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Time to rip the cover off what really works to ditch addiction, depression, anger, anxiety, and all other kinds of human suffering. No, not sobriety. We're talking the "F" word here – Freedom. We'll share straight from the trenches what we've learned from leaving our own addictions behind and coaching hundreds of others to do the same. And since it's such a heavy topic, we might as well have a good time while we're at it.

Alive and Free Bob Gardner

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    • 4.9 • 89 Ratings

Time to rip the cover off what really works to ditch addiction, depression, anger, anxiety, and all other kinds of human suffering. No, not sobriety. We're talking the "F" word here – Freedom. We'll share straight from the trenches what we've learned from leaving our own addictions behind and coaching hundreds of others to do the same. And since it's such a heavy topic, we might as well have a good time while we're at it.

    Ripples of Change (w. Amber and Lee)

    Ripples of Change (w. Amber and Lee)

    When you make a massive change in your life, like unlocking unlimited joy and freedom, it causes ripples of change to every relationship too. And these ripples of change aren’t always positive, which confuses many people. 
    If you’ve discovered the secret to freedom and happiness, your first step is sharing it with your loved ones. But often, this “advice” comes across as judgemental and can strain your most beloved relationships. 
    Not only have I struggled with this with my wife, but today’s guests, Lee and Amber have also struggled with it. 
    In this episode, you’ll discover why these ripples of change can damage your relationships — and how to prevent it and even make your relationships stronger. 
    Listen now. 
    Show Highlights Include
    Why making a massive change in your life can weaken your relationships (and how the “Toddler Technique” keeps your relationships strong) (4:15)  How trying to take care of your loved ones actually cripples them (and why anger may work better) (9:31)  The “Bleeding Relaxation” trick for making everyone around you more calm and collected (11:44)  The insidious way pushing your happiness on others backfires and plants the seeds of resentment (15:23)  How accepting people as they are makes them more open to bizarre self-help methods (20:45)  The “well, that’s a cute story” secret for instantly making the negative voice in your head shut up (29:10)  If you want to radically change how much control you have over your emotions in as little as 20 days, you can go to https://thefreedomspecialist.com/feelbetternow and sign up for the Choose Your Own Emotion course. 
    If you or somebody you know is looking to drop the ‘F’ Bomb of freedom in your life and break free from addiction, depression, anxiety or anything that’s making you feel flat-out stuck, head over to https://thefreedomspecialist.com/ and book a call where we can look at your unique situation and give you the roadmap you’ve been missing.
    If you’d like to buy a copy of my book, Is That Even Possible?: The Nuts and Bolts of Energy Healing for the Curious, Wary, and Totally Bewildered, you can find it on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/That-Even-Possible-Healing-Bewildered/dp/1512336041

    • 35 min
    Who Told You That? (w. Lee)

    Who Told You That? (w. Lee)

    Who told you that all your traumas and baggage are problems? Where did the ideas of depression, anxiety, and addiction even come from? Are they even true? 
    Here’s why I’m asking: 
    By simply questioning your ideas, problems, and emotions you can start to leave them behind. So why don’t more people question these topics? 
    Well, they believe them to be true because their family, friends, and therapists drilled it into their heads. But feeling stuck also gives you a demented form of comfort — like it has for me and today’s guest, Lee. 
    In this episode, you’ll hear Lee’s story of growing up for 16 years in a family that abused him physically, mentally, emotionally, spritually, and sexually. And you’ll discover how Lee finally set down his trauma story for good. 
    The result? 
    He’s happier and more free than he’s ever been. (Plus, his beard is darker!) 
    Listen now. 
    Show Highlights Include
    How your tongue shapes your thoughts and can poison your body and mind (2:43)  The “Tongue Thoughts” mindset shift which instantly unlocks a happier and calmer version of yourself (5:11)  Why simply relaxing the back of your tongue is the easiest and most effective way to make your frantic thoughts vanish (5:17)  The Father of Modern Medicine’s secret for using food as medicine to balance your body and mind (10:45)  The bizarre way your need for food strips away your freedom and joy (and how to overcome this “need” by breathing) (11:58)  The biochemical proof that breathing is a more effective source of nourishment than food and supplements (13:59)  The powerful “Placebo, Nocebo” technique for completely mastering your life and the world around you (18:04)  How to survive without food or water for years using the “Breatharian” technique like my teacher, Eliton El-amin (19:07)  Why food imprisons you and how thinking of food as an experience instead of a necessity frees you from food’s wicked, inflammation-inducing grasp (21:34)  The “Self-Sufficient” secret which instantly wipes out your biggest fears and worries (27:19)  If you want to radically change how much control you have over your emotions in as little as 20 days, you can go to https://thefreedomspecialist.com/feelbetternow and sign up for the Choose Your Own Emotion course. 
    If you or somebody you know is looking to drop the ‘F’ Bomb of freedom in your life and break free from addiction, depression, anxiety or anything that’s making you feel flat-out stuck, head over to https://thefreedomspecialist.com/ and book a call where we can look at your unique situation and give you the roadmap you’ve been missing.
    If you’d like to buy a copy of my book, Is That Even Possible?: The Nuts and Bolts of Energy Healing for the Curious, Wary, and Totally Bewildered, you can find it on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/That-Even-Possible-Healing-Bewildered/dp/1512336041

