#115: Dr. Caroline Leaf - New Breakthroughs in Mental Health You Can Implement Tomorrow

career & education friends & social life personal development Aug 08, 2022

Can you stop trauma from happening?


No, sometimes it is unavoidable but what we can do is weaken and rewire the damage that it has done using your minds capacity to heal, Dr. Caroline Leaf is my guest on Growth Island this week.


Dr. Caroline Leaf is a communication pathologist and cognitive neuroscientist with a Masters and PhD in Communication Pathology and a BSc in Logopedics, specializing in cognitive and metacognitive neuropsychology. Since the early 1980s she has researched the mind-brain connection, the nature of mental health, and the formation of memory. She was one of the first in her field to study how the brain can change (neuroplasticity) with directed mind input. 


Dr. Leaf is also the bestselling author of Switch on Your Brain, Think Learn Succeed, Think and Eat Yourself Smart, and many more. She teaches at academic, medical and neuroscience conferences, churches, and to various audiences around the world. 


In this episode we discuss:

👉 The challenges of early neuroplasticity research

👉 The difference between the mind and brain

👉 The connection between your gut and brain

👉 How to harness the power of neuroplasticity to your advantage

👉 The 4 areas of focus of neuroplasticity

👉 And so much more…


If you find yourself struggling to heal from past trauma or just looking to improve your mind this episode gives you a better understanding of how to improve your specific situation.



1:19 Caroline’s Journey

2:17 The challenges of early neuroplasticity research

5:34 The difference between mind and brain

9:40 How the gut microbiome is connected to the brain

12:40 What Dr. Leaf talks about in her new book and how to harness neuroplasticity

19:40 Concrete steps to drive neuroplasticity

27:40 The 4 areas of focus of neuroplasticity

35:14 Labeling your emotions helps you deal with it better

39:42 Caroline’s advice of how to live a happy, healthy and meaningful life

42:00 Where to find Dr. Caroline Leaf


Connect with Dr. Caroline Leaf


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/DrCarolineLeaf/videos 




Dr. Caroline Leaf’s website: https://drleaf.com/ 

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