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Why Some People Disconnect To Deal With Separation Anxiety

When Tana Amen was a child, an environment filled with chaos and unreliability led her to feel anxious when alone. Surprisingly, one of the ways Tana chose to deal with her anxiety was to disconnect from all of those around her. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Amen and Tana explain…

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How Trauma Is Passed On Through Your Genes

We know that sometimes traumas from your past can linger and affect your present, but did you know that traumas from someone else’s past can do the same thing? Surprisingly, this is actually possible through a phenomenon called epigenetics. In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen discuss epigenetics, in particular the…

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Why Failure Is The Real “F” Word

Tana Amen is not a fan of the word “failure”, because it implies a permanent state rather than a part of a larger process. Instead, she prefers the word “falling”, because it implies that you can always get back up. In this episode of the podcast, Tana shares some stories of “falling” from her new…

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Growing Up In Chaos: How Does It Affect Your Brain & Thought Process?

In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen share some of the biggest lessons learned from Tana’s new book “The Relentless Courage of a Scared Child.” Tana discusses such topics as suffering silently with an eating disorder, grocery shopping with a gangbanger, and how growing up with constant…

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Overcoming Childhood Trauma As An Adult

This week of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast kicks off a special series based on Tana Amen’s brand new book “The Relentless Courage of a Scared Child.” Each episode will feature insights and anecdotes from Tana’s book that will inspire others to overcome past anxiety, depression, trauma, and guilt. In this episode, Tana reveals a…

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How To Overcome Your Genetic Biases

Dr. Daniel Amen often says that when it comes to positivity training, positive thinking isn’t necessarily the goal. What is most helpful is ACCURATE thinking, or thinking objectively without bias. But what if you seem to have a never-ending stream of negativity and stress in your thoughts? Surprisingly, this may be due to your genes.…

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The 5-Step Process To Managing Trauma, with Dr. Caroline Leaf

The COVID-19 Pandemic has brought with it a great deal of trauma for many people. Some people haven’t developed the proper coping mechanisms to help them get through these tough times, which can make things even worse. In this final episode of a series with Dr. Caroline Leaf, she illustrates her 5-step process to properly…

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How You Can Use Your Pain To Your Advantage, with Dr. Derwin Gray

With so many people’s lives thrown into sudden disarray, some are examining what it is that makes life good in the first place. For author/pastor Dr. Derwin Gray, the concepts of happiness and purpose are intimately connected. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Gray and the Amen’s touch on why the…

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Top Strategies To Start The Path To A Healthy Brain

It’s the end of the first week of the Brain Health Revolution Challenge, and in this episode, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen give you your marching orders to complete the first week’s tasks. Whether you want to take the challenge for yourself, or just want some quick, easy ways to get healthy, taking on…

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