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Mental Health Assessments, Quizzes & Tests | Driven

What is a mental health assessment? A mental health assessment usually comes in the form of a mental health quiz, which tests how you score for different factors, like stress or anxiety. These factors are usually empirically tested and can be discovered through analysing symptoms. For example, a factor in depression is often stress, and

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Positive Motivation Techniques To Conquer The Rest Of 2021

Positive motivation techniques in this article can help if: You’re feeling unmotivated You’re not clear on your goals You want to get more done Jump to: What is the definition of positive motivation? Positive vs negative motivation Positive motivation techniques Positive motivation at work Positive motivation in sport Positive motivation music What is the definition

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Diamond Creek East Primary School’s Brain-Based Education

How Maria Ruberto Took Driven’s ideas inTo this Primary School Maria Ruberto, Director of Salutegenics Psychology, partnered with a Melbourne primary school called Diamond Creek East Primary School (DCEPS) when they were interested in developing a wellness program. DCEPS wanted to know: What ideas of mental wellness really work? How will we get the children

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How To Measure Resilience | Resilience Scales & Assessments

What are the key components of resilience? The main components used to measure resilience differ depending on which scale you go by, and which person you ask. Your mom, for example, might say hard work. Social media might say resilience is following your dreams. But what of the scientists and psychologists? Even in scientific circles,

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Clinical Client Case – PR6 Neural Resilience Intervention

Please note that client confidentiality has been protected via an alias name and that client permission has been granted for this case. “In 2018, Diva attended my clinic for psychological intervention and therapy for her symptoms pertaining to OCD. She was 28 years old, a scientist by trade, and worked full time in a lab.

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Three Hidden Needs That Determine Work-Life Balance

“Work-life balance” causes a lot of discussion and debate. Working professionals can spend their lives chasing the perfect balance. However, the idea of work-life balance is a myth – research does not support this as a sustainable concept on which to base your life around. Work is a part of life in a deep and

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Wellbeing and Evidence-Based HR

Evidence-based management is rising in popularity. This is mostly due to an increased ability to access and analyse data – it’s ultimately from data that we get our evidence to support key decisions. That said, Human Resources is usually seen as a ‘soft skills’ industry. This means evidence frequently takes a back seat while intuitions

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Resilience Synonyms – What’s another word for resilience?

Resilience synonyms each reveal a nuanced angle of resilience, and each synonym for resilience has different implied actions. Etymology is full of deep meaning waiting to be excavated. Check out the synonyms below for resilience to gain a deeper understanding of one the most crucial human skills. 🔍 Resilience is not just set of skills,

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Driven Coach Spotlight – Anton Guinea

“Everyone should do this training” – How Anton Guinea Took Driven to the Coal Industry When he was 21, Anton suffered a near fatal accident at work as an electrician – changing the trajectory of his life. From then on, he was instilled with a passion for workplace safety, and has developed multiple tools, research,

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7 Universal Challenges – And The Difference Of Holistic Resilience

In evolutionary terms, resilience has always been important for the survival of species. However – for humans – resilience is less about physical factors and more about higher cognitive functions, such as working towards a sense of purpose, problem solving, maintaining emotional composure, and more. As the main bipedal species, this means resilience is not

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4 Steps To Achieve A Sense Of Purpose

Resilience is made up of six core domains. At the top of the domains is Vision, which is the most important of all the domains. So, what makes it more important for resilience than other domains? What are the consequences if we do not take care of this domain above all others?   Vision is

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High Adversity Resilience Coach Certification

HART is High Adversity Resilience Training.   This is about advanced resilience skills that prepares emergency responders for the unique challenges they’ll face in their work.   Though it’s not just about the individual – it’s about building resilience at a cultural level. We’ve been collaborating with experts in fire & rescue, emergency medical services,

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RARE – The Exposome in Mental Health

‘Holistic care’ is increasingly an ideal for various forms of therapy and coaching. However, models developed for this purpose still fell short of living up to the holistic concept. The exposome presents us with a concept that lives up to the ideal of being truly holistic. What is the exposome? While the genome is the

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Responder Resilience – HART, High Adversity Resilience Training

Driven is taking on a long-standing challenge.   Emergency responders and military personnel face challenges beyond those of the general population. Responders deal daily with situations most people hope to never witness once in their entire lives. COVID has highlighted as well how some face harsh working environments every day.   However, simply being in

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Your Health – The Missing Part of Holistic Resilience

