Expert insights on meditation and the mind.
Jevan earned a masters degree in Mind, Brain and Behavior Research, worked as a brain trainer and lived with Amazonian tribes. He wrote The Awakened Ape: A Biohacker's Guide to Evolutionary Fitness, Natural Ecstasy and Stress-Free Living. On this episode of the FitMind Podcast we discuss how the human mind evolved, what it’s like to live with indigenous tribes in the rainforest and how to find “natural ecstasy.”
Dr. Gackenbach is a dream researcher whose focus is lucid dreaming and other altered states of consciousness. She holds a Ph.D in Experimental Psychology and her most recent research focuses on video game players and the development of consciousness. In this episode of the FitMind Podcast we discuss virtual worlds, like video games, dreams and VR, and the different effects they have on the mind.
Richard Lang is the primary teacher of a popular meditation technique known as Headless Way. He was a close friend of Douglas Harding, the philosopher who first invented this method, and is also coordinator of UK charity Shollond Trust.
Dr. Cortland Dahl is a leading scientist at The Center for Healthy Minds, the top meditation research lab in the world. He also has decades of meditation experience and is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Tergar International, a global network of meditation groups and centers. We talk about what science has to say about unlocking the mind's full potential through meditation.
At the age of 21, Tami Simon founded Sounds True, a large multimedia publishing house with a mission to disseminate spiritual wisdom. She is also a renowned meditation instructor and wrote Being True: What Matters Most in Work, Life, and Love.
Dr. Mark Leary is a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Duke University who has made significant contributions to his field. We discuss when and why self-awareness evolved in humans and how this causes problems today.
Robert Waggoner is the former president and an active member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams (ISAD). An expert on the science and practice of lucid dreaming, he has written two books on the subject.
Marc Lesser is the CEO of ZBA Associates, the author of four books and holds an MBA degree from NYU. He was a resident of the San Francisco Zen Center for 10 years and helped develop Google's mindfulness and emotional intelligence program.
Scott Ste Marie is the founder of Depression to Expression, a mental health education company that has reached over 20 million people. We discuss the impact of social media on mental health, how to deal with depression, the importance of curiosity and more.
GMAC holds the record for surfing the largest wave in the world. We discuss flow states, what it's like surfing a 100-foot wave, and how to execute on a vision in life.
Jordan Brown is a mental health advocate and social worker who started Nerve 10 Mental Health.
Aiel Garten is a Canadian artist, scientist and psychotherapist who co-founded InteraXon and created Muse, a meditation biofeedback device that measures your brainwaves while you meditate.
Dennis Simsek, better known as The Anxiety Guy, is a former pro tennis player and passionate CBT practitioner with the #1 health podcast.
David Gandelman is the Founder of Grounded Mind and teaches meditation at the DEN Meditation Studio in LA, Cornell, Parsley Health and other organizations. David's a hilarious guy with a fascinating background and a specialty in relationships.
Dr. Jeffery Martin has spent the last decade researching persistent non-symbolic experience (PNSE), or what some might call "enlightenment." Based on his findings, he created a famous meditation program and research study, Finder's Course.
Dr. Brian Luke Seaward is an expert in stress management, lecturing all over the world on TEDx, PBS and the White House. He's coached several Olympic athletes, various heads of state, Broadway actors, media personalities and CEOs.
Dr. Sara Lazar is a neuroscientist at Mass General Hospital and Harvard Medical School studying meditation and its effects on the brain. She is one of the world's leading researchers on the neuroscience of meditation.
Katie Armstrong is a serial entrepreneur who owns a large wellness brand, The OM Collection. She's spent decades practicing meditation, yoga and pursuing athletics at a high level. We discuss a range of mental wellness hacks, including essential oils.
Dr. Stan Beecham is a world-renowned performance psychologist working with business leaders and Olympic athletes to help them optimize their minds. He wrote Elite Minds: How Winners Think Differently to Create a Competitive Edge and Maximize Success.
Dr. Deborah Rozman is the CEO of HeartMath, an innovative biofeedback company, and holds a Ph.D. in psychology. We discuss the science of the heart-brain connection, strategies for reducing stress, and other research she's conducting.
Culadasa (John Yates, Ph.D.) combines Buddhist teachings with an emerging, scientific understanding of the mind. A neuroscientist with over four decades of meditation experience, Culadasa is the director of Dharma Treasure and author of The Mind Illuminated.
William von Hippel, Ph.D., is an expert in evolutionary psychology and author of The Social Leap: The New Evolutionary Science of Who We Are, Where We Come From, and What Makes Us Happy.