Healing the Heroes and Healers
Why a Human Capacity and Resilience Program?
Every year the world asks more and more from its Heroes and Healers. You are expected to work longer and longer hours in increasingly difficult conditions. You are expected to be compassionate, caring and yet strong and assertive. You are expected to give everything you have every day, and still somehow find time to care for your loved ones.
What is asked of people day to day, is often more than they have to give… so we in society have a choice… we can continue to burn out our Heroes and Healers… or we can help build in them the strength to succeed.
Building the strength, capacity and resilience of our planets best people is the core purpose of this program.
- Teaches Heroes and Healers to save and then generate new mental and physical energy for use in their personal and professional life.
- Teaches Heroes and Healers to learn new complex systems rapidly through use of untapped brain potential.
- Builds mental capacity to solve problems 4000% – 7000% more efficiently.
- Builds emotional capacity to think clearly in high stress situations.
- Builds situational awareness to understand their environment and manage capacity in real time.
- Teaches Heroes and Healers to manage team dynamics in moments of crisis.
- Builds capacity in the rapid communication of complex ideas.
- Builds geometric growth in team problem solving and group synergy.
Each month the Heroes and Healers meet virtually for a 30 minute in-class session where key points on peak capacity are discussed then applied to the personal circumstances of the group. The program is delivered in a format engineered to reach the group’s deepest thinking part of the brain (neo-cortex) in powerful, highly stimulating sessions. This format allows for Heroes and Healers to achieve the highest possible growth in personal capacity with the least amount of time and energy expended.
Once a month the group considers Ah-Ha Labs that emphasize a point from the in-class sessions. Each lab contains a brief lesson (3-5 minutes) and an experiment to work on the following day. Why the following day? Ah-ha moments happen when a problem solved deep in our unconscious mind presents itself to our conscious mind. When we sleep our brain organizes and examines all the information we have considered throughout the day and compares it with our past experiences. By considering the lesson and lab instructions in the late afternoon or evening a mental seed is planted that grows in the Heroes and Healers mind while they sleep. When they awake to practice the information the next day, the deep principles have already been internalized as they slept. This allows for the meaningful application of new principles in the real world the very next day and a consistent daily dose of Ah-Ha moments. It might be compared to updating your computer while you sleep.
A community of capacity
As the group of Heroes and Healers implements their new levels of capacity, they will need clarification on the application of principles and a place to celebrate their successes. Through a digital message board, Heroes and Healers will have access to others in the group and the instructors throughout the month. This format allows for insights, Ah-Ha moments, clarifications, and other wins to be shared in real time with the group.
Solving the issue of sustaining new capacity in Heroes and Healers
Performance programs have produced great results for thousands of years, yet they all face issues with the sustainability of these results. Why? Balance of principles and energy to do what you know is right in the real world can be extremely difficult. The Human Capacity Project relates every principle to a simple self-diagnostic tool. This tool allows the leaders to understand their current state and choose the exact level of capacity they need to meet challenges in perpetuity. Every time they use either the paper or digital version they will be anchored to the lessons they learned in this program in a few seconds.
1. Ten Pennies
Ah-Ha Lab is designed to help the Heroes and Healers understand where their energy goes each day, once they understand where their energy goes, they will be in a position to better ration and build their daily energy needs in the work place. Systems for managing this energy are considered later.
2. Thinking at Genius Capacity
Application of a simple system that takes a leader from thinking at a rate of 7-10 items to a peak state of considering 20,000 - 50,000 items. This Ah-Ha lab is designed to help Heroes and Healers practice choosing their mental capacity in the moment.
3. Design physical movement systems for negativity reduction and test
Design physical movement systems for negativity reduction and test - Each person reacts to movement differently, by learning to understand how movement affects their state of mind Heroes and Healers can learn to process great amounts of anxiety safely. This lab offers several suggestions that can be practiced in any work environment. Energy from negativity and stress once processed through these movements can then be used for thinking, innovation, compassion and patience.
4. Focus on balance and ergonomics throughout workday
Pro-athletes and top CEOs have a ritual for each performance state they need. In this lab Heroes and Healers will create two to three rituals that will instantly anchor them into the states they need to lead effectively. The Heroes and Healers who can choose his/her state of mind has a decided advantage in every situation personal and professional.
