132 episodes

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 http://www.yourheights.com 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: yourheights.com/brainhealth

Braincare Heights

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 156 Ratings

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 http://www.yourheights.com 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: yourheights.com/brainhealth

    Encore: Power hour with Adrienne Herbert

    Encore: Power hour with Adrienne Herbert

    Adrienne Herbert wants you to get up at 5am! The leading wellness professional, author, speaker and host of the Power Hour podcast is an advocate for starting your day with a non-negotiable hour of self-focus. So, what's so transformative about her mornings that they stop her reaching for the snooze button?
    Today on this encore episode of The Braincare Podcast, Adrienne explains her peak performance philosophy that makes seemingly insurmountable challenges totally obtainable. We discuss ruthless routine and prioritisation, cultivating healthy habits, and how an extra hour in the morning can catalyse the change you want to see in your life.
    We talk about:

    Adrienne's 5.30am power hour

    What wellness is, and what it isn't

    The busy-ness misconception

    Learning to prioritise

    Balancing training and recovery, for body and brain

    Habit-forming AKA how to set yourself up for success

    How to curate your own Power Hour

    • 15 min
    Encore: The Science of Manifestation with Dr. James Doty

    Encore: The Science of Manifestation with Dr. James Doty

    Dr. James Doty wants you to conjure the life of your dreams. The Stanford University neurosurgeon, author, and mate of the Dalai Lama, the Pope, and Desmond Tutu (despite being an Athiest) knows a thing or two about manifestation!
    On today's encore episode of the Braincare Podcast, Dr. James Doty explains the incredible results of manifesting your intention with all of your senses. Plus, he explains how seemingly serendipitous moments of good fortune are linked to our self-actualisation practices.
    We talk about:

    How can you manifest your intentions with all of your senses?

    Manifestation and the subconscious mind

    Extraordinary connections: why you should never take people for granted

    Neuroplasticity and manifestation

    Mind over matter: how to change your fate

    What one thing do all spiritual leaders have in common?

    • 11 min
    Encore: Improving your relationships with food and body - Emilia Thompson

    Encore: Improving your relationships with food and body - Emilia Thompson

    Emilia Thompson returns to chat about building positive relationships with food and your body.
    In today's encore episode, Thompson shares characteristics of good and bad relationships with food, taking out emotions on your body, and how to recognize the signs that you may need to reevaluate how you're using food to treat your body. We discuss body image issues, body neutrality, tips on how to have a better relationship with food, and inclusive dieting.
    We talk about:

    Emilia’s relationship with food during her time in bikini competitions

    Having a good and bad relationship with food

    Symptoms of a bad relationship with food

    Tips and techniques to have a better relationship with food

    Tips for body image issues

    Body neutrality

    Inclusive dieting approaches

    How Emilia takes care of her brain

    • 15 min
    Encore: Technology and Mental Health with Dr. Rachael Kent

    Encore: Technology and Mental Health with Dr. Rachael Kent

    Rachael Kent is keeping an eye on your technology use! As a lecturer and researcher at King's College, Rachael's PhD and ongoing research examines how digital tech influences our mental and physical health. With three technology-saturated lockdowns under our belts, her work has become more relevant than ever!
    Today on this encore episode of The Braincare Podcast, Rachael shares her fascinating findings about our increasingly digital-dependent lives. We discuss apps, notifications, and fitness trackers - the good, the bad and the ugly - and the fine line between helpful and coercive tech.We talk about:

    Leisure and labour with digital devices

    What is toxic productivity?

    Living lockdown lives online

    How to get intentional with tech

    Data acquisition and self-worth

    Fitness tracking apps - friend or foe?

    Digital detoxing

    • 15 min
    Encore: Daniel Amen on Overcoming Anxiety, Trauma, and Grief

    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

    • 14 min
    Encore: Intelligence with Stephen Fry

    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

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
156 Ratings

156 Ratings

Jonnie Moore ,

One of my favourite podcasts

Great short snappy podcast with wonderful guests who share practical mental health advice, that you can apply to your daily life.

This podcast is always a go to for me 😊

Run of the mill consumer ,

Crucial teachings for a controlled & happy life

Provides a simple well articulated understanding of our most important organ. Empowering people to master their mind mastering their thoughts & emotions. Providing a platform to improve our malleable brains which as a bi product provides a happier healthier life style.

Also giving proven advice on nutrition, we take for granted our brain and expect it to look after itself where this podcast gives you the teachings that it is the opposite . We look after our Brain than I’ll brain will look after us.

Should categorically be lessons we learn from our adolescent years ! Which would ensure a healthier breed of human being.

lauren @oatsu_ ,

Loving the BrainCare content!

I’m a massive fan of the BrainCare content here and on Clubhouse. I love the actionable tips and science-backed insights shared on here. Keep up the awesome content Dan & team! 👏

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