Self-care for managing uncertain times: Growth mindset

Talk Tuesday - December 1, 2020

This talk is a continuation of a four-part series on self-care. In this discussion we will be focusing on what growth mindset is, how it applies in your personal and professional life and participants will be provided with tools and techniques they can begin implementing right away to shift into this helpful state of mind.  

Presenter

Amanda Carson, RSW, C.Ht

Amanda is a social worker, registered yoga instructor and certified hypnotherapist. She runs a private practice out of Willow Tree Counselling and Consulting, an integrative wellness and trauma aware therapy clinic located in River Heights. She primarily supports those who are facing challenges related to anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss. She has experience working the front lines in long term care, St. Boniface Hospital, and Deer Lodge Center. 



Resources

Youtube: 

 

Developing a Growth Mindset - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUJkbWNnNy4

 

Carol Dweck - The Power of Believing That You Can Improve: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_X0mgOOSpLU

 

What is Neuroplasticity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWIagHUqD8A&t=94s

 

Four Steps to Changing Your Brain for Good with Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuABDAAns7w 

 

Books: 

 

Carol Dweck - Mindset, The New Psychology of Success https://www.amazon.ca/Mindset-Psychology-Carol-S-Dweck/dp/0345472322

 

Melissa Tiers - The Anti-Anxiety Tool Kit - https://www.amazon.ca/Anti-Anxiety-Toolkit-Rapid-techniques-rewire/dp/1466451726

 

Ellen Langer - Counterclockwise: https://www.amazon.ca/Counterclockwise-Mindful-Health-Power-Possibility/dp/1501265288

 

Journal Prompts:

 

What's a goal you want to accomplish and why? 

 

How do you encourage yourself when you're trying something new? 

 

Remember a time you did something for the first time, write about what it was like to learn that new thing. 

 

How do you shift your mindset if it isn't working for you? 

 

Reflect on and write about a time that you overcame adversity in your life. What unique strengths and resources did you utilize?