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New York Times bestselling authors, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are your personal Brain Warrior Guides to help you win the war for your health and defeat anxiety, depression, memory loss, ADHD, addictions, disease, and obesity. Learn how you can take control of your brain and body for the rest of your life.

The Brain Warrior's Way Podcast Dr Daniel & Tana Amen

    • Mental Health
    • 4.7 • 1.3K Ratings

New York Times bestselling authors, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are your personal Brain Warrior Guides to help you win the war for your health and defeat anxiety, depression, memory loss, ADHD, addictions, disease, and obesity. Learn how you can take control of your brain and body for the rest of your life.

    Addiction and Families: Finding Strength Within Chaos

    Addiction and Families: Finding Strength Within Chaos

    In this week’s series of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen continue their discussion on the many lessons and anecdotes taken from Tana’s highly anticipated memoir “The Reluctant Courage of a Scared Child”. Tana’s life had seemed to finally find some stable ground when a fateful late-night phone call brought along yet another helping of chaos. A family member had lost custody of her children and turned to Tana and Daniel for help. While it seemed to be another one of life’s setbacks, this sequence of events turned out to be one of the most healing of all. 
    For more information on Tana's new book, "The Relentless Courage of a Scared Child", visit relentlesscourage.com
    For info on Tana Amen's upcoming free live virtual event, visit tanaamen.com/event

    • 11 min
    What is Pseudo-Dementia, and What Causes It?

    What is Pseudo-Dementia, and What Causes It?

    Just as Tana Amen was just beginning her new relationship with Daniel, an unexpected phone call upended her life. Her estranged father, with whom Tana’s relationship had been strained, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. However, when Daniel scanned his brain, what they found not only surprised everyone, but it also left the door open for reconciliation. This episode of the podcast chronicles the turbulent, but ultimately uplifting story of Tana and her father. 
    For more information on Tana's new book, "The Relentless Courage of a Scared Child", visit relentlesscourage.com
    For info on Tana Amen's upcoming free live virtual event, visit tanaamen.com/event
     

    • 12 min
    EMDR: Getting Over Past Trauma for Good

    EMDR: Getting Over Past Trauma for Good

    When Daniel and Tana Amen first began their relationship, Tana was carrying plenty of baggage from her past experiences. Daniel suggested a unique treatment method for getting over trauma, but Tana wasn’t convinced. Yet when she finally gave in and decided to give it a try, it changed everything. In this episode of the podcast, the Amens explain what EMDR is, and how it can help you to finally leave your traumas where they belong - in the past. 
    For more information on Tana's new book, "The Relentless Courage of a Scared Child", visit relentlesscourage.com
    For info on Tana Amen's upcoming free live virtual event, visit tanaamen.com/event
     

    • 13 min
    Why You Should Give Your Mind It’s Own Name

    Why You Should Give Your Mind It’s Own Name

    Though it usually happens on a subconscious level, we talk to ourselves all the time. Sometimes our self-talk is helpful, as it allows us to examine our issues in fine detail before acting, or to build up the confidence necessary to grow. Yet other times our minds betray us, reinforcing feelings of inadequacy, instability, and chaos. In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen discuss the phenomenon of self-talk, and how one simple act can change the way you feel and react to your unconscious self-sabotage. 
    For more information on Tana's new book, "The Relentless Courage of a Scared Child", visit relentlesscourage.com
    For info on Tana Amen's upcoming free live virtual event, visit tanaamen.com/event
     

    • 13 min
    When Dr. Amen Met Tana

    When Dr. Amen Met Tana

    A brain health love story for the ages, the fateful encounter between Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen sparked the beginning of an exciting new chapter in the brain health revolution. In this week of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen examine some of the lessons and anecdotes from Tana’s highly anticipated new book “The Relentless Courage of a Scared Child”. This episode reveals how the two met, and how bumpy beginnings eventually led to happily ever after. 
    For more information on Tana's new book, "The Relentless Courage of a Scared Child", visit relentlesscourage.com
    For info on Tana Amen's upcoming free live virtual event, visit tanaamen.com/event
     

    • 14 min
    What Happened when Tana Found Out She had Cancer

    What Happened when Tana Found Out She had Cancer

    After a chance encounter with a photographer for a major magazine, life seemed to be on the upswing for Tana Amen. Then disaster struck. This episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast chronicles a dark chapter in Tana Amen’s life, as she tells her story of how she had gotten cancer, not just once, but numerous times. These inspiring snippets are featured at length in Tana’s upcoming memoir, “The Reluctant Courage of a Scared Child”. 
    For info on Tana Amen's upcoming free live virtual event, visit tanaamen.com/event
     

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Rebecca__Lynn3 ,

Thank you Dr. Amen and Tana!

10 years ago, I was prescribed an SSRI and told doctors that it was making me worse to then have the dose increased!!! Repeat that process 5x... obviously a defeating process. I knew this wasn’t right and looked for books to be an advocate for myself- Dr. Amen’s books saved my life by destigmatizing depression and focusing on brain health. I couldn’t afford a scan but bought every book which helped me get a college degree after dropping out.

Tana your stories give people who have had trauma permission to turn pain into passion. Your strength of character is inspiring and provides hope to heal childhood trauma. My sister and I are so excited for your book to be released and learn so much from both of you on the podcast.

Thank you for the work that you do but more importantly daring to be different!

Megboh8913 ,

It’s a Family Affair

I heard about you through a friend who watched a social media creator and her husband get scans at your clinics and the husband sounded like me with the low grade depression. Since then I’ve been OBSESSED with this podcast (I’m also a psych nurse so the brain intrigues me anyways). It also might be the overfocused ADD I didn’t realize I might have lol. Between the podcasts and the healing ADD book, I understand my father, my nephew, my husband, and myself so much better! It’s bittersweet because maybe if I had known now what I knew years ago, perhaps me and my nephew could’ve had a better relationship. But I can do better for me and my husband from here on out. I’m already applying little things like the ANT killer that’s benefiting our relationship. Thank you very much for thinking outside the box with mental health. It’s very much needed. Hopefully we can get to your clinic one day.

eljemo ,

Helps a School Counselor Think Outside the Box

Helpful and thought provoking! As a school counselor I work with a lot of children and families and your podcast makes it possible for me to provide them with fresh ideas or approaches to the brain health challenges they face. It aligns with my whole person integrative philosophy and helps me stay current on the go. I really appreciate the work you do! Thank you!

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