130 episodes

A Higher Branch is a weekly show for those desiring practical tips to help them master physical and emotional health, mindset and motivation, intimacy and relationships, family life and, work performance.

The show is based on a unique system for living designed by host, Sam Makhoul, that defines success holistically and helps you develop a growth mindset.

Sam has interviewed some of the greatest thought leaders of our time including Dr Guy Winch, David Goggins, Jim Kwik, Dr Jenn Mann and many more. Sam also features solo episodes based on his own personal learnings and experiences. The episodes are practical and highly prescriptive.

If you are ready for an outright revolution of transformation in your life, tune in to A Higher Branch podcast.

For more information visit us at www.ahigherbranch.com

A Higher Branch Sam Makhoul

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 63 Ratings

A Higher Branch is a weekly show for those desiring practical tips to help them master physical and emotional health, mindset and motivation, intimacy and relationships, family life and, work performance.

The show is based on a unique system for living designed by host, Sam Makhoul, that defines success holistically and helps you develop a growth mindset.

Sam has interviewed some of the greatest thought leaders of our time including Dr Guy Winch, David Goggins, Jim Kwik, Dr Jenn Mann and many more. Sam also features solo episodes based on his own personal learnings and experiences. The episodes are practical and highly prescriptive.

If you are ready for an outright revolution of transformation in your life, tune in to A Higher Branch podcast.

For more information visit us at www.ahigherbranch.com

    How Trauma Invades The Garden Of Your Subconscious

    How Trauma Invades The Garden Of Your Subconscious

    ​There is a lot of emotions from your childhood that is stored in your subconscious mind that can affect you physical and mental health in your adult years.

    In this episode we welcome back the intriguing conversation between Sam Makhoul and Lyn Macpherson on how hypnotherapy can heal those emotions.

    You will learn:

    •The affects childhood trauma has on you now
    •The comfort of a good hypnotherapist
    •Why you need to want to make a change
    •This treatment is no 'fit for all'
    •How your addictions now can be part of something so much bigger

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    03:00 - Relationships

    04:55 - Lack of connection is increasing

    06:21 - Intimacy without connection

    09:56 - Do you need trauma before getting hypnotherapy?

    12:45 - Working at the unconscious level

    15:02 - Couples therapy vs Hypnotherapy

    22:57 - Releasing the trauma

    27:48 - You need to want change

    31:51 - There is no 'fit for all' treatment

    38:03 - Why Lyn loves her 'job'

    38:39 - How Lyn balances her life

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    • 50 min
    How To Truly Live In The Moment - Part 1 of 2

    How To Truly Live In The Moment - Part 1 of 2

    A lot of our anxieties are locked away deep in our subconscious. As hard as we may try, we cannot control anxiety until we unlock the subconscious and find out the source of our anxiety. Lyn Macpherson is a hypnotherapist who over many years has cured and healed people with trauma and anxiety, even after many years of traditional therapy. She sees anxiety as a message with clues.

    In this episode, Lyn shares with Sam some of those clues.

    You will learn:

    •How living in the moment gives you power over your anxieties
    •The typical anxieties carried around by people these days?
    •The unconscious and conscious mind
    •The difference between hypnotherapy and talk therapy
    •How anxiety is a misunderstood
    •The body and mind connection
    •How hypnotherapy is not 'a one size fits all'
    •Why are people scared of hypnotherapy
    •Common causes of addiction

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    1:19 - Challenges in life

    2:08 - Sams personal experience

    3:10 - Misconceptions of hypnotherapy

    4:58 - Anxiety

    5:58 - What Involves the unconscious ad conscious mind.

    5:57 - The difference between hypnotherapy and talk therapy

    8:04 - How anxiety is a misunderstanding of the body and the mind

    9:39 - How Lyns has used hypnotherapy

    15:15 - Sam's personal experience

    18:35 - Body and mind connection

    22:38 - Hypnotherapy is not 'a one size fits all'

    24:50 - Why are people scared of hypnotherapy

    30:03 - Common causes of addiction

    33:09 - Why you should respect an emotional wound

    36:31 - It's necessary to talk about it before being able to let it go

    40:06 - What anxiety is being carried around by people these days?

    40:31 - Being in the moment is where your power is

    47:43 - Who else works with the unconscious mind

    51:54 - How clients communicate more then just through there words

    53:03 - What does sense of self mean to Lyn

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    • 56 min
    Your Toolkit To Combat Stress Part 2 #7 of 7 S's

    Your Toolkit To Combat Stress Part 2 #7 of 7 S's

    And just like that... you now have all the 7 pillars to building a beautiful, healthy life. Today Sam Makhoul and Dr Scott Wustenberg finalise the series on the 7 S's with part 2 on stress. Stress can play a huge part in your life whether that be acute or chronic. But the impact of stress is reversible as you will find out in this episode.

    You will learn:

    •The difference between acute and chronic stress
    •How stress can impact your body
    •How people can get addicted to stress-related hormones
    •The importance of cutting toxic people from your life
    •How to combat stress with a 3 step plan
    •and so much more

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    03:42 - What this episode will cover

    04:20 - Can people be addicted to stress

    06:50 - Stress response and resilience is learned behaviour

    07:21 - Stress can be reversed

    08:06 - Chronic stress

    10:59 - Direct trauma

    18:08 - Examples of stress to avoid

    26:49 - Is sitting too long stressful on the body?

