102 episodes

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 • 87 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.

    Happily Disillusioned

    Happily Disillusioned

    We live in a backwards society full of illusions. We take people’s word for things without experiencing it ourselves. We buy into their theories about addiction and depression, only to become more addicted and depressed. 
    Why? 
    Because we’d rather be right than happy and free. This crushes your soul, steals your enthusiasm for life, and creates endless mental suffering. 
    But the antidote is easier than you think. It starts with disillusioning yourself and admitting your ignorance. 
    In this episode, you’ll discover how disillusionment unlocks happiness, freedom, and relief.
    Listen now and by the end of this episode, you’ll disillusion yourself and finally be free. 
    Show highlights include:
    The weird way disillusionment gives you a massive amount of relief and joy (even if it threatens your world view) (2:17)  Why pretending you don’t snore causes subconscious anguish in your psyche (3:12)  How laughing at yourself makes resentment and embarrassment impossible (4:37)  Why doubting everything you learn unleashes freedom throughout your bones (8:28)  The insidious way theories about addiction and depression increase your chances of becoming a depressed addict (10:41)  The “Pain and Perception” secret for crushing your biases and unlocking true freedom (13:26)  Why having big dreams will make you miss every joy-filled experience life has to offer (19:43)  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
    Empty the Garage

    Empty the Garage

    Most people treat their problems like moving into a new house: They fill their new place with all their old stuff from their past so it feels like “home.”
    But clinging to your memories causes untold amounts of suffering, misery, and anguish in your psyche. 
    Why? 
    Because your past—no matter how glorious or how traumatic—doesn’t exist. The more you reflect on your past, the more misery you unleash on your soul. 
    But you don’t have to let your memories keep haunting you. In fact, there’s a radically simple and counterintuitive way to free yourself from your past for good. 
    In this episode, you’ll discover how to dump your past in the garbage, so it never affects you again. 
    Listen now and by the end of the episode, you’ll know the secret for becoming happier with each day that passes.
    Show highlights include:
    The sneaky “relapsing” trap which prevents you from improving your life (even if you’re not an addict) (3:15)  The insidious “New Home” method used to deal with your biggest problems which confines you to misery (4:48)  The single most effective way to abandon your traumas, addictions, and suffering that no therapist would ever tell you (7:17)  How the almost-too-simple “Take a Hike” approach prevents your past from destroying your future (8:56)  The weird way looking at a human existence timeline shackles you to agony and suffering (11:47)  How watching Annie the musical as a child cripples your happiness to this day (13:46)  The “One Moment” secret for bursting with joy every day for the rest of your life (14:13)  The counterintuitive way accepting your own insignificance lets you “tap into” the most beautiful feeling in the world (16:27)  The treacherous “Boxed In” trap which drowns you in misery and gloom (and how to break free by sitting on your roof) (17:16)  The profound “Empty The Garage” technique which finally frees you from your burdens, traumatic past, and even future suffering (20:11)  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
    The Unwanted Pet

    The Unwanted Pet

    People treat their addictions, traumas, and mental suffering like unwanted pets. After dealing with it for a period of time, leaving it behind creates sadness. 
    But there’s a big, fat problem with this mindset: 
    Your struggles—mental or physical—aren’t unwanted pets. You can ditch them whenever you want. And it’s easier than you think. 
    In this episode, you’ll discover how to free yourself from addiction, trauma, or mental anguish with ease. 
    Listen now to unlock the pure bliss you’ll experience every day when you set yourself free.
    Show highlights include:
    Why addiction is like an unwanted pet that you grow to love (and how this frees you from your addictions faster) (2:23)  The counterintuitive way managing your addictions further imprisons you to them instead of setting you free (5:10)  The top 9 “unusual” causes for almost every disease in existence today (and how this alleviates you from your compulsive behaviors) (11:28)  The insidious “Pattern Recognition” process responsible for your worst addictive tendencies and mental suffering (15:09)  How to forever free yourself of your addictions using nothing other than a USB stick (19:16)  The “Rip The Label” secret for almost instantly freeing you from trauma, addictions, and misery (23:33)  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
    Who Am I Really?

    Who Am I Really?

