This week we welcome Dr Stan Rodski to the show. Stan Rodski is an Australian neuroscientist in private practice specializing in brain performance. He has a bachelor's degree in psychology and a doctorate of science in biological statistics. Dr Rodski has worked as a psychologist for over 30 years and more recently has focused on the neurosciences. Stan has helped many people, schools, sporting teams and organisations with improving performance and in particular memory, concentration, agility and resilience. It was through the discovery of the positive neurological effects of colouring-in using Dr Rodski's designs which has sparked a worldwide sensation resulting in three of Dr Rodski's colouring-in brain science books being featured by Oprah Winfrey in her 2016 Christmas Wish List. These three books, Modern Medi-tation, Brain Science Colourtation Technique and Anti-stress were a worldwide success.
Questions we ask in this episode:
What approach does Neuroscience offer to address workplace burnout?
What everyday practices could unknowingly / negatively impact our state of mind?
Where would we start if we want to become more mindful?
This week I'm excited to welcome Dr. Stan Rodski. Dr. Rodski has worked as a psychologist for over 30 years specializing in neuro scientific research around the issues of stress and how best to deal with it in our personal, family, and work lives. In this episode, we talk about how neuroscience can help to address workplace burnout, where to start if you want to become more mindful, and how micro breaks could help revive our tired brains. Over to Dr. Rodski.
Hi guys, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition and I am delighted to welcome Dr. Stan Rodski to the podcast. Dr. Rodski, good morning. How are you?
I'm very well, thank you, and thanks for having me.
Thank you so much for sharing some of your time today. First up, before we get into some of the questions I'd love to ask you this morning, for all of our listeners that may not be familiar with you, I would just love it if you could just tell us a little bit about yourself, please.
Yeah, sure. Look, my background is psychology, mathematics, and neuroscience. So, in most of my life before the neuroscience caught up, which you can imagine that probably since I qualified back in the early 80s for up until maybe the mid 90s the only way we looked at a brain was with a x-ray, so you could imagine what happened to the world when scanners came in. PET, SPECT, movable machines now, you know, it's the generation of the world into the neuro science. So that meant that probably until about the early 2000s, I worked mainly as a psychologist, cognitive psychologist, some would call a neuropsychologist. And for the last 10 years or so, my concentration has been in this neuroscience space. In particular, the peak performance space.
So when you shift from psychology to neuroscience what's happening is that you're moving into the ends of the spectrum. So we're psychology operates, generally in the middle ground, the neuro stuff comes in because there's major learning disorders and the brain is malfunctioning, or my brain is malfunctioning when I need to perform at my best, I can't remember the names, I can't remember what I'm doing. So, the neuro science and the ability for me to not be so reactive, but rather than proactive, is my background. So, that cognitive neuroscience. As I explained, I'm a plumber and electrician for the brain.
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