Name
Don't Settle for Less - Design for Joy
Date & Time
Tuesday, May 23, 2023, 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Paul Erickson Raegan Porter
Description

High Levels of cancer, heart attack, depression, PTSD, suicide and high anxiety afflicting emergency responders can be linked directly to the brain chemistry and changes caused by the nature of emergency response. Understanding brain chemistry and how design of the living and working environment can lead to improved mental and emotional wellbeing is the core of this talk. Learn how design can shape brain chemistry to not only reduce stress, but rediscover joy in life.

Learning Objectives
• Understanding basics of your brain chemistry.
• Understand how you can change your brain chemistry to reduces stress and improve health.
• Understand how light and sound can Affect stress and the body through Neuroscience and chronotherapy. (examples will be shown)
• Understand how Attention restoration and the Power of Awe can reduce stress (example will be shown)