Deep Change Podcast

Ep. 7: How Do We Create Mindful Societies?

An episode of Deep Change Podcast

By James Garrett
Welcome to The Deep Change Podcast, where we explore the future of human potential through psychology, brain tech, and pushing the boundaries of neuroplasticity.
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Welcome to The Deep Change Podcast, where we explore the future of human potential through psychology, brain tech, and pushing the boundaries of neuroplasticity.

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Ep. 8: Can Tech Help Us Become Better Humans?
Listen in while Ariel Garten takes us on an exciting ride around the world of neurotech. As a founder at Muse, and neurotech evangelist, she believes that tech can play a big role in helping humanity achieve its potential. We talk about why neurofeedback is so helpful in creating a sustained sense of progress in your meditation practice, what role tech plays in motivating us to become our best selves, and what's coming next in the neurotech world! This is a genuinely optimistic look at what's possible when you push the boundaries of human potential! If you want an insider's look at one of the most successful neurotech companies to date, check out this episode! Check out Muse here:  Subscribe to my podcast here: ---------------- Ariel is the Founder of InteraXon, makers of Muse, which is the award-winning brain-sensing headband that takes the guesswork out of meditation. Ariel studied neuroscience at the University of Toronto and worked in labs at Toronto’s Krembil Neuroscience Centre researching Parkinson’s disease and hippocampal neurogenesis. No mere science nerd, Ariel is a fashion designer whose clothing opened Toronto Fashion Week in '03, and has had her work displayed at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Ariel’s uncommon combination of science and art is integral to the design of Muse and to InteraXon’s unique approach to brain-sensing technology. Ariel was also a therapist in private practice. Ariel and her team are merging technology, neuroscience, art and design. Ariel and Muse have been featured in CNN, Forbes, Popular Science, CNET, CNBC, VentureBeat, TechCrunch, Wall Street Journal Tech and more, for creating what Huffington Post calls "the beautiful headband that will make you smarter". As well as her full-time position at Muse, Ariel keynotes around the world on technology, mindfulness, and entrepreneurship. She’s pushing the boundaries of what’s possible by fusing art and neurotech, and in so doing is making all of us calmer, smarter, and happier.
October 21, 2019
Ep. 7: How Do We Create Mindful Societies?
We often think about meditation and mindfulness as an individual pursuit, but in this episode of the Deep Change Podcast, Jay Vidyarthi talks about why it matters to think on a societal level and some of the efforts he's been making to bring about that kind of change. We also talk about his thoughts and insights as he led the Muse headband user experience team as well as the future challenges and opportunities of neurotech going forward. Check it out! Check out A Mindful Society here: Check out Muse here: Subscribe to my podcast here: ----------------------- Jay is an award-winning experience designer for products that enhance mindfulness and well-being. He led the user experience team that launched the Muse headband, a neurofeedback meditation assistant that uses EEG to deepen your meditation practice. He’s published multiple academic papers on technologies for mindfulness. He established the annual “Mindful Society” conference, which takes place every year in Toronto. In addition to that, he founded a new government innovation office and has been featured in top tier publications and media including Forbes, Fast Company, VICE, Inside Design, and CBC If this weren’t enough, he’s also an accomplished musician and has played in hundreds of musical concerts. But that’s just the outside story. The inside story is that he’s been practicing mindfulness for over 10 years, cementing his daily practice through meditation habits and regular extended retreats – including 2 months of intensive training in a monastic setting. If you’ve ever met Jay, you can feel the power of his mindfulness practice in his kind and light-hearted presence.  This is a guy who’s deeply concerned about our culture of distraction in today’s attention economy, and he’s dedicated his life to helping us all be more focused, more kind, and more mindful. 
October 21, 2019
Ep. 6: Learn Faster with Neuropriming
In this episode of the Deep Change Podcast, we dive into the world of neuropriming, hyperplasticity, and how to increase your learning speed by up to 50%. Using transcranial direct current stimulation (i.e., electricity), Halo Neuroscience founder Dr. Daniel Chao explores the possibility of turning back time and getting your adult brain to learn as fast as kids' brains learn. You don't want to miss this episode! Check out Halo Neuroscience here: (for $75 off, use Discount Code: BRAINBYDESIGN) Subscribe to my podcast here: -------------- Dr. Daniel Chao is a neuroscientist and entrepreneur who specializes in technology that improves brain performance. He’s the Co-Founder of Halo Neuroscience, a venture-backed human performance company based in the Bay Area. The company's first product, Halo Sport, is the world's first neurostimulation system built specifically to accelerate the development of muscle memory from training. Prior to founding Halo, Dr. Chao was the head of business development at NeuroPace, where he helped create the world's first closed-loop neurostimulation device for the treatment of epilepsy. He received his M.D. and M.S. in neuroscience from Stanford University. --------------------- Affiliate Disclosure: If you purchase something from Halo Neuroscience and use the above discount code, I will receive a small amount of that sale, which helps me keep the lights on and allows me to keep making good content.
October 8, 2019
Ep. 5: This Is Your Brain On Nootropics
