Why do certain people manage to stay focused even in difficult times while others are overwhelmed? What do these people do differently and what can we learn from them?
Martin Inderbitzin has been dealing with these questions for years, both as a neuroscientist and as a person affected by severe cancer. In 2016, he went on a trip around the world to find answers in his conversations with over 40 cancer survivors. He not only gained fascinating insights, but above all learned that the stories we tell ourselves are of central importance for our own understanding and dealing with a difficult situation.
Based on his discovery, he started the storytelling project My Survival Story. The aim of the project, which has received international awards, is to inspire other people to better understand and rewrite their own story.
In his mindset session, Martin explains how our brains produce stories and how we can actively change our perspective on these stories. In addition to practical examples from My Survival Story, Martin shows very practical methods that improve your own mindset over the long term.
Martin studied neurobiology at the ETH Zurich and completed his dissertation at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona on the subject of stress and emotions. He also studied film production at Blake College in London and worked for several years as a producer and filmmaker for digital media.
His TEDx Talk “What I learned from Having Cancer” was seen by over 400,000 people. Today, Martin gives keynotes and workshops around the world on the subject of mindset and resilience. Since 2019, he has been working as a professional mindset coach for people and teams facing personal and professional challeges.
Updated: September 2021