending on what you need to get done, and how much of each are required to be successful learning and creating. Know which triggers move you back and forth between the two networks.

This webinar was given for and suggests several ways to combine the positive and negative emotional attractors, defined by Richard Boyatzis. Access the webinar through this link which may also require you to register: Making continuous graduate progress: utilize your brain emotional networks

For a related talk, please see How to Live a Life of Meaning, Fulfillment, and Happiness in 7 Steps.