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Neurosurgeon and award-winning author Dr. W. Lee Warren, MD delivers daily prescriptions from neuroscience, faith, and common sense on how to lead a healthier, better, happier life. You can’t change your life until you change your mind, and Dr. Warren will teach you the art of self brain surgery to get it done. His new book, Hope Is the First Dose, is available everywhere books are sold.

The Dr. Lee Warren Podcast Dr. Lee Warren

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 314 Ratings

Neurosurgeon and award-winning author Dr. W. Lee Warren, MD delivers daily prescriptions from neuroscience, faith, and common sense on how to lead a healthier, better, happier life. You can’t change your life until you change your mind, and Dr. Warren will teach you the art of self brain surgery to get it done. His new book, Hope Is the First Dose, is available everywhere books are sold.

    Reassign Anxiety (Mind Change Monday)

    Reassign Anxiety (Mind Change Monday)

    Welcome to Season 11 of Self-Brain Surgery with Dr. Lee Warren!Today for Mind Change Monday we get very tactical with an operation to abort anxiety and panic in real time. Leave a voicemail with your question or comment!
    Five Ways You Can Support this show:
    Pray for us!Subscribe, like, and share it with your friends! (We even have a YouTube channel!)Leave reviews and comments wherever you listen to podcasts!You can become a paid partner of the podcast and get special bonus episodes and lots more content by clicking here. Visit one of our affiliate partners and consider using their products (we use them every day):Improve your gut health, immune system, and protect your brain with Pique!Other Helpful Links:
    Click here to access the Hope Is the First Dose playlist of hopeful, healing songs!
    Be sure to check out my new book, Hope Is the First Dose!
    Here's a free 5-day Bible study on YouVersion/BibleApp based on my new book!
    Sign up for my weekly Self-Brain Surgery Newsletter here!All recent episodes with transcripts are available here!


    (00:00) - Introduction to Season 11: Self-Brain Surgery Tactics
    (00:13) - Tactical Operations for Anxiety and Panic
    (01:54) - Moving from Theory to Tactical Operations
    (08:56) - Understanding the Quantum Zeno Effect
    (11:06) - Engaging the Reticular Activating System
    (19:01) - Tactical Tool: 5-4-3-2-1 Method
    (24:38) - Taking Command of Panic and Anxiety
    (26:42) - Recognizing the Role of a Good Therapist
    (31:20) - Reassigning Anxiety: Taking Charge
    (33:35) - Empowering Change: You're in Charge

    • 33 min
    An Operation for Anxiety (Bonus)

    An Operation for Anxiety (Bonus)

    Here's a self-brain surgery operation you can learn to deal with anxiety in any situation.
    It's Sunday, and today I'm giving you an operation to handle anxiety whenever it shows up. This is a companion to today's newsletter, which you can get for free by clicking here. In this episode, we develop a strategy to handle anxiety, learn resilience, and become better equipped to face whatever comes along in life.
    Books Mentioned: Rest and War by Ben Stuart, Hope Is the First Dose by me, and Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss
    Article on the Greek word for anxiety by Abarim Publications
    Scriptures mentioned: Isaiah 30:18, Philippians 4
    Leave a voicemail with your question or comment!
    Five Ways You Can Support this show:
    Pray for us!Subscribe, like, and share it with your friends! (We even have a YouTube channel!)Leave reviews and comments wherever you listen to podcasts!You can become a paid partner of the podcast and get special bonus episodes and lots more content by clicking here. Visit one of our affiliate partners and consider using their products (we use them every day):Improve your gut health, immune system, and protect your brain with Pique!Other Helpful Links:
    Click here to access the Hope Is the First Dose playlist of hopeful, healing songs!
    Be sure to check out my new book, Hope Is the First Dose!
    Here's a free 5-day Bible study on YouVersion/BibleApp based on my new book!
    Sign up for my weekly Self-Brain Surgery Newsletter here!All recent episodes with transcripts are available here!


