'Habit Shifting - Why it is so Hard to Make a Change, and How to Make it Easier. The Neuroscience of Behavior Change'

Date: 2/15/2013

Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Kent Campus KIVA

Event Description:

Join us for this relevant keynote session with Cynthia Ackrill M.D., noted speaker and President of Wellspark, as she looks at the role of the brain and body in changing habits. Whether it’s your New Year’s resolution, losing weight or getting that job promotion, change is always difficult. Dr. Ackrill explores what’s happening neurologically and physiologically and what you can do to help produce the result you want.

Today’s problems demand extraordinary leadership. And such leadership requires developing the best of human potential—physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Dr. Ackrill’s mission is to drive innovative change by applying science and wisdom to help extraordinary leaders enhance their skills to serve with extraordinary effectiveness.

Dr. Ackrill is a graduate of Duke University and the University of Maryland School of Medicine, a Fellow and Board Member of the American Institute of Stress, a charter member of HeartMath, and a former board member of the International Society of Neurofeedback and Research. A certified Wellcoach® and Wellness Inventory coach, she has also completed training in advanced executive coaching, positive psychology, intrinsic motivation, peak performance coaching and Team Advantage®.

Sponsored by:
College of Nursing
Division of Human Resources/Wellness

For questions regarding this event, contact Bob Hall at 330-672-0894, email rhall4@kent.edu or hrd@kent.edu.

Kent State University is committed to making its programs and activities accessible to those individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please contact Amy Quillin, Student Accessibility Services, at 330-672-3391 or aquillin@kent.edu.