Personal Development

#28: Dr. Barry Morguelan – Unlock Unlimited Energy And Healing In Your Own Biology From a 5,000-year-old Chinese Source Energy Discipline

Who do the world’s highest performers get help from? Well, I had the pleasure of meeting one of them 🙂 Dr. Barry Morguelan who has helped people like Tony Robbins, Jay Abraham, and Dave Asprey. Dr. B is a world-class medical doctor and the only western Grand Master of a 5,000-year-old Chinese Source Energy discipline. He uses this mix of western medicine and the Chinese Source Energy discipline to empower individuals to quickly and easily transform their own lives, helping them to achieve breakthrough results with their most meaningful goals, no matter what their age, education, or condition. 

In this episode, Dr. Barry shares his approach to helping people get access to an energy source that profoundly supports success towards personally defined goals. In addition, he shares a few of the powerful Source Energy practices that you can do anytime you need to use them without the need for a practitioner, guru, or healer. Learn how you can use the power of Source Energy to fuel your own journey.

If you listen to the end you´ll find an exclusive free 8-day free course and a special discount for a longer program by Dr. Barry’s – more details in the show notes.

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“Be your own guru, be your own person who discovers what it is to take care of yourself and be your own shaman.”

– Dr. Barry Morguelan

 

 

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0139 – All about Chinese medicine and it’s branches

02:23 –  Dr. Barry Morguelans goal of helping people to keep them from feeling pain

03:03 –  His quest of learning alternative medicine that compliments Western Medicine from the world’s greatest people around the globe

07:34 – Foundations of alternative medicine in different countries and regions of the world

10:30 – Four different practices of Chinese Medicine

14:38 – Discipline of four categories, how to know a person through connecting to the multiple things in their fields

18:59 – All about vibration and frequency, the power of quantum physics, why you need all the different frequencies cranking

23:53 – Why Dr. Barry Morguelan loves Source Energy, why does he consider it as the source of world peace

24:19 – The 90 Minute Routine – How this help Dr. Barry Morguelan start his day

28:01 – The biggest challenges of his high-performance top-caliber clients, being not in their zone and flow

35:11 – How doing energy practice source energy helps you control the outcome of your life

35:54 – All about his health optimization programs: 8-Day QuickStart and the Extensive Program

(Note: This interview was recorded in a LIVE event during the Health Optimization Summit London.  Please forgive the audio quality.  We probably sounded better in real life.)

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED:

 

FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS FROM DR. BARRY MORGUELAN:

  1. There is a solution to your problems. 
  2. The practices are available to you, and they will work for you.
  3. You don’t have to be stuck.

 

CONNECT WITH DR. BARRY MORGUELAN

 

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#23: Mette Skjærbæk – Concrete Tips for Natural Health and How to Choose Skin Care Products

How do you select a skincare product? I am often quite confused when looking at different products. Which ones are really the ones without all the bad chemicals? I would love to hear how you navigate that jungle?

I was lucky that I got a chance to talk with a real expert on the subject. Mette Skjærbæk who is not just an expert but also extremely warm and pleasant person gave some insight on the subject as well as concrete tips for natural health. For as she says skin products are only one part of the puzzle. Mette’s deep knowledge comes from being the founder and creative director of a pure, natural and active skincare brand from Copenhagen, Karmameju where they work with a top scientist. She was intrigued by natural health at a very young age and took up a Bachelor of Science in Natural Health. She also worked as a model for ten years, starting out when she was just 16 years old. 

On today’s episode, Mette shares her near-death experience that changed her life and how she started and builds Karmameju. Mette goes into what she does to stay healthy every day, why she uses sunscreen sparingly and how she prepares her family’s morning smoothie. She also shares, among other things, the relevant questions to ask when choosing the skin care products and how to test it out. Tune in and get Mette’s absolute best health and beauty tips.

 

“I believe that if you stay open and reach out and meet the world with a sense of kindness and curiosity, so many good things will come to you.”

