Dr. Dyan Haspel-Johnson on Hypnosis, Improving Quality of Sleep, Slowing Down Brain Waves, Altered States, and Much More (#140)

“Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.”

– Zen Proverb

Dr. Dyan Haspel is a highly accomplished and successful licensed psychologist, hypnotherapist, and trauma specialist. For over 25 years she has been creating self-hypnosis recordings for thousands of busy people to help them heal their bodies and minds so that they can sleep and reach their potential in their relationships, their work, and in their physical and mental health.

Before building her full private practice, she worked for 20 years in a holistic medical office using mind-body-spirit interventions. She also taught hypnosis for sleep, to treat pain, anxiety, depression, digestive and immune issues, and more, at UCLA, USC, and the Southern California Society for Clinical Hypnosis, where she served as President.

She lives from the principles of integrity, compassion, and empowerment. In order reach our highest levels of our potential personally and professionally, we need to rest. To help more people do that, she created Self-Hypnosis for Healing Corp. The key online product, the Deep & Easy Sleep Self-Hypnosis package provides people with 7 self-hypnosis audios, 2 how-to videos and a guidebook. It teaches people how to rely on natural skills (instead of pills!) to rest and resource themselves throughout the day, and to sleep at night.

The self-hypnosis strategies that she has designed differ from other apps or downloads because they have been built on understandings of physiology (brain waves, sleep architecture, the endocrine system, etc.) and the psyche (hypnotic language, autonomic processing, the unconscious, etc.).

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Show Notes:

  • How do you manage eight hours of sleep?
  • what happened in your childhood that impacted your sleep?
  • Improving sleep through self-hypnosis
  • What factors contribute to not having a good sleep in our new modern life?
  • Do you have any specific practice or practices before going to bed?
  • What is self-hypnosis?
  • how do we practice hypnosis?
  • hypnosis as one of the healing modalities
  • Do you have any formal mindfulness practice along with hypnosis?
  • Can we still use hypnosis for any therapeutic treatment?
  • and much more

The Nishant Garg Show:

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Lisa Pineda Interviews Nishant Garg on The Craft of Podcasting, Meditation, Building a World-Class Network, Healing Old Wounds, and Much More (#139)

In this episode, the tables are turned. My friend Lisa Pineda interviews me on how I started the podcast, my  journey of migration from India to US, the unfortunate death of my brother, how I built the world class network from zero, and much more. She has be been on my show as a guest. You can check out my interview with here at Lisa Pineda – Evolving Through Yoga, Meditation, and Much More

Lisa Pineda is an international yoga and meditation instructor, documentary executive producer of “The Yogi”,Two-time TEDx Speaker, and a global retreat leader. She combines decades of experience in healthcare, as an award winning multimedia journalist and a yoga instructor to create endless space for authenticity. Lisa advocates for individuals and families who are struggling to start a family with her creation of Yoga for Fertility, a mindfulness meditation app.

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Questions Lisa asks me:

  • What was the catalyst for you to start a podcast?
  • You have such an inspiring story. I just want to take a step back because you have only been living in this country for just a few years. What was that journey like? And the unfortunate passing of your brother?
  • You are so resilient and strong, you’ve been able to transform your life through these mindfulness practices and also your passion to see the transformation in others’ lives. What made you decide on this theme for your podcast?
  • You’ve interviewed everyone from business leaders to mindfulness experts, psychotherapists to share their insights on compassion, wellness, and wellbeing. Have you noticed this pivot, especially in this, in these times to focus more on these topics than ever before, what’s your takeaway from each interview?
  • Your number one episode with Raj, the business professor and author, if you’re so smart, why aren’t you happy? That was. Such an amazing episode. I really enjoyed your conversation with him. And I’m not surprised. Talk to us about that.
  • and much more!

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The Nishant Garg Show:

This show is about extracting information on Mindfulness, Personal Development, Spirituality. I am on a mission to spread Mindfulness and I’d love for you to join me in this movement. For any question, please contact me. If you have enjoyed listening to my podcasts, please subscribe to the new podcast updates on Itunes please provide your reviews on Itunes which will really help me. S

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Ariel Garten — Co-founder of Muse: The Brain Sensing Headband, Meditation Practice, Kill Your Inner Critic, and Much More (#136)

“It is okay to suck at meditation”

– Ariel Garten

Ariel Garten is a neuroscientist, innovator, and entrepreneur whose driving purpose is to empower and help others overcome mental obstacles in order to live healthy, happy lives and reach their maximum potential. Garten is one of the Founders of InteraXon, the makers of Muse: the brain sensing headband. Muse is the award-winning wearable technology that assists and trains meditation and mindfulness.

Before founding InteraXon, Ariel was not only trained as a neuroscientist and psychotherapist, but also started her own international clothing line while she worked in labs researching Parkinson’s disease and hippocampal neurogenesis. Her creativity and entrepreneurial drive, combined with her fascination with the brain, lead her to bring together two like minded friends and together they founded InteraXon, a Silicon Valley backed startup that allowed people to control computers with their minds, the technology that sparked the creation of Muse.

The technology was the feature showcase at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, where they allowed over 7,000 people control the lights on the CN tower, Canadian parliament buildings, and Niagara Falls with their brains from across the country. Muse is now used and loved around the world, in 5 languages with over 5,000,000 sessions of meditation.  Ariel and her team have been featured in over 1000 media pieces, including CNN, Forbes, Fortune, WSJ, etc. and recipients of multiple innovation awards.

These days, Ariel can be found at home playing with her 2 year old or on stage across the world speaking about happiness, meditation, understanding mental health, empowering women in business, or telling her own innovation story, consistently giving her audiences the tools they need to help them become their best selves.

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Show Notes:

  • How did you get into the creative mode of fashion Designing?
  • Using  scientific principles and concepts in fashion designing
  • How do you define consciousness?
  • Do you believe in a spirituality?
  • On her experience as a Reiki Practitioner
  • What are some of your spiritual practices that you have in your daily life?
  • On her upbringing in a  Jewish tradition
  • How much time do you spend in your meditation practice?
  • Morning Routines
  • Would you attribute your creativity and innovation to your mom is a renowned artist?
  • Creating anything from a blank canvas
  • Unconditional love from her mom
  • Meditation practice
  • how do we use Muse  brain sensing headband?
  • Kill your inner critic
  • and much more

The Nishant Garg Show:

This show is about extracting information on Mindfulness, Personal Development, Spirituality. I am on a mission to spread Mindfulness and I’d love for you to join me in this movement. For any question, please contact me. If you have enjoyed listening to my podcasts, please subscribe to the new podcast updates on Itunes please provide your reviews on Itunes which will really help me. S

This podcast is brought to you by Friday Newsletter. If you’d like to learn more about what I am reading, new documentaries, what I am learning new, recent podcast updates, things I am experimenting with, or anything —which I share extensively in my weekly short and sweet “Friday Newsletter”. No spam ever! I hate that too!