Today’s interview covers an incredibly valuable and time-sensitive topic: managing mental health WITHOUT the use of addictive pharmaceuticals. Dr. Justin Feinstein joins me on the podcast today, to discuss how our fear responses work, effective tools to modulate self-defeating nervous system patterns, and why it matters when seeking optimal performance.
Dr. Feinstein, an expert in the neuroscience of fear, is trailblazing a new solution for the treatment of anxiety. He has over 50 peer-reviewed publications in some of the top scientific journals and his research has been featured in the popular press including the New York Times, NPR, TIME magazine, and CBS National News.
His current work is focused on studying the intimate connection between the body and the brain, and developing new technologies to help bring this connection to the forefront of awareness.
As part of these efforts, his research has laid the foundation for novel therapies that can naturally alleviate stress and anxiety without the use of drugs including Floatation-REST (Reduced Environmental Stimulation Therapy) and the modulation of CO2 as a form of interoceptive exposure therapy. In 2021, Dr. Feinstein became President and Director of the Float Research Collective, a nonprofit organization that is playing a pivotal role in establishing Floatation-REST as an accepted medical treatment.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- The VITAL Part of Every High Achiever’s Training Program
- Which Specific Breath Protocols to use for Optimal Performance
- Why Conventional Anxiety Medications are Often Ineffective Long-Term
- The ONE Therapy that has a Positive Effect on Stress Hormones
- How to Drastically Improve Your Mental State and Emotions
More resources from Dr. Feinstein:
- Clinical Float
- Interoception and Mental Health: a Roadmap
- Dr. Feinstein’s recent paper on CO2, anxiety, and the amygdala
- Documentary and fundraising campaign for Float therapy research
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