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Restructure your BRAIN using your THOUGHTS

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Today’s guest, Dr. Caroline Leaf, is one of the first in her field to study how the brain can change with directed mind input. She discusses how you can eliminate toxic thoughts and brain pathways established in your brain. Dr. Leaf also answers Mikhaila’s question about how long it usually takes to change your brain by changing your behaviour.

Dr. Caroline Leaf is a communication pathologist and cognitive neuroscientist. She helps people understand their minds and change their lives for the better. Dr. Leaf is the bestselling author of Switch on Your Brain, Think Learn Succeed, Think and Eat Yourself Smart, and her most recent: Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess: 5 Simple, Scientifically Proven Steps to Reduce Anxiety, Stress, and Toxic Thinking. The mental health and mind expert hosts the ‘Cleaning Up The Mental Mess’ podcast where she shares scientific tips on how to take control over your mental health and brain.

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Show Notes
[0:00] Intro
[02:00] Mikhaila introduces this episode’s guest, Dr. Leaf, to discuss the brain and neuroplasticity.
[06:00] Neuroplasticity and the mind-brain separation.
[11:10] When toxic thoughts are established in your brain.
[15:28] How long it takes to change your brain.
[18:07] How to stop negative thinking.
[23:44] Mikhaila’s experience with toxic thoughts and what happens when you take an antidepressant.
[27:37] How do you convince people that mindset makes a difference?
[30:43] Telomeres.
[36:20] What the research on telomeres tells us.
[40:24] The problem with just focusing on awareness alone and what to do instead.
[43:24] How to do the work on your traumas.
[46:17] The mismanagement of mental health.
[47:19] The steps to manage your health.
[52:14] How tapping works.
[53:03] The Neurocycle.
[55:30] The biggest problem with therapy.
[57:37] Mikhaila’s new book and how she dealt with trauma.
[01:02:39] Reconceptualization.
[01:05:04] Find more Dr. Leaf on Instagram @DrCarolineLeaf and her podcast Cleaning Up The Mental Waste

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