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The FitMind Podcast: Mental Health, Psychology & Mindfulness Meditation

Liam McClintock

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The FitMind Podcast: Mental Health, Psychology & Mindfulness Meditation

The FitMind Podcast: Mental Health, Psychology & Mindfulness Meditation

Liam McClintock

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7
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Expert insights on the science of mind, meditation, productivity, and mental health. Liam McClintock, the Founder of FitMind, talks with leaders in their fields, from neuroscientists and psychologists to Buddhist monks and professional athletes. At FitMind, we believe that the next great human frontier is the mind. FitMind combines ancient techniques with western psychology to provide mental fitness training that is taught at Fortune 500 companies, addiction centers, schools, government organizations, and on the FitMind meditation app.Liam McClintock received a B.A. from Yale and worked in finance before traveling to Asia to study meditation full-time. He is currently completing a Master of Science in Applied Neuroscience at King’s College London. Liam is an RYS Certified Meditation Instructor and has trained in various meditation styles. He has been featured in Time, Vice, Daily Mail, Cosmopolitan, NBC, and Men’s Health.

Latest Episodes

#48: Sean Fargo - From Businessman to Monk

Sean Fargo is the Founder of Mindfulness Exercises, where he has taught meditation to some of the top executives in the world at companies like PG&E, Reddit, and DocuSign. Sean is a meditation instructor at Google and an advisor to technology startups like Elevate Labs and WellBrain.io. He was formerly a Buddhist monk for two years. We talk about how he went from being a businessman to becoming a monk, why he decided to leave and reenter the western world, and how to deal with difficult emotions.

38 MIN1 d ago
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#48: Sean Fargo - From Businessman to Monk

#47: Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D. - Taking Control of Your Brain

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a neuroanatomist with the 7th most viewed TED talk of all time. She's been named by Time Magazine on a list of the 100 most influential people in the world and was the first guest on Oprah's SoulSeries show. Dr. Taylor received a Ph.D. with postdoc studies at Harvard Medical School in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience. In this episode, we talk about the brain hemorrhage that led to her great insight, how to take control of our brains, and how consciousness works.

44 MIN1 w ago
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#47: Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D. - Taking Control of Your Brain

#46: Nelson Dellis - The Mind of a Memory Champion

Nelson Dellis is a 4x USA Memory Champion, mountain climber, and consultant. As a memory athlete, he has broken several memory records, including memorizing 339 digits in 5 minutes. Nelson has been featured in documentaries, programs, and shows like Today, The Dr. Oz Show, and Nightline. We discuss how memory works, tips for improving your memory, how to learn a language fast, speed reading, the future of brain training, his favorite brain foods, and how to forget bad memories.

50 MIN3 w ago
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#46: Nelson Dellis - The Mind of a Memory Champion

#45: Michael Taft - Deep Mind Training

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#45: Michael Taft - Deep Mind Training

#44: Tal Ben-Shahar, Ph.D. - The Science of Happiness

Tal Ben-Shahar, Ph.D. taught the most popular course in Harvard history and helped give rise to the positive psychology movement with his research into happiness. He is also the Co-Founder of Potential Life and has authored six books including international bestsellers Being Happy and Happier. We talk about the most common misunderstanding about happiness, the #1 predictor of happiness, the relationship between wealth and happiness, and two things Tal would change about our society.

35 MINMAY 26
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#44: Tal Ben-Shahar, Ph.D. - The Science of Happiness

#43: Tamara Russell, M.Sc., Ph.D., Psy.D. - Martial Arts, Neuroscience & Mindfulness

Dr. Tamara Russell is a clinical psychologist, martial artist (with a black belt in Shaolin Kung Fu), and neuroscientist. She's the Director of the Mindfulness Centre of Excellence in London and the author of two books: What is Mindfulness? and Mindfulness in Motion. In this episode, we talk about Dr. Tamara Russell's martial arts training, spotting mental patterns, using neurocognitive models to understand eastern practices, and the relationship between the brain and consciousness.

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#43: Tamara Russell, M.Sc., Ph.D., Psy.D. - Martial Arts, Neuroscience & Mindfulness

#42: Michelle Zellner, M.Sc. - Nutrition & Behavioral Change

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24 MINMAY 5
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#42: Michelle Zellner, M.Sc. - Nutrition & Behavioral Change

#41: Steve Taylor, Ph.D. - The Psychology of Self-Transcendence

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#41: Steve Taylor, Ph.D. - The Psychology of Self-Transcendence

#40: Melanie Greenberg, Ph.D. - Creating a Stress-Proof Brain

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31 MINAPR 21
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#40: Melanie Greenberg, Ph.D. - Creating a Stress-Proof Brain

#39: Bob Roth - The Science of Transcendental Meditation (TM)

Bob Roth is a famous American Transcendental Meditation (TM) teacher, CEO of the David Lynch Foundation, and the Director of the Center for Leadership Performance. In 1972, Bob began studying TM with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the Beatles' guru and founder of the TM movement. Bob has now taught TM for over 40 years, including to several celebrities like Tom Hanks, Oprah, Hugh Jackman, Martin Scorsese, Katy Perry, and Russell Brand. His non-profit foundation has brought meditation to over 1 million kids.

46 MINAPR 14
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#39: Bob Roth - The Science of Transcendental Meditation (TM)

Latest Episodes

#48: Sean Fargo - From Businessman to Monk

Sean Fargo is the Founder of Mindfulness Exercises, where he has taught meditation to some of the top executives in the world at companies like PG&E, Reddit, and DocuSign. Sean is a meditation instructor at Google and an advisor to technology startups like Elevate Labs and WellBrain.io. He was formerly a Buddhist monk for two years. We talk about how he went from being a businessman to becoming a monk, why he decided to leave and reenter the western world, and how to deal with difficult emotions.

