Module ONE – ‘How Your Brain Works’

In this module, we cram 2 million years of evolution into just 60 minutes to help you to understand how our brains work, why they can hold us back from being the success we wish to be, and importantly how, using our simple work sheet, you can start changing the way YOUR brain works straight away!


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Listen to this 10 minute audio every day


Download and complete the worksheet

Recommended further learning

Here are some of my favourite TED talks that will compliment your learning from Module ONE.

Michael Norton shares fascinating research on how money can, indeed buy happiness — when you don’t spend it on yourself.

Listen for surprising data on the many ways pro-social spending can benefit you, your work, and (of course) other people.

We believe we should work hard in order to be happy, but could we be thinking about things backwards?

In this fast-moving and very funny talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that, actually, happiness inspires us to be more productive.

Recommended further learning

Here are some of my favourite books that will compliment your learning from Module ONE.

chimp paradoxThe Chimp Paradox by Prof Steve Peters provides a great explanation of the two different parts of your brain with the “chimp” brain refering to our primitive flight or fight brain.
happiness advantageShawn Achor’s The Happiness Advantage pulls together findings from one of the largest studies of happiness ever conducted to look at how, in a world of increasing workloads, stress and negativity you can become more positive in order to gain a competitive edge.
sparkDr John Ratey’s book Spark explores the links and increasing body of evidence between exercise and our mental wellbeing.
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