100 episodes

The Dr. CK Bray Show is a 20-minute science and research-based podcast that aims to provide the information you need to create a better life and career. Dr. Bray shares the latest research findings in the areas of business, personal excellence and achievement, resilience and thriving, career, learning, leadership, change, and health. He also provides a one-stop resource for actionable advice and tools to cover every aspect of your life. Be prepared to be simultaneously educated and entertained.

The Dr CK Bray Show Dr. CK Bray

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    • 4.9 • 143 Ratings

The Dr. CK Bray Show is a 20-minute science and research-based podcast that aims to provide the information you need to create a better life and career. Dr. Bray shares the latest research findings in the areas of business, personal excellence and achievement, resilience and thriving, career, learning, leadership, change, and health. He also provides a one-stop resource for actionable advice and tools to cover every aspect of your life. Be prepared to be simultaneously educated and entertained.

    EPISODE 434 The Role of Dopamine In Your Life

    EPISODE 434 The Role of Dopamine In Your Life

    Dr. Bray continues his look into the neurotransmitters you hear about on a daily basis. Today, Dr. Bray discusses Dopamine and the role that dopamine plays in your life. It is so much more than just the “Pleasure, Motivation, and Reward” Neurotransmitter. Dopamine not only affects you mentally but also influences the physical actions that you take. Dr. Bray also looks into the symptoms of low dopamine levels and some of the ways you can boost your dopamine both pharmacologically and also naturally. You don’t want to miss this episode.
    *Better Living Through Neurochemistry by James Lee.
    QUOTES BY DR. BRAY
    “Dopamine loves novelty!”
    “In general, Serotonin is a more contented, relaxed kind of mood; Dopamine is a more excited, motivated kind of positive mood.”
    “Increasing dopamine via pharmacological drugs is fraught with addiction risks and tolerant problems.”
    “Setting and achieving goals is one of the most powerful ways to boost dopamine that we know of … using your hands gives you an even larger dopamine boost!”

    • 17 min
    EPISODE 433 The Role of Serotonin In Your Life

    EPISODE 433 The Role of Serotonin In Your Life

    Neuromodulators, or Neurotransmitters as they are better known, play a significant role in our daily lives. Understanding serotonin and dopamine go far beyond the quick blurbs of “serotonin is the feel-good hormone” or “dopamine is the chemical of pleasure.” Neurotransmitters are responsible for a wide range of effects throughout your brain and your body. In this deep dive into serotonin, Dr. Bray discusses how different serotonin levels affect your body and brain. The impact and influence of serotonin on stress, anxiety, and depression and what supplements and medications do to help regulate serotonin levels. Dr. Bray also discusses the SSRIs and the benefits and side effects of this medication.
    *Better Living Through Neurochemistry by James Lee *Huberman Lab Podcast
    QUOTES BY DR. BRAY
    “Low serotonin levels may not just be the chemical levels of the brain, there are different cognitive and behavioral processes can drive it lower.”
    “Over time negative thinking and behavior will drive down your serotonin levels.”
    “Is this thinking serving the kind of person I want to be?”

    • 19 min
    EPISODE 432 Courage and Fear

    EPISODE 432 Courage and Fear

    Fear and courage are often misunderstood. How do we overcome fear and is it possible? How do we develop courage? Dr. Bray takes a deep dive into courage and fear and how to decrease your fear while developing your courage. He discusses three steps to increase your courage and the brain circuits that play a role in this development. Dr. Bray also discusses parenting and courage and the absolute need you have to take on challenges and obstacles in your daily personal and professional life. This episode is meant to open up your perceptions of the type of life you are choosing to live.
    *Dr. Jordan Peterson, Podcast episode 8 “12 Rules for Life Lecture – Courage”
    QUOTES BY DR. BRAY
    “Increase your courage by not avoiding fear.”
    “You develop confidence and competence when you have courage.”
    “No matter how much you hide, the thing you fear will find you.”
    “You need to choose. You can always take action and switch things around.”

    • 28 min
    EPISODE 431 Fear and Your Brain

    EPISODE 431 Fear and Your Brain

    One of the top questions Dr. Bray receives is “How to overcome fear.” In this episode of The Dr. CK Bray Show, he discusses what fear is, how to overcome fear and the ways in which fear influences our daily lives. Dr. Bray shares the latest science and research on fear and courage and how to utilize both of those emotions to improve your life and work.
    *Dr. Jordan Peterson, Podcast episode 8 “12 Rules for Life Lecture – Courage”
    QUOTES BY DR. BRAY
    “The fear circuit is not bad, it is the circuit that stops us from being damaged.”
    “You have to master your past, get some help to resolve it, it’s clouding how you view the world today.”
    “We often cause fear ourselves by the choices we make.”
    “When you aim, move & do, things begin to change!”

    • 18 min
    EPISODE 430 Neuroscience in the News

    EPISODE 430 Neuroscience in the News

    It is time for the latest and greatest neuroscience in the news where Dr. Bray shares recent research in interesting areas that affect us. Today Dr. Bray shares an update on psychedelics and depression; what the research is telling us and where the research is going. Dr. Bray also discusses new research on the “longevity diet,” a diet that helps you live longer. Lastly, Dr. Bray shares tips from the experts on how to talk about school shootings and tragedies with your children, information we could all use right now. To close out the podcast. Dr. Bray shares some advice that he wished he would have known in his twenties! Enjoy!~ QUOTES BY DR. BRAY “Negative talk is like having a brain full of sharp knives!” “Be aware! Be aware of your surroundings.” “Mental health is the key and foundation of these issues.”

    • 22 min
    EPISODE 429 Memorial Day

    EPISODE 429 Memorial Day

    It is Memorial Day weekend in the United States and Dr. Bray shares the history, traditions, and meaning behind this special holiday where we celebrate those who gave their lives fighting for the United States. Remember to have a moment of silence at 3:00 pm local time to remember these special men and women.
    QUOTES BY DR. BRAY
    “They made the ultimate sacrifice so that we could continue to have freedom.”

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
143 Ratings

143 Ratings

wegjulie ,

Time is the new rich

This quote has stuck with me and keeping it as A daily reminder to keep me from adding business to my life as we ramp back up to a new normal. Somehow each podcast speaks to my current situation and I am consistently uplifted. Opening my mind to science and new data on how our brains are triggered helps me better understand natural trends and how to make meaningful steps to create a life of passion and importance. Thank you Dr. Bray and all those at the Adaption Institute.

Mac Prichard ,

Terrific Energy, In-Depth Knowledge

Chris Bray brings terrific energy and in-depth knowledge to the advice he offers in this podcast about careers. He draws on his own time in the workplace as well as academic research and his experience working with corporate clients. Typical episodes run 20 minutes or less, about the length of a TED talk. And you get insights useful for both job seeking and dealing with office issues.

Favoritethings ,

Fantastic Podcast

This guys is awesome! Great inspiration.

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