    As humans, we try to separate ourselves from animals and nature as much as possible. We believe that thinking makes us different from every other type of life on the planet. 
    But this is a mistake which creates suffering. 
    Why?
    Because we’re not special because we can think. 
    Thinking is a garnish and your body is the main course. When we try to replace the main course with only a garnish, we create unnecessary misery.
    In this episode, you’ll discover why we’re more like animals than you think. And how this realization makes your suffering vanish for good. 
    Listen now. 
    Show highlights include:
    Why humans aren’t more special than monkeys or apes (and how this unlocks limitless happiness) (7:30)  How pretending we’re different from animals or nature causes untold amounts of suffering (10:16)  The counterintuitive way our comfortable, modern lives wreak havoc on our wellbeing (10:29)  The insidious “Subhuman” trap we fall into which erases wonder and joy (11:13)  How understanding ancient human history frees you from your deep-rooted traumas (13:37)  The weird way acting like your dog eliminates agony in a millisecond (14:09)  How thinking prevents you from experiencing the miracles of life happening all around you (even though it makes you human) (21:59)  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
    On Being Special

    On Being Special

    Humans trap themselves in the pursuit of becoming special. We learn new amazing skills, ditch our worst habits, and try our darndest to improve ourselves instead of living a mediocre life. 
    But this actually makes us more miserable because we’re never satisfied. 
    Let’s use addiction as an example. Freeing yourself from addiction won’t instantly make you happier because your brain finds other ways to beat yourself up. 
    Here’s the truth: 
    There’s nothing you can do to make yourself more special than you are now. And that’s a good thing — because it means you can rejoice about who you are right now. 
    In this episode, you’ll discover why you are special (even if you don’t feel like it).  
    Listen now and free yourself from the trap of “becoming special.” 
    Show highlights include:
    The counterintuitive way ignoring wealth, happiness, and fulfillment magnetizes them to you (0:40)  Why striving for specialness and greatness robs you of abilities nobody else has but you (1:35)  The insidious, but not malicious way Big Pharma creates more “diseases” than actually exist (6:24)  The bizarre “Defend Your Diagnoses” trap that puts your suffering on steroids (11:39)  The sneaky way your brain justifies your addictions and prevents you from leaving them in the past (14:15)  Why learning new skills, buying new clothes, and mastering your emotions can make you miserable (19:30)  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
    Building Blocks

    Building Blocks

    Our society glorifies shortcuts and band-aids to heal deep-rooted suffering. But these shortcuts don’t work. In fact, they prolong our suffering. 
    Why? 
    Because any affliction suffocating you—from depression and anxiety to addiction and trauma—is a byproduct of the real problem. 
    This is why talk therapy doesn’t work. It’s like trying to season a rotten fish instead of finding a fresh one. 
    That’s the bad news. 
    The good news? 
    Your life is made of certain building blocks. And once you fix these building blocks, you’ll amaze yourself by how quickly all your mental and emotional problems vanish—for good. 
    In this episode, I reveal how to readjust your building blocks, so every passing day becomes the happiest of your life. 
    Listen now.
    Show highlights include:
    The insidious way the Founding Fathers deprive you of happiness (1:02)  Why you must eat 9 oranges to get the same nutritional value of an orange from 100 years ago (and the weird way this applies to your happiness) (2:01)  How wearing clothes and makeup subtly sabotages your self-esteem (4:10)  The weird way to lift the clouds of depression following you with only your stomach (8:28)  The oddball “Sniff Soil” secret for instantly filling your body with the same chemical that makes you feel love (11:41)  Why your wellbeing is built like a house with hollowed out 2x4s (12:33)  The unhelpful “Band-Aid” method for attaining happiness and wellness that actually leaves you more depressed and sick (15:11)  How language morphs precious memories into an additional source of trauma (20:04)  Why depression, anxiety, addiction, and even PTSD aren’t problems (and the “building blocks” trick for getting rid of them for good) (22:25)  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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
87 Ratings

87 Ratings

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.

JewelFB ,

Bob knows his stuff

This show is inspiring, thought-provoking, and real. I appreciate that Bob approaches struggles like mental health and addiction with both compassion and an empowering attitude that helps kick someone struggling with either or both in the butt and move forward.

termite virus ,

Freedom and new life

What Bob has learned from his own journey and from walking with 1000’s of people is life changing. Iam more free then I thought possible. I walk around with a smile true my happy because of what I have leanered through the podcast, the course work and retreats. It is an abundant life and more then I could have ever asked for or imagined. To say it was life changing seems to be extreme but my life has actually been changed. I thank God for Bob and his team. Just so grateful!

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