Self-Leadership and Personal Resilience in Health and Social Care is essential reading for professionals making judgements under pressure. It demonstrates how self-leadership is not only about surviving but thriving in a continually changing environment and introduces key theories, skills and debates to help professionals deliver high quality professional practice every day. The book focuses in on the quality of professional thinking, self- and social awareness, self-regulation and self-management, and the fundamentals of sustained resilience.

What Determines State of Mind?

What determines state of mind?
Jane HolroydKeith BrownDr Aaron Turner


This chapter proposes not only that state of mind is a central feature of self-leadership, but also that being able to influence state of mind is key to improving leaders’ abilities, implicitly maximising the quality of all their interactions. Understanding, however, how state of mind functions is integral to this process. This information ensures that a person can navigate his or her own state of mind in any area of life, not just at work.

This chapter will explore state of mind, three key principles (Mind, Consciousness and Thought), its sometimes invisibility, commonly held misunderstandings of the mind and new counter-propositions. The importance of a quiet mind, for clear thought and good ...

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