Uprise Webinar - The Neurochemistry of Motivation

with Uprise Clinician and Psychological Coach, Michael Scott

Motivation is a complex process that involves a variety of neurotransmitters and hormones in the human brain. Dopamine is often referred to as the "feel good" hormone and plays a crucial role in motivation. When dopamine is released in response to a rewarding experience, it creates a sense of pleasure and reinforces our desire to repeat that behaviour. Oxytocin and serotonin are also key players in motivation. Oxytocin is especially involved in rewarding the achievement of social or relationship goals. Whereas low levels of serotonin have been linked to feelings of depression and lack of motivation.

On the other hand, cortisol, the stress hormone, is said to harm motivation. When cortisol levels are elevated due to stress, it can inhibit the release of dopamine and serotonin, making it harder to feel motivated and focused. Yet many of us say stress helps make things happen or that we work better under pressure. 

But what happens when our systems of motivation get out of whack?

This webinar will answer this question and provide some tips for understanding and overcoming procrastination.

This webinar will be held from 12.30pm-1pm on Thursday 23 May 2024.
Registration is essential. Please click the button below to register.