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.
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.
Learn more about Dr. Porges groundbreaking work: https://www.stephenporges.com/ https://www.polyvagalinstitute.org/
Why We All Just Need To Drum with John Pritchard
Award winning filmmaker John Pritchard produces educational films that celebrate the positive side of humanity.
Today he and Jim discuss John's new documentary on the world wide drum circle movement including:
John's 5 year mission of helping to create 1 million drum circles around the globe
How he made this movie in the midst of a pandemic
Watch an advance screening of 'We All Just Need to Drum" here for free: http://weneedtodrum.com/
Press Kit: https://weneedtodrum.com/PressKit.pdf
How Mouth Breathing is Destroying Your Health - Patrick McKeown
Jim talks with Patrick McKeown, President of Buteyko Professionals International and New York Times bestselling author of The Oxygen Advantage: The Simple, Scientifically Proven Breathing Techniques for a Healthier, Slimmer, Faster, and Fitter You. McKeown is widely regarded as one of the world's leading experts in breathing re-education. Topics include why everyone should stop breathing through their mouths for good, how air hunger can improve health, and much more.
The Doctor of the Future is the Patient - Dr. Sachin Patel
Jim speaks with Dr. Sachin Patel, founder of The Living Proof Institute, which offers a revolutionary approach to patient-centered healthcare. He also leads the Perfect Practice Mentorship Program for practitioners, which aims to empower the delivery of affordable and inspired care to communities worldwide. Topics covered include the emerging world of functional medicine, how to "reboot" unhelpful mental patterns, and some little-known therapies for strengthening the vagus nerve.
Agents for Longevity and Living Your Best Life - Dr. Sandra Kaufmann
Jim speaks with bestselling author and creator of The Kaufmann Protocol: Why We Age and How to Stop It, Dr. Sandra Kaufmann. Topics discussed include the Seven Tenets of Aging, the biggest myths about anti-aging and longevity, scientific ways to decelerate aging, and how to use science-based "agents of longevity."
Questions women should ask about heart health - Carolyn Thomas
Jim speaks with Carolyn Thomas, a Mayo Clinic-trained women’s health advocate, a heart attack survivor, and author of the book A Women’s Guide to Living with Heart Disease. They discuss high blood pressure, six of the biggest myths about women and heart disease, the recovery-boosting habits she adopted following her own heart attack, and the life-saving questions women aren’t asking their doctors about their heart health and more.
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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.
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!