– Mette Skjærbæk

 

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01:20 – Mette’s background; being a model for 10 years, her turning point and how she got into natural health

05:26 – What is natural health and Mette’s 3 main focus points

11:35 – Mette’s near-death experience and how her life changed and started Karmameju 

14:10 – Growing her company, developing skills and focusing on skin care

17:38 – How to know whether a product is organic or not and questions to ask when selecting skin care products

23:20 – An important issue on sunscreen products that everyone should know

26:55 – Key factors in choosing a brand to trust, why skin care is important even for men and what you should do before buying any skin care products

31:00 – Mette’s 80/20% lifestyle – on taking care of the inside of the body, detoxing, oils, and making a balanced diet

39:45 – The smoothie with many names – why Mette started making them and what she puts in it

43:35 – Karmameju’s belief on beauty and skin care, why weeds are good for you plus how Mette prepares her smoothie ingredients 

48:58 – All about pH – the importance of maintaining the skin’s pH value and Karmameju’s breakthrough product to help achieve it

56:00 – Why she put proofs like research and study on their website for the consumers to see 

1:00:09 – Mette’s key essentials of a happy life

 

 

FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS FROM METTE:

  1. Hydrate 
  2. Sleep 
  3. Breathe 

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED:

Truth In Aging

Environmental Working Group (EWG)

How to Dry Brush the Body

How to Dry Brush the Face

 

CONNECT WITH METTE SKJÆRBÆK:

www.karmameju.com

Instagram – Mette

Instagram – Karmameju Skin Care

Facebook – Karmameju Skin Care

Youtube – Karmameju Skin Care

 

CONNECT WITH MADS MISIAK FRIIS

https://growthisland.io

LinkedIn

Instagram

 

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#22: Jacob Strachotta – How to Use Hypnotherapy to Increase Performance or Overcome Stress, Sleep Issues, Traumas, and Other Challenges

Jacob Strachotta, is the Founder & CEO of HelloMind and Founder of The Institute for Advanced Hypnosis in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Jacob Strachotta has worked with hypnosis and hypnotherapy for more than 25 years. He originally trained as a captain in the Danish Air Force.

In 2000, he founded The Institute for Advanced Hypnosis in Copenhagen, Denmark. Over the years, he has trained more than 650 hypnotists and hypnotherapists. Advanced Hypnosis differs from traditional hypnosis in that it goes straight to the root of the problem, isolating it and then treating it. It is a version of this technique called RDH – Result Driven Hypnosis, that is featured in the HelloMind app.

In this episode, you will learn a lot about what hypnotherapy is and how it can benefit you. He will walk us through what happens into the process of hypnosis and what role the hypnotherapist play during the hypnosis, debunking false beliefs about it. And also learn how meditation and hypnosis are in some manner the same and at the same time very different.

 

 

“Meditation is good as well, but Hypnotherapy is better.” 

– Jacob Strachotta

 

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01:24 – What is Hypnosis

03:28 – What Hypnosis is not and how does it benefit a person

06:43 – How does hypnosis work

08:03 – How does hypnosis help a person

12:34 – What goes into the process of hypnosis and how long does it take to do it

14:47 – What actually happens during the hypnosis state

15:42 – The hypnotherapist role in hypnosis

18:06 – Advantages of being in a hypnotic stage

21:12 – HelloMind: Meditation|Hypnosis on the App: How good can this get

23:37 – What happens during the sessions, how long is it, and how does it work

28:59 – Is it okay to fall asleep during hypnotherapy

30:11 – Difference between meditation and hypnotherapy

32:33 – A study on eczema and self-hypnosis showed that HelloMind self-hypnosis app helped the person use significantly less hormone cream on a daily basis.

34:42 – Talking about health tech

35:37 – How often should you do hypnotherapy

 

 

FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS FROM JACOB:

  • Be curious always. It’s a very good skill to have all your life.
  • Take quick decisions because you can always do a new one if you need to.
  • Remember to love yourself because every person needs that to love other people. 

 

PEOPLE MENTIONED:

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED:

 

CONNECT WITH JACOB STRACHOTTA

 

CONNECT WITH MADS MISIAK FRIIS

 

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#20: Kiki Bosch – The Queen of Ice: Overcoming Rape, Anxiety and Pain

Kiki Bosch is an Ice Water Freediver, adventurer, practitioner, and coach at The Wim Hof Method. Having gone through rape, anxiety and pain she knows how to deal with the darker sides of life. She use these experiences to be positive light where she helps people break through barriers and overcome trauma in the journey of becoming happy, strong and healthy. She loves searching for truth and beauty in the world and helping others to do the same.

