DR ADRIAN MEDHURST

My work lives at the crux of optimal performance and wellbeing.

 
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The pressures of modern work and life have never been greater

It seems we all struggle with these intensifying challenges and the hefty price we pay.

 

Untapped performance potential creates an annual productivity shortfall of $305 Billion in Australia alone.

Avoidable job stress and poor mental health contribute $10's of Billions more in lost productivity.

Not only does our economy suffer, high job stress takes 3 years off our own lifespan!

 

These clear, present, and ubiquitous challenges threaten our ability to drive meaningful and sustainable progress into an uncertain future. 

I believe a fresh approach is required to address these challenges. One that honours and leverages our mind, body and relationships to produce optimal performance, sustainable wellbeing, and meaningful progress.

Walking the edge of modern Western sciences and traditional Eastern practices, I design contemporary strategies and programs that deliver insight and impact. 

 

About Adrian

Official Bio

Adrian is a psychologist, speaker, author and thought leader on a mission to optimise performance and wellbeing for people and organisations. He specialises in performance psychology, wellbeing science, mindfulness, innovation and emerging tech. 

 

"Live and work at the intersection of your optimal level of performance and wellbeing. We need both in sync if we are to be at our best - no exceptions. This is the path to discovering new peaks of your potential."

- Dr Adrian Medhurst

 

Adrian has authored the book "Meditate on This: The Science of Mindfulness” and is the CEO of - Benny Button, a wellbeing and performance business. Adrian is dedicated to improving the lives of as many people as possible through wellbeing and performance initiatives. Benny Button is pioneering a personalised approach to employee wellbeing and performance improvement through science-based mind-body-performance assessments and digital platform solutions. 

Adrian’s expertise has grown from a doctorate in organisational psychology, 15 years spanning corporate consulting and university lecturing, and dedicated ongoing scientific study and practise in performance psychology, wellbeing science, organisational innovation, mindfulness meditation and yoga. He's based in the coffee capital city of Melbourne, but his work has seen him deliver training programs, facilitated workshops, and keynote presentations right across Australia, Asia, Central and South America, the UK and our New Zealand neighbours. 

 

Working with a diverse range of organisations and industry sectors, as well as government departments, not-for-profits, and SME’s. Clients including the BlueScope Steele, CBA, KimberlyClark, Swisse, Australia Post, NAB, AMP, Red Cross, Fairfax, Coles, Medibank, SBS, Qantas, Novartis, BP, Sugar Australia, Heinz, and Fosters, to name a few.

 
 

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THE REAL COSTS OF STRESS IN OUR WORKPLACES

In this short video, Dr Adrian Medhurst breaks down the statistics of how much stress is costing our workplaces and why it is so important to draw our attention to it.

This keynote was filmed at the 2018 ThinkTank Corporate PA Summit. If you would like to see where Dr Adrian Medhurst is speaking next, head over to our Events page here

 
 

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Meditate On This

What do artists Hugh Jackman, Emma Watson, and Russell Brand have in common with business gurus Bill Gates, Arianna Huffington and Oprah Winfrey. What do they all share with sportspeople Novak Djokovic, Kobe Bryant, and the whole AC Milan soccer team?

The title of this book is a bit of a clue if you’re struggling.

There is lots of anecdotal evidence of the benefits of meditation. But what does it really do? This book aims to answer this question by looking at the science.

We’ve reviewed over a thousand different studies, and trawled through hundreds of journals to find the answers. The science is unequivocal.

An effective meditation practice has a significant effect on happiness, health, performance and relationships. The range of benefits extends from the level of our very own genes, right through to the relationships we have with others and our environment. Plus, the benefits of meditation begin to take root in the brain and body after just a few minutes of practice, and build with consistent practice over time.

The rate at which modern research is revealing scientific evidence on the benefits of meditation benefits is increasing rapidly. Around 40 scientific papers are published each month with include meditation and the sidekick mindfulness as key variables under investigation. This book lays out the proven impact of an effective meditation practice, in terms everyone can understand and appreciate.

MEDITATE ON THIS - The Science of Mindfulness
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There have been a growing number of books written on mindfulness meditation over the last few years, a number of which grace my bookcase at home. What new insights would this book offer that the others hadn’t already covered I wondered?

What I liked about ‘Meditate On This’ was how the three co-authors present a compelling and eminently readable case for how mindfulness meditation changes the brain and facilitates positive change in the areas of happiness, health, relationships and performance. The data is skillfully presented ensuring it’s readily understandable for the layperson, while still meaty enough for the academic seeking evidence of the research.

The book is an invitation to explore and implement a mindfulness mediation practice. It seeks to explain the why rather than the how and proffers no judgment on which type or form of meditation is best, leaving that decision open for the reader to decide.

If you’re uncertain whether mindfulness meditation is for you, this book outlines the potential benefits as validated by the science for the multiple facets of our lives; whether you seek to be a more effective learner, to restore greater balance to your life, be more attentive, creative or to live longer and more healthily.

The key message is practice leads to progress, which in the case of meditation is so very true.

I loved this book.
— Jenny Brockis - Specialist in brain health and high performance thinking
 
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