Everyone thrives amongst positive and encouraging stories but they’re often in short supply, especially at work. Our brain’s negativity bias conspires against it.
Psychologist Rick Hanson has a neat way of explaining how negativity bias works. Our brains are programmed so that negative stories come easy and stick like velcro. Positive experiences are much harder to remember - they slip off like teflon.
The good news? Neuroscience now tells us that by focusing and reflecting on positive experiences we can turn this bias around by consciously recalling and sharing positive experiences.
This masterclass with Moya Sayer-Jones will introduce you to the simplest and most enjoyable way to send the negativity bias packing! And build positive story awareness and skills into your everyday communications. It’s called the Sweet Spot.
The Sweet Spot is a simple, enjoyable ritual that your team will love. It’s a time to focus on what’s going right and share some wins. This might be a time you’ve discovered something new, hit on a new idea, felt the rewards of a difficult situation, been pleasantly surprised by a client’s progress.
Who is Moya Sayer-Jones?
Moya Sayer-Jones is on a mission to fill the world with stories. She’s regarded as one of Australasia’s leading story experts and teachers.
For more than two decades, her creative story agency, Only Human Stories, has been working with visionary leaders and NFP’s to find and share their own stories in powerful ways. Clients include Moya’s clients include: NZ - Volunteering New Zealand; DIA, YWCA Auckland, Literacy Aoteroa AU - Family and Community Services, Veterans Affairs, NSW Cancer Council, Queensland Health and many more.
In her first career, Moya was well-known as a comic novelist, columnist and screenwriter. Now she brings this same energy and creativity to her work to liberate authentic stories so that people can soar.
Date and Location
Thursday 8 September, 11am - 12.30pm
You will be sent the details to 'attend' this ZOOM meeting once you are registered.