When we began our study into the science of resilience, our initial search for a resilience measurement system revealed something curious – none of the major resilience measures incorporated physical health. Turns out that for decades now, psychological resilience has mainly been studied as a mental concept – an abstract property living in somewhere in

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This Simple Mental Shift Will Help You Enjoy Everyday Life

We are heavily conditioned to favour outcome over process. When we prepare for a race, it’s all about the prize at the end. When we work on a project, it’s all about successful implementation. When we work hard, it’s all about getting that promotion. But here’s the problem – the outcome is just a small

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Free Job Seeker Resilience Course – 21 Day Online Training

Millions of people have lost their jobs through the COVID crisis. And even millions more young adults are facing the prospect of having to enter the job market in one of the worst recessions of history.   If you’ve been affected by this, you know the incredible stress that comes from this – not only

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Big 5 Personality Traits: IPIP NEO + Free Personality Test

We all have our own unique personalities, further differentiated through our experiences and choices through life. Our personality traits exist across gradients, and we each land somewhere across all these traits.   Since an important part of resilience is exploring your own mind and beliefs, doing a personality test is a great way to enhance

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55 Best Stress Quotes

When you need some stress relief, there’s nothing better to read than quotes about stress. It reminds you that everyone in the world deals with stress, and many people have overcome stressful situations. You are not alone.   You may also want to inspire someone going through a high-pressure period with some stress quotes. Encourage

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Quantifying the link between resilience and job satisfaction

What really helps us find joy in our work? Is it taking 10,000 steps a day? Being able to manage stress well? Quinoa? Or something else? Our peer-reviewed research build out the critical connection between resilience and job satisfaction to help answer these questions.   My definition of resilience is to advance despite adversity. A

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DASS 21: Depression Anxiety & Stress Scale + Free Online Test

Nearly 800 million people are affected by mental health disorders around the world. Of these, depression and anxiety are the most common, affecting around 300 million each.   Awareness is an important part of finding help, which is where assessment tools are important. Free DASS Test The DASS is a widely-used psychometric test to check

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NPY – The Neurochemical of Preparedness

I believe, quite strongly, that you should not get too distracted with neuroscience unless it drives useful decisions and actions. Keeping this focus is a way for us to manage Declarative Knowledge Overload (more about that in a previous article). This is why I want to talk to you today about Neuropeptide Y – it

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Dealing with Information Overload (hint – it’s about DKO)

DKO. The knockout punch that cognitively floors us every day. Declarative Knowledge Overload is the natural result of the increasing availability and ease of access to information: quite simply, we are no longer living in the age of information – we are now living in the age of information overload. And with this overload comes

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Financial Stress Management – Building Financial Resilience

Financial Issues & Stress Issues with money is cited to be the top reason for relationship breakdown. Add to that being a major contributor to many other issues such as difficulty sleeping, mood swings, depression, and anxiety, it’s important for us to look after our finances, and importantly, our mindset toward money. Just check out

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Building Resilience in Teams with Driven

Introducing Driven Teams An easy way to build resilience with groups If there was ever a time when we all needed resilience, this is it. In short, resilience gives us the ability to live meaningful and fulfilling lives despite all the challenges along the way. This has many benefits, including: Giving people a sense of

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Live Demo – 10 June 2020 – Tools and Resources to Coach Resilience

  Driven is the most comprehensive research-backed resilience coaching program available.   Now is the time for resilience coaching. I’ve created a comprehensive program to help coaches build resilience in the people they support.   I’ll be hosting a webinar to show you all the tools and resources we have available to help with resilience coaching.

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Stress Management & Fostering Resilience

Stress Management & Fostering Resilience Stress can be both a powerful motivator as well as a damaging hindrance. It all depends on how you use it! When experiencing some sort of pressure in life, we call this stress. Stress is usually the result of some sort of demand in our life, and we experience stress

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What’s Really the Best Exercise for Your Brain?

By now you might have heard how exercise can increase important neurochemicals such as BDNF which is important for neuroplasticity. Exercise has been shown to have a lot of benefits for your brain, such as keeping you mental sharp, improving memory, and even preventing neurodegenerative diseases. This is interesting because it means that exercise is

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How to be Resilient During a Pandemic – Video Series

Stress, worry, information overload… If there was ever a time when we need resilience, it is now. Driven specializes in helping people assess and build personal resilience. Simply, the more resilient you are, the better you can handle a situation like the coronavirus pandemic and support those around you. Personally, I want to help you

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Rewire, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy & CBT Exercises