    (00:01) - Frontal Lobe Friday: Talking about Anxiety
    (02:07) - Self-Brain Surgery School: Transforming Minds and Finding Hope
    (02:19) - Divine Timing: Email Listener Receives Encouragement in Car
    (04:35) - Finding Rest and Intimacy with God in the Midst of Battle
    (06:50) - Finding solace in pictures of Jesus and loved ones
    (09:29) - Taking control of your thought life and setting your agenda
    (11:50) - Having a plan in place for when things get tough
    (14:43) - Deeply studying the Word of God for answers
    (16:39) - Understanding the Command to Not be Anxious
    (20:19) - The concept of being pulled in multiple directions
    (23:36) - The root of anxiety: being distracted and torn apart mentally
    (26:08) - Three steps to replace anxiety with intimacy with God
    (29:16) - Gratitude in approaching God with worries and troubles
    (32:14) - Utilizing the tool of gratitude to access God's help
    (38:23) - Meeting for Growth: Learning from the Past
    (40:42) - Introduction and Book Promotion

    • 41 min
    Brain Filters, Self-Talk, and the Two Patient Rule (Self-Brain Surgery Saturday)

    Brain Filters, Self-Talk, and the Two Patient Rule (Self-Brain Surgery Saturday)

    It's Self-Brain Surgery Saturday!We wrap up Season 10 with a short talk about how you can use your reticular activating system as a filter to help you become healthier, feel better, and be happier in all areas of life. Season 11 starts soon, and we're going to get very tactical about changing our minds and our lives with self-brain surgery.
    Leave a voicemail with your question or comment!
    Five Ways You Can Support this show:
    Pray for us!Subscribe, like, and share it with your friends! (We even have a YouTube channel!)Leave reviews and comments wherever you listen to podcasts!You can become a paid partner of the podcast and get special bonus episodes and lots more content by clicking here. Visit one of our affiliate partners and consider using their products (we use them every day):Improve your gut health, immune system, and protect your brain with Pique!Other Helpful Links:
    Click here to access the Hope Is the First Dose playlist of hopeful, healing songs!
    Be sure to check out my new book, Hope Is the First Dose!
    Here's a free 5-day Bible study on YouVersion/BibleApp based on my new book!
    Sign up for my weekly Self-Brain Surgery Newsletter here!All recent episodes with transcripts are available here!

    (00:01) - Introduction to Self-Brain Surgery
    (05:17) - Upcoming Changes in Season 11
    (26:18) - The Power of Filters and Self-Talk
    (26:59) - Understanding the Two-Patient Rule

    • 28 min
    Become Untouchable (Frontal Lobe Friday)

    Become Untouchable (Frontal Lobe Friday)

    It's Frontal Lobe Friday!Today, our last look at perception and perspective, a new way to look at suffering, and learning how to separate circumstance from happiness.(Bonus episode before season 10 finale tomorrow!)
    Leave a voicemail with your question or comment!
    Five Ways You Can Support this show:
    Pray for us!Subscribe, like, and share it with your friends! (We even have a YouTube channel!)Leave reviews and comments wherever you listen to podcasts!You can become a paid partner of the podcast and get special bonus episodes and lots more content by clicking here. Visit one of our affiliate partners and consider using their products (we use them every day):Improve your gut health, immune system, and protect your brain with Pique!Other Helpful Links:
    Click here to access the Hope Is the First Dose playlist of hopeful, healing songs!
    Be sure to check out my new book, Hope Is the First Dose!
    Here's a free 5-day Bible study on YouVersion/BibleApp based on my new book!
    Sign up for my weekly Self-Brain Surgery Newsletter here!All recent episodes with transcripts are available here!

    (00:00) - Introduction to Flashback Episode
    (00:34) - Transition to Guest
    (03:21) - Self-Brain Surgery School Introduction
    (03:39) - Podcast Ownership Reminder
    (03:50) - Shifting Perspectives with Becky's Letter
    (08:41) - Understanding Untouchables
    (14:34) - Pete Gregg's Insight on Suffering
    (17:10) - Grounding in Psalm 103 Promises
    (22:54) - Final Thoughts on Shifting Perspective
    (24:36) - Closing Remarks and Resources

    • 25 min
    Self-Brain Surgery is Real Surgery (Throwback Thursday)

    Self-Brain Surgery is Real Surgery (Throwback Thursday)

    Is Self-Brain Surgery "Real Surgery"?This episode answers that question! (Throwback Thursday for inter-season interlude)
    Season 11 is coming next week! The season 10 finale will be tomorrow, a final Frontal Lobe Friday to get you ready for the amazing Season 11, which starts Monday!
    Leave a voicemail with your question or comment!
    Five Ways You Can Support this show:
    Pray for us!Subscribe, like, and share it with your friends! (We even have a YouTube channel!)Leave reviews and comments wherever you listen to podcasts!You can become a paid partner of the podcast and get special bonus episodes and lots more content by clicking here. Visit one of our affiliate partners and consider using their products (we use them every day):Support and boost your immune system with Armra! Use DRLEEWARREN code at checkout for a discount!Improve your gut health, immune system, and protect your brain with Pique!Other Helpful Links:
    Click here to access the Hope Is the First Dose playlist of hopeful, healing songs!
    Be sure to check out my new book, Hope Is the First Dose!
    Here's a free 5-day Bible study on YouVersion/BibleApp based on my new book!
    Sign up for my weekly Self-Brain Surgery Newsletter here!All recent episodes with transcripts are available here!