In this episode, Kiki’s takes us through some of her most incredible encounter with life and nature. She also shares her journey, and how the cold helped her overcome her past traumas, depression, and how you might be able to do the same. She also shares why ‘Disturb the Comfort’ is her life’s mantra.

 

 

“For me, the big shift is being able to shift my mindset…it is the constant reminder of the person I want to become.”

-Kiki Bosch

 

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01:59 –  Kiki’s transformation journey through her travels, how it helped her define herself

02:36 –  Finding her calling through freediving, feeling that it was something she needs to do

05:13 – Being raped by a colleague and how that caused her anxiety, pain, trauma and massive questioning of her purpose

07:44 – Regaining strength and health through The Wim Hof Method, how the cold therapy helped her find herself and live her present moment

10:58 – The mindset shift she had despite her bad experience

12:12 – The ice bath experience as your life’s mirror, experiences in the cold being a big mirror for life

13:41 – The tool in the toolbox: The Wim Hof Method benefits and component

16:57 – The power of being present in the moment, surrendering the pain and breathing technique, how Kiki handled her broken wrist and calmly bringing herself to the hospital

26:42 – Teaching the Wim Hof Breathing Method

27:57 – Embracing nature and being the nature and seeing nature in everything

29:57 – Compassion for her abductor, her perception on why he did the wrongdoing towards her and other victims

33:34 – Rewiring the brain through The Wim Hof Meditation, different ways to perceive life

33:45 – Forgiving and accepting, how to set boundaries and to be aware of people’s pattern of behavior

35:32 – Working and training elite athlete Mauricio Salazar. Helping him train for his challenges and events using the Wim Hof Method

42:15 – Visualization as a training routine to mentally prepare the body for the worst

46:06 – Kiki surviving a near-death experience

53:55 – Kiki’s parting words: “Stay focused, stay connected.”

 

Final recommendations from Kiki:

  1. Focus on yourself and how you fell
  2. Compassion for everyone and everything around you
  3. Know how much potential you have, realize how powerful you truly are

 

Resources Mentioned:

Connect with Kiki Bosch

Connect with Mads Misiak Friis

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#19: Tim Gray – Five fundamentals of biohacking

Tim Gray is a serial entrepreneur and the leading biohacker in the UK. He founded and ran a psychology based digital marketing agency based in London, and has many years of experience in NLP and Cognitive Hypnotherapy. Two years ago he founded Londons first private Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Clinic, and he also founded and runs the Health Optimisation / Biohacker Social Circle in London too. To top that off, he also is the Founder and CEO of the Health Optimisation Summit – which brings unity to the health space, by partnering with Paleo f(x)and Bulletproof Upgrade Conference. Tim shares concrete tips with his five fundamentals of Biohacking for top performance, or for taking back your health.

Show notes:

1.35: Tims story

4.50: Getting kidney stones and several other diseases

6.00: Getting into bulletproof coffee

7.02: What Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is

12.01: Starting the biohacker social group in London

13.40: Biohacking vs transhumanism

14.30: Biohacking or health optimization

18.40: Where to start with biohacking

20.15: Tims five biohacking fundamentals

20.30: How to optimize sleep

23.40: Using the Oura sleep tracker most effectively

25.00: Using a Grounding blanket

25.40: Using a Chilipad

27.45: Using lavender oil

28.15: Second area of Tims five fundamentals: Hydration optimization

32.45: Cutting down on supplements

35.50: Third area of Tims five fundamentals: Dental and oral optimization

39.30: Fourth area of Tims five fundamentals: Sun and light optimization

43.00 Understanding what grounding is

44.10: Fifth is of Tims five fundamentals. Oxygen and breathing optimization

 

Links to people mentioned:

Dr. Joseph Mercola: https://www.mercola.com/

Wim Hof: https://www.wimhofmethod.com/

Dasha Maximov: https://growthisland.io/12-dasha-maximova-how-to-recover-from-a-heavy-brain-concussion/

 

Links to selected resources:

Health Optimisation Summit: https://summit.healthoptimisation.com/

Oura Ring: https://ouraring.com/

Chilipad: https://www.chilitechnology.com/

Totum sport: https://www.totumsport.com/

Quinton: https://originalquinton.com/

Health Optimisation/biohacker London Social Circle Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BiohackerLondon/

 

Final recommendations from Tim:

Relax and focus on the five fundamentals: 1. Sleep, 2. Hydration, 3. Dental & Oral, 4. Sun & Light, 5. Oxygen & Breathing

 

Links to Tim:

https://www.instagram.com/timbiohacker/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-gray-biohacker-health-optimisation/

https://www.facebook.com/healthoptimisationsummit/

#18: Dan Brulé – breathing for self-healing and top performance

Dan has personally trained more than 150,000 people in over 60 countries to use breath and breathing for self-improvement, self-healing, and spiritual awakening. He has trained Olympic athletes, elite warriors, and martial artists. He coaches leading medical experts, corporate executives, and peak performers including Tony Robbins. He is the author of several books including “Just Breathe: Master Breathwork for Success in Life, Love, Business and Beyond.” He shares some of his wisdom about breathing and concrete techniques in this episode.

Show notes:

3.02: What the best way to breath is

4.10: Working with Tony Robbins

5.20: What Breathwork help with

7.02: Why awareness is so important

10.00: Different breath techniques and how to get rid of the pain

12.15: Triangle breathing

13.40: Letting go through breathing

15.20: 70% of toxins are released through the breath

17.40: Breathing into different parts of the body

22.00: Science and medicine is catching up on old wisdom

23.02: Group flow might be the next thing western science will catch up on

25.20: Circle breathing

27.10: How to breathe in the morning “sniff and poo”

 

Recommendation from Dan:

Become conscious of your breath

 

Links to mentioned people:

https://www.tonyrobbins.com/

 

Links to Dan:

https://www.breathmastery.com/

http://www.justbreathebook.com/

https://www.instagram.com/danbruleofficial/

https://www.facebook.com/DanBruleBreathmastery/

#14: Danni Liljekrans – Five steps to give better feedback

Danni Liljekrans is a feedback expert and coach. He started a consultancy called “Bedre Feedback” (Better Feedback) where he helps companies get better at giving feedback. Danni shares some of his strategies and tips for giving and receiving feedback.

Show notes:

1.30: How Danni got into feedback

3.10: Why feedback is important

6.50: How to give good feedback

8.08: What happens in the brain when we receive feedback

9.15: The Burger Model and whether to use it or not

11.10: The model Danni use for giving feedback

12.20: Why it can be so hard to receive feedback

12.42: How to receive feedback

13.50: Why you should not get feedback from everyone

14.54: The 3 different ways we reject feedback

17.30: The five steps when giving feedback

19.00: Giving feedback to emotional people

25.00: Receiving feedback in a good manner

25.50: The 3 buckets of feedback

27.10: Giving feedback in a difficult co-founder relationship

29.48: How to give a boss feedback

31.15: What to do when you ask for feedback and don´t receive it

33.00: How to give your spouse good feedback

36.50: Who Danni gets inspired by

37.50: How to get help with feedback

 

Final recommendations from Danni:

More than half of us believe we are better than average which is theoretically impossible. We have a tendency to overestimate our self. When doing personal development: Ask what is one thing I don´t know about myself. Ask people around yourself about feedback on that subject. Be curious about yourself.

 

Links to selected resources:

https://stoneandheen.com/

https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_listening_to_shame/transcript

 

Links to Danni:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dannililjekrans/

https://bedrefeedback.nu/

 

#13: Bart Kloosterhuis – How to ask meaningful questions

Bart Kloosterhuis is a coach and entrepreneur. He started Vertellis which started as a card game with meaningful questions that has since expanded to other products which have now been used by more than one million people. Bart shares how to ask better questions, start new habits and live a minimalist life.

