The Brain Science of ADAPTABILITY

Webinar Series

Dealing with increased stress, health issues, work challenges and domestic tension are but just a few of the mental strains that everyone faces during times of incredible upheaval.

Learn how to train your mind to become more adaptable.

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The Urgent Need for Adaptability

Unprecedented levels of unhappiness, addiction, violence, chronic disease, and even falling life expectancy. It’s not your imagination—modern life is truly hazardous to our health. Many causes of these “first-world problems” have been identified, from smog to social media. But there is a simple explanation underlying it all, and it comes down to how our brains evolved—the biology of survival—clashing with the rapidly increasing complexity of the world around us in surprising ways. While it is individuals who are suffering, organizations are bearing the brunt of the economic impact in the form of employee factors like poor engagement, high turnover, and  rising healthcare costs. And, longer term, we must all bear the costs to our communities. LEO addresses this problem at the root—through conceptual and educational innovations, it helps participants quickly acquire emotional and intellectual vulnerability and tools for resilience and adaptability. The result is substantially improved mental health and a growth mindset, leading to greater effectiveness at work and many other aspects of life.

About the LEO Program

LEO is an interactive program that explores how the human brain works and why our brain is not prepared for the challenges of today’s world. Our lower brain, designed for our survival, dominants our day to day life. Using neuroplasticity – the ability for the brain to physically rewire itself – LEO teaches how to use different parts of the brain. Attendees will learn to use the higher brain instead of the lower brain to achieve lower stress, better memory, more creativity and most importantly, resilience! LEO teaches tools and strategies to empower executives, employees, sales staff, customers, and, frankly, ANYONE with practical tools to understand their brains and quickly improve resilience, adaptability, and fearlessness in a rapidly changing, stressful world. Participants of the program report increased resiliency, improved quality of life, reduced anxiety, leadership in problem solving, clarity of thinking and optimism for the future.

Summary of Deliverables

  • Dealing with a chaotic world

    • How to build our adaptability skin

    • Knowledge, skills, tools, and tribe

    • Discomfort tolerance including physical, emotional, intellectual, and scientific

    • Specific brain components enhanced to increase discomfort tolerance and therefore adaptability in a VUCA world (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous)

    • Reinventing ourselves and our communities/organizations 


  • Health related

    • Immune function optimization to combat the Coronavirus

    • Reducing stress, anxiety, and fear impact on brain and body


  • Community related

    • The brain science of crowdsourcing our way through a VUCA world 

    • Community as a major predictor of health but the brain science of building emotionally intimate community (true community)


Dr. Niraj Nijhawan

Founder of The LEO Program

Dr. Niraj Nijhawan, practicing Anesthesiologist and Critical Care Physician, founded Life Ecology Organization (LEO), to address the root of this stress and anxiety through conceptual and educational innovations in a program that has helped thousands of participants. Through a 3-day program now available entirely online, participants learn a series of ‘brain hacks’ to acquire emotional and intellectual tools for resilience and adaptability. The result is substantially improved mental health and a growth mindset, leading to greater effectiveness at work and many other aspects of life.