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35 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 20: Curiosity Never Killed the Cat (..and other things to be curious about)
In today’s episode, our co-hosts Dave and Susan Kenney welcomes the founder and CEO of Polnareff Consulting and media-based business, Dr. Diane Hamilton. She talks about curiosity, how to find it, how to keep it, why it can break the status quo and how to turn it into one of life’s key factors to success. The impact of curiosity is also connected to one’s perception, which she teases a bit about in the book she is writing now.Curiosity comes naturally to all of us in our younger years. As we grow old, it becomes inhibited by what she calls FATE and when it is unlocked once more, it will lead a person to knowing their real life purpose.She also links curiosity as a factor behind successful companies and businesses as it makes lives a lot less boring, making the workers or employees more interactive and productive.Curiosity fuels the will to move onwards in everyone. Rise above and know more about curiosity by listening to the full show and discover that curious side of you!
28 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 19: Connection: The Antidote to Addiction and The Gateway to Resilience - Part 2
Part 2 of our excellent interview with Dr. Kolari----Jennifer Kolari is one of the nation's leading and sought after Child and Family Therapists and co-founder of “Connected Parenting”. The role of a parent today is to be their children's substitute frontal lobe and you have to know as a parent, how and when to back out. This world has changed. With pre life crisis, teenagers being oriented to each other rather than their parents and an entire generation growing up with screens not having neurological hardware to handle trouble. Parenting has changed, kids have changed.Learn how connection turns into resilience in children. Good adversaries make them better persons but hyper-parenting causes them to become over dependent. Furthermore, it will be explained where parenting instincts are located in the brain and where emergency responses in children are. Jennifer also found out that connection can solve addiction just from a mouse experiment. “Connect before you correct”We can use the mirroring technique, a therapy technique about building, regulating a child's mood, increasing trust and compliance, improving brain function and building a greater immune system. Rise above with this superpower!
29 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 18: Connection: The Antidote to Addiction and The Gateway to Resilience - Part 1
Jennifer Kolari is one of the nation's leading and sought after Child and Family Therapists and co-founder of “Connected Parenting”. The role of a parent today is to be their children's substitute frontal lobe and you have to know as a parent, how and when to back out. This world has changed. With pre life crisis, teenagers being oriented to each other rather than their parents and an entire generation growing up with screens not having neurological hardware to handle trouble. Parenting has changed, kids have changed.Learn how connection turns into resilience in children. Good adversaries make them better persons but hyper-parenting causes them to become over dependent. Furthermore, it will be explained where parenting instincts are located in the brain and where emergency responses in children are. Jennifer also found out that connection can solve addiction just from a mouse experiment. “Connect before you correct”We can use the mirroring technique, a therapy technique about building, regulating a child's mood, increasing trust and compliance, improving brain function and building a greater immune system. Rise above with this superpower!
22 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 17: Announcing Our Online Virtual Retreat!
We are proud and excited to announce our new program, our online Virtual Retreat!We get to take all of our knowledge, all of our expertise and helping people, online. And now our reach is limitless!This is for people who are serious about change, they don't know what direction to take. They've tried a lot of other different things. Nothing is sticking. And this is going to work. This is going to work because this is inside out change, and not outside in.
31 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 16 - Having deep connections is essential for optimal health, and living your best and most vibrant life
Isolating oneself can be a bigger factor of health and mortality risk versus smoking, alcohol consumption, even poor diet! The way our brain is programmed, we want to keep things the same because same equals safe. However, transformations are easily, beautifully facilitated when you have other people who are going through a similar situation -- thresholds are stretched and we push through the other side a much more whole, healthy individual. You can't cultivate true health transformation without people.“When the other’s story is so similar to yours, but they've transformed that and turn it into their power, that instantaneously gives you permission to do the same”Learn that the connections with others create that trust and create that foundation for true, lasting change to happen. Rise above when you harness the impact of the community and the empowering wonders it does to ones health.
34 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 15 - Wellness Coaching: What It Is and How It Helps
Erika talks about Wellcoaches and how their intense coaching course touches on a lot of the human behavior, physical and emotional aspects.“Coaches are the best listeners. They are the best at open-ended inquiry. The best at reflecting what someone has just said so that that client or patient feels heard. The best just being there in the moment without an agenda to push, force, prod someone along into the result that they think that client should be moving toward. And we have unconditional positive regard because of our deep belief that everyone has strengths, and everyone has had some kind of success or best experience that can be learned from. We hold hope.”Learn what coaching is, who coaching is not a good fit for, the difference between coaching and counseling and therapy, a “strengths based” process, the power of the question, VIA, “win or lose” vs. “win/learn” etc.“People are not resistant to change. People are resistant to being changed.”Hosts Susan and Dave Kenney discover how coaching is a continuing education for experienced professionals. Rise above by getting a glimpse of how coaches are coached.