    • 32 min
    The Notion of Need

    The Notion of Need

    Since we were born, we’ve been conditioned to need certain things. From basic things like food and water to lavish things like sports cars and watches. 
    But do we really “need” anything? Maybe not… 
    I’ve been recently training under Elitom El-amin. He’s a breatharian who hasn’t eaten food or drank water in two years. 
    Yes, years! 
    As Elitom proves, not only do you not need food, but you don’t need anything. And nothing—and I mean nothing—unlocks more freedom in your life than ditching your notion of need.
    Why? 
    Because as soon as you ditch your notion of need, every possible life route you have becomes an option for a life-changing adventure. 
    In this episode, you’ll discover how to question your notion of need, how you may be able to live without food and water, and why your needs sabotage your joy. 
    Ready to unlock a monk-esque level of happiness and calmness and free yourself from your needs? Listen now. 
    Show Highlights Include
    How your tongue shapes your thoughts and can poison your body and mind (2:43)  The “Tongue Thoughts” mindset shift which instantly unlocks a happier and calmer version of yourself (5:11)  Why simply relaxing the back of your tongue is the easiest and most effective way to make your frantic thoughts vanish (5:17)  The Father of Modern Medicine’s secret for using food as medicine to balance your body and mind (10:45)  The bizarre way your need for food strips away your freedom and joy (and how to overcome this “need” by breathing) (11:58)  The biochemical proof that breathing is a more effective source of nourishment than food and supplements (13:59)  The powerful “Placebo, Nocebo” technique for completely mastering your life and the world around you (18:04)  How to survive without food or water for years using the “Breatharian” technique like my teacher, Eliton El-amin (19:07)  Why food imprisons you and how thinking of food as an experience instead of a necessity frees you from food’s wicked, inflammation-inducing grasp (21:34)  The “Self-Sufficient” secret which instantly wipes out your biggest fears and worries (27:19)  If you want to radically change how much control you have over your emotions in as little as 20 days, you can go to https://thefreedomspecialist.com/feelbetternow and sign up for the Choose Your Own Emotion course. 
    If you or somebody you know is looking to drop the ‘F’ Bomb of freedom in your life and break free from addiction, depression, anxiety or anything that’s making you feel flat-out stuck, head over to https://thefreedomspecialist.com/ and book a call where we can look at your unique situation and give you the roadmap you’ve been missing.
    If you’d like to buy a copy of my book, Is That Even Possible?: The Nuts and Bolts of Energy Healing for the Curious, Wary, and Totally Bewildered, you can find it on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/That-Even-Possible-Healing-Bewildered/dp/1512336041

    • 32 min
    Common Questions

    Common Questions

    Whether you’re thinking about coming to a Freedom Specialist retreat, or trying another healing modality, there are lots of questions and excuses that drown your thoughts. 
    Letting these questions and excuses stop you from joining any program can cost you years of joy and freedom. 
    In this episode, you’ll discover the biggest mental blocks the Freedom Specialist coaches had prior to joining. You’ll also hear about the most common questions participants have, so you know how to conquer them. 
    Listen now. 
    Show Highlights Include
    How to overcome your fear of change and master living (2:49)  The weird way to become purer and lighter by simply telling dad jokes (5:30)  How to start shifting the heaviest, darkest, and most miserable aspects of your life into an unending sense of joy (10:48)  Why the “Freedom Specialist System” may delete decades of trauma in mere days (even if nothing else you’ve tried worked) (13:41)  The insidious “Internal Spiral” effect which makes you miserable when you should be at your happiest (14:42) The “doctor question” which immediately calm your faith-based excuses from sabotaging your healing process (21:53)  If you want to radically change how much control you have over your emotions in as little as 20 days, you can go to https://thefreedomspecialist.com/feelbetternow and sign up for the Choose Your Own Emotion course. 
    If you or somebody you know is looking to drop the ‘F’ Bomb of freedom in your life and break free from addiction, depression, anxiety or anything that’s making you feel flat-out stuck, head over to https://thefreedomspecialist.com/ and book a call where we can look at your unique situation and give you the roadmap you’ve been missing.
    If you’d like to buy a copy of my book, Is That Even Possible?: The Nuts and Bolts of Energy Healing for the Curious, Wary, and Totally Bewildered, you can find it on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/That-Even-Possible-Healing-Bewildered/dp/1512336041

