Wouter de Jong

A better world starts in your head

We often think that self-care involves eating well and exercising, but actually it all starts in your head. Just like your physical muscles, your mental ones can be trained as well. That’s why bestselling author Wouter de Jong will transform the Beurs van Berlage into a gym for the mind during TEDxAmsterdam. In only twenty minutes, you’ll train your brain to be more resilient – even (or especially) when things aren’t going your way. Instead of being your own worst inner critic, you’ll learn to be your own coach. The outcome: a better world. Because a clear, satisfied mind prefers to care for others instead of binging on Netflix or food. When in good (mental) shape, we are more helpful and loving towards others and ourselves. So train your mind, because a better world starts in your own head.

About Wouter de Jong

Keep asking questions, is what Wouter wants us to do. Questions get stuck in your head while answers fade away. Questions influence your subconscious much more than answers. And this will in turn influence your behaviour. A way of creating compassion is to ask compassionate questions. The more often you pose them, the greater the impact they will have. ‘Some questions are so good that it would be a shame to ruin them with an answer,’ according to author Harry Mulisch.

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