Braincare podcast



Braincare podcast is a series dedicated to helping you care for your most important organ. You'll learn about how to optimise your brain health and mental well-being through a series of bitesize interviews with the world's leading scientists and experts. Host, Dan Murray-Serter, co-founder of brain care company, Heights, interviews guests ranging from celebrities like Stephen Fry and Jay Shetty, to neuroscientists Dr Tara Swart and Professor Sophie Scott, and brilliant doctors like Rangan Chatterjee and Daniel Amen, and many more. You'll leave each episode feeling inspired, empowered, and armed with tools to help you take care of your brain and reach your heights, whatever they might be. You can learn more about Heights @yourheights and and Dan @danmurrayserter on social media. You can also receive an exclusive £10 off a quarterly subscription (how long science says it takes to feel the benefits) at Heights with the code 'workingin' ♥️ Your brain impacts every aspect of your life; from focus and performance to energy and sleep. Are you taking care of it? Check for free in just 4 minutes with our brain health assessment:

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    Encore: Daniel Amen on Overcoming Anxiety, Trauma, and Grief


    Dr. Daniel Amen knows just how powerful a healthy brain is. As one of the world's best-known psychologists and authors at the intersection between neuroscience and psychology, he's performed an enormous amount of brain scans to understand what's going on in our heads during our most challenging moments. Today Dr Daniel Amen shares his insights on overcoming anxiety, trauma, and grief. We discuss the very real implications of stress on our brain function and why good brain hygiene is imperative. Plus, Dr Daniel Amen shares actionable practices to combat anxiety that you can start! We talk about: What is brain reserve? Your brain during the pandemic Habits and practices for overcoming anxiety How can a healthy brain help you to withstand stress? PTSD and post-traumatic growth The power of diaphragmatic breathing The first steps for coming to terms with grief
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    Encore: Intelligence with Stephen Fry


    Stephen Fry is regarded as one of the UK's brightest brains. He's a prolific writer and actor who can apply his shrewd analysis and razor-sharp wit to just about any subject. So how does he keep his mind curious?  On today's encore episode of the Braincare Podcast, Stephen shares his thoughts on intelligence of every shade - cognitive, mathematical, poetic - down to the very tautology of the word, and where he falls on the nature-nurture divide.  We talk about: Whether upbringing shapes our future intelligence  The difference between intelligence and wisdom The privilege of not-knowing and the Dunning–Kruger effect How our attitude to learning can impact our intelligence
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    Dealing with Mental Health as an Influencer with Gemma Styles


    Gemma Styles, writer, influencer, and podcast host of Good Influence, returns for our season finale to discuss dealing with mental health as an influencer. Today, Gemma shares how social media impacts her mental health by her followers and competing with herself online. We discuss how to approach influencers online, curate healthy feeds, and what to look for in your social media experience. This episode closes out Season 1 of the Braincare Podcast. We'll be returning with brand new episodes in January. Can't wait until next year? We'll be releasing encore episodes of our favourite guests from the season during the month of December. Thank you for listening, sharing and supporting our episodes! We can't wait to bring you more soon. We talk about: Followers impacting mental health Competing with yourself online Dealing with negativity online How to approach influencers online Advice to people who follow influencers
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    Managing Mental Health and Media with Gemma Styles


    Gemma Styles, writer, influencer, and podcast host of Good Influence, join us today to chat about managing media and mental health as someone who has to be present online. Styles shares how she approaches and consumes media while protecting her mental health. We discuss mental health awareness, managing her life as an influencer, and how family and friends help with her mental health. We talk about: Gemma approaches media and protecting her mental health Managing life as an influencer Consuming mental illnesses on social media When Gemma became aware of mental health Mental health awareness Dealing with mental health and family/friends
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    Combatting Eating Disorders with Ambar Driscoll


    Ambar Driscoll, former model, influencer, and creator of the Bamby Collective, returns to talk about body positivity and eating disorders. Today, Ambar shares her experience with eating disorders and what she did to combat her health issues. We discuss how social media can influence body image, healthy fitness, and tips on how to have body positivity. We talk about: Where did Ambar’s eating disorder start Opening up about eating disorders Social media influences How to manage your inner voice around body positivity Fitness
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    Influencing Mental Health with Ambar Driscoll


    Ambar Driscoll, former model, influencer and the creator of Bamby Collective, joins us today to discuss her mental health journey and why she chose to use her Instagram platform to advocate for it. Today, Ambar shares why she left modelling and her impact on sharing her mental health with her social media audience. We discuss meditation, books she enjoys reading for mental health and tips to keep your mental health and check. We talk about: Ambar’s mental health journey Why Ambar started influencing mental health Ambar’s experience of sharing her mental health on social media Ambar’s tips for keeping mental health in check Meditation Why Ambar left modeling
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    Mental Health at Work with James Routledge


    James Routledge, author of Mental Health at Work and founder of Sanctus - a purpose-driven organization with a mission to change the perceptions around mental health - returns to chat about his book. Routledge shares why we should be more comfortable talking about mental health at work. We discuss why Routledge wrote his book, how to practically start talking about mental health at work and list a few tips on how to deal with mental health in the workplace. We talk about: Who is Routledge’s book for What triggered Routledge to write his book Routledge’s imposter syndrome How Routledge finds the will to write How to practically take steps talking about mental health at work Tips for people struggling with mental health at work
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    Mental Health Coaching with James Routledge


    James Routledge, author of Mental Health at Work and founder of Sanctus - a purpose-driven organization with a mission to change the perceptions around mental health - joins us today to discuss mental health coaching. Stemming from his personal mental health journey, Routledge found mental health coaching was a better place to start for him before diving into therapy. We chat about what is mental health coaching, the Sanctus approach and why people should consider it. We talk about: Routledge’s mental health journey and starting Sanctus How Sanctus contributes to mental health The Sanctus approach Mental health coaching What braincare means to Routledge
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    How to Become the Productive, Focused and Happy with Chris Bailey


    Chris Bailey, productivity expert and author of Hyperfocus: How to Be More Productive in a World of Distraction, returns to chat about how to actively become productive. Today, Bailey shares how to measure the quality of attention we're giving to our productivity and how to improve our ability to focus. We discuss attention and technology, flow state, hyperfocus and scatter focus. We talk about: What inspired Bailey to write Hyperfocus How to measure the quality of attention that goes into our productivity Variables for determining the quality of our overall attention Attention and technology Flow state and hyperfocus Scatter focus / deliberate mind-wandering Tips on how to improve your ability to focus
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    How to Become the Most Productive Version of Ourselves with Chris Bailey


    Chris Bailey, productivity expert and author of The Productivity Project, joins us to chat about what productivity is and how we can become the most productive. Today, Bailey shares his journey into studying productivity and what causes us not to be the most productive. We discuss attention spans, novelty bias, and how technology affects our productivity. We talk about: How Bailey got into studying productivity Bailey’s experiments What is productivity Attention span Attention and technology How to avoid novelty bias

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