    28:57 - Your stress toolkit

    37:55 - Medicine for stress

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    • 41 min
    How To Stop Stress From Developing Into Anxiety Part 1 of #7 of 7 S's

    How To Stop Stress From Developing Into Anxiety Part 1 of #7 of 7 S's

    When stress is left unchecked the impact on our physical and emotional health can be debilitating. It can develop into anxiety and depression.

    Most of us ignore the early signs of stress thinking we can reverse it at any time. For others they are in denial. They tell themselves i can stop my stress at any time. The reality is that once stress takes a hold in your system the effects of adrenaline and cortisol can become addictive.

    In today's episode Sam Makhoul and Dr Scott Wustenberg discuss how to identify the early signs, the two biggest causes and how to stop stress before it takes hold.

    You will learn:

    •The main causes of stress
    •How stress can effect you
    •The different responses to stress
    •How to use stress positively
    •and how to stop stress from turning into anxiety and depression


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    02:34 - How you should view stress

    03:44 - How connection plays a positive role in stress

    04:31 - We have to reframe stress

    07:04 - Resource management

    12:07 - The challenges in the 8 areas of life

    16:18 - Hope, things can be better

    18:50 - People who live stress free lives

    25:16 - The threat from disconnectedness

    27:03 - Isolation is the most dangerous stress

    29:39 - Marketing fear to sell a product

    35:53 - The four responses to stress

    46:45 - The impact stress has on our body

    44:17 - Isolation will breed fear in you


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    • 49 min
    How Socialising Affects Your Health #6 of 7 S's

    How Socialising Affects Your Health #6 of 7 S's

    The most important S in the series. You are going to love this podcast where Sam Makhoul and Dr Scott Wustenberg take us through how important it is to socialise for your health and wellbeing, how fearing connection takes a huge toll on your immune system, your questions answered about returning to the workplace and on the more positive side, the importance of socialising with your loved ones, friends and your work family.

    Continuing through the 7 S's, we can guarantee this episode will resonate with you in one way or another.

    You will learn:

    •The importance of socialising
    •Connecting with your work family
    •Why you should consider returning to the workplace
    •How connecting helps yourself, loved ones and strangers
    •Why you shouldn't fear others

    Short for time? Skip ahead using the below timestamps:

    01:27 - Meet Dr Scott Wustenberg

    03:34 - Readjusting to the workplace

    05:38 - Connection protects your immunity

    08:41 - Why you should go back to the office

    11:06 - Research on the Spanish Flu

    12:37 - Disconnection can be harmful

    15:21 - Love your work family and workplace

    20:49 - Disconnect > recharge > connect

    26:36 - Sam's longevity conference experience

    27:48 - Fearing others

    31:08 - Impacts of wearing face masks

    36:07 - Connecting benefits our economy

    39:42 - Robots vs connecting through electronics

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    • 42 min
    How to Boost Your Energy From The Sun #5 of 7S's

    How to Boost Your Energy From The Sun #5 of 7S's

    Humans are solar powered creatures. Our skin and our eyes serve as solar panels for the absorption of UV rays that stimulate the production of many hormones including Vitamin D (which is in fact a hormone), human growth hormones. Vitamin D has over 3000 functions in our body ranging from immune system to mood boosting. The ultimate benefits of the sun include higher energy, better gut health and deeper sleep powered by hormones such as serotonin and melatonin.

    Getting sun is just as important as breathing and water. Its an essential nutrient. We need to chase the sun!

    Join Sam Makhoul and Dr Scott Wustenberg in this weeks short episode which is filled with important information on Sunshine; forming part of the 7 S's series. They discuss why the sun is so important and what benefits and nutrients you can gain from it.

    You will learn:

    •Reasons why the sun is so important
    •Why Vitamin D is essential
    •The difference between UVAs & UVBs
    •The impact that different colour light has on us
    •And much more

    Short for time? Skip ahead using the below timestamps:

    02:43 - Why sunshine is so important

    04:11 - Why Vitamin D is so important

    04:49 - The difference between UVAs and UVBs

    07:43 How sunshine and sleep work together

    08:20- The benefits of melatonin

    09:55 - Where and when in Australia do we lose the sun in winter

    11:11 - Sun safety

    13:19 - The relevance of different spectrums of light

    16:03 - The importance of the sun for women

    18:39 - Sunshine and exercise

    20:29 - What the sun really represents

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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

Ruthhirst ,

RuthHrst

Great info from all the speakers. Thanks Sam and team, you make a real difference through your commitment to this community

Libasaurusrocks ,

Blinkered view of the world

This podcast has a narrow and harmful view of the world. Trying to tell single people that they should be in relationships. Go away.

Meghraj Ror ,

The Best

This is one of my best podcast, I never used to listen podcasts while I am driving or working but now I only want to listen podcasts. I never thought just listening podcasts can make a big changes in our daily life and things that used to seems unsolved can be solved easily.
Thanks heaps for lifting the people life style to next level. All the best

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