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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

    • Education
    • 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.

    OCD, Bipolar, and More (w. Tucker)

    OCD, Bipolar, and More (w. Tucker)

    If you get diagnosed with OCD, bipolar disorder, or anything else, your first thought is to believe it. 
    But what if you’re wrong? What if labeling these differences as problems makes them feel insurmountable? And what if you could free yourself from these problems simply by breathing? 
    Well, good news: 
    Today’s guest, Tucker, was diagnosed with OCD and on the brink of suicide. But once he stopped thinking of it as a problem, it vanished. And he shares his story in today’s episode, so you can free yourself from whatever problems are making you miserable. 
    Listen now. 
    Show Highlights Include
    How faith-induced guilt and shame about your past can manifest as OCD later in life (7:23)  The insidious way psychiatrists imprison you in your addictions and cause debilitating side effects (even if they have good intentions) (12:32)  Why you don’t have a chemical imbalance wrecking your life (even if you’ve been diagnosed with a mental health disorder) (14:33)  The weird way looking at your health diagnoses as passwords fast tracks your road to health (17:03)  How to skyrocket your patience and tolerance in the next 3 minutes (even if your blood's boiling) (18:38)  Why it’s possible to stop being depressed, anxious, and miserable just by breathing (23:36)  Why relying on a therapist to uncover your root issues guarantees you won’t overcome them (even if your therapist is right) (28:49)  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

    • 34 min
    The Great Lie

    The Great Lie

    Everyone believes in “The Great Lie,” whether they realize it or not. 
    And this “Great Lie” holds you hostage to your past, your misery, your suffering, and your trauma. 
    But here's the good news: 
    Banishing your past, your misery, your suffering, and your trauma only requires you to stop believing this “Great Lie.” 
    And in this episode, you’ll discover what “The Great Lie” is and how to free yourself from its sadistic grip over you. 
    The result? 
    More freedom, happiness, and love than you’ve ever experienced. Listen now!  
    Show Highlights Include
    The “Reality is a Hologram” secret for unlocking freedom, bliss, and peace in your life right now (4:04)  The weird way speaking the English language increases your risk of falling for addiction’s temptations (4:57)  The single through line between ancient philosophers, every religion, and modern scientific research which prevents you from freeing yourself from your misery (13:57)  How authority figures trick you into lying and traumatizing yourself (even if they have the best intentions) (19:23)  The “Great Lie” trap which holds you hostage to your misery and suffering (and how to stop telling yourself this insidious lie) (20:27)  How to enjoy every thought that pops into your head (without being controlled by them) (20:51)  The “Cease Thinking” method for finding more life, love, happiness, and freedom than you’ve ever felt before (24:48)  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

    • 25 min
    What If You Don't Have A Problem?

    What If You Don't Have A Problem?

    The culture around addiction and mental illness today convinces you that you have a massive problem. It’s fueled by your subconscious mind. And it’s something you’re helpless over. 
    But what if none of that is true? 
    Well, good news: It’s not true. 
    You don’t have a problem with addiction or mental health. You don’t have a subconscious mind plotting against you. And you have full control over your body and mind. 
    In this episode, you’ll discover why you don’t have a problem — and how this grants you full autonomy over your actions. 
    Listen now for the secret to living a freedom and joy-filled existence. 
    Show Highlights Include
    Why your addictions and your emotional traumas aren’t as big of a problem as you think (1:32)  The odd way recovery programs like AA can actually intensify your addictions (3:50)  How to magically dispel your addictions by simply watching Harry Potter (11:12)  The “Do Nothing” secret for eliminating all your root issues in the next 30 seconds (19:56)  How to ditch your compulsive habits and behaviors by only knowing how to catch and throw a ball (23:15)  The insidious way believing in a subconscious mind poisons your body and riddles you with disease (26:34)   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

    • 29 min
    The Joy of Giving Up

    The Joy of Giving Up

    Most Americans grow up believing hard work is a virtue. But you distort this seemingly harmless belief into a wild beast of misery. 
    How? 
    Because you go out of your way to make everything harder. From your career to parenting and even your own happiness. 
    What if you just gave up? 
    There’s something magical that happens when you quit: 
    Your body unlocks effortless joy for you. And it also frees you from anything keeping you imprisoned — like your emotions, your addictions, and your suffering. 
    In this episode, you’ll discover how giving up unleashes happiness on your soul. 
    Listen now. 
    Show Highlights Include
    Why trying to be happy makes you miserable (and the key to effortless joy) (0:59)  The “Quitting Secret” for unlocking freedom, health, and bliss across every aspect of your life (3:14)  How your thoughts aloe can cause cancer to erupt through your body (and the easy way to prevent this) (3:57)  The weird way forcing your worst habits—from addiction to depression—away makes them haunt you longer (9:21)  How recognizing your own insignificance unleashes freedom through every bone in your body (17:23)  Why the easiest and most effective way to ditch your compulsive behaviors and negative thought patterns is by simply having fun (18:51)  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

    • 22 min
    Nocebo? No, Sir!

    Nocebo? No, Sir!

    Everyone knows about the placebo effect. It creates positive changes in your body because of your thoughts alone. 
    But almost nobody knows about the nocebo effect, which haunts our society like a vampire. The nocebo effect is the opposite of the placebo effect: It creates negative changes in your body with only your thoughts. 
    Your mind is more powerful than you realize. And in this episode, you’ll discover how it can create both disease and health. 
    Listen now and tap into the full power of your mind.
    Show Highlights Include
    How your attitude alone can either riddle you with disease or bless you with health (and how to have more control over it) (1:39)  The “Biology of Belief” secret for using your mind to unlock anything you want out of life (8:54)  The insidious “Nocebo Effect” which can make diseases appear out of thin air (11:22)  Why concepts like religion and education drown you with misery instead of setting you free (20:05)  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

    • 24 min
    The Tyranny of Outside Opinions

    The Tyranny of Outside Opinions

    Show highlights include: 
    How worrying what other people think of you can harm your body and make you worse off. (11:42) Why you might be hard-wired to worry what others think of you (and how to banish this unhealthy habit) (14:45) The counterintuitive way your friends and family make you internalize toxic thoughts and keep you chained to your worries. (15:55) Why thinking less helps you ignore what others think of you (even if it makes you feel stupid) (17:54) How to leave your thoughts and feelings behind to perceive the world as it truly is. (19:13) How to remove feelings of guilt and shame when others get upset at you (and unleash a sense of freedom and peace into your mind). (19:35) The odd way an old X-Factor audition can teach you how to be happy in any circumstance (even if your life is shambles) (21:58) A simple question that eradicates suffering and unlocks a sense of freedom in your life. (25:05) 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

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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89 Ratings

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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