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More and more, people are seeing the benefits of building resilience, building confidence, building mental toughness and flexibility, and moving past fear and anxiety in their lives. April Seifert, Ph.D., hosts this powerful podcast that will help you build psychological strength through interviews and information from some of the world's leading experts in the fields of Psychology and Life Design. It's time to go beyond merely surviving. It's time to thrive! This podcast is brought to you by Peak Mind: The Center for Psychological Strength.

Building Psychological Strength April Seifert

    • Mental Health
    • 5.0, 126 Ratings

More and more, people are seeing the benefits of building resilience, building confidence, building mental toughness and flexibility, and moving past fear and anxiety in their lives. April Seifert, Ph.D., hosts this powerful podcast that will help you build psychological strength through interviews and information from some of the world's leading experts in the fields of Psychology and Life Design. It's time to go beyond merely surviving. It's time to thrive! This podcast is brought to you by Peak Mind: The Center for Psychological Strength.

    0174 | Living Life by Design After COVID

    0174 | Living Life by Design After COVID

    Stop. Stop right now. Consider for a moment the opportunity that stands before each and every one of us. 
    Life is about to go back to “normal” after COVID. We’re about to go back to our jobs, begin shopping, interacting, and living in a way that is closer to the way we lived before COVID.  
    However, we’ve been through a formative experience, and if you’re like me, you’ve learned a few things over the past few months. 
    There are things you want to change. 
    Alignments to be made. 
    You’re ready to live the next chapter of your life by DESIGN, and not by DEFAULT. 
    Friends, the time is NOW to do just that, and this episode will help you do it. 
    This episode is the audio from a recent workshop we hosted for the members of our Starter Pack. Specifically, we walked through a 60-minute, hands on exercise to align the next chapter of your life with your unique values system. 
    Now this exercise is just scratching the surface of what Life Design can actually do, but it’ll get you a heck of a lot closer to an aligned life than if you leave it up to chance...which is what most people will do. 
    Don’t live this next chapter of your life by default. Dig in. Do the work. And live this next chapter by DESIGN. 
    Join the Peak Mind Starter Pack by visiting this link & you’ll find the module containing the download for this week’s episode. Follow along with us, and let us know what you’re going to do going forward! 

    • 56 min
    0173 | Building Your New Life – One Conversation at a Time

    0173 | Building Your New Life – One Conversation at a Time

    As many of us are either reemerging after the pandemic or contemplating what our lives will be like as we go “back to normal,” many of us are thinking through the aspects of our “normal” lives that are worth going back to. 
    Yes, the situation we’ve all been through has been difficult. We’ve endured tremendous hardship as a globe, but this adversity has likely illuminated changes you want to make in your life as you move forward. 
    Effectively making those changes requires knowing exactly what you want…and asking for it in an effective way. 
    Because of this, I’m so excited to welcome AmyK Hutchens back to the podcast.  
    AmyK is an international award-winning speaker, Amazon bestselling author, and has over 10 years’ experience training, coaching, and consulting. With over 75+ speaking events per year for some of the biggest global brands. AmyK travels the world helping leaders become Master Communicators so they can lead, innovate, sell, and collaborate more effectively. One. Conversation. At. A. Time. 
    In this interview, AmyK shares some key phrases and tips to construct a more effective conversation to get what you want. She also dives deep into our worth and the value of stepping into and using our own voice. She gives a powerful lesson about the importance of going on a “conversation diet” in order to create a more beautiful life experience, and we follow it up with a quick conversation about her brand new book: “Get It! Five Steps to the Sex, Salary, Success You Want.”  
    I’m thrilled to welcome AmyK back to the podcast to help us all as we transition into the next phase of our lives. 

    • 38 min
    0172 | Nima Rahmany - How to Become Trigger Proof

    0172 | Nima Rahmany - How to Become Trigger Proof

    Today’s episode is a deep one. We’re diving straight to the heart of a set of topics that are responsible for more suffering, stress, and anxiety in people’s lives than any others. 
    Today we’re speaking with Dr. Nima Rahmany. Dr. Rahmany is a chiropractor turned educator whose goal is to help people locate, understand, and heal their own inner suffering and trauma so that they might live better and connect to others on a deeper level. 
    In this episode we talk about: 
    Radical responsibility and how we all must take 100% responsibility for 100% of the situations we find ourselves in  Intergenerational suffering and the ways in which our past trauma and experience dictate the ways we relate to our children and other close relationships around us, perpetuating unhelpful patterns.  The involuntary or unconscious way many of us live – So much of our life is spent on auto-pilot, and Dr. Rahmany gives us tactical tools for breaking that cycle  Triggers – What they are, the role they serve in our lives, and how we can become “trigger proof.”  You’re going to want to listen to this episode twice. There’s so much value in it. Please take this episode as a wake-up call to be an active driver of your own life.  
    Relevant Links: 
    Free Trigger-Proof Facebook Group  Trigger Proof Virtual Workshop (use code TRIGGERPROOF at checkout)   Peak mind is currently offering bi-weekly (2 / week) psych strength building workshops absolutely FREE. Sign up for the Peak Mind Starter Pack at www.peakmindpsychology.com/start to get all the details about how you can join us and to access the replays from past calls.   

