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The Inner Armor Podcast

Health & Wellness Podcasts

Neuroscience, physiology, and technology to help all of us, from professional athletes to ordinary people, perform at our potential.

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United States

Description:

Neuroscience, physiology, and technology to help all of us, from professional athletes to ordinary people, perform at our potential.

Language:

English


Episodes

Learning, Adapting, Growing

12/25/2023
Doc Royer says, "One of the greatest things is how well we can adapt and learn to function in different environments under different stressors. I wouldn't do my job if I didn't believe that people could learn and change and that the human brain and body are amazing, even in the worst situation. That it can learn new pathways can learn new responses. It can learn to be at its best in pressure situations. Change and learning are at our core, and that's how we exist; as we grow, it comes from that." Inner Armor isn't just for elite athletes. Everyone, from children to adults in every field, can become more resilient and come closer to performing at their potential. Learn more at ForgeInnerArmor.com.

Duration:00:32:55

Perform Like a Quarterback!

12/18/2023
Over the years, Dr. Royer has worked with dozens of top collegiate and NFL quarterbacks. In this episode, he shares what about their qualities and experience is transferable to our lives off the field. Later in the episode, he is joined by one of the NFL's top QBs, Kirk Cousins. Inner Armor isn't just for elite athletes. Everyone, from children to adults in every field, can become more resilient and come closer to performing at their potential. Learn more at ForgeInnerArmor.com.

Duration:00:46:30

Gut Health

12/11/2023
Dr. Royer discusses gut health with two of his family members: his wife Amy Royer, an expert in nutrition and gut inflammation, and his daughter Dr. Kate Wierenga, a cellular biologist and expert in Omega 3/6 fatty acids. Inner Armor isn't just for elite athletes. Everyone, from children to adults in every field, can become more resilient and come closer to performing at their potential. Learn more at ForgeInnerArmor.com.

Duration:00:46:42

Fully Engaged

12/4/2023
Dr. Royer explains what it means to be fully present, with your senses engaged with your surroundings and your brain and body coordinated and at capacity. Inner Armor isn't just for elite athletes. Everyone, from children to adults in every field, can become more resilient and come closer to performing at their potential. Learn more at ForgeInnerArmor.com.

Duration:00:46:09

Your Amazing Brain!

11/27/2023
Dr. Royer explains that your brain is the most amazing thing in the universe, and that coupled with your autonomic nervous system (ANS) it's capable of incredible feats. But when it becomes deregulated, you can no longer perform at your potential. Doc explains how you must work to reestablish dynamic resilience. Inner Armor isn't just for elite athletes. Everyone, from children to adults in every field, can become more resilient and come closer to performing at their potential. Learn more at ForgeInnerArmor.com.

Duration:00:44:51

Addressing Autism: Applied Behavior Analysis

11/20/2023
Doc interviews his daugher-in-law, Grace Royer, who is a board-certified applied behavioral analyst, about the challenges and opportunities of working with autistic children. Inner Armor isn't just for elite athletes. Everyone, from children to adults in every field, can become more resilient and come closer to performing at their potential. Learn more at ForgeInnerArmor.com.

Duration:00:40:53

Autism, Empowerment, and Success

11/13/2023
Dr. Lisa Libertore is the co-founder of Luv Michael, a nonprofit organization in New York that is empowering autistic adults to live fulfilling and successful lives. Doc and Dr. Libertore discuss her approach to autism, the story behind Luv Michael, and her vision for changing how we all approach autism. Inner Armor isn't just for elite athletes. Everyone, from children to adults in every field, can become more resilient and come closer to performing at their potential. Learn more at ForgeInnerArmor.com.

Duration:00:37:09

Business Brains, Part 3: ”Slow Down to Go Fast”

11/6/2023
Inner Armor isn't just for sports or school: the business arena demands performance. In these "Business Brains" episodes, we interview leaders who have reached their potential by strengthening their brains and nervous systems. In this installment, we meet Sam Cummings, who has used the Inner Armor program for years to become a more effective leader and person. Inner Armor isn't just for elite athletes. Everyone, from children to adults in every field, can become more resilient and come closer to performing at their potential. Learn more at ForgeInnerArmor.com.

Duration:00:41:29

Business Brains, Part 2: ”Thinking Faster on My Feet”

10/30/2023
Inner Armor isn't just for sports or school: the business arena demands performance. In these "Business Brains" episodes, we interview leaders who have reached their potential by strengthening their brains and nervous systems. In this installment, we meet Scott Weirda, who has used the Inner Armor program for years to become a more effective leader and person. Inner Armor isn't just for elite athletes. Everyone, from children to adults in every field, can become more resilient and come closer to performing at their potential. Learn more at ForgeInnerArmor.com.

Duration:00:28:33

Business Brains, Part 1: ”Rediscover Who You Are With a Brain Functioning the Way God Created You To Be”

10/23/2023
Inner Armor isn't just for sports or school: the business arena demands performance. In these "Business Brains" episodes, we interview leaders who have reached their potential by strengthening their brains and nervous systems. In this installment, we meet Tom Maas, who has used the Inner Armor program for years to become a more effective leader and person. Inner Armor isn't just for elite athletes. Everyone, from children to adults in every field, can become more resilient and come closer to performing at their potential. Learn more at ForgeInnerArmor.com.