34 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 14 - No More Broken Promises - Create Lasting Change
Why do your resolutions or promises fail?Why can’t your loved one stop smoking/drinking/gambling, etc.?Why is ‘change’ so hard?Evidenced-based research shows us that “people do not resist change; people resist being changed.”A great book on the science of creating change, or a fresh start in your life, is Atomic Habits, by James Clear. The number one strategy is understanding that tiny steps equate to massive growth.The second thing that he talks about in the book is the plateau of latent potentiality. In money, this is compounding interest.Number three is, and this is the crux of creating powerful change – identity. Become the best version of yourself. Create your identity. And you get to choose. Who do you want to be? When you make that decision, acting on it becomes natural.Maslow's hierarchy, he talks about plus one or minus one. Each day when you wake up, you get to choose each action, and each action is going to create a plus one or a minus one in terms of positive change.Co-hosts Susan Kenney and Dave Kenney have a powerful discussion into the newest evidenced-based research exploring how you can create a fresh start in your life. By implementing these proven strategies, you can rise above.
34 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 13 - The Paleo lifestyle enhances a brain-first approach to wellness and vibrant life
Learn how a paleo, brain-first lifestyle has been shown to help prevent and overcome depression and anxiety and other brain-related concerns.“Depression in teens is up a staggering 52% in less than a decade. Rates of suicide and self-harm have also spiked among undergraduate students in 2017/18” (Psychology Today, The Best Antidepressants, Feb 2020 issue). Hear our co-hosts Susan Kenney and Dave Kenney as they explore how the food we eat – and the macro and micro-nutrients they deliver – guard us against mental health disorders by enhancing optimal brain function. Paleolithic lifestyle focuses on pre-agricultural age — the importance of movement, sleep, and nutrition. This is not a fad diet. If you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, sleep issues (insomnia), skin rashes, substance abuse, chronic inflammation, brain fog, weight issues, and more, implementing a Paleo lifestyle is your first step to lasting health and wellness. Learn practical steps anyone can embrace and feel the life-changing impact a Paleo lifestyle can have for you and your family. Rise above with a brain-first approach to your wellness with a Paleo lifestyle.
38 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 11 - Health and Wellness Coaching with guest Noah Gentner, PhD
Health and wellness expert Dr. Noah Gentner explains the unique benefits of health and wellness coaching. Helping people thrive and rise above in every aspect of their life. “We're really learning now is that health is very, again, broad and holistic, and it's about finding out for each individual person what is important to them, what makes them thrive and how can we help them reach those goals.”Host Dave Kenney and Dr. Gentner further explore the role of a coach and how a good coach creates a relationship of synergy with their client. It's not about telling, its about helping the client create their own solutions. Great coaching helps the client gain greater awareness, which can be a catalyst for positive change. Learn more about the role of coaching in the field of health, wellness and recovery with this inspiring conversation with our host Dave Kenney and special guest, Noah Gentner, Ph.D., program director for Humber College’s Wellness Coaching post-graduate program.
39 minutes | a year ago
Episode 10 - Host Dave Kenney rises above with Hollywood insider, Kevin E. West
“Hollywood is overwhelming, which is like life. Life overwhelms all of us. I just would tell them, ‘Listen, stop trying to swallow all of Hollywood in your brain when you go to bed at night. Just pick out the two or three areas that you really want.’ That's why you asked the question about what they want. What you want to pursue…”Kevin E. West is an actor, author, international speaker, teacher, founder of The Writers Guild of America, and a famed comic. Kevin offers a deep inside look and understanding of real challenges of a Hollywood career. Hear Kevin and Dave as they explore and uncover that the challenges everyone faces are the same challenges facing the rich and famous of Hollywood. And learn how they develop skills to rise above.
29 minutes | a year ago
Episode 9 - The Brain is Responsible for Everything (Part 2) - featuring Lee Gerdes
This is Part 2 of the interview with host Dave Kenney and Lee Gerdes of Cereset. Dave and Lee discuss the connection between anxiety and depression and brain-energy. And how the real problem is related to the brain energy realm and that when you balance brain function anxiety and depression simply ‘go away.’ Kenney and Gerdes explore an interesting study of how, when working with inmates in prison in Utah, Gerdes discovered that serious offenders were all in a parasympathetic response or a ‘freeze’ response. Hear about the effects of marijuana and vaping on the brain – how they create long term harm and dysfunction to overall brain function and brain health. Learn how an inside-out brain-healthy lifestyle can help you rise above.
