Listen to the podcast: Experts on Expert with Michael Gervais
Michael Gervais is a high-performance psychologist and co-founder of Compete to Create. In this episode of Experts on Expert, Michael sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss working on the RedBull Stratos project, the nuisance of overcoming mental obstacles and his work with Microsoft employees to maximize work performance. The two talk about the mindfulness revolution, optimal coaching techniques and steps to train your mind.
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some form of discrimination/ racial discrimination (Guthrie et al., 2002). Although the above study was largely focused on the connection between racialized females and discrimination that can lead to tobacco smoking, it can be assumed that much of this data can also be used to link the possibility of alcohol/substance use to these young women. Potential stereotypes they may face is that black women are loud, bound to be young single mothers who will live off financial aid. Being met with these negative assumptions can lead to these young women feeling inadequate. If teenage girls feel discriminated against and as thought they are treated as “less than” (Guthrie et al., 2002), like their they’re worth is below that of their “white” counterparts, alcohol and drug use is a possibility. For them, this may seem like a way to disconnect from that sense of worthlessness, and for a time, allow them to feel a sense of belonging and connect to others who are facing the same problem. This feeling of connection and wanting to be a part of something bigger is upheld by McCreanor et al (2013), who agrees that peer influence holds a lot of merit to a possibly vulnerable and unconfident individual. When discussing race, a lot of times, it is assumed the discussion is between African American individuals and white individuals. However, discrimination does not discriminate, therefor it is not as simple as black and white. This social construct includes but is not limited to Indigenous peoples as well. In the literature by Cheadle & Whitbeck (2011), its states that adolescents appear to begin drinking earlier and their use progresses more rapidly than the regular use of non-Indigenous youth. One can argue the rape and violence Indigenous women are faced with can contribute to this. They are left without any sense of justice. Native women have been painted with the picture of being lazy, dirty and careless, they are seen as willing and easy (Anderson, 2018). This image was made by that of the government, in order to cover up the truth and divert the blame that in reality, these women were just struggling with the cruel conditions of reserve (Anderson, 2018). Racism as well as sexism plays a role in this action, as young females are not treated fairly due to their Indigenous identity. Whitbeck (2011) re-enforces the idea that Indigenous communities grapple with crime, risk of victimization along with drug and alcohol abuse. Racism has been around for centuries, and as such, has been ignored and in fact, condoned. The hierarchical system grounded by our government has for so long, overlooked the superiors. These “superiors” are white, heterosexual males that our gove>GET ANSWER