Reut Schwartz-Hebron was born in Jerusalem. She is a Certifying Partner at KCI (KeyChange Institute). She is a leading expert at the intersection of neuroscience and challenging change.
Reut trains and certifies change leaders to use Neuroscience-based models to support people through transitions.
Today we discuss her opinions about everything related to the personality and whether or not we really can change.
Spoiler alert: We can change--and maybe for a lot longer than you ever imagined.
But why? and how?
How we interact with discomfort associated with change. 9:49
Most people aren't going to be moved to want to dig deep until something is failing or not working with their pre-frontal projected rehearsed self.
Think of discomfort as a nourishment. 15:34
The first mountain of life, the first mountain, the second mountain, and how to move forward on it.
Why awareness is not a requirement for transformation. 20:22
Awareness has a wonderful role in our lives and is supportive of transformative processes, but it is not a requirement from a neuroscience perspective.
Being more aware is an explicit function. 27:00
Awareness is an explicit system function, and without awareness, certain exercises will transform.
Addiction is not black and white. There is a chemical aspect to addiction, which means that certain people after they have been addicted long enough or have used substances.
How do you avoid discomfort? 34:44
The idea of neuroplasticity.
Personality is a construct of current preferences.
How long does it take to change an organizational pattern? 44:22
Kindness is not a naivete. It's a powerhouse.
You can change simple as you can change. 48:39
Kindness has nothing to do with being nice. Kindness is not just about being nice, but also about respect.
You can change, even if you don't want to.