Sunday, February 08, 2015

Tip#825: Resilience Resources, Part 10 – Mental Health & Healthcare - Big Hero 6

“I’m not giving up on you. You don’t understand this yet but people need you. So let’s get back to work.” 
Big Hero 6 (2014)

Over the past year the topic of mental health and healthcare have been top of my mind not just for my life and work but to better help others close to me. I’ve also studied the importance of balanced neurotransmitters for proper brain and body function. That’s why it stunned me recently to finally see the Disney film Big Hero 6 that explores these themes. It excited me to know that kids, as well as adults, would be introduced to concepts that would benefit their understanding of their health and the well being of others. Read: Basics on neurotransmitters

Big Hero 6 (2014)

The computer-animated superhero action comedy film, Big Hero Six, is about a 14-year-old robotics prodigy named Hiro Hamada (Ryan Potter) who forms a superhero team to fight a masked villain in the futuristic city of San Fransokyo. With highly entertaining characters, exciting, colourful visuals this film also has many life lessons and touching emotional moments. See: movie trailer

“On a scale from 1 to 10 how would you rate your pain?” 

“Shake things up! Use that big brain of yours to think your way out. Look for a new angle.” 

The marketing for Big Hero 6 focused more on the character of Baymax (Scott Adsit) as a cute cuddly inflatable robotic character but he is much more. Baymax was invented to be a personal healthcare companion. And when he sees Hiro in emotional pain from a death in the family he wants to help. Baymax downloads information on bereavement to better understand and help him heal. See: 2nd movie trailer focused on Baymax as healthcare companion

Whether it comes across as humorous or clinical, when Baymax speaks he actually shares important tips for helping someone with their mental, emotional and physical health. Even the power of a warm hug is demonstrated constantly. Science already shows that a hug releases the hormone oxytocin into our bodies lowering levels of stress hormones. Read: hug health benefits

Teamwork and leadership are also part of the many other themes in the film that could inspire you to be more productive in the workplace and in life.

Inspiring Themes:
• Having a Vision
• Problem Solving
• Innovation
• Mental Health
• Healthcare
• Grieving/Bereavement
• Letting Go/Healing
• Leadership
• Teamwork
• Unique Skills/Talent Development
• Courage
• Compassion

Movies that you watch, especially favourites, are filled with life lessons and can become your Resilience Resources for being stronger in the workplace and your daily life. Family films can also go a long way in opening up dialogue for family members of any age dealing with health issues. Ultimately these movies can help you better understand how you can help someone heal and feel better.

Related Tips on Resilience:
Tip#804: Resilience Resources, Part 1 - Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) - The Theory of Everything
Tip#805: Resilience Resources, Part 2 - Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) - It’s Kind of a Funny Story
Tip#810: Resilience Resources, Part 3 – Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) - A League of Their Own
Tip#811: Resilience Resources, Part 4 – Top 15 Movies for Dealing with Depression & Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Tip#812: Resilience Resources, Part 5 – Mental Health - Mumford
Tip#813: Resilience Resources, Part 6 - 50 First Dates 
Tip#819: Resilience Resources, Part 7 - Wild 
Tip#822: Resilience Resources, Part 8 - Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Tip#823: Resilience Resources, Part 9 – Super Bowl -Invincible
Tip#825: Resilience Resources, Part 10 – Mental Health & Healthcare - Big Hero 6
Tip#829: Resilience Resources, Part 11 – The Tartigrade – Mr. Deeds Goes To Town
Tip#830: Resilience Resources, Part 12 – Depression & Graham Moore - The Imitation Game 
Tip#833: Resilience Resources, Part 13 – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Tip#834: Resilience Resources, Part 14 - Top 10 Movies for Inspiring Resilience in the Workplace
Tip#857: Resilience Resources, Part 15 - Instagram - Pitch Perfect 2
Tip#873: Resilience Resources, Part 16 - Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Tip#881: Resilience Resources, Part 17 - Love & Mercy
Tip#892: Resilience Resources, Part 18 – Problem Solving - The Martian 
Tip#896: Resilience Resources, Part 19 - Depression – J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Tip#910: Resilience Resources, Part 20 – Depression – A Christmas Carol – It’s a Wonderful Life 


Remember How Movies Can Help You: 
A) Entertain & Escape 
B) Re-energize & Release 
C) Insights, Epiphanies & AHA moments 

“Movies for Motivation: How To Stay Strong in Your Life & Career”
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Emmanuel Lopez-Motivatorman
Motivational Speaker & Resilience Expert
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