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Journalist, social commentator and regular columnist for The Australian
MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR MIND
The potential of the human mind is phenomenal. Do you know how to make the most of yours? Learn how to develop untapped areas of the brain and increase your ability to think, learn and find solutions more creatively and efficiently.
Tony Buzan, UK
Inventor of the Mind Map and world-renowned expert in the fields of creativity, leadership and thinking
ACCESS YOUR CREATIVE GENIUS
Get your brain unstuck and get the creative juices flowing with practical, science-based tools. Find out how to uncover great ideas that will lead to growth in business and all areas of your life.
Dr Amantha Imber
Creativity and innovation psychologist, best-selling author and founder of the award-winning creativity and innovation company Inventium
PERSONAL STORY: UNLOCK YOUR POTENTIAL TO CHANGE THE WORLD
Be inspired by the story of a young woman, born in a remote area of Zambia, who realised that she had the power to make a difference in the world and that no one could suppress her integrity just because she was born a girl.
Philanthropist, social change maker and author of I Have the Power: Unlocking Your Potential to Change the World
THINK YOUR WAY TO WELLBEING AND SUCCESS
THE LUCK FACTOR
Is there a lucky mindset? Why do some people lead happy successful lives whilst others face repeated failure and sadness? What enables some people to have successful careers whilst others find themselves trapped in jobs they detest? Can unlucky people do anything to improve their luck – and lives? This presentation draws on Richard Wiseman’s research on the four strategies that have been scientifically proven to help you attract good fortune.
Professor Toni Noble
Leading teacher, educator and psychologist, Adjunct Professor, Institute of Positive Psychology and Education, Australian Catholic University
IMPROVE YOUR LEARNING: WHAT DOES THE SCIENCE SAY?
There has been a recent surge in brain and behavioral research exploring memory and learning processes: but, does any of this work apply outside the laboratory? Learn which ideas can (and which cannot) be applied to every- day learning.
Jared Cooney Horvath
Co-founder The Education Neuroscience Initiative, PhD student and researcher at the Science of Learning Research Centre, University of Melbourne
MIDLIFE MANIFESTO: DREAM IT, PLAN IT, LIVE IT!
The first half of our lives is on automatic – school, university, marriage, kids – then what? If you want the second half of your life to be the best half, it’s time to switch to manual. Be inspired to become the person you’ve always wanted to be.
Advertising expert and author of Midlife Manifesto: A Toolkit to Plan the Rest of Your Life
NEUROSLIMMING: CHANGE YOUR BRAIN TO CHANGE YOUR BODY
We’ve been emphasising diet and exercise for decades but obesity is still on the rise. Learn how we can reshape our bodies by rewiring our brains to change appetite-regulating signals.
Dr Helena Popovic
Medical doctor, leading authority on brain plasticity in relation to obesity, and author of NeuroSlimming – Let Your Brain Change Your Body
MIND OVER MOOD, MIND OVER MATTER
THE POWER OF MEOW
What can we learn about mindfulness from cats? Author David Michie shares some feline insights from the latest in his Dalai Lama’s Cat series, taking us to the ultimate purpose of mindfulness: to open our minds and hearts to our own true nature.
Internationally best-selling author, meditation teacher, Mindful Safari guide and co-founder of Organisational Mindfulness (OM)
THE POWER OF EQUANIMITY FOR PAIN REDUCTION
Recent neurological research shows that chronic pain is largely learned. Mindfulness meditation programs have been used successfully to teach people a way of unlearning their unhelpful relationship to pain and decreasing pain related distress. However not all chronic pain sufferers are able to undergo a mindfulness meditation program and maintain a daily practice. Hear how a pilot study using a 4-minute mindfulness-based exposure task, routinely used in Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT), resulted in immediate and lasting pain reduction.
Dr Bruno Cayoun
Clinical psychologist and principal developer of Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT)
PERSONAL STORY: THE HAPPINESS QUEST – FROM MISERY TO JOY
What would happen if a clinically depressed person embarked on a quest to not only overcome her condition but discover the key to sustained happiness?. Lana found that the mind can indeed be a miracle … rather than a beast, if one learns to tame it!
Best-selling author The Happiness Quest
YOUR POTENTIAL TO FLOURISH
EDUCATED, EMPOWERED & CHEMICAL FREE
We now live in a world that is impacting our bodies more than ever. Hear evidence-based research on how chemicals are affecting our health, hormones, weight and wellbeing. Be empowered to make healthy, chemical-free choices.
Michele Chevalley Hedge
Michele Chevalley Hedge is a Nutritional Medicine Practitioner and dynamic health advocate who enjoys writing and presenting from an evidence-based medicine perspective.
LESS IS MORE: HOW TO DECLUTTER YOUR LIFE
We have too much stuff, physically and emotionally. But where do we begin to sort it out and stop it coming back? How can we live with less and enjoy life more?
Decluttering expert and author of Less is More
THE HIGHEST VIEW: DECISION MAKING AT THE EDGE
Follow the highs and lows of Patrick’s journey to the summit of Mount Everest and discover how he managed life and death decision making at the Edge. Hear how the brain works in a volatile and complex environment and learn how to improve your own decision making in all areas of life.
Leadership expert and hugely accomplished high-altitude mountaineer
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