Episode 107: The Brain Can Change and Grow Even With A Diagnosis like Autism, Anxiety, or Depression

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My guest this week is Dr. Caroline Leaf, a communication pathologist and cognitive neuroscientist with a Masters and Ph.D. in Communication Pathology. Since the early 1980s, Dr. Leaf has researched the mind-brain connection, the nature of mental health, and the formation of memory. During her years in clinical practice and work with thousands of underprivileged teachers and students in her home country of South Africa and in the US, she developed her theory of how we think, build memory, and learn, into tools and processes that have transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), learning disabilities, ADHD, autism, and even issues like anxiety and depression. Dr. Leaf is the bestselling author of multiple books, including her newest release, Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess. She is currently conducting clinical trials using the 5-step program she developed to further demonstrate the effectiveness of mind-directed techniques to help relieve problems such as anxiety, depression, and intrusive thoughts. In this episode, Dr. Leaf and I discuss how to change your brain by changing your mind through mind-directed techniques taught in her new book, Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess. Dr. Leaf shares with the audience how her techniques like “Neurocycling” and “Brain-building” can be used to relieve mental health problems such as anxiety and depression and to improve developmental and learning disabilities. To learn more about Dr. Caroline Leaf click here.

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