EP 57 - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Train Your Brain to Overcome Challenges

Summary: Take simple steps today to retrain your thinking.
Air Date: 9/26/18
Duration: 27:39
Host: Dr. Ward Bond
Guest Bio: Mike Dow, PsyD
Dr. Mike DowDr. Mike Dow, PsyD, is a highly sought-after psychotherapist and bestselling author of numerous books including the upcoming Heal Your Drained Brain: Naturally Relieve Anxiety, Combat Insomnia, and Balance Your Brain in Just 14 Days. In the book, Dr. Mike explains how brain drain works, and why we’re wired to suffer from it, as well as to provide helpful tools and remedies for getting back on track. In addition, he includes nutritional information and breathing techniques, and easy-to-follow guidance on supplements, self-hypnosis and mindfulness. The short-term effects of brain drain are uncomfortable, but the long-term effects can be life-threatening, including increasing the risk of dying from a heart attack, stroke and cancer. Heal Your Drained Brain offers a 2-week plan designed to help naturally boost brain health.
EP 57 - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Train Your Brain to Overcome Challenges
Dr. Mike Dow believes in harnessing the brain’s power to become the best version of yourself.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) changes the way you think and act. The fears you choose to face, relationships you choose to cultivate or not shape how you think.

Dr. Dow endorses journaling your thoughts so you can see the changes you make. You can set your brain’s default position from pessimism to optimism. This is especially helpful with social media, as we sometimes compare our lives to the highlight reels we see from others online.

3 Simple Tips

  1. Watch your thinking. Talk back to your negative thoughts. You've done many things well in your life, overcoming challenges along the way.
  2. Look at how behaviors and actions have the power to train your thinking. Every goal can be broken into small steps.
  3. Remember you are training your brain in what you choose to do every single day.
Listen as Dr. Dow joins Dr. Bond to help you reframe your thinking and retrain your brain.

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