    • 45 min
    0171 | Permission to Take Care of Yourself

    0171 | Permission to Take Care of Yourself

    If you’re like me, you’re a “doer.” When something needs to be done, you do it. When someone needs help, you’re there. When you see something that can be improved, you’re on it. 
    There’s a shadow side to all that “doing.” 
    Many times, we take on more and more at our own expense. We feel obligated to tend to others’ needs at the expense of our own. We try to control and manage things that are in actuality not ours to control and manage.  
    This is called “over-functioning,” and it’s one of the key topics we’re talking about in today’s episode. 
    Today, we’re speaking with Mandy Barbee. Mandy is a hypnotherapist, the founder of Palladium Mind, and perhaps more importantly, a recovered over-functioner.  
    Mandy brings her personal transformation and her expertise to this episode to talk about a number of important topics that are likely influencing us right now: 
    We talk about the committee of voices we all have in our mind that drives us to over-function  We talk about self-sabotage. What causes it and how we can use it as input to move forward toward what we really want.  We go in depth on the real role of self-care. It’s more than bubble baths and manicures  And, finally, Mandy shares a free resource she’s put together just for us, which you can access here.  If you’re feeling overwhelmed and stretched thin, this is the episode for you. 
    Peak mind is currently offering bi-weekly (2 / week) psych strength building workshops absolutely FREE. Sign up for the Peak Mind Starter Pack at www.peakmindpsychology.com/start to get all the details about how you can join us and to access the replays from past calls.  

    • 54 min
    0170 | Maintaining Social Connection During a Pandemic

    0170 | Maintaining Social Connection During a Pandemic

    We’re in an unprecedented time of “social distancing.” Many of us are experiencing the effects of spending time away from family and friends, and loneliness is one feeling so many of us are having. 
    Because of this, I’m thrilled to welcome Peter Montoya back to the podcast. Peter was actually with us for a past episode that you can access here. Peter is a best-selling author, a keynote speaker, and the CEO of Thrive Union. Most importantly for today’s conversation, he’s an expert on social connection. 
    In this very candid conversation, we talk about some important topics and share our own personal experiences: 
    The importance of social connection and how much we actually need  The different levels of social connection and how they influence our well-being  How we can meet our social needs during this time of “distancing”  What the silver lining of the pandemic has been  No matter what your circumstances, I want you to know that I’m thinking about you and this community often. Please don’t be a stranger. Reach out and let me know what other topics you’d like me to cover during this time. 
    I’m here for you! 
    Peak mind is currently offering bi-weekly (2 / week) psych strength building workshops absolutely FREE. Sign up for the Peak Mind Starter Pack at www.peakmindpsychology.com/start to get all the details about how you can join us and to access the replays from past calls.   

    • 50 min
    0169 | Psychological Strength for Our Front-Line Healthcare Workers

    0169 | Psychological Strength for Our Front-Line Healthcare Workers

    This episode was created for and is dedicated to our front-line healthcare workers.   

    The responsibility you are being asked to shoulder amidst a time of incredible uncertainty and rapid change is overwhelming. We see you. We see the sacrifice you’re making. We can attempt to empathize with the emotional toll this must all be taking.   

    When you play such an important role supporting others, it’s important that others support you. We support you. 

    This week, I’m speaking with Lisa Wimberger, the founder of the Neuroscultping Institute. Lisa created neurosculpting using a combination of meditation and brain science to develop a hands-on technique that can reset and retrain your brain and your nervous system to down-regulate during times of stress. 

    She originally created neurosculpting in 2007 to help first-responders cope with the incredible intensity of their jobs. Too many first-responders suffer emotional trauma and PTSD from simply doing their jobs, and the neurosculpting technique can help guard against that.  

    You can see why I asked Lisa to join me for this special episode of Building Psychological Strength. I wanted to give our front-line medical professionals tools they can use to remain balanced during a time of excruciating pressure.   

    During our conversation, we: 

    Acknowledge the different situations healthcare workers are in and how stressful they all are, regardless of whether the “surge” has hit your area or not,  We talk about what we can do as community members to support healthcare workers  Lisa covers the role our nervous system is playing in this situation, including the way it is supposed to work, and the way it does work in a period of sustained stress. 

    What healthcare workers can be doing to help down-regulate their nervous system during this time.   Known ways you can tune your vagus nerve.  The 3 keys to successful neuroplasticity 

    This episode is packed with resources for everyone, but in particular, for front-line healthcare workers.  

    We also highlighted a number of resources 

    Peak mind is currently offering bi-weekly (2 / week) psych strength building workshops absolutely FREE. Sign up for the Peak Mind Starter Pack at www.peakmindpsychology.com/start to get all the details about how you can join us and to access the replays from past calls.   Lisa’s original episode on the podcast where she dives in-depth into the neurosculpting approach 

    Lisa’s book: Neurosculpting: A Whole-Brain Approach to Heal Trauma, Rewrite Limiting Beliefs, and Find Wholeness 
    Finally, Lisa announced the upcoming launch of her new neurosculpting app. Learn more at: www.neuropraxis.com  

    Peak mind is currently offering bi-weekly (2 / week) psych strength building workshops absolutely FREE. Sign up for the Peak Mind Starter Pack at www.peakmindpsychology.com/start to get all the details about how you can join us and to access the replays from past calls. 

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126 Ratings

Jennifer Shelton Armstrong ,

Best Covid Find

This podcast lead me to PeakMind’s website, which I would consider my best Covid find. There is so much goodness packed into these podcasts and the in-depth resources found on the website. Love it!

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Very insightful podcast

The topics addressed in this podcast regard things everybody should focus on and work on in their lives, as it will benefit each individual greatly.

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Articulate and informative

April is an awesome interviewer who taps into the expertise of her guests to help listeners dig deep, gain insight, and grow psychological strength.

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