Shownotes:

0.45: What Vertellis mean

1.30: The story behind starting Vertellis

6.50: Questions to ask for a deeper connection

9.30: Who Bart gets inspired by

10.00: Taking time to reflect

10.30: Journaling

12.20: Questions to ask when journaling

13.10: Going into the woods in Sweden for a week without food

16.45: Finding the meditation that works for you

18.00: Some of Barts routines

18.30: Cold showers and how to get started with it

22.00: How to get new habits

22.30: Reading one page a day

24.10: How to get skeptical people to play Vertellis with you

25.00: Simple living

27.10: Why Bart does not have internet on his phone

28.30: Fasting  

30.00: Ketogenic diet

 

Final recommendations from Bart:

  • 80/20. Don´t be too hard on yourself. Relax. Ask yourself one questions a day, read one page a day and do one sit up a day.  

 

Links to selected resources:

 

Links to Bart:

  • https://www.instagram.com/vertellis/

#10 Kartik Sreenivasan, Ph.D – The newest research on neuroscience and how you can use that in your life

Kartik Sreenivasan is an expert in psychology and neuroscience. He has a bachelor in psychology from Yale University and PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania. He has been aResearch Assistant at Yale University, guest lecture at the University of Pennsylvania, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley and now works as an Assistant Professor of Psychology at New York University Abu Dhabi. Kartik shares insight from the newest research on neuroscience and how you can use that in your life.

Show notes:

1.07: Kartiks way into psychology and neuroscience

2.04: What neuroscience is

2.46: Difference between short term and long term memory

5.13: Executive function and short term memory

6.50: How much data you can keep in your mind

8.02: How to remember more things

9.04: The memory palace technique

12.08: The connection between the microbiome and brain  

16.26: How to use the new knowledge about the brain

17.52: How our view of the view is very limited

20.10: How our long term memories are distorted

21.30: The problem with eyewitness testimony

22.02: How we can manipulate with memories

23.04: Why it is a good thing we can change our memories

25.36: New research on consciousness

34.01: The importance of being social for your brain health

 

Final recommendations from Kartik:

  • Find something you do that gets you so excited you can get other people excited about it.
  • When you start to feel really comfortable professionally it is time to move on to keep challenging yourself   

 

Links to Kartik:

http://sites.nyuad.nyu.edu/faculty/sreenivasan/

Twitter: @sreenivasanlab

#9 Espen Hjalmby – Quantum Living: Setting goals aligned with your Soul’s expression to optimise the function of body, mind, and spirit

Espen Hjalmby is many things. A Doctor of Chiropractic. A health expert. A Ninja Warrior. An entrepreneur. And an internationally recognized personal development expert. He is a fantastic and positive inspiration despite encountering many difficulties throughout his life; such as losing his brother when he was 8 years old, his sister being born paralyzed and breaking both his legs in an accident and then contracting an infection at the hospital which nearly cost him his life. Espen shares how he has gone through difficulties and resurfaced stronger than ever. And how you can as well!

 

 

Shownotes:
2.21: Understanding movement
4.01: Espen’s story of near death and turning his life around
5.45: Interpreting life events
7.56: Almost dying in hospital
8.32: Being a victim or seeing the growth in situations
11.02: Becoming free in situations of challenge
13.10: Modern medicine and other forms of medicine
13.55: Quantum living
20.45: How to live with an open heart
21.46: How to let go of guilt and shame
23.37: Letting go of the past
25.54: The important influence of friends, role models, and coaches  
27.23: Finding a mentor that you resonate with
29.10: Empowering yourself
32.01: What epigenetics is and what it means for you
33.12: Placebo or the power of the body to heal itself
37.56: History of epigenetics  
43.19: The Wheel of Life

 

Links to people mentioned:

Preston Smiles: http://prestonsmiles.com/main.php

Tony Robbins: https://www.tonyrobbins.com/

Marianne Williamson: https://marianne.com/

Louise Hay: https://www.louisehay.com/

Bruce Lipton: https://www.brucelipton.com/

 

Links to selected resources:

https://www.drespen.com/programs/7-days-to-ninja-your-life/

 

Final recommendations from Espen:

Ask yourself: When you are at the end of your life, at your deathbed and you place both hands on your heart and you ask: Did I do everything I could, with everything I had? Then what do you then need to do right now to be able to answer yes?

 

Links to Espen:

https://www.drespen.com/about-dr-espen/

https://www.instagram.com/dr_espen/

https://www.facebook.com/drespenhjalmby/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb2-JHEU23noJo-ZB9GymTQ

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-espen-hjalmby-356aab37/