The fallout from having a brain injury can be far more significant than you might expect. Headaches, fatigue, and brain fog are only the lesser conditions, but did you know those who have suffered brain injuries have higher rates of depression, suicide, and addiction? In the second episode of “ Brain Trauma Awareness Week”, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the ways a brain injury may affect your life.
Most people associate the term “traumatic brain injury” with the type of severe damage that could only be caused by something as drastic a fracture of the skull. However, the truth is that you could have a significant brain injury dramatically affecting your life without you even knowing it. In the first episode in a series on brain injuries, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen describe the different forms of brain trauma.
No matter what religion or philosophy you subscribe to, spirituality can give your life a deeper sense of meaning and purpose. In the fourth and final episode of “Suicide Awareness Week,” Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the spiritual factors that play a role in depression and suicide, and how believing in something larger than yourself can help to get you through troubled times.
People who commit suicide often do so as an act of anger, and with a specific target to cause hurt and pain in mind. Therefore, it’s hard to truly evaluate depression and suicidal thoughts without taking social circumstances into consideration. In part three of “Suicide Awareness Week,” Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the relationship factors that can drive people to commit suicide.
Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary feeling, but what are the causes of those feelings of hopelessness? In the second episode of “Suicide Awareness Week,” Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the psychological causes that can lead to suicide or suicidal thoughts, as well as what can be done to treat these causes.
If suicide goes against everything our bodies are wired for, then why do so many people opt to take this way out? In the first episode of “Suicide Awareness Week,” Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the surprising biological causes that can contribute to feelings of depression and hopelessness, as well as how to fight and prevent these causes.
When pastor Miles McPherson made the decision to write The Third Option, his new book on racism, he was racked with the fear that the final product would divide his church. In the fifth and final episode of the “Racism and the Brain” series, Miles reveals the surprising effect his book is having on his congregation.
The conversation surrounding racism in this country has seen an escalation towards new levels of awareness amongst people of all races. But for some, it may feel that they are perceived as being racist even when they’re not trying to be. What’s a person to do? In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen, Tana Amen, and pastor Miles McPherson talk about what one person can do to help effect a positive change.
Many of us classify racists as those with deep unhappiness and hatred in their hearts, but could it possibly be them some of us are more wired for racist thoughts and behavior than others? The science may surprise you. In the third episode of “Racism and the Brain,” Dr. Daniel Amen, Tana Amen, and pastor Miles McPherson discuss the role brain science and genetics play in racism.
Many people say they don’t see color, but they then go to the beach to try to get a tan to improve their looks. The lack of honesty in how we see and how we treat others can be the biggest barrier to a healthy racially integrated society. In the second episode of a series on racism and the brain, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen speak with Miles McPherson, former NFL player and pastor of The Rock church in San Diego, about taking an inward focus to help you understand others.
Is it possible to act in a racially offensive way, but not be a racist? In the first episode of a 5-part series on racism and the brain, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are joined by former NFL star-turned pastor Miles McPherson for an engaging discussion on why we discriminate, and what we can do to change the way we think about others.
In the first two episodes of this series on abuse, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen describe the different forms abuse can take, and how to recognize when it’s happening to you. In the final episode of this series, the focus shifts to learning what you can do to change your circumstances when you find yourself in an abusive relationship.
Abuse in relationships is extremely common, and it can take shape in many ways. Some of these forms are obvious, while others are inconspicuous or subtle. In the second part of a series on abuse, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss how these types of abuse affect relationships, as well as the psychological well-being of the people in them.
With an ever-increasing exposure on harassment issues in society, it’s important to get an understanding of what abuse actually is. In the first episode of a series centered on abuse, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen describe the different types of abuse, and how to recognize when it’s happening to you. Tana also shares her surprising take on the #metoo movement.
Clinical hypnosis is a medically proven method to take control of your mind to help with things like reducing pain or anxiety. In the last segment of Hypnosis Week, Dr. Daniel Amen and Dr. Mike Dow teach you how to hypnotize yourself at home to gain mastery over your brain.
The connection between your mind and your body is extremely powerful. If you can learn to harness this connection, you can make drastic improvements in your life. In the second part of Hypnosis Week, Dr. Daniel Amen is joined by author Dr. Mike Dow to discuss the surprising way you can use your mind to help heal your body.
The term “hypnosis” may bring about images of psychiatrists who dangle stopwatches in front of their patients to get them sleepy, but in fact, “clinical hypnosis” is a very real thing based on the science of chemical change brought about through mental states. In the first episode of Hypnosis Week, Dr. Daniel Amen is joined by Dr. Mike Dow, and author and clinical hypnosis specialist, for a discussion.
In the last episode of “Attachment week”, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the RELATING method, which gives practical tips for improving relationships. These tips are effective whether they are used for relationships with your partner, your children, or even your work associates.
When Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) occurs in children, it becomes very difficult for a parent to establish a meaningful bond with their child, which often leads to more problems for the child down the road. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen describe what RAD is, and tell you how to identify the signs and symptoms.
So many of our problems in life are the result of poor communication. Fortunately, communication skills can be improved with the proper guidance. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen give techniques you can learn that will help you to have more functional and meaningful interactions and improve the quality of relationships in your life.