The ZenFounder podcast is a combination of interviews with successful entrepreneurs, conversations with experts, and honest reflections on entrepreneur life, focused on helping entrepreneurs practice better mental health. Forbes called it one of the 12 best podcasts for entrepreneurs. Host, Dr. Sherry Walling, is a clinical psychologist, coach for entrepreneurs and startups, and best-selling author. She is an expert in trauma, stress and burnout, and her research has been published in academic journals such as the Journal of Traumatic Stress. She has also endured being married to a serial entrepreneur for 23 years.
Episode 361: Psychedelics and Spirituality
13:26For the past five to six years of her career, Sherry has harbored a profound fascination with the potential of psychedelics in the realm of mental health. She delves into how this immersion in the field of mental health has not only expanded her spiritual awareness but has also heightened it, particularly compared to her pre-psychedelic experiences. When we contemplate what thriving truly entails — giving our utmost in our endeavors, steering our businesses, and assuming the leadership roles we aspire to — Sherry asserts that such aspirations necessitate a degree of introspection into our own spirituality.
Episode 360: How to Have Better Relationship Fights
12:30Drawing from her prior experience aiding combat veterans grappling with PTSD, Sherry reveals a relationship tool that can keeps us from crossing the line to a place we are all vulnerable to in certain moments How can we remain anchored in patience and self-control when life feels disordered? Stay tuned to learn this very valuable technique that can be used in both our personal and professional lives.
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Episode 358: 6 Psychological Traits That Make You Seem More Confident
10:46Sherry tackles the widely used mental health adage, "fake it 'til you make it." This saying finds particular relevance in bolstering our self-assurance. Given that entrepreneurs frequently navigate uncharted territories, often beyond their comfort zones, the need to cultivate confidence becomes paramount. In this episode, Sherry furnishes strategies to enhance the projection of confidence during instances or tasks where our self-assurance might waver. Sherry’s YouTube Channel
Episode 357: Myth of the Magic Morning
13:09The concept of a morning routine has sparked discussions among numerous influential entrepreneurs. A prevailing belief asserts its significance in the realm of successful entrepreneurship. Nevertheless, Sherry contends that while it holds true for some, it might not universally apply. In this episode, Sherry delves into the notion of magical mornings, dismantling the myth and outlining her perspective as a non-believer. Sherry’s YouTube Channel
Episode 356: 3 Interesting Psychological Facts About Quiet People
10:13Quiet individuals are undeniably worth the additional effort required to unravel their potential. Embracing more quietness within entrepreneurial circles offers compelling arguments. By fostering active listening, exercising patience, and embracing moments of pause, this episode reveres the strength of quiet people. Sherry passionately advocates how incorporating quietude can significantly benefit both your business and personal life. Sherry’s YouTube Channel
Episode 355: MDMA Therapy Is Coming - Here's Everything You Should Know
14:57Psychedelic-supported psychotherapy emerges as an immensely powerful healing tool, profoundly aiding entrepreneurs in maintaining healthy functioning and overall well-being. In this episode, Sherry sheds light on MDMA's specific role in this context and enlightens entrepreneurs about essential aspects to consider with its arrival as a promising mental health option.
Episode 354: 3 Negative Stories You Tell Yourself & How To Reframe Them
11:13Sherry discusses three common negative stories that entrepreneurs frequently grapple with. She identifies these stories and offers valuable strategies to reframe them. Negative stories extend beyond mere negative thoughts; they are more intricate, recurrent, and significantly impact our behavior and interactions over time. The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Keeping Your Sh*t Together
Episode 353: STOP Anxiety Right Now with Vagus Nerve Stimulation
14:03The Vagus Nerve serves as a notable illustration of the integral relationship between mental health and the entire body. It profoundly influences our thoughts, physical sensations, and emotional experiences. Recognizing the significance of the Vagus Nerve, Sherry emphasizes the importance of having a fundamental understanding of its functions and learning strategies to effectively engage with it. By harnessing the power of the Vagus Nerve, individuals can cultivate the ability to remain composed in moments of heightened stress or anxiety. Sherry offers valuable insights and techniques to "hack" the Vagus Nerve, empowering individuals to navigate challenging situations with a sense of calm and control. Touching Two Worlds
Episode 352: 3 Things About Grief No One Really Tells You
15:15In this latest podcast episode, Sherry delves into three lesser-known aspects of grief that often remain unspoken. While grief is a part of the human experience, those navigating the entrepreneurial path encounter a unique set of challenges. Enduring numerous losses and facing uncertainties beyond the typical 9-5 population, they grapple with a distinct form of grief. Drawing from her book "Touching Two Worlds," Sherry sheds light on this subject, providing valuable insights and understanding. Touching Two Worlds