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Jim Donovan M. Ed. is a professional musician, author, assistant professor at Saint Francis University, and TEDx speaker. Each week, Jim and a guest will take you deep into the world of music and sound based healing, including the latest research on how these techniques can address anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and brain health.

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    • 4.8 • 34 Ratings

Jim Donovan M. Ed. is a professional musician, author, assistant professor at Saint Francis University, and TEDx speaker. Each week, Jim and a guest will take you deep into the world of music and sound based healing, including the latest research on how these techniques can address anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and brain health.

    Jason Tafler - Neural Solutions for Stronger Resilience

    Jason Tafler - Neural Solutions for Stronger Resilience

    We’ve got a powerful and hopeful show for you today with our guest Jason Tafler.
    Jason survived a near-death experience at the age of 40 caused by a severe inflammatory disease —  largely through the use of a wide variety of health modalities. 
    That experience led him to found a company that is doing groundbreaking and important work called Unyte / Integrated Listening Systems.
    They create neural solutions that help people rewire their nervous systems so they can feel more safe, regulated and resilient and better respond to life’s challenges. 
    Jason shares a ton of valuable information with us today that you should know about. 
    Learn more: www.integratedlistening.com and www.unyte.com

    • 44 min
    Jillian Michaels - The Catalyst of Challenge

    Jillian Michaels - The Catalyst of Challenge

    Today on the Jim Donovan Show:
    The amazing Jillian Michaels sits down with Jim Donovan for motivating and revealing interview where she announces their exciting new collaboration together.

     
    Plus:
    How to use life challenges as a catalyst for finding your path forward. The potency of mindset during life’s toughest times. Why Jillian Michaels gives away so much of her work for free and where to find it. Access to a FREE, 7 Day trial of Jillian's Fitness App (It's one of the top in the world! Workouts, recipes, yoga and very special surprises!)
    Jillian Michaels Website

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    More episodes: https://www.donovanhealth.com/

    • 51 min
    Dr. David Burns Feeling Great: The Revolutionary New Treatment for Depression and Anxiety

    Dr. David Burns Feeling Great: The Revolutionary New Treatment for Depression and Anxiety

    Dr. David D. Burns is an internationally renowned psychiatrist and adjunct professor emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the  New York Times' bestselling author of 
    Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy 
    Among many others.
    Dr. Burns was a pioneer in the development of cognitive therapy, and is the founder and creator of the new TEAM-CBT, which makes ultra-rapid recovery from depression and anxiety possible.
    https://feelinggood.com/
    https://twitter.com/daviddburnsmd
    https://www.facebook.com/DavidBurnsMD/

    • 1 hr 3 min
    How to Elicit Exquisite Peace of Mind On Demand with Jim Donovan

    How to Elicit Exquisite Peace of Mind On Demand with Jim Donovan

    In this episode you'll discover:
    How to use sound based vagus nerve stimulation exercises to bring your mind and body back into balance.
    The science behind how sound works within the body.
    A description of your body's "feel good chemicals" that occur during vagus nerve stimulation.
    An interactive exercise you can do everyday to feel great.
    Learn more at https://DonovanHealth.com

    • 28 min
    The Resonance of Rock

    The Resonance of Rock

    Today’s guest is one of the most gifted and sought after musicians in rock — Mr. Rudy Sarzo
    Since the late 70’s, Rudy has been touring and making records with legendary artists including Ozzy Osborne, Quiet Riot, Whitesnake, Dio, Queensÿche and the Guess Who.
    He’s the author of the book Off the Rails 
    The host of Six Degrees of Sarzo on The Monsters of Rock Radio station and The Dash Podcast.
    Twitter: @rudysarzo @SarzoSix 
    https://www.instagram.com/sarzo.rudy/
    Podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/show/rudy-sarzo-the-dash-podcast
    https://www.facebook.com/officialrudysarzo
    Visit Jim Donovan at https://DonovanHealth.com
     

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Science of Feeling Safe with Polyvagal Theory

    The Science of Feeling Safe with Polyvagal Theory

    Jim speaks with Dr. Stephen Porges who is known throughout the world as the founder of Polyvagal Theory and the music-based intervention, the Safe and Sound Protocol ™ , which currently is used by more than 1400 therapists to improve spontaneous social engagement, to reduce hearing sensitivities, and to improve language processing, state regulation, and spontaneous social engagement.
    Dr. Porges has published more than 300 peer-reviewed papers across several disciplines and, in 1994, proposed the Polyvagal Theory, a theory that links the evolution of the mammalian autonomic nervous system to social behavior and emphasizes the importance of physiological state in the expression of behavioral problems and psychiatric disorders. 
    Listen in as they discuss:
    How the vagus nerve is a conduit for mind-body connection. Why a mother’s lullaby helps us calm down through a structure in the middle ear. How higher vagal tone is related to better health. What is “violation of expectancy” and how we can use it for good.  How a person’s nervous system can “retune” due to illness or trauma history —and much more! Learn more about Dr. Porges groundbreaking work: https://www.stephenporges.com/
    https://www.polyvagalinstitute.org/

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Sauce27 ,

Musician/Memory Professional

Wow! I have not had a chance to listen to everything yet but I was just introduced to you through a colleague that did some of your training. Since then I have been listening and watching as much as I can. What you do with music and sound healing is so very intriguing and fascinating to me that it has completely opened up my mind to how I am moving forward with my career in music and memory. Not sure if you’re doing more episodes this year or not but I would definitely not be mad if you do!!! Thank you for what you do!

ShellHogu ,

Music Teacher

I remember band practice in 7th grade, plain as day. When there was a drum solo section, everyone would listen to Jim play in Awh. Great drummer. Mr. Kingera was a very good concert band teacher. I played clarinet, not very well, but I tried. Mr. Kingera had a lot of patience. I’m happy to hear he is doing well. Thank you for taking me back. Best Wishes Jim & Mr. Kingera.

Music Lovin Girl ,

Thank you!

I‘be been listening to your podcasts and enjoying your newsletters but after listening to the January 29 show with Krishna Das... oh my!!! Thank you so much for having him. After attending your drumming workshop at my yoga home (just plain yoga) I’ve been reading as much as I can on sound healing and chanting and meditation. Thank you for such an informative and interesting episode!

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