5. Design personal rituals for athlete state of mind and test
By choosing movement carefully and focusing attention on biomechanics the Heroes and Healers will un-consciously connect to create a deep level of physical, mental and emotional balance. This connection will result in higher energy levels and increased mental focus.
6. Food planning for performance
Heroes and Healers need to manage blood sugar, digestion timing and recovery foods to perform their best.
7. Food timing for recovery
Timing caffeine- Caffeine can boost energy for 1.5 to 3 hours depending your metabolism. If these items are part of a diet they need to be scheduled in order to avoid blood sugar and caffeine crashes in key times for performance. Heroes and Healers need to understand how these affect their performance and what their optimum timing is for these “pick me ups”. Example: An 8am morning cup of coffee leaves Hero or Healer with an energy crash for running a 10am call. This person now lacks patience, empathy, and the ability to think deeply on the information being presented. Caffeine use is not promoted in the program, only principles on timing of caffeine for those who currently consume caffeine products.
8. Timing caffeine
In order to perform at peak capacity, the body needs the core materials to produce hormones, rebuild muscle and recharge our system. Example: A light protein snack before bed can boost recovery during sleep. For many individuals this recovery boost can equal close to an extra hour’s sleep, something every Heroes and Healers needs.
9. Understanding the role of feelings in performance
Feelings are the gas pedal for human energy, the more deeply you feel the more energy your body creates and releases. This Ah-Ha lab reveals the key to more energy and being able to control your feeling’s intensity.
10. Using your feelings to release new energy lab
Practice using Neuro Linguistic Programing to choose words and thoughts that increase or decrease the power of your feelings. These Ah-Ha exercises teach the Heroes and Healers how to increase then preserve energy as needed through the work day using word selection.
11. Commitment gap
The time from when you decide on a course of action, until your body releases the energy for this action is the commitment gap. This Ah-Ha lab teaches Heroes and Healers to anticipate and prepare for the moments between when they decide on a course, to when their body will release the capacity for new action. This will enable them to commit to decisions and actions with greater certainty and agility.
12. Reality and the assumption mechanism
For Heroes and Healers to make clear decisions they need to clearly understand the difference in what is going on in a given moment, and what they are assuming is going on. This Ah-Ha lab helps the leader to practice differentiating these two things.
13. Team communication
Humans speak from their deep-thinking neo-cortex and team members listen when in crisis with their medulla oblongata. This “croc brain” generally only chooses between fighting and running from the conversation. This Ah-Ha lab will help the Heroes and Healers to practice systems of clear, concise communication with their team in a way that bypasses the “croc brain” and helps to promote deep communication and team trust.
14. Active awareness of your environment
Heroes and Healers personal and team performance is daily affected by their environment. A jack hammer on the street, a crying baby, or a cluttered office all drain vital energy from humans. By learning to identify these energy draining items, Heroes and Healers can minimize their impact and lead their team with a higher level of understanding. In this Ah-Ha lab the Heroes and Healers will look for ways to improve their environment to increase capacity.
15. Predict tipping points and shift the environment
A highly aware person will see problems before they develop. Negativity in a team grows geometrically, one slightly upset person can become 7 angry people in a few short minutes. Heroes and Healers who see this developing early can energize and build positivity in the first negative person before the other follow suit. In this Ah-Ha lab the student will practice identifying tipping points in their team, and using this awareness to effortlessly improve workplace culture.
16. The human as a system approach
To live at peak capacity Heroes and Healers need to fine tune all five quadrants of capacity. Environment, Thinking, Feeling, Moving, and Physical. In this Ah-Ha lab the Heroes and Healers will be given an interactive tool to rate and understand their level of performance.
17. Use total capacity number to peak and recover throughout the day
Heroes and Healers cannot run at peak capacity all day every day. True high-performance Heroes and Healers peak in key situations and recover in less important times. In this Ah-Ha lab the Heroes and Healers will practice peaking then recovering throughout the day. People who burn out tend to be ones who run at 60% capacity day in and day out. Their strength slowly diminishes. Those who peak then rest, build capacity like a “Heroes and Healers athletes” and rarely suffer burnout.