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.  


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. 




Developing a Growth Mindset -


Carol Dweck - The Power of Believing That You Can Improve:


What is Neuroplasticity:


Four Steps to Changing Your Brain for Good with Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz: 




Carol Dweck - Mindset, The New Psychology of Success


Melissa Tiers - The Anti-Anxiety Tool Kit -


Ellen Langer - Counterclockwise:


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?