27 minutes | a year ago
Episode 8 - The Brain is Responsible for Everything (Part 1) - featuring Lee Gerdes
In this episode host, Dave Kenney interviews Lee Gerdes of Cereset.Lee explains how the brain is responsible for everything, how we feel, our choices, anger, sadness/happiness, relationships, our careers, and so much more.Lee Gerdes explains the shortcomings of an outside-in approach like psychotherapy, EMDR, medications, neurofeedback, and more. He offers a more effective solution of an inside-out approach where the brain can reset to a state of balance and harmony. The result is we feel better when our brain works better.Lee is the developer and CEO of Cereset, a non-invasive neurotechnology that effectively helps a brain regain a state of balance and harmony. This episode is part 1 of a 2 part interview with Lee, packed with learning a new understanding of how everyone can rise above.
33 minutes | a year ago
Episode 7 - It’s Not About 12-Steps. Recovery Is A Brain Thing.
Dave Kenney, Emergo Recovery’s Executive Director, has dedicated his extensive career to helping individuals reclaim their life after struggles with addictions, substance abuse disorder, and self-destructive choices. The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) defines addiction as a ‘primary chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and circuitry.’ The National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) defines addiction as a ‘complex brain disorder.’ Learn from Dave why talking about addiction in a 12-step program does not address the driving cause, your brain. And how you can use the newest findings in neuroscience and evidence-based recovery to reset your brain, helping you regain control of your life. Actualized Recovery is a science-based approach to lasting recovery and well-being. Learn more about how a brain-first approach to recovery will help you rise above. Check out our website: emergorecovery.com or text/call: 249.877.8776.
42 minutes | a year ago
Episode 6 - The Role of Coaching with Coach Dave Buck
In this interview, Emergo’s co-founder Dave Kenney interviews and visits with Coach Dave Buck of Coachville.com. Coach Buck is one of the top 10 most influential coaches in the world in the profession of life coaching. Together they explore the role of coaching and ‘play big.’Good coaching is about helping people engage in playing life, giving clients just the right amount of challenge so they can keep building their confidence, helping them set realistic goals (is the game winnable?), and stepping towards what they want. They also discuss the difference between therapy and coaching and who can most benefit from a life coach.Coach Buck introduces the 3-B’s of human transformation: becoming, believing, and belonging.Listen to this powerful podcast highlighting Coach Dave Buck of Coachville.com.
32 minutes | a year ago
Episode 5 - About Emergo Recovery
Hear more about Emergo Recovery a private, residential, integrative recovery and wellness program. Learn who we help – people struggling with anxiety, depression, insomnia, substance abuse, addictive behaviors, and more. What makes us so unique and effective? Actualized Recovery® a brain-first approach to recovery and well-being – leveraging neuroscience, biology, psychology, spiritually, socially and connections, and life-style. What’s our success rate? We start with the end in mind and the client and their family get to set their personal goals. 87% of clients report being satisfied or very satisfied with their results one year after graduation (Gans Report). Learn more, including the benefits of a private wellness program. The brain drives behavior and Emergo Recovery leverages neuroplasticity to bring relief and help you realize your dreams and goals. At Emergo Recovery we help you to rise above. Check out our website: emergorecovery.com or text/call: 249.877.8776.
44 minutes | a year ago
Episode 4 - The Changing Role of Parenting
Are you feeling frustrated about how to help your child feel happy and find their way? You’re not alone. Children of all ages are struggling to succeed in school and in life. What can you as a parent do to help them gain independence and opportunities? In this episode, we reflect on the changing role of the parent, simple ways to help children embrace responsibility and three key signs that mean they need your guidance in shifting from a victim mindset to a growth mindset. This is a powerful parenting episode filled with rich learning and effective strategies to help you and your son/daughter rise above.
28 minutes | a year ago
Episode 3 – Feed Your Brain
We’ve all heard the saying about apples and doctors, and we know there’s a relationship between the food we eat and our physical health, but what about our mental health? In this episode of Emergo Recovery, find out how focusing on nutrition and lifestyle allows us to help our brains perform at their best and increase our happiness.
20 minutes | a year ago
Episode 2 – Actualized Recovery (part 2 of 2)
When it comes to recovery, what do we know about what the brain needs to achieve lasting results and a life of possibilities? In the second episode fo the two-part series focusing on Emergo’s proven Actualized Recovery approach, Dave Kenney and Susan Kenney introduce us to the five critical areas that must be enriched for the brain (and the spirit!) to thrive and recover.
23 minutes | a year ago
Episode 1 – Actualized Recovery (part 1 of 2)
Introducing Emergo Radio! We begin our new podcast by exploring the questions that led us to create an entirely new evidence-based approach to addictions recovery and wellbeing. More than a decade ago, Dave Kenney wondered, are imbalances in the brain a source of self-destructive behaviour? If bones can be healed, why not the brain? If the brain can rebalance and recover, how?Answering these questions led Emergo to create Actualized Recovery, a progressive, integrative brain-first approach that leaves nothing to chance. We begin this two-part series by digging deeper into what we know about the brain science of recovery and the five keys to improving brain health and your happiness.
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