Bipolar Advantage Announces New Program 'Providing Solutions to the Bipolar Economy'

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Bipolar Advantage, Inc. of San Francisco announces a new consulting service providing solutions for businesses dealing with the "Bipolar Economy." Company president Tom Wootton said, "In recent months discussions about the boom and bust cycles of our economy going back to the Great Depression have been the focus of many news stories. During boom cycles companies experience periods of inflated feelings of power or delusions of grandeur, characterized by excessive risk taking and out of control spending. During bust cycles companies experience periods of indecisiveness, black and white thinking, loss of energy and fatigue, even feelings of worthlessness and suicidal thoughts. These reactions are classic symptoms of bipolar."

The Bipolar Advantage

With a keen understanding of how the mind functions in different states and how to best utilize those states, Bipolar Advantage can take your company way beyond the pop psychology of positive thinking.

Bipolar Advantage, Inc. of San Francisco announces a new consulting service providing solutions for businesses dealing with the "Bipolar Economy." Company president Tom Wootton said, "In recent months discussions about the boom and bust cycles of our economy going back to the Great Depression have been the focus of many news stories. During boom cycles companies experience periods of inflated feelings of power or delusions of grandeur, characterized by excessive risk taking and out of control spending. During bust cycles companies experience periods of indecisiveness, black and white thinking, loss of energy and fatigue, even feelings of worthlessness and suicidal thoughts. These reactions are classic symptoms of bipolar."

Businesses can be trained to understand how different reactions and thought processes are assets when they are acted upon with the powerful understanding of bipolar conditions. Training individuals, management groups, and CEOs to recognize "bipolar" assets and how to utilize them shifts companies from immobility to confidence and action. Bipolar Advantage teaches essential tools for weathering the current global financial changes.

Is there any evidence that a Bipolar Economy is an advantage for business?
Yes, there's a great deal of evidence. Companies can and do prosper during times of economic turmoil. What do GE, Disney, HP and Microsoft have in common? They were all startups during steep declines in the U.S. economy. GE started during the panic of 1873, Disney started during the recession of 1923-24, HP began during the Great Depression, and Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded Microsoft during the recession of 1975. All these companies realized that they had an advantage by adopting a different mindset, a different way of seeing the crisis. They saw it as an opportunity.

How can a business turn market turmoil into an advantage?
Bipolar Advantage can help by bringing in experts who can shift a business's thinking from a reactive fear-based response to one that is creative and opportunistic. Wootton emphasizes, "With a keen understanding of how the mind functions in different states and how to best utilize those states, Bipolar Advantage can take your company way beyond the pop psychology of positive thinking."

What is this shift in thinking?
Generally speaking, companies that not only survived but also thrived during the Great Depression were those that took advantage of their creative capital; those people who already knew how to manage the mood swings in their own personalities. Those that understand their strengths and are able to use deep introspection to explore opportunities in a crisis are the ones who excel in turbulent times.

About Tom Wootton
Wootton is a former accelerative learning trainer for major corporations worldwide, including Hewlett Packard, Ford, AT&T, and Cisco. He has become a passionate agent of change for those with mental conditions. As a result of his own experiences with bipolar, Wootton wrote two books, "The Bipolar Advantage" and "The Depression Advantage." He challenges many of the pervasive attitudes about mental conditions and charts a different course that looks at the positive as well as negative aspects of mental conditions. He is a keynote speaker and designs and facilitates workshops and programs for mental health departments and advocacy groups nationwide.

About Bipolar Advantage
Established in 2002, Bipolar Advantage's mission is to help people with mental conditions shift their thinking and behavior so that they can lead extraordinary lives. Combining the insights of professionals with consumers who have mastered their condition, Bipolar Advantage is at the forefront of fully integrated mental health care. The program addresses physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, relationships and career through integrated education, assessment, treatment, and results worth striving for.

Consulting services to business has just been added to the programs offered by Bipolar Advantage. For more information and to arrange for one of our speakers please contact our offices at (415) 992-5315 or visit our web site at: http://www.bipolaradvantage.com

Contact: Ellen Nadeau
Bipolar Advantage Inc.
Phone: (415) 992-5315
Website: http://www.bipolaradvantage.com

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