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It's time to rip the cover off what really works to finally ditch stress, anxiety, anger, addiction, depression, past trauma, chronic pain, and all other kinds of human suffering. No, not just relief, recovery, comfort, healing, or sobriety. We're talking the F word here — freedom — Happiness and well-being on autopilot.

My team and I will share straight from the trenches what we've learned from using a non-therapy, body-based approach to leave our own struggles behind while also coaching thousands of others to do the same. And since these are often such heavy topics, we’re gonna get a bit irreverent and have a good time while we're at it. Because, despite what you may have been told, real freedom never involves a fight.

Alive and Free Bob Gardner

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 98 Ratings

It's time to rip the cover off what really works to finally ditch stress, anxiety, anger, addiction, depression, past trauma, chronic pain, and all other kinds of human suffering. No, not just relief, recovery, comfort, healing, or sobriety. We're talking the F word here — freedom — Happiness and well-being on autopilot.

My team and I will share straight from the trenches what we've learned from using a non-therapy, body-based approach to leave our own struggles behind while also coaching thousands of others to do the same. And since these are often such heavy topics, we’re gonna get a bit irreverent and have a good time while we're at it. Because, despite what you may have been told, real freedom never involves a fight.

    Bad Therapy by Abigail Shrier

    Bad Therapy by Abigail Shrier

    Therapy is not really as useful as it seems. In reality, therapy gets you to just ruminate on thoughts and situations that are no longer useful to you. Instead of spending time pouting about it, learn from it and move on. Today, we’re going to talk about that more. Have a listen.
    Highlights:
    When going to some form of entertainment, the emotional controls are almost willfully set aside for the enjoyment of another story. (6:05) No doubt, teenagers all over the planet have these hormonal things that show up, and have situations that they have emotions about. But it’s being blown out of proportion to where everybody is being taught, everybody will have emotions that are too big for them and these tools are needed. Instead of; there might be an emotion from time to time, no big deal. (10:40) There becomes such a focus on the problem that it becomes overwhelming and it can seem like there’s no hope. (27:30) Don’t feel bad if the tools that have been given to you aren’t as effective as some other ones out there could be. (43:50) Need help unlocking mental, emotional, and physical freedom in your life? Grab my new book, Built for Freedom: Adventures Through Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, Trauma, Pain, and Our Body’s Innate Ability to Leave Them All Behind on Amazon (or Audible) here: https://www.amazon.com/Built-Freedom-Adventures-Depression-Addiction/dp/B0BS79GMYN  
    Or 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.

    • 44 min
    Money and Monsters

    Money and Monsters

    Money isn’t the source of happiness and problems in life. It might just be some warning lights on your dashboard of life. Today, we’ll talk about this more. Have a listen.
    Highlights:
    You’re thinking of this creeping up debt as a problem, when all that’s happened in the past is that a new solution to the problem has been found. (3:10) The money in your wallet might be a monster. (8:30) Life is the greatest give that you can get. (20:50) Need help unlocking mental, emotional, and physical freedom in your life? Grab my new book, Built for Freedom: Adventures Through Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, Trauma, Pain, and Our Body’s Innate Ability to Leave Them All Behind on Amazon (or Audible) here: https://www.amazon.com/Built-Freedom-Adventures-Depression-Addiction/dp/B0BS79GMYN  
    Or 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.

    • 21 min
    Evolutionary Biology, Science, and Myth

    Evolutionary Biology, Science, and Myth

    Biology, evolution, science, and religions are all great and can be useful tools in life. But they shouldn’t interfere with your experience. We live in the present, the now. Not 100, not 500, not 5000 years ago. Today we’re going to talk about this more. Have a listen.
    Highlights:
    There isn’t a bodiless it out there, like god, that is saying; “this is the case and you must accept it”. But because it’s in a book, people accept it. (9:05) Just because you can connect all the dot’s on the paper, doesn’t mean that you actually understand the paper. (17:20) It’s not that science is bad. But in the end, it’s not needed to live a powerful life. The effort to try and understand the distant past, has prevented people from making use of the present, in order to have a powerful experience in your life. (33:35) Need help unlocking mental, emotional, and physical freedom in your life? Grab my new book, Built for Freedom: Adventures Through Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, Trauma, Pain, and Our Body’s Innate Ability to Leave Them All Behind on Amazon (or Audible) here: https://www.amazon.com/Built-Freedom-Adventures-Depression-Addiction/dp/B0BS79GMYN  
    Or 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.

