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Lecture Overview

Positivity affects perceptions, attitudes, and expectations. Positive emotions have been shown to increase feelings of energy, help you cope with adversity, and feel more optimistic about life. This session will help you to construct a positive mindset in the face of challenging situations at work – and at home.


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Jane Stanfield

Jane Stanfield is a health service improvement coach. She comes with 30 years’ experience in healthcare, half as a clinician and half in health administration, support and coaching. Having had a brush with burnout herself and several close family members receiving healthcare, her focus is on bringing compassion back to healthcare for all involved. Her current use of neuroscience and mindfulness at work enables healthcare providers to work with their own mind, emotions and behaviour to influence their culture in a way that will energise and motivate them as they manage the safety and reliability of their care and its focus on the patient—whilst caring for themselves. Jane is currently coaching several nurse leaders; and runs workshops on leadership, shaping cultures, wellbeing, and communication and patient safety (CAPS). Her most recent professional development personally is in LEAN thinking – reducing waste and improving flow in healthcare….because waste is disrespectful to people!




23 Total Rating(s)

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Jennifer Ireland
21 May 2019

I really enjoyed this presentation and it reinforced my existing knowledge.

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beverley Taylor
20 May 2019

Very thought provoking as this can be applied in what ever field of work you work in. Very clear and enjoyable lecture.

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louise ann mackie
19 May 2019

reflective and interesting to think about

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Katrina Ruth Wilkinson
18 May 2019

Really interesting. And some good take home messages.

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Elizabeth Claire Huppatz
18 May 2019

Excellent - should be viewed by all disciplines

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Waheeda Waheeda
15 May 2019

Great to hear a lecturer close to home, in Qld where I work It refreshed my mind let’s u know I can start anew and rethink problems

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Ruethai Orkhaw
15 May 2019


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Stephanie Nudd
14 May 2019

This was a fantastic insight into the impact of a positive mindset in general but also in the workplace. This really got me thinking of things I can do to change any negative thoughts I am holding onto in my work life and my personal/home life.

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Phoebe Ward
12 May 2019

Great listen - helps you to remember to look at things in a positive light.

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Robyn Cameron
12 May 2019