Meet Your Future Brain
Doctor Jenny Brockis reveals the secrets to making your grey matter perform better
Nominated for the 2017 Best Personal Development Author Award at The Best You Awards, Dr. Jenny Brockis is an internationally celebrated expert in brain fitness.
After years working in hospitals, the self-described ‘future-mind planner’ decided to pursue post-graduate qualifications in Nutritional Medicine, Neuroleadership, and Mindfulness Meditation, to learn as much as possible about the workings of the brain.
Jenny’s mission is to use her knowledge and experience to help people unlock their brain’s full potential while also caring for it as best they can. Her guide is set out in her debut book, Future Brain: The 12 Keys to Create Your High-Performance Brain.
“I wanted to take what we know from brain science to help people empower themselves and really improve their brain’s fitness. This is going to help them today, but also in the future” said Jenny.
According to Jenny, “cognitive health – how well we think, learn and remember – is now almost as important as physical health. Science shows that what you do with your brain in your midlife, around the age of 40, is crucial. You need to be doing certain things so you last the course with a healthy brain. And in the short term, looking after your brain will elevate your efficiency and performance.”
Thanks to her accessible mix of solid science and good sense, Jenny is able to teach others about expanding the brain’s capability in order to get more out of life. She said that “the crucial components are Create, which are the lifestyle choices we know are important like eating, moving, sleeping, and stretching your mental muscle; Operate, which deals with focus, managing stress and navigating change; and lastly, Integrate, namely the importance of human to human connection. These components work together, and it is achieving a healthy combination that makes the biggest difference.”
Jenny founded Brain Fit, a company focusing on brain high performance. She also produces an e-newsletter and five-day e-learning course to reach and empower more people. and she,
Regarding the business arena, Jenny believes that the brain is the busy professional’s secret weapon for boosting mastery, efficiency, and productivity to gain that coveted competitive edge – whether that be in business or in your personal life. And there are some shocks in store.
“We assume all stress is bad, but in fact we all need some stress, and you can use that to your advantage,” said Jenny, who goes on to extol the virtues of Mindfulness: “It’s taking the mindlessness out of activity, because we are all running on autopilot most of the time.”
She explained that “pressing pause to quiet down our brain, can positively impact mental and physical health. Choosing to be a little bit quieter for a few minutes can really give you clarity, and can even have a huge impact on your immune system and the chromosomes which determine how long you live.”
The best news is that it is never too late to get your brain is better shape.
“The brain’s plasticity lasts until our 80s, so we can always learn and change things. It takes time and effort, but if you want it and persevere you can do it” said Jenny.
Even if you know very little about grey matter, Jenny’s work reveals how the brain can be fine-tuned to reduce stress, increase performance with sharper, more innovative outcomes, in all areas of life.
Future Brain: The 12 Keys to Create Your High-Performance Brain is out now
For more information visit www.drjennybrockis.com and follow Jenny on twitter @jennybrockis