Why is Change So Hard? | College of Nursing | Kent State University

Why is Change So Hard?

That will be the topic for a special presentation on Friday, Feb. 15, at Kent State University. Cynthia Ackrill, M.D., noted speaker and president of Wellspark, will speak at 10 a.m. in the Kent Student Center Kiva on “Habit Shifting - Why It Is So Hard to Make a Change, and How to Make it Easier; The Neuroscience of Behavior Change.” The session is open to faculty, staff and students.

Change is always difficult, whether it is your New Year’s resolution, losing weight or getting that job promotion. Ackrill explores the role of the brain (neurological) and body (physiological) in changing habits, and what you can do to help produce the results you want.

Today’s problems demand extraordinary leadership. And such leadership requires developing the best of human potential — physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Ackrill’s mission is to drive innovative change by applying science and wisdom to help extraordinary leaders enhance their skills.

Ackrill is a graduate of Duke University and the University of Maryland School of Medicine, a Fellow and Board Member of the American Institute of Stress, a charter member of HeartMath, and a former board member of the International Society of Neurofeedback and Research. She is also a certified Wellcoach® and Wellness Inventory coach, and has completed training in advanced executive coaching, positive psychology and intrinsic motivation.

The program is sponsored by Kent State OneWellU wellness program and the College of Nursing.