    (00:02) - Introduction to Self-Brain Surgery
    (01:42) - The Reality of Self-Brain Surgery
    (05:22) - The Evolution of Neuroscience Beliefs
    (08:09) - Challenging the Reductionist Worldview
    (10:42) - Tugging on Threads of Scientific Discoveries
    (13:58) - The Purpose of the Podcast
    (16:02) - Taking Every Thought Captive
    (18:17) - Finding Hope in Suffering
    (19:42) - The Surprising Arrival of Mastery
    (20:48) - Becoming Healthier, Feeling Better, Being Happier

    • 22 min
    Glioblastoma Awareness Day 2024

    Glioblastoma Awareness Day 2024

    Glioblastoma is the deadliest form of human cancer
    Today (Wednesday, July 17th) is Glioblastoma Awareness Day. Check out this link from the Brain Tumor Foundation to learn more about this devastating disease. This episode also shares some information about glioblastoma from my perspective, and a little bit about my book, I’ve Seen the End of You, in which I share stories of what I’ve learned from these brave patients and their families.
    You can also watch this video on YouTube (part of Monday's podcast episode if you missed it). Be sure to subscribe to see episode videos that are only available there. 
    Leave a voicemail with your question or comment!
    Five Ways You Can Support this show:
    Pray for us!Subscribe, like, and share it with your friends! (We even have a YouTube channel!)Leave reviews and comments wherever you listen to podcasts!You can become a paid partner of the podcast and get special bonus episodes and lots more content by clicking here. Visit one of our affiliate partners and consider using their products (we use them every day):Improve your gut health, support your immune system, and protect your brain with Pique!Other Helpful Links:
    Click here to access the Hope Is the First Dose playlist of hopeful, healing songs!
    Be sure to check out my new book, Hope Is the First Dose!
    Here's a free 5-day Bible study on YouVersion/BibleApp based on my new book!
    Sign up for my weekly Self-Brain Surgery Newsletter here!All recent episodes with transcripts are available here!

    (00:01) - Introduction
    (03:50) - Self-Brain Surgery School
    (06:15) - Book Release Day
    (11:14) - Slowing Down
    (14:36) - Responses to Difficulty
    (18:44) - The Intersection of Science and Faith
    (22:36) - Praying Through Uncertainty
    (25:45) - Finding Comfort in Helping Others
    (31:29) - The Challenge of Beliefs
    (34:49) - Embracing Life's Fragility
    (35:53) - Living Your Life as a Story
    (39:58) - The Power of Belief vs. Knowledge
    (42:09) - Finding Hope in Darkness

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
314 Ratings

314 Ratings

TheSalliac ,

So well balanced

I get something from Dr. Lee’s podcast to take with me from almost every episode.
Not only does he encourage me to think Truth, but I am always encouraged to trust the giver of Life, Jesus. He delves deeply into the awesome way our bodies have been designed to heal themselves. He is always encouraging and never condescending.
A friend told me about this podcast and I’m so thankful that she did!!

Recovery Joe ,

Simply Good

I take a note on every episode but the one with Pete Greig was way cool. I hit the back button until I thought I’d wear it out.

Finished Lee’s 1st book in 2 sittings. As a civilian contractor I met several Drs at Landstuhl Regional Hospital who saw the work of those who served in his position.

The 2nd book I had to take in shorter doses. Super good but deeper for my brain. Time to get on #3.

Thank you for the podcast. Just good stuff!

Gr8sk8mom ,

So helpful

I don’t know how to adequately thank Dr. Warren for these podcasts. Though I’ve only been listening a year or so, these daily messages have made a huge difference for me. I find time each day to sit the episode in a quiet, peaceful place and always learn something new and glean insight and clarity. The scriptures are just what I need to hear on the day’s journey. Trauma of any kind is not only difficult to heal and recover from, but it is so misunderstood. What a blessing these podcasts are! Thank you, Dr. Warren.

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