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30th May, 2023

How to Feel Happy, Calm, and Connected

With Dr Giles P Croft

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Our conditioning has trained us to rely on the egocentric left brain. We often overthink things, even when we have no control over them. But what if we didn’t have to accept that this is simply how our brains work?

This week, Dr Giles P Croft joins us to discuss his experience of having a TIA that caused his left brain to stop functioning properly. Giles shares what it’s like to access his right brain freely without any worry in mind. We discuss how our thinking left brain often gets in the way of us staying in the present moment. We also lay down simple ways to get reacquainted with our right brain.

Don’t miss this episode and gain wisdom on how to be happy, calm, and connected.

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Reasons to listen

  • Learn how the left brain has evolved to dominate our thinking.
  • Discover how the left and right brain consciousness works.
  • Find out simple steps to get more connected with your right brain.

Episode highlights

03:44

Giles’s Background and Experiencing a TIA

10:17

How He Was Feeling the Entire Time

12:16

We Allow the Left Brain to Dominate

16:00

The Divided Brain

19:34

The Power of Now

23:38

Become Aware of Our Thoughts

30:17

How the Right and Left Brain Works

32:34

Tips on How to Get from the Left to the Right Brain

39:21

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

44:10

Facing Stress and Challenges

50:57

Giles’ Top Three Tips

Episode transcript

Dr Rachel Morris: Do you want to be happier? Do you ever wish you could just stop your endless thinking and rumination about things? And are there times when you feel connected and one with the universe — and then the internal chatter, anxiety and planning bits of your brain just takes over and the moment is ruined? Yep, happens to me all the time. Now, many of us spend so much time reliving the past or pre-living the future and worrying about what might happen that we completely miss out on what’s happening now. It’s not our fault our…

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