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The Betar project is a podcast for people who struggle to express their feelings and be their authentic selves due to the stigma surrounding Mental Health. Through real and raw conversations stripping away any barriers of judgment. we aim to not only spread awareness but build mental fitness and resilience by providing the tools, tips and strategies that you can implement daily to improve your mental state. Ultimately crushing the stigma surrounding mental health and helping you to unlock your inner truth to live a life of harmony within Mind, Body & Spirit.New Episode every Tuesday 6 am AEST

The Betar Project Nick Betar

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 38 Ratings

The Betar project is a podcast for people who struggle to express their feelings and be their authentic selves due to the stigma surrounding Mental Health. Through real and raw conversations stripping away any barriers of judgment. we aim to not only spread awareness but build mental fitness and resilience by providing the tools, tips and strategies that you can implement daily to improve your mental state. Ultimately crushing the stigma surrounding mental health and helping you to unlock your inner truth to live a life of harmony within Mind, Body & Spirit.New Episode every Tuesday 6 am AEST

    Moment 15. The Importance Of Having A Growth Mindset with Jay Fantom

    Moment 15. The Importance Of Having A Growth Mindset with Jay Fantom

    In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Betar Project.

    This week, I’ve chosen a section from my conversation with Jay Fantom where he shares a story highlighting the importance of having a growth mindset so that you can be the very best version of yourself.

    The full episode with Jay Fantom
    https://open.spotify.com/episode/3LkHOyOtL8rtlIDYObOdd3?si=KCNqmekvTXONrJ2vzD9NkQ
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    117. Forging Your Identity with Ex Military Corporal Ryan Gilbert

    117. Forging Your Identity with Ex Military Corporal Ryan Gilbert

    Serving in the military is a noble profession, but one that comes with many trials and sacrifices. It is not only hard on your body, but your mental health is bound to suffer from being in high intensity situations and dealing with being isolated from your friends and families in remote areas.
    Our guest on today’s episode joins us to talk about his experience in the army and the struggles that came with it. Along with the monumental task of rediscovering his identity after being in the military and what he did to come back to himself while dealing with mental health issues.
    Ryan Gilbert is an ex-military corporal who served for 10 plus years for New Zealand. Transitioning back into normal life was anything but smooth. Ryan struggled with PTSD, depression, and anxiety. His mind was still in the military, but his body wasn't, which led to him to ask the question, who is Ryan Gilbert? Through various healing modalities, such as cold exposure and breathwork, Ryan forged a new identity for himself and was able to reconnect within his mind, body, and spirit.
    Tune in to hear an inspiring story about courage and perseverance!


    Topics discussed in this episode:
    Ryan’s military past and how he pulled himself out of itThe injuries Ryan sustained in the militaryWhy do military personnel have similar injuries?Ryan’s motivation to join the militaryWhy is there gang culture in New Zealand?What kind of affect the experiences in the military had on RyanHow Ryan’s perspective was shaped by being in AfghanistanValues and attributes Ryan left the military withHow Ryan regained his sense of identity after the militaryRyan’s journey in breathworkOpening up as a means to build culture and communityHow Ryan deals with griefRyan’s take on why people should do breathworkMouth breathing vs. nose breathingConnect with Ryan:

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    The #1 Investment Is In Yourself - Stepping Into My True Self

    The #1 Investment Is In Yourself - Stepping Into My True Self

    In this episode, I share the importance of investing in yourself and the growth I have seen in myself after 3 days at a personal development event with Dr Espen.
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    Moment 14. Anxiety Is Actually Fear We Create with Jamie Usher

    Moment 14. Anxiety Is Actually Fear We Create with Jamie Usher

    In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Betar Project.

    This week, I’ve chosen a section from my conversation with Jamie Usher where he chats about anxiety being a fear we create in our heads.

    The full episode with Jamie Usher
    https://open.spotify.com/episode/67qapJClKK6IABtYIPFK7E?si=T6wK_zzOTICm8uK7lrd3Rw
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    116. A Story of Finding Happiness and Acceptance with Lenny Redrose

    116. A Story of Finding Happiness and Acceptance with Lenny Redrose

    A rising soccer star turned paraplegic, our guest on today’s episode is the epitome of perseverance and growth mindset. 
    Lenny sustained a spinal cord injury after a botched surgery attempt to remove a tumor leaving him with no feeling in his lower body and no control over his bodily functions. 
    This would be a death sentence to most, but Lenny used this as an opportunity to grow as a person mentally, spiritually, and in career. He was able to look beyond the physical and saw the big picture lesson that he felt he desperately needed to be taught.
    Lenny’s life was anything but run of the mill. Dealing with drug, sex, and party addictions, he knew he was leading a life to nowhere but couldn’t make the change necessary, until the universe did it for him. 
    Join us in today’s episode to hear a vulnerable, raw, and uncut story of how someone’s life was flipped upside down and the power in finding the silver lining.


    Topics discussed in this episode:
    Where Lenny’s story beganHow Lenny cultivated his go getter mindsetReceiving parental criticism and recognitionDealing with peer pressure in team environmentsLessons Lenny learned going through drug addictionLenny’s experience joining the armyWhat Lenny’s rock bottom looked likeHow Lenny sustained a spinal cord injuryIf there was a cure would Lenny take it?How Lenny met his wife and the authentic relationship they shareHow pivotal wheelchair sports have been for LennyConnect with Lenny:

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    Moment 13. Mental Health Is Not A Competition with Trent Baldock

    Moment 13. Mental Health Is Not A Competition with Trent Baldock

    In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Betar Project.

    This week, I’ve chosen a section from my conversation with Trent Baldock where he talks about not comparing and one-upping each other when It comes to our mental health struggles.

    The full episode with Trent Baldock

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/11OFFF4SscOoE2WDD2r2NC?si=-YSGOIrlTB2jyQaSuiHXZA
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Customer Reviews

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38 Ratings

38 Ratings

TheJDog84 ,

Too pod!

Pretty easily this is one of the top self-help/mental health podcasts around. Always super interesting guests, and Nick the host is clearly doing what he loves! Great listen.

Sophia Hatzis ,

Huge Fan!

Huge huge fan of the man and the podcast.

Insightful and inspirational 🙏🏼

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Amazing

One of the best podcasts so helpful and honest 💙