John Hudson FRGS is a Survival Instructor, Broadcaster, Writer, Public Speaker and Training Consultant whose specialist work takes him to some of the most remote and extreme environments in the world. Based in Cornwall UK, John is the British Military’s chief SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance & Extraction) instructor and has been a resident survival expert on two series of Discovery’s prime-time show Survive That, a.k.a Dude You’re Screwed in the USA, putting his own resilience to the test on camera in front of millions. He also regularly works as a survival consultant on TV development projects.
Introducing the Survival Mindset
In this talk, John will explain how the Survival Mindset works. Using examples from real life, film and literature, John will give an update to the stoic philosophy of life, explaining why the Survival Mindset ‘gives you wings’. He will share how to train the brain to respond to new situations, through the Survival Triangle, and our psychological ‘perseverance engine’, developing the sort of mindset that allows better decision making under pressure when facing things that seem insurmountable. In a world that’s barraged by information, John will share his thoughts on wellbeing, the importance of getting out into nature, and pressing your own ‘factory reset button’. Many people spend their lives cycling from one app, email and update to the next, constantly refreshing their devices, but not themselves. John will explain how to live well and condition the most important survival tool – a well-stocked brain.