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139: The secrets of a happy brain

by | Feb 15, 2021 | 1 comment

This past year has brought with it incredible stress, uncertainty, and even tragedy. 

And in times like these, more than a few of us probably wish we could just THINK ourselves happy. 

Well, my guest says we can.

In fact, he says we all have the ability to REWIRE our brains to modify our health and achieve deep happiness.

Today I’m joined by Dr. Dawson Church, a research scientist, founder of the National Institute for Integrative Healthcare and award-winning author of three best-selling books, including his newest release, Bliss Brain: The Neuroscience of Remodeling Your Brain for Resilience, Creativity, and Joy.

On this episode, Dr. Church and I discuss the brain’s ability to radically change in response to our experiences and share how YOU can enjoy deep states of happiness – in a matter of MINUTES.  

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On this episode you’ll learn: 

  • What determines your personality, skills, and traits — and no, it’s NOT genetics(5:00) 
  • My “perspective trick” for staying sane after I lost my house in a mudslide – and how to use this technique to feel happier in ANY situation (10:00)
  • What most people are doing WRONG while meditating – and what to do instead (15:00)
  • What happens to your brain during successful meditation  – and how it actually TRANSFORM your brain and support your mood (18:00)
  • How to avoid “monkey brain” while meditating (20:00)
  • The stress-reduction technique that is actually making matters WORSE – and an effective exercise to try instead (22:00)
  • The “body-based” trick you can do anytime, anywhere to INSTANTLY feel more relaxed (23:00)
  • How to boost your creativity, productivity and problem-solving ability in just ONE hour (35:00) 
  • How to access life-changing and mind-altering meditation exercises – completely free of charge (47:00) 
  • The correlation between vitamin D and the COVID-19 virus – plus, the vitamin D intake I recommend for ALL of my patients (49:00) 

Mentioned on this episode:

The Longevity Paradox: How to Die Young at a Ripe Old Age

The Energy Paradox: What to Do When Your Get‑Up‑and‑Go Has Got up and Gone  – (pre-order here!) 

Bliss Brain: The Neuroscience of Remodeling Your Brain for Resilience, Creativity, and Joy – (FREE book offer!) 

Dawson’s EFT Mini-Manual and BONUS Immunity EcoMeditation – (FREE) 

My interview with Dr. Mercola 

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116: Feeling stressed or anxious?

101: Does it feel like EVERYTHING is falling apart?

089: Can you HEAR your brain working?

Episode Transcript:

Dawson Church Transcript

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About Dr. Gundry

Dr. Steven Gundry is a renowned heart surgeon and New York Times bestselling author of “The Plant Paradox” and “The Plant Paradox Cookbook.”

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