What is CBT? What is cognitive behaviour therapy? How does CBT work? Driven’s Rewire Program Who benefits from CBT? When CBT is Less Effective CBT techniques Cognitive behaviour therapy online CBT vs. behavioral therapy – what is the difference? CBT and Medication Want to try a CBT-style Program Now? What is CBT? What is Cognitive

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Dopamine, Motivation and Tenacity – Being Resilient During a Pandemic

Our next session on Resilience During a Pandemic – How does dopamine actually work to motivate you? How can you control this to maintain persistence and tenacity during the pandemic? Let’s explore! Stress, worry, information overload… If there was ever a time when we need resilience, it is now. Driven specializes in helping people assess

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Your Brain on a Healthy Routine – Being Resilient During a Pandemic

Our next session on Resilience During a Pandemic – Staying healthy is not just about looking after your body, but your brain as well. Let’s explore! Stress, worry, information overload… If there was ever a time when we need resilience, it is now. Driven specializes in helping people assess and build personal resilience. Simply, the

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The 80 Best Inspirational Quotes

Inspirational quotes become quotes by distilling an important truth about human experience. These truths are often hard won and stand the test of time – they are relevant regardless of the challenge or the life you’re given. Let yourself be inspired by the best of inspirational quotes, or share with a friend who could use

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How to be Resilient During a Pandemic – Focus on Reasoning

Our next session on Resilience During a Pandemic – Once you’re calm, what comes next? How do you get ahead of the curve and be more prepared for the future? Stress, worry, information overload… If there was ever a time when we need resilience, it is now. Driven specializes in helping people assess and build

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How to be Resilient During a Pandemic – Focus on Vision

Our next session on Resilience During a Pandemic – Meaning and purpose is the most important part of resilience. But how do we find this during a pandemic? Stress, worry, information overload… If there was ever a time when we need resilience, it is now. Driven specializes in helping people assess and build personal resilience.

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How to be Resilient During a Pandemic – Focus on Collaboration

Our next session on Resilience During a Pandemic – Our social connections are being disrupted. What does this mean, and how do we navigate this new challenge? Stress, worry, information overload… If there was ever a time when we need resilience, it is now. Driven specializes in helping people assess and build personal resilience. Simply,

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How to be Resilient During a Pandemic – Focus on Composure

Our next session on Resilience During a Pandemic – This time we are turning our attention to the domain of Composure. This is about how we manage our emotional state to stay calm and in control. Stress, worry, information overload… If there was ever a time when we need resilience, it is now. Driven specializes

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How Resilience Champions Help Communities

Over the years we’ve seen how ‘resilience champions’ make a real impact in the wellness of those around them, and how they support wellness initiatives in organisations. In this webinar included: Sharing our insights on how we’ve seen champions make an impact Explore training that we’ve done around establishing people as resilience champions Chat about

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World Mental Health Day 2019

What is the aim of the World Mental Health Day? The World Health Organisation started World Mental Health Day in 1992 as a way to raise awareness of mental health issues. Countries around the world celebrate World Mental Health day by discussing a particular theme released by the WHO for that year. The World Mental

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Serotonin and Its Unusual Role In The Brain

Serotonin was long thought to be an exciting chemical involved in the pathways of reward processing, happiness and mood regulation[1]. Though, recent studies bring to light the complexities of this stimulant, and how little we really know of how it works. Certainly it is an important neurochemical and it can help us to understand resilience

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72 Resilience Activities

Everyone has some level of resilience. What’s really exciting about this is that your level isn’t static, but dynamic: you have the ability to learn and become much more resilient. In this article we’ll show you many of the strategies, skills and resilience activities which are proven to work. With the Driven app you can

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AI Virtual Coach Driven Partners to Build Resilience in First Responders

Sydney-based resilience startup Driven announces a partnership with FirstWatch to improve the mental health of first responders such as paramedics, firefighters, crisis call centre staff and police officers. “First responders are extraordinarily caring people with extensive practical training to do their work, yet we find that little training is provided around the mental impact from the challenges they face,”

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Science-backed Resilience AI Chatbot Driven lands 700k in seed capital

Driven, an AI chatbot scientifically proven to build resilience, today announced that they have raised $700,000 in seed capital. This first funding round was led by FirstWatch with participation from venture capital firms Giant Leap and Pangaea Impact Investments. Already used by global and large scale organisations such as 3M, Unilever, IAG and Suncorp, Driven helps people stay on top

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7 Reasons Why Thor is the Resilient Avenger

