Episode #110: Your Brain Is Not The Boss Of You

Stacie Boyar, mental health therapist; Talks with us about how to tame the brain and help teens and young adults through times of stress and anxiety.

There is no doubt we are living in a time where fear and anxiety seem to be at an all-time high.  I spoke with Stacie about these issues and more in this episode.

Stacie and I talk about how she got into this work and how the idea for her book “You’re Not the Boss of Me” came to be.

Stress, fear and overwhelm can be directly linked to anxiety.  Stacie and I talk about strategies to help teens and young adults come to terms with this and to help them better understand how to manage all that is coming at them. 

We talk about the link between mental health and nutrition and how creating positive habits, one step at a time can truly be life-changing.

Take a listen, I am sure you’re going to walk away with a new perspective on how to help our young adults better manage their mental health.  Something we all know is crucial in today’s climate.

Stacie and I talk about:

  • Where she got the idea for the book
  • The big picture of the book, which is how to design your own life
  • How she uses blueprints to help you build your authentic self
  • The anti-anxiety techniques and cognitive behavioral therapy the book is based on
  • Why we find it so much easier to jump to negative thoughts
  • How to turn our time and energy to the positive
  • Giving ourselves space to think about the negative to understand our fears
  • The fact kids need just one person to believe in them, and they will be okay
  • The power of deep breathing and the science behind why it works
  • How grounding helps us reconnect with our body
  • A simple exercise to allow us to ground ourselves
  • Examples of visualization techniques in the book
  • The power of journaling and getting thoughts on paper

To read a transcript, click here.

To find out more about Stacie, check out her website and her book

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