    • 34 min
    F.A.I.R.O's

    F.A.I.R.O's

    FAIRO is an acronym for “false ah-ha’s impersonating real ones”. Meaning that when an ah-ha moment comes up, no time is wasted in assuming it is the answer and not just an observation. Today we’re going to talk about this more. Have a listen.
    Highlights:
    There’s danger in assuming that an ah-ha moment is the truth. (7:55) The ah-ha moment is the moment when you’ve conceptualized the world into an idea. (13:30) Assessing someone on a first impression isn’t the issue. Clinging to the impression is. (22:00) Stop making assumptions from ah-ha’s and start making real observations. (30:30) Need help unlocking mental, emotional, and physical freedom in your life? Grab my new book, Built for Freedom: Adventures Through Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, Trauma, Pain, and Our Body’s Innate Ability to Leave Them All Behind on Amazon (or Audible) here: https://www.amazon.com/Built-Freedom-Adventures-Depression-Addiction/dp/B0BS79GMYN  
    Or 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.

    • 31 min
    False But Useful???

    False But Useful???

    Today we’re going to do a little bit of a play by play of a book that I recently read. But as we talk, find what’s useful, and keep it. then toss the rest out. Have a listen.
    Highlights:
    There are humans so busy suffering and chasing power, money, prestige and all the other things that they end up killing each other for it. (3:05) I was making all kinds of claims, but I found a lot of frustration in that that I wasn’t willing to admit. When something wasn’t working I’d turn it on, and judge myself more poorly because what I assumed was the truth wasn’t. (7:15) Continue to look and hear with your eyes and ears, find what’s valuable and toss the rest. (35:15) If the body is in a negative state then negative thoughts will emerge. (37:20) Don’t make the mistake of believing that thoughts are reality. They are just a part of your experience. (44:50)  Need help unlocking mental, emotional, and physical freedom in your life? Grab my new book, Built for Freedom: Adventures Through Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, Trauma, Pain, and Our Body’s Innate Ability to Leave Them All Behind on Amazon (or Audible) here: https://www.amazon.com/Built-Freedom-Adventures-Depression-Addiction/dp/B0BS79GMYN  
    Or 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.

    • 49 min
    Everyday Bliss

    Everyday Bliss

    Everyday bliss. Just being in a space where you can enjoy running your body, from just being alive. Not having to operate from a place of constant tension. We’re going to talk about that more today. Have a listen.
    Highlights:
    When talking about a life, it isn’t the big things that I’m talking about. It’s how do you open the car door, cut food, talk to your spouse, it’s all the little things. (8:10) If the nerve is already agitated to the brink of firing, then the tiniest little thing will set it off. (10:45) People don’t want control over everything, they want life to happen in a beautiful way for them, no matter what’s going on. (25:25) The inner party, is louder than the outer chaos. (28:00) When your happiness is found in all the little things you do, you no longer need to chase the big things to get rid of your misery. (32:50) Need help unlocking mental, emotional, and physical freedom in your life? Grab my new book, Built for Freedom: Adventures Through Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, Trauma, Pain, and Our Body’s Innate Ability to Leave Them All Behind on Amazon (or Audible) here: https://www.amazon.com/Built-Freedom-Adventures-Depression-Addiction/dp/B0BS79GMYN  
    Or 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.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
98 Ratings

98 Ratings

Dream Like Mad ,

Freedom encouragement

I am glad to hear encouragement in my journey that I have everything I need to feel free and that my journey depends on me.

KPayne68 ,

Don’t indulge in FEAR

I learned about Bob and the Freedom Specialist from a close friend who subscribes to the podcast and has experienced the Freedom retreat.
After listening to the podcast and understanding what Bob was all about I made a decision to go to the retreat. 5 days… of exactly what? I didn’t know but I was willing to find out for myself about how it might lead me to freedom.
Without spoiling it for you, let me sum it all up by saying this:

It was worth every penny.

It was life-altering. As I left, Bob said:
Don’t be afraid.
It was just so perfect, those words still remain.
What is more, once I returned home, there is a support structure with the coaching calls, podcasts and the access to delve into any given issue with Bob and his team.
For me, this was HUGE.

Karl P.

M. Brinton ,

Practice what you preach

I’ve followed Bob for a few years. I initially thought he seemed a bit “out there” but the more I observed the more I saw that he actually was in control of his emotions. His discourse with others in online conversations was measured and mature and demonstrated self-control.

I even doubted his podcast when he first started, but now it is on my list of favorites.

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