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Created September 26, 2022

Updated October 17, 2022

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  1. We will learn:How we self-impose our suffering. How to choose “feeling it out” over “figuring out out”. A process called “painting forward” that helps you integrate new choices. Did you know that we make an average of 35000 choices pe
  2. We will learn:How to make sure you have the right diagnosis.How to make sure your provider or your medications are the right fit.How to assist in your own recovery outside of therapy.When you’re depressed or struggling, it can be hard
  3. Some sounds bring happy memories flooding back. Other sounds put us on edge; drive us to distraction; or cause us considerable distress. Sound matters... so why don't we pay more attention to our sonic environment?  In a mash-up with our frien
  4. Loneliness is a far more common and far more serious problem than we think. It affects one in five Americans, and takes a toll on our bodies and minds. To thrive we need to several types of social interactions - both casual and more intimate.  
  5. In today's episode, Gina discusses the vagus nerve and its role in helping to neutralize our anxiety and maintain our health and wellbeing. The physical extent and function of the vagus nerve is described as is how we can use it to improve our
  6. In today's episode, Gina shares with listeners a recent skill sheet from the ACP Group Coaching Membership program, guiding listeners through a simple process of creating a sacred space for peace and calm. Developing and utilizing this inner sp
  7. In today's episode, Gina discusses how we can get over anxiety around any illness we may be experiencing. Sickness can be highly anxiety provoking and how we think about ourselves and the illness and discomfort we have can have a big influence
  8. In today's episode, Gina discusses the importance of cultivating mindfulness in order to heal anxiety using a Blinkist of Jon Kabat-Zinn's Wherever You Go There You Are. Gina shares a number of methods for "being" in the moment rather than "doi
  9. In today's episode, Gina discusses intrusive thoughts, what they are and how to move past them. Intrusive thoughts are often brought on by additional stress and those suffering from anxiety are often more vulnerable to them. These thoughts ofte
  10. In today's episode, Gina answers a listener question regarding untidiness in the environment, cleaning and anxiety. Gina draws from her own personal experience with this problem and how her perception of dirtiness in the home could be influence
  11. Have you ever sprouted wings or swam with unicorn dolphins? Lucid dreamers can conjure these and any other fantastical scenario they can, well, dream of. Is this ancient art a real brain phenomenon? Can you do it, too? In this first part of a t
  12. Lucid dreamers have been fighting goblins, flying, and conjuring entire galaxies in their dreams for centuries, all while feeling awake and engaged in the action. Now, scientific research tells us that lucid dreaming isn't just the stuff of sci
  13. The neuroscience and psychology of gratitude show that cultivating gratitude, even in small doses, can do wonders for your mental health. Here's how gratitude works, and some simple tips for sprinkling more nourishing gratitude into your daily
  14. Pop culture portrays therapy in a way that usually misses the mark ... by a lot. Let's demystify the idea of going to therapy with a down-to-earth overview of what types of therapy there are and which problems they can help with.Read the trans
  15. People used to think that creativity was a gift from the gods. Now we have some clues from neuroscience and psychology for how to cultivate it. Hint: You might want to lobby your boss for a nap pod at the office.Read the transcript.Check out
  16. From forest bathing to napping to belly laughing, cultures from around the world have cultivated well-being in many fascinating ways—and science agrees that they're effective! Better yet? They won't cost you a thing.Read the transcript.Check
  17. Lauren Swanson is a board-certified physician assistant who prescribes Ketamine through a telehealth company. She says she has seen it make huge differences in the lives of people who are battling anxiety, depression, PTSD, and substance use di
  18. Depression, anxiety, low libido… your mood is directly related to what you eat. Nutritional psychiatrist (and chef) Uma Naidoo, MD, examines the “gut-brain romance” and explains the delicate balance between your diet and your mental health. If
  19. Whether you're a believer or not, God is taking up space in your head — the prefrontal cortex, to be exact. Jordan Grafman, PhD, of Northwestern University has been studying where religious belief systems are stored in the brain and how they ov
  20. It's effective against depression, can help you stop smoking, even ease end-of-life distress. It's non-addictive, naturally occurring, and has been used for thousands of years -- but you can't have it. It's psilocybin, the compound that creates
  21. We all know exercising is good for us – it reduces anxiety and inflammation, boosts the immune system, and may even ward off dementia, all while it helps keep us fit. But our brains don’t want us to do it! Meet Dr. Jennifer Heisz, a neuroscient
  22. Dr. Tony Nader, an academic, author, and the leader of the Transcendental Meditation movement, knows how you can find inner peace. TM is like a deep dive to the stillness at the bottom of the ocean, leaving the turbulent waves far above. Learn
  23. What is awe? It's not wonder, or surprise, or pleasure — it's a state of mind that Dr. Beau Lotto calls "finding the impossible in the common." Dr. Lotto is a neuroscientist who specializes in perception; he once actually measured awe in the br
  24. The human brain resists uncertainty — whether it's an approaching tiger or a global pandemic, we've evolved to move from fear and chaos to order and resolution. Dr. Beau Lotto, founder of the Lab of Misfits, explains why the brain takes small s
  25. True creative genius may well be the last frontier in human evolution - the only trait that can’t be replaced with technology. Dr. Robert Bilder, who directs the Tennenbaum Center for the Biology of Creativity at UCLA, reveals what his study of
  26. Worried about dementia, depression, or the zombie apocalypse? Greg Gage, PhD, has a solution for all of these – teach more kids about neuroscience, stat. His company, Backyard Brains, makes do-it-yourself brain kits that wow students with robo-
  27. The gentle sounds of the surf, or sweet birdsong in the trees, are more than just refreshing -- they have actual, proven power to heal the brain. Dr. David Strayer, professor of cognition and neural science at the University of Utah’s Applied C

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