Dr. Caroline Leaf is a communication pathologist and cognitive neuroscientist with a Masters and PhD in Communication Pathology and a BSc Logopaedics, 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.
During her years in clinical practice and her work with thousands of underprivileged teachers and students in her home country of South Africa, and in the USA, she developed her theory (called the Geodesic Information Processing theory) of how we think, build memory and learn, into tools and processes that have transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), learning disabilities (ADD, ADHD), autism, dementias, and mental ill-health issues like anxiety and depression. She has helped hundreds of thousands of students and adults learn how to use their mind to detox and grow their brain to succeed in every area of their lives, including school, university and the workplace. Dr. Leaf’s You-Tubes videos, podcasts, and TV episodes have reached millions globally. She has been featured on Elle, TED, Bustle, Medium, Huffington Post, Thrive Global, Something You Should Know, Getting Curious, and many other TV, radio, podcast, and print outlets.
Dr. Leaf is currently conducting clinical trials using her 5 step program she developed while in private practice to further demonstrate the effectiveness of mind-directed techniques to help relieve mental ill-health problems such as anxiety, depression and intrusive thoughts. The primary aim of these trials is to make mental health care more affordable, applicable, and accessible worldwide, and to reduce the stigma around mental health.
Dr. Leaf is also the bestselling author of Switch on Your Brain, Think Learn Succeed, Think and Eat Yourself Smart and The Perfect You.
Learn more at:
Instagram, twitter: @drcarolineleaf
Facebook and Youtube: Dr. Caroline Leaf
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5:55 - Dr. Caroline Leaf's Background
7:45 - Are The Mind And Brain The Same Thing?
10:40- How Do Our Thoughts Affect Our Identity And Sense Of Self?
12:00 Are We Destined By Our Genes?
17:30 - What Is The Mind?
21:45 - Do We Have A Positivity Or Negativity Bias?
26:10 - How Fast Do Our Thoughts Change Our Genetic Proteins?
31:30 - How Your Thoughts Affect You Physically
33:30 - How Do We Form Memories? How Do Thoughts Become Habits?
40:00 - The Conscious Vs. Non Conscious Mind
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41:15 - Changing Your Perception - Veto Power!
43:15 - Dr. Caroline's Switch App To Change Your Mind
46:20 - How You Become What You Think About
49:40 - What Diet Should We Follow?
52:00 - Changing Your Mindset To Change Your Health, Body, Reality, And Life
53:40 - Can Anyone Change?
59: 30 - Should We Set Goals?
1:00:30 - Why Failure Is A Good Thing!
1:02:30 - Dr. Leaf's Clinical Trials
1:03:30 - What Is Depression?
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