Mental Agility Matters with Elaine Fox

Your ability to flex your thoughts, feelings, and actions can transform your life, bolster your resilience, and foster your zest for living. Elaine Fox, PhD, psychologist and researcher, studies the science of neurological flexibility. In her new book, Switch Craft: The Hidden Power of Mental Agility, Elaine explores how we can expand and improve our mental agility, and she shows why it is so critical to become as mentally agile as we can.

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Elaine Fox, PhD is a psychologist and author and became Head of the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide, Australia in 2022. Originally from Dublin, her academic career has been primarily in the UK, most recently as Professor of Psychology and Affective Neuroscience at the University of Oxford. She is a leading scholar on the science of resilience and wellbeing and her work was awarded with a prestigious European Research Council Advanced Investigator fellowship from 2013-2019 to set up a large study in Oxford investigating why some people are emotionally vulnerable (to anxiety, depression, & addictions) while others are resilient. She is an engaging writer and speaker with a passion for the science behind how our mind works.

Her first book RAINY BRAIN SUNNY BRAIN describes the fascinating science and stories behind why some of us are optimistic and resilient while others take a more pessimistic slant on things. Translated into more than 20 languages, it is a bestseller in several countries. Follow here at instagram.com/profelainefox/.



Kristen Manieri is a coach who works with teams to increase both productivity and wellbeing. She also helps individuals navigate transition with clarity and confidence. Her areas of focus are: stress reduction, energy management, mindset, resilience, habit formation, rest rituals, and self-care. As the host of the weekly 60 Mindful Minutes podcast, an Apple top 100 social science podcast, Kristen has interviewed over 200 authors about what it means to live a more conscious, connected, intentional and joyful life. Learn more at kristenmanieri.com/work-with-me.

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