On this episode with Dr. Greg Kelly from Neurohacker Collective, we explore the world of brain supplements -- how they affect our motivation, mental clarity, memory, and even willpower.  We also dive into why supplements are so hard to get right, why complex systems are the key to working with the body, and how the brain and body are connected.  If you're interested in peak performance, you won't want to miss this episode.   Check out Neurohacker Collective here (for 15% off, use Discount Code: BRAINBYDESIGN). --------------   Dr. Gregory Kelly is a Naturopathic Doctor (N.D.) and the lead product formulator at Neurohacker Collective. His areas of expertise include nootropics, anti-aging and regenerative medicine, and the chronobiology of performance and health. He has a broad range of experience, including clinical practice, nutraceutical research & formulation, classroom and online education, medical writing and publication, and corporate wellness.  He’s the author of the book Shape Shift, was the past editor of the journal Alternative Medicine Review, and has published numerous scientific articles on various aspects of natural medicine and nutrition.
May 7, 2019
Ep. 4: Breathing Is A Superpower
In this episode with Spire Health CEO Jonathan Palley, we explore the power of your breath, why tracking it matters, and how to harness it to improve your health. Spire Health has created the leading breath tracker on the market -- we discuss where their tech is going, the future of wearables, why the "Wellness Economy" is the answer to the "Dopamine Economy," and why it matters for you. Check out Spire Health here: -------------- Jonathan Palley is the co-founder, co-inventor, and CEO of Spire, the first wearable for regulating stress, breath, and mental well-being. A technologist and repeat entrepreneur, Jonathan studied physics and theatre at Stanford University. Previously, Jonathan co-founded Idapted, the largest one-on-one provider of online English classes in China, BrainPage, a big-data development and service company, and Beijing Improv, China’s largest Improvised Theater organization. Jonathan’s technology with Spire has the power to reconnect us back to our breath – which is one of the deepest sources of our well-being.  He’s a smart, visionary, and passionate about the power of tech to make us all a little happier.
April 18, 2019
Ep. 3: Managing Stress Is A Learnable Skill
In this episode with Dr. Amy Serin, Co-Founder of Touchpoints, we explore why stress is not what you think it is, why it's the root cause of many of our problems, and how to get good at managing it. Check out Dr. Serin's groundbreaking work. ------------- Dr. Serin is a neuropsychologist and founder of The Serin Center. Her research and clinical practice led her to invent Touchpoints, a neurotechnology designed to reduce stress.  She conducts neuropsychological evaluations for kids and adults struggling with ADHD, learning disabilities, IQ, traumatic brain injury, anxiety, depression, autism spectrum disorders and giftedness. Dr. Serin takes a strength-based, results-oriented approach to her psychotherapy. Her approach is based in both scientific and holistic approaches, and stems from a broad educational background. She graduated from Arizona State University, where she holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology with a specialty in Pediatric Neuropsychology from The Fielding Institute in Santa Barbara, California. Dr. Serin completed her training at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and several private practices before opening a practice to serve the broader Phoenix area.  She’s a visionary and a leader in everything she does and is now the President Elect of The Arizona Neuropsychological Association. 
April 5, 2019
Ep. 2: How To De-Stress From The Bottom Up
Soothe Your Brain With Apollo Neuroscience Co-Founder, Dr. Dave Rabin.  In this episode of the Deep Change Podcast, we explore stress resilience, the problem of chronic stress and different "bottom-up" stress reduction tips and tools and can cut the problem off at the knees!  Check out Apollo's amazing work here:   --------------   Dave Rabin is an MD / PhD in Neuroscience and Psychiatry, and is the Chief Innovation Officer, Co- Inventor & Co-Founder of Apollo Neuroscience. As a psychiatrist and translational neuroscientist, Dr. Rabin specializes in developing novel, non-invasive therapies for treatment-resistant physical and mental illnesses. His research focuses on chronic stress from the cellular and molecular level to the body as a whole. Dr. Rabin works to identify new healthcare markets, to evaluate Apollo’s real- world efficacy through clinical trials, and to guide development of the Apollo technology.
March 2, 2019
Ep. 1: Take Your Brain To The Spa
In this episode with Vital Neuro co-founder Alex Doman, we explore the power of brain tech to neutralize stress. Alex shares why stress is such a big problem, how to be smarter about it, and what his team at Vital Neuro is doing to help us all reduce it.   Check out their incredible work here: ----------------------- Alex Doman is an author, entrepreneur, public speaker and product creator, who has 25 years of experience in leadership in the brain health, neurotechnology, and therapeutic music markets.   The third generation in a family of pioneers dedicated to improving brain performance for over seventy-five years, Alex is founder & Chief Product Officer of Vital Neuro, founder & CEO of Advanced Brain Technologies, founder & Chief Scientist of Sleep Genius, and bestselling co-author of Healing at the Speed of Sound®.   His production credits are extensive, leading the research, creative and innovation teams who’ve created cutting-edge solutions that have helped millions of people worldwide including: The Listening Program®, Brain Builder®, Sleep Genius™, inTime™, Sound Health®, Music for Babies™, Music for the Mind™, Waves™ multi-sensory audio system, TAVS™ (Test of Auditory and Visual Skills), The Movement Program and Vital's Leonardo, a mobile cloud based service for stress reduction.  Alex has been interviewed for; NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, Today, NPR Marketplace, Wall Street Journal, Self, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Fast Company, CBS Moneywatch, ESPN Radio, Hearing Health Magazine, popular podcasts and other media.   Doman’s writing has been featured in several magazines, journals and books. He is a blogger and host of the Advanced Brain Podcast with guests including NY Times bestselling authors, health personalities, and other thought leaders.   Alex was named one of the top 50 human behavior experts to watch. He is a TEDx and keynote speaker and frequent presenter at online summits and on international stages.
February 13, 2019
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