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Clean Up Your Mental Mess To Build a Resilient Mind with Dr. Caroline Leaf

Dr. Caroline Leaf is a communication pathologist, audiologist, and clinical and cognitive neuroscientist specializing in psychoneurobiology and metacognitive neuropsychology. Her passion is helping people see the power of the mind to change the braincontrol chaotic thinking, and find mental peace.

Since the early 1980s, Dr. Leaf has researched the mind-brain connection, the nature of mental health, and the formation of memory. As a highly sought-after expert on mental health, she is the host of the top-rated podcast, Cleaning Up the Mental Mess. Dr. Leaf is also the author of several bestselling books, including Cleaning Up Your Mental MessSwitch On Your BrainThink and Eat Yourself SmartThe Perfect YouThink, Learn, Succeed, and many more. She has a Masters and PhD in Communication Pathology and a BSc Logopaedics. Dr. Leaf does ongoing research and clinical trials in the field of psychoneurobiology in order to improve mental health interventions.

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How do you clean up your mental mess to better manage your mind?

Today, both children and adults are facing a mental health crisis, one that is rapidly becoming an epidemic. If you’ve been struggling with signs of anxiety and depression, you aren’t alone. But if these symptoms are left unaddressed, they can become a mental mess that follows you for the rest of your life.

This is such an important conversation, which is why I’m excited to welcome Dr. Caroline Leaf back to our show. Dr. Leaf is a clinical and cognitive neuroscientist who specializes in psychoneurobiology and meta-cognitive neuropsychology. She’s also the bestselling author of a brand-new book, How to Help Your Child Clean Up Their Mental Mess: A Guide to Building Resilience and Managing Mental Health.

Even though we’re going to talk about children quite a bit, this episode is for everyone. No matter what age or stage of life you’re in, this is an essential guide to teach you how to improve your cognitive functioning, emotional resilience, and mental strength so you can then teach others. Listen in as Dr. Leaf goes over her five step, science-based neurocycle to help you create new lifelong habits and a healthier mindset.

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"Mastering your mind teaches you how to master your life."

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**This week’s show notes are taken from the video — enjoy!**

  • Is there a difference between the brain and the mind? Dr. Leaf explains. [4:44]
  • This is what Dr. Leaf sees as the biggest challenge on your nervous system from your environment. [7:50]
  • These are the two ways to approach managing your mind. [9:47]
  • Dr. Leaf gives an easy way to understand how the neurocycle works. [12:33]
  • Can you change your thought processes in one neurocycle? Here’s long the process can take. [16:46]
  • When Dr. Leaf uses the terms conscious and nonconscious, here’s what she means. [18:59]
  • What is a thought tree and how does Dr. Leaf define a thought? [21:58]
  • This is why it’s good to teach a child these tools. [25:58]
  • Dr. Leaf uses the neurocycle to help her own children process their mental health. Here’s how you can too. [27:12]
  • These are some daily exercises you can do to practice using the neurocycle to process your emotional states. [31:33]
  • You have to do this if you want to see results. [34:58]
  • This is why Dr. Leaf wrote the book geared towards children. [36:14]
  • You can’t rely on this to help you cope with stress, anxiety, or difficult situations. [39:23]
  • The neurocycle process is meant to help you with this. [41:07]
  • When you learn how to manage your mind, you get this back. [43:23]
  • Take a screenshot, tag us (@jimkwik & @drcarolineleaf), and share one key takeaway from this episode.
  • To learn more about neurocycles and how to teach your children mind management, get Dr. Leaf’s new book, How to Help Your Child Clean Up Their Mental Mess, here.
  • For more specific information on mind management for adolescents and adults, grab a copy of Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess, here.
  • If you’re interested in the research Dr. Leaf does, you learn more, here.

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