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Wisdom of the Body

Nov 5, 2021

Listen to neuroscientist Dr. Rowshanak Hashemiyoon explain to Heather some of the real reasons why people feel so stressed and overwhelmed today. She explains why the cultural splitting off of science, spirit and magic has been detrimental to individual and collective wellbeing, why the benchmarks for mental health are all changing and how self care changes your brain function. She also addresses how our beliefs get formed, and why trust is so important where you both live and work.

In this episode, Heather and Rowshanak discuss:

  • Why the fractionation of information in our environments today is impacting mental health
  • How we get programmed and how our beliefs get formed
  • The impact of your first social circle
  • Differences in the brains between men and women at the critical neurodevelopmental period at puberty
  • Why we outgrow people
  • Why work impacts your health so much
  • Importance of practicing physical, emotional and spiritual hygiene
  • Why it’s important to connect more with the wisdom of the elders
  • Why benchmarks for mental health are all changing to look more at the biopsychosocial and spiritual perspective than a mental-only perspective
  • The wisdom of tribal elders
  • Why the DSM-V is being heavily scrutinized
  • The pitfalls of looking at mental health issues without looking at biological contributors
  • The importance of being happy at work because you spend so much time connected to work
  • Why employers need to support employees in new ways, focusing on their physical, mental and spiritual health
  • Why many self-care practices result in improved executive function, creating a thicker cerebral cortex, thicker hippocampus, and/or increases in GABA
  • Why you don’t want to get inflammation, the “kiss of death”

Dr. Rowshanak Hashemiyoon is a behavioral neuroscientist and the founder of Access to the Path. As a highly trained scientific researcher, she combines the power of modern science with emotional and spiritual intelligence to generate compelling and innovative strategies that help people and businesses become more purposeful, effective, and prosperous. Her mission is to promote the ethical growth and success of businesses and help individuals elevate to the greatest version of themselves. Her passion has always been understanding and improving the human condition. Before launching Access to the Path, she was the founder and chief of the Human Brain and Behavior Laboratory in the Department of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery at the University Hospital of Cologne. Dr. Hashemiyoon is a trained computational, clinical, and behavioral neuroscientist with a PhD in physiology and biophysics. Her work has spanned studies of the physical senses, social neuroscience, and the pathophysiology underlying neuropsychiatric disorders. After spending decades studying the interplay of the brain; behavior; and environment, she realized it was time to serve more than just the scientific and medical community; thus was born Access to the Path.

Heather Grzych is the author of The Ayurvedic Guide to Fertility and the host of the Wisdom of the Body podcast. A board-certified Ayurvedic practitioner, she teaches the Regenerative Fertility Method to support future generations worldwide. Heather is on the board of directors for the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) and has consulted with doctors, governments, and insurance companies. She offers virtual consultations and programs worldwide.  

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