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This podcast's purpose is to bring together the field of neuroprosthetics / brain machine interfaces / brain implants in an understandable conversation about the current topics and breakthroughs. We hope to replace needing to read scientific papers on new research in an easy to digest way. Then people can share thoughts or ideas to facilitate 'idea sex' to make the field of brain implants a smaller and more personal space

Jul 15, 2020

Dr. Ryan Todd Discusses How Headversity Provides Resilience Training

Ryan Todd is the cofounder and CEO of Headversity. He completed his MD at the University of Calgary. Since then, he has worked as a psychiatrist and cofounded this company. Headversity focuses on facilitating resilience in the workplace using a personalized app. In this episode, Dr. Todd speaks about the ways Headversity is able to provide resilience in these trying times. 

 

Top three takeaways:

  1. Headversity focuses on resilience training so when faced with adversity, people not only survive but thrive in these situations. 
  2. The main skills targeted with resilience training include stress management, mindfulness, and hardiness. 
  3. An initial psychometric exam will provide you with a resilience score that guides you to the tools and content that would be most helpful for you. 

 

[0:00] Ladan introduces the episode and the guest, Dr. Ryan Todd. 

 

[2:00] Todd  explains how Headversity is a training program targeting improving resilience, which is  given to all employees at many large organizations. 

 

[4:30]  A hardiness mindset consists of realizing the differences in what we can and cannot control, and reflecting upon these differences. 

 

[6:30]  Resilience is easiest to spot in athletes because we can see how they react under pressure, but these aspects can be applied to our mental fitness as well. 

 

[8:40]  Headversity users have shown an increase in mindfulness, mental health and heartiness scores of 30% over six months.