    • 33 min
    Hijacked

    Hijacked

    There are exciting and empowering plans happening behind-the-scenes of The Freedom Specialist. 
    My new book will come out soon, which gives you an easy way to introduce these ideas to your loved ones. We have several upcoming events which can transform your mental health in mere days. And my team at The Freedom Specialist hijacked this episode, so they can share these plans with you. 
    In this episode, you’ll discover what’s exciting The Freedom Specialist team and how you can fast track your road to freedom, health, and happiness. 
    Listen now. 
    Show Highlights Include
    How to eradicate your biggest mental struggles—in only a few days (3:35)  The “little bit of space” secret for deleting past traumas, baggage, and suffering from your life (3:54)  How “childish” activities like playing and laughing can free you from decades of misery (6:23)  Why small, simple tweaks in your thought process unlock massive changes in your life which lead to unlimited joy (11:38)  If you want to radically change how much control you have over your emotions in as little as 20 days, you can go to https://thefreedomspecialist.com/feelbetternow and sign up for the Choose Your Own Emotion course. 
    If you or somebody you know is looking to drop the ‘F’ Bomb of freedom in your life and break free from addiction, depression, anxiety or anything that’s making you feel flat-out stuck, head over to https://thefreedomspecialist.com/ and book a call where we can look at your unique situation and give you the roadmap you’ve been missing.
    If you’d like to buy a copy of my book, Is That Even Possible?: The Nuts and Bolts of Energy Healing for the Curious, Wary, and Totally Bewildered, you can find it on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/That-Even-Possible-Healing-Bewildered/dp/1512336041

    • 23 min
    Where It All Began

    Where It All Began

    Where has all your struggling and suffering begun? There is only one common thread between your suffering — and it’s not your outside environment, the people involved, or even the food you ate beforehand. 
    The only common culprit is your thinking. 
    While that sounds gloomy, here’s why that’s good news:
    Nature handed you freedom, happiness, and creativity as your birthright. Nurture stripped that away — with the language you use, the religious ideas you believe, and the education you receive.  
    By simply understanding that your knowledge comes from a massive telephone game played throughout human history, you can finally unlock unlimited joy, health, and freedom. 
    In this episode, you’ll discover your key to freedom. And how this key helps you leave your traumas, addictions, and emotional bondage in the past. 
    Listen now. 
    Show Highlights Include
    The one common culprit behind every single form of suffering you’ve ever felt (1:20) The insidious “Inheritance” notion of mental health problems which robs you of your ability to improve it (even though it’s not true) (2:12) How to improve your mental, emotional, and physical health by acting like a toddler (5:30) Why the educational system, social environments, religion, and politics erode your creativity, freedom, and joy (and how to earn them back) (8:15) The “Beginner’s Mind” secret discovered by Zen masters for unleashing unlimited happiness through your bones (9:25) The weird, yet obvious reason Tahitians don’t suffer from depression (15:25) Why questioning everything—from the language you use to the ideas you believe—is the only way to unlock true, unrivaled freedom (24:14)  If you want to radically change how much control you have over your emotions in as little as 20 days, you can go to https://thefreedomspecialist.com/feelbetternow and sign up for the Choose Your Own Emotion course. 
    If you or somebody you know is looking to drop the ‘F’ Bomb of freedom in your life and break free from addiction, depression, anxiety or anything that’s making you feel flat-out stuck, head over to https://thefreedomspecialist.com/ and book a call where we can look at your unique situation and give you the roadmap you’ve been missing.
    If you’d like to buy a copy of my book, Is That Even Possible?: The Nuts and Bolts of Energy Healing for the Curious, Wary, and Totally Bewildered, you can find it on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/That-Even-Possible-Healing-Bewildered/dp/1512336041 

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

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89 Ratings

ButlerMedic ,

100% Amazing

Bob is amazing, he is an endless fountain of knowledge and is so good at what he does. My life has changed for the better thanks to him!

Tyler16777 ,

Outside the box, empowering worldview

Bob has an approach to life that is much different than most of other things you will hear in this space. Thank you so much for consistently putting out great content that is helpful and empowering!

Kodkc ,

Applicable to everyone in every life situation

The ideas Bob has gathered are the real deal for actual life shifting peace. In a world where we are addicted to everything, he has found real, reliable tools that work to find the true self. Go on a retreat. My husband and I both are now enjoying life as it is, not always waiting for the next fix, be it substance, food, screens. It’s not just a white knuckle method either. If you get off track, just step back on and life is good again. Freedom.

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