“Whosoever reads this article, should they read it in full, shall know the resilience of Thor.”   !!MAJOR ENDGAME SPOILERS ALERT!!   I’m a fan of the Marvel universe and have diligently watched the 20+ movies leading up to Endgame. At the same time, I have a big interest in understanding and building resilience in

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The neuroscience of adversity vs Friston’s free energy principle

Neuroscientist, Richard Davidson, describes resilient people as people who not only withstand certain kinds of stressful events, but benefit from them, and turn adversity into advantage. Other concepts that he links with resilience are recovery period, higher developed left-brain capacity and increased hippocampal functioning [1]. To be able to effectively enhance resilience, we need to

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Scientific wellness measurement through resilience

SCIENTIFIC WELLNESS MEASUREMENT THROUGH RESILIENCE Wellness measurement is critical to gain insightful knowledge to successfully help staff to thrive within organisations. It clarifies the starting point, identifies priorities and informs goals for action. Ongoing evaluation is what tracks progress and creates a data set for benefits tracking. All critical factors for the success of a wellness

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Infographic – How Resilience Benefits Business

We’ve been working with many businesses and organisations to build the resilience of people. What have we seen so far? Great results! Learn everything about resilience in the workplace. The infographic below sets out clearly how resilience brings benefits both at a financial and human level. After all, it’s not just about bottom line savings,

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The 50 Best Resilience Quotes

The best resilience quotes resonate with something deep inside the human spirit. They endure because they touch the parts of us that are hurting, that are trying, the parts that say “Maybe I’m not enough for this.” The parts of us that hope our future is not determined by the stars, but by our own

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5 Guidelines to run the best workplace resilience training

Running a workplace resilience training program is high on the agenda for many top organisations. More and more we hear from businesses who recognise the benefit of building a resilient workforce. After all, here are some of the quantifiable benefits of resilient people we have seen through our research: $6,152 annual per employee saving through

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The Surprising Way Flossing Could Prevent Alzheimer’s

Dental health and dementia are not commonly thought of together. What does dental health have to do with mental health, anyway? Surprisingly, there seems to be a strong link between these two. In fact, if your gums bleed easily, then you might have a gingivitis infection. New research has showed that gingivitis bacteria make it

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Introducing the Exposome – A New Holistic Map for Mental Healthcare

Life is complicated. It’s tough to keep track of everything going on, especially given that there is so much that we experience and are exposed to over time. This increasingly takes a toll on our mental health. Consider our current predicament: 300 million people have depressive disorders Over 260 million suffer from anxiety disorders By

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All You Need Is Love? How Oxytocin Builds Resilience

Oxytocin is often thought of as the chemical of looove. However, it has many other roles (empathy, stress, optimism) that are worth exploring. I don’t often see oxytocin discussed in the context of resilience, so I decided to dig into the extensive (and sometimes hilarious) research done on oxytocin. Today we’ll be looking beyond its

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Executive Resilience: Neuroscience for the Business of Disruption

Happy to announce Executive Resilience – my new book! This book explores the impact of automation and artificial intelligence on the global consciousness, resulting in increased uncertainty that wears down wellness. The cover art illustrates how anyone (including myself) may suddenly find an automated worker take their place. How do we as individuals and organisations

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Neuroplasticity – Why You Should Care About Your BDNF

  Brain-derived neurotrophic factor, or BDNF for short, is a protein in the brain that is crucial for learning and adaptability. What’s curious about BDNF is how much direct control we have over its abundance. There are lifestyle factors that directly affect the amount of BDNF in your brain, and if you don’t take care

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How Neuroplasticity Changes the Brain

Neuroplasticity is one of those terms frequently bandied about, but what is the meaning of neuroplasticity? How does neuroplasticity work? Also, what lessons are there in the mechanics of neuroplasticity? In this article I’ll get a bit technical, though I’m sure you’ll find that a little bit of brain knowledge may just make a whole

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PR6 Six Factor Resilience Model

The 6 Domains of Resilience

Last time we developed a more modern definition of resilience as “advancing despite adversity“, but what does this mean on a more detailed level? What groups of behaviours, skills and beliefs contribute to resilience? What can we actually measure resilience against? To answer these questions, we investigated many existing models of resilience and combined them

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What is resilience? Modernising the Definition of Resilience

Traditionally, personal resilience has often been defined as how we bounce back from difficult situations. However, this definition doesn’t encompass the true breadth of resilience skills and their many benefits. To ensure the definition of resilience includes all aspects, let’s modernise the definition to this: Resilience is about advancing despite adversity. What is resilience? Let’s

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