Not Yet: Encouraging a Growth Mindset
We need to let go of the concept of being perfect and embrace that we are all a work in progress. We will talk about how supporters can set the stage to ensure that people have a growth mindset to meet their fullest potential.
More Than Words Can Say: Supporting Meaningful Communication
Communication is complicated and our role as supporters require listening to more than just words. We will scratch the surface by talking about how we can better do that.
A Time of Reflection: What’s In These Episodes for You?
We look back at the past year reflecting on the science of psychology shared in the first 24 episodes. Thanks for being along for the ride or just joining the journey as we challenge one another to get better as supporters and humans, in general.
Save Your Breath and Focus on Values & Relationships
We can talk until we are blue in the face or provide all the rewards in the world and we still may not be able to change how someone shows up - if they decide to show up. We will talk about the importance of a good relationship and understanding people's core values in influencing people's behaviors.
Nature: The Low Cost, Low Effort Intervention
Those of you who love to be in the outdoors already know, without the research to support it, nature does a body good. We urge you to find ways for yourself and those you support to reap those benefits. Here is link to a resource mentioned in this episode: Mental Health Research on SpringerNature.com
Don’t Crush Motivation
As supporters, we tend to use incentives to reward people for their accomplishments. Instead of using rewards for everything and in every situation, we will focus on when we should or should not use them.
You Can Put Your Mind To It
Some of us have self-defeating thoughts about who we are and what we can do. We are going to talk about the importance of having a growth mindset, and how you can support others to have one, too. Here is link to a resource mentioned in this episode: Growth vs. Fixed Mind Sets
Making Social Capital a Priority
People in our lives serve as
important resources for getting jobs, engaging in recreational opportunities,
feeling socially connected, and overall well-being. We will talk about the
importance of investing in social capital in your role as a supporter.
Mindfulness: Getting Unstuck and Feeling Good
Chances are, you or someone you support has gotten stuck with unproductive or negative thoughts. We are going to talk through some strategies to increase mindfulness even when someone may feel inadequate or without purpose or direction.
Nothing Is Out of Reach: Making Accommodations to Open Possibilities
Our field talks a lot about making accommodations in school and on the job site. We don't often talk as much about making accommodations when building skills to make it possible for people to engage more fully in their home and community. This episode is a reminder to do just that by setting high expectations to open a world of possibilities for the people you support.