As an experienced speaker, Dr. Heidi Hanna has been featured at many national and global conferences, including the Fortune Magazine Most Powerful Women in Business Summit, ESPN Women’s Leadership Summit, and the Million Dollar Round Table. 

She is founder and Chief Energy Officer of SYNERGY Brain Fitness, a consulting company providing brain-based health and performance programs for organizations, a Founding Partner of The Academy for Brain Health and Performance, and a Fellow with the American Institute of Stress. 

She is also a National Board Member for The Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor and a Certified Humor Professional, although she won’t admit she’s funny. Dr. Hanna is currently completing her second PhD at Pepperdine University in Global Leadership and Change, researching integrative neuroscience applications for organizational resilience. She also teaches a course through Harvard on Brain Health and Performance. 

Dr. Hanna recently created the Virtual First Responder™ Initiative to provide virtual health and performance solutions for organizations. Dr. Hanna’s publications include the NY Times bestseller The SHARP Solution: A Brain-Based Approach for Optimal Performance (Wiley, Feb 2013), Stressaholic: 5 Steps to Transform Your Relationship With Stress (Wiley, Jan 2014) Recharge: 5 Shifts to Energize Your Life (Synergy, 2015), and What’s So Funny About Stress (Synergy, 2019) Dr. Hanna holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Penn State University, where she competed on the Big 10 softball team and received academic All-American honors. 

She holds a master’s degree in mental health counseling and a Ph.D. degree in holistic nutrition. Clients have included Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, PepsiCo, Cisco, Dell, Intel, Boeing, Proctor & Gamble, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, Principal Insurance, Ameriprise, Invesco, ESPN and Starbucks, the NFL and PGA Tour as well as professional and amateur athletes.

Stress Mastery Solutions for Individuals and Organizations

2020-05-28T17:00:00-04:00 2020-06-03T08:00:00-04:00 Thursday, May 28th 17:00 EDT Length: 45 minutes

Heidi Hanna

  • Founder & Chief Energy Officer of SYNERGY Brain Fitness and Founding Partner of The Academy for Brain Health and Performance
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Everything you hope to achieve personally and professionally, presumes you have the energy to accomplish it. The more stressful your environment, the more rapidly it will dissipate your energy, leading to a loss of focus, passion, perspective and eventually even hope. This program will provide you the 5 keys to building a solid foundation of energy and resilience, so you can help the most important people in your life during these uncertain times.

Participants will learn:

● how to manage personal energy through oscillation patterns of stress and recovery throughout the day, especially in challenging circumstances
● the what, when and how of nutrition
● simple strategies to incorporate exercise and movement into your daily routine
● specific ways to prime the brain and body to foster a good night’s sleep
● practical tools and techniques to recharge throughout the day for optimal energy and performance, personally and with your clients, teams and organizations

  1. Human energy is limited but replenish-able, and critical for business and personal performance
  2. Unmanaged, chronic stress not only hijacks our energy, it also reshapes the brain and nervous system in maladaptive ways
  3. We can thrive in the midst of stress by incorporating simple solutions and healthy habits, fueled by 5 key brain health strategies and 3 core brain fitness capacities

Optimizing Adaptability by Using Stress to Fuel Positive Change

2021-03-18T18:00:00-04:00 2021-03-24T00:59:00-04:00 Thursday, March 18th 18:00 EDT Length: 90 minutes

Heidi Hanna

  • Founder & Chief Energy Officer of SYNERGY Brain Fitness and Founding Partner of The Academy for Brain Health and Performance

Although resilience continues to be a buzz word in fields from training and development to physical fitness and performance, in reality resilience only enables us to maintain our status quo. Positive adaptability, on the other hand, is an adjusted state of being that evolves from challenge or change so that we are better than before.

Neuroscience research demonstrates many different features of our brain and nervous system will adapt in both positive and negative ways as a result of intentional and accidental stimulation. In this session, Dr. Heidi Hanna will guide participants through a process of personal discovery so they can better understand their unique relationship with stress, train a challenge versus threat mindset, and transform stress for good.

Participants will:
● recognize how stress impacts the brain and body, for better or worse
● learn the 3 primary types of stress and the difference between stressed and stressed out
● understand the difference between stress reactions and responses
● explore the various types of stress mindsets, and how impact health and performance
● create individual and team action plans for navigating stress more effectively at home and work

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  1. Resilience is bouncing back, adaptability is bouncing forward.
  2. When we engage a curiosity mindset, we can find lessons, meaning and purpose in our struggles, minimize suffering, and maximize post-stress growth.
  3. Training curiosity, gratitude, and healthy humor support cognitive and emotional flexibility and optimism over time. 
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