Duration:00:50:39

A Hopeful Vision for Mental Health

10/16/2023
We've talked enough about the tsunami of mental disorders drowning our culture. It's time to propose solutions, and we have one to offer. In this conversation, we share a vision for a new nonprofit, Inner Armor Hope, that can provide an ANSR for vulnerable populations. And we need your help! Inner Armor isn't just for elite athletes. Everyone, from children to adults in every field, can become more resilient and come closer to performing at their potential. Learn more at ForgeInnerArmor.com.

Duration:00:37:02

Getting Treatment for Mental Disorders

10/9/2023
We will soon have a new book about mental health and the autonomic nervous system. In this conversation, we explore the challenges of getting treatment for mental health disorders. What options are available? What can we expect from those options? Are there better options? Inner Armor isn't just for elite athletes. Everyone, from children to adults in every field, can become more resilient and come closer to performing at their potential. Learn more at ForgeInnerArmor.com.

Duration:00:40:12

What Drives Mental Disorders?

10/2/2023
We will soon have a new book about mental health and the autonomic nervous system. In this conversation, we discuss where and how mental disorders begin. What perpetuates them? Why is it so hard to "fix" them? The answer is ANSR (autonomic nervous system regulation). Inner Armor isn't just for elite athletes. Everyone, from children to adults in every field, can become more resilient and come closer to performing at their potential. Learn more at ForgeInnerArmor.com.

Duration:00:46:55

What Caused the Mental Health Crisis?

9/25/2023
We have a new book coming out soon! This one will be about mental health and the autonomic nervous system. So Doc and Greg sat down and had a frank conversation about mental health. In this episode, they discuss the cataclysmic displacements in our society over the last 60 years that impacted our lives and autonomic nervous systems, leading to the tsunami of mental health disorders that are undermining our civilization. Inner Armor isn't just for elite athletes. Everyone, from children to adults in every field, can become more resilient and come closer to performing at their potential. Learn more at ForgeInnerArmor.com.

Duration:00:50:56

What Is (and Isn’t) ”Mental Health?”

9/18/2023
We have a new book coming out soon! This one will be about mental health and the autonomic nervous system. So Doc and Greg sat down (actually sat down across a table from each other for a change) and had a frank conversation about mental health: what it is and isn't, the explosion of mental health disorders in society today, and "the four horsemen" of the mental health apocalypse. Inner Armor isn't just for elite athletes. Everyone, from children to adults in every field, can become more resilient and come closer to performing at their potential. Learn more at ForgeInnerArmor.com.

Duration:00:53:37

”You Are Here”

9/11/2023
To improve at anything, you need feedback that measures your progress. That way, you'll know what you're doing that's working and do more of it. But to begin, you need a baseline, the starting point from which you develop your plan and track your gains. The Inner Armor Performance Program begins with a baseline assessment of the autonomic nervous system, called the Performance Profile. In this episode, Doc Royer explains the metrics and mechanics of the assessment and why these are critical indicators of our health and performance. Inner Armor isn't just for elite athletes. Everyone, from children to adults in every field, can become more resilient and come closer to performing at their potential. Learn more at ForgeInnerArmor.com.

Duration:00:44:19

Back to School, Part 3: Elementary

9/4/2023
It's that time of year: everyone is heading back to school. What opportunities does that bring for personal and professional development? What does it take for students to perform at their potential? And what unique challenges does it present for growth, resilience, and mental health? In the final of three installments, Dr. Royer speaks with Elizabeth Peddie, an elementary school social worker with 29 years of experience, about what "back to school" means for kids. Inner Armor isn't just for elite athletes. Everyone, from children to adults in every field, can become more resilient and come closer to performing at their potential. Learn more at ForgeInnerArmor.com.

Duration:00:40:35

Back to School, Part 2: High School

8/28/2023
It's that time of year: everyone is heading back to school. What opportunities does that bring for personal and professional development? What does it take for students to perform at their potential? And what unique challenges does it present for growth, resilience, and mental health? In the second of three installments, Dr. Royer speaks with Gena VanderMeulen, currently an academic coach who taught high school for 31 years, about what "back to school" means for teenagers. Inner Armor isn't just for elite athletes. Everyone, from children to adults in every field, can become more resilient and come closer to performing at their potential. Learn more at ForgeInnerArmor.com.

Duration:00:43:53

Back to School, Part 1: College

8/21/2023
It's that time of year: everyone is heading back to school. What opportunities does that bring for personal and professional development? What does it take for students to perform at their potential? And what unique challenges does it present for growth, resilience, and mental health? In this first of three installments, Dr. Royer speaks with Neil Binnette, (M.A., LMFT), a counselor and therapist to the athletics program at Liberty University, about what "back to school" means for college students, particularly student-athletes. Inner Armor isn't just for elite athletes. Everyone, from children to adults in every field, can become more resilient and come closer to performing at their potential. Learn more at ForgeInnerArmor.com.

Duration:00:46:22

A Mental Health Tsunami

8/14/2023
We are facing a tidal wave, a tsunami, of mental health disorders in the United States (and much of the developed world). Anxiety, depression, substance abuse, PTSD, suicide–the numbers are staggering and growing. And like a tsunami, it threatens to overwhelm our systems and institutions. We don't have enough psychologists, counselors, and programs to manage all the cases. And so we resort to medications and self-medicating. But what if we went upstream and helped people to regulate their autonomic nervous systems first? It wouldn't remove all life's stresses, disappointments, and tragedies, but it would strengthen us to become more resilient and require fewer medical interventions. Inner Armor isn't just for elite athletes. Everyone, from children to adults in every field, can become more resilient and come closer to performing at their potential. Learn more at ForgeInnerArmor.com.

Duration:00:38:40