38 MIN1 d ago
Comments
#48: Sean Fargo - From Businessman to Monk

#47: Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D. - Taking Control of Your Brain

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a neuroanatomist with the 7th most viewed TED talk of all time. She's been named by Time Magazine on a list of the 100 most influential people in the world and was the first guest on Oprah's SoulSeries show. Dr. Taylor received a Ph.D. with postdoc studies at Harvard Medical School in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience. In this episode, we talk about the brain hemorrhage that led to her great insight, how to take control of our brains, and how consciousness works.

44 MIN1 w ago
Comments
#47: Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D. - Taking Control of Your Brain

#46: Nelson Dellis - The Mind of a Memory Champion

Nelson Dellis is a 4x USA Memory Champion, mountain climber, and consultant. As a memory athlete, he has broken several memory records, including memorizing 339 digits in 5 minutes. Nelson has been featured in documentaries, programs, and shows like Today, The Dr. Oz Show, and Nightline. We discuss how memory works, tips for improving your memory, how to learn a language fast, speed reading, the future of brain training, his favorite brain foods, and how to forget bad memories.

50 MIN3 w ago
Comments
#46: Nelson Dellis - The Mind of a Memory Champion

#45: Michael Taft - Deep Mind Training

Michael Taft is a meditation teacher, bestselling author, and podcaster. Michael teaches meditation at top firms like Google and is a core faculty member of Wisdom Labs in San Francisco and an official advisor to the Therapeutic Neuroscience Lab. He has served as editor-in-chief of Being Human and long-time editorial director of Sounds True. Having meditated in various traditions and techniques from Zen temples in Japan to yogi caves in India, Michael has over 35 years of experience training his mind.

38 MINJUN 9
Comments
#45: Michael Taft - Deep Mind Training

#44: Tal Ben-Shahar, Ph.D. - The Science of Happiness

Tal Ben-Shahar, Ph.D. taught the most popular course in Harvard history and helped give rise to the positive psychology movement with his research into happiness. He is also the Co-Founder of Potential Life and has authored six books including international bestsellers Being Happy and Happier. We talk about the most common misunderstanding about happiness, the #1 predictor of happiness, the relationship between wealth and happiness, and two things Tal would change about our society.

35 MINMAY 26
Comments
#44: Tal Ben-Shahar, Ph.D. - The Science of Happiness

#43: Tamara Russell, M.Sc., Ph.D., Psy.D. - Martial Arts, Neuroscience & Mindfulness

Dr. Tamara Russell is a clinical psychologist, martial artist (with a black belt in Shaolin Kung Fu), and neuroscientist. She's the Director of the Mindfulness Centre of Excellence in London and the author of two books: What is Mindfulness? and Mindfulness in Motion. In this episode, we talk about Dr. Tamara Russell's martial arts training, spotting mental patterns, using neurocognitive models to understand eastern practices, and the relationship between the brain and consciousness.

50 MINMAY 12
Comments
#43: Tamara Russell, M.Sc., Ph.D., Psy.D. - Martial Arts, Neuroscience & Mindfulness

#42: Michelle Zellner, M.Sc. - Nutrition & Behavioral Change

Michelle Zellner is the Founder of Better Beings and the author of The YOU Revolution. She's a former competitive gymnast and holds a Master of Science in Kinesiology, which has helped inform her work as a wellness coach and personal trainer. In this episode, we talk about behavioral change, starting with "why," how to think about nutrition for an optimal mind, and integrating different lifestyle factors for general wellness.

24 MINMAY 5
Comments
#42: Michelle Zellner, M.Sc. - Nutrition & Behavioral Change

#41: Steve Taylor, Ph.D. - The Psychology of Self-Transcendence

Dr. Steve Taylor talks about self-transcendence and peak experiences (terms famously coined by Abraham Maslow) and gives a psychological view of what causes them to occur. Steve is the current chair of the Transpersonal Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society, a senior lecturer in psychology at Leeds Beckett University, and the author of several bestselling books on psychology and self-transcendence. Steve comes highly endorsed by leaders like Eckhart Tolle.

40 MINAPR 28
Comments
#41: Steve Taylor, Ph.D. - The Psychology of Self-Transcendence

#40: Melanie Greenberg, Ph.D. - Creating a Stress-Proof Brain

Melanie Greenberg is a clinical psychologist and consultant who wrote the bestselling book The Stress-Proof Brain. She has been named one of the 30 most prominent psychologists by the British Psychological Association. We discuss getting off of autopilot, the neuroscience of stress, the role that evolution plays in all of this, and some direct tips for creating your own stress-proof, or at least stress-resistant, brain. You can find more resources for optimizing your mind at https://www.fitmind.co.

31 MINAPR 21
Comments
#40: Melanie Greenberg, Ph.D. - Creating a Stress-Proof Brain

#39: Bob Roth - The Science of Transcendental Meditation (TM)

Bob Roth is a famous American Transcendental Meditation (TM) teacher, CEO of the David Lynch Foundation, and the Director of the Center for Leadership Performance. In 1972, Bob began studying TM with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the Beatles' guru and founder of the TM movement. Bob has now taught TM for over 40 years, including to several celebrities like Tom Hanks, Oprah, Hugh Jackman, Martin Scorsese, Katy Perry, and Russell Brand. His non-profit foundation has brought meditation to over 1 million kids.

46 MINAPR 14
Comments
#39: Bob Roth - The Science of Transcendental Meditation (TM)
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