Stress-Less

Stress Resilience: How to thrive in a fast changing world?

Keynote presentation by Tom Meyers, Osteopath (BSc. D.O. OSD), Stress Expert (M.ISMA) Forward Thinker and Author of ‘Futurize Yourself’

We are living at a critical time in human history. A time where new emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics and machine learning are reshaping our world with a speed, scope and complexity unlike anything humankind has experienced before.

How will we cope and stay healthy knowing, that in this fast changing world we will face challenges we can’t even imagine today. For example, how will we feel when machines are more intelligent than we are? What will we do when our job becomes obsolete or meaningless? How will that impact humanity, that is you and if not you, what will all this change mean for your family, your children?

The challenge is not that the world is changing? Change has always been part of life. The difference compared to previous revolutions in human history is the speed, scope and complexity these new technologies are being developed and are changing all aspect of life: the way we work, live, communicate, travel, eat… is way beyond and in conflict with our biological evolution which is notoriously slow.

“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive thrive but those who can best manage change.” 

(Charles Darwin, adapted by Tom Meyers)

However, you are not powerless on the contrary you can futurize yourself and start acting purposefully in the present to increase your capacity to adapt and manage how you react to change.

 “It’s not what happens to you but how you react to it that matters.“

(Epictetus) 

You can train yourself to become resilient and flexible, no matter what challenges the future will bring.

Resilience being the successful adaptation of the body’s adaptive stress response to maintain a status quo. Or in other words, your ability to bounce back from a stress event, change (being an increasingly more important stress factor) or trauma. A process that involves neurologic, hormonal and many other modulators within the brain.

How to build resilience for all forms of stress, physical, psychosocial… or existential.

The only sustainable solution is to work on yourself… and is something you have to do on purpose. Don’t leave it to chance as that will lead to stress.

“Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”

(William Jennings Bryan)

 

For more information about this presentation or other keynote presentations by international speaker Tom Meyers please visit his speaker page or contact Tom directly with the form below.

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