Corporate / Institutional Training


IN/PSS (14) The Willpower Instinct and Self-Control


Do you believe that it is difficult to increase your willpower?
Do you believe that it is difficult to change ingrained behavior?

Willpower is the "ability to do what you really want to do when part of you really doesn'ít want to do it." (Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D., Stanford University)

Human experience conflict between impulse and self-control in personal and social contexts (example, the desire to procrastinate).  Willpower is the engine of self-control, the ability to manage thoughts and emotions.  Without our world of instant gratification, self-regulation becomes difficult.

Key Content and Learning Outcomes

    . understand the underpinnings and neuroscience of willpower
    . gain insight into how you can harness the ability to resist temptations
    . increase "want" power in order to be your own change agent
    . remove the barriers and behaviors that compromise optimal performance
    . learn about the paradox of rewards
    . create an awareness of how willpower can be strengthened through use
    . identify how you can be in the moment, connected to the power of "now"even under stress
    . examine how to transition from focus on the outer world (people and environment) 
to the inner world (emotions, decisions, and actions)
    . inspire yourself with how you can be resolute in achieving long-term goals by strengthening 
the willpower muscle
    . learn about the habits of people who have strong determination and willpower
    . transition from operating from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset
    . design a Willpower Workout so that you can pre-commit to your future self

Self-Control is a matter of understanding the different part of ourselves - self-awareness is our best weapon.  This workshop will demonstrate how the use of willpower expands mental energy - the ability to stay on task, resist impulsive actions, and remain disciplined.

Instructional Materials will be provided.