In today’s episode, I am talking with Dr. Irena O'Brien, Founder of the Neuroscience School, and a passionate research scientist of the brain. She helps practitioners understand and apply insights from cutting-edge neuroscience research.
Dr. O'Brien teaches coaches and helps professionals how to achieve better results for their clients with neuroscience. She loves seeing her students gain confidence in their ability to evaluate neuroscience findings and use them successfully in their own practice. Her Certificate Program in Neuroscience is certified by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) for Continuing Coaching Education credit.
Dr. O’Brien has studied neuroscience for 25 years. She holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the Université du Quebec à Montréal (UQAM), where she did brain imaging studies. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Centre for Language, Mind, and Brain at McGill University.
Today we talk through the latest neuroscience research, bust a few myths about the brain and learn how we can use our understanding of neuroscience to help us combat negative emotions, like anxiety with some simple and very actionable techniques. In fact, Dr. O'Brien talks about the personal impact her neuroscience education has had on her own life and how her readings and research have helped her to manage her own anxiety.
Listen in as Dr. O’Brien shares the 2 different networks of the brain, and how a very simple understanding of these functions can help you get unstuck and move into action. She helps us to differentiate between mood and emotions, understand more about our tolerance for change, and how we can help our clients succeed including the mistakes that coaches often make. We also talk about the mind and consciousness.
If you too are interested in neuroscience and the mind-body system, and how it can elevate how you inspire change in others, then this is a conversation you don’t want to miss. I suspect you’ll enjoy earning about your brain as much as I did.
“We're a mind-body system. And you really have to take care of your physical body. So diet, exercise, and sleep. Because if you don't have those, no matter what else you do, you aren't going to have your best brain.” — Dr. Irena O’Brien
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