b'FEATURED ARTICLETHE NEUROSCIENCE OF PERFORMANCE AND CHANGEThe field of neuroscience can support us in dealing with the unprecedented and disruptive changes to the way we live and work. By understanding how the brain works, we can perform and adapt in the new world of working and living.M assivejobcutscreatinguncertaintyand3.Connectedness on a more personal level with increased workload, working remotely amongstcolleagueshomeschoolingorcaringforelderlyrelatives,4.Develop new high-performance habits through loss of customers and clients, personal loss of freedom,neuroplasticity health, social support and financial stability are just a few of the most prevalent challenges facing most of us today. Our brains are wired to constantly scan the environment to detect any threats for survival. The amygdala, a primitive part of our brain is responsible for the fight, flight, freeze Throughout this, we need to perform our roles and adjustresponse.Aloomingdeadline,negativeemail,morein to this new way of living and working as well as supportthe inbox or uncertainty for what the day will hold, can all others to do the same. trigger the amygdala and the survival response. At this time, blood flow heads away from our pre-frontal cortex (the conscious thinking part of our brain), to the heart, lungs, Researcharoundhowourbrainworkscanhelpshedlimbs for the fight, flight freeze response. Once we are in light on the impact of this but can also offer some simplea threat state ie feeling frustrated, nervous, worried, strategies to support us. These include: overwhelmed, anxious, angry or concerned, our peripheral 1.Reframing: regulate emotions, create gratitude, seevision narrows, we have less insights, we are risk averse, challenges as opportunity versus threatless connected to others and problem focused. Whereas, when we are in a reward state, we are in a performance 2.Brain-breaks to recharge, have insights and staystatebroader vision, more insights, able to take risks, calm under pressureconnected to others and solutions oriented.Neuroscience of Personal Effectiveness and Leadership - Kristen Hansen8 0 FACE 2 FACE MAGAZINE'