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Building Psychological Strength

More and more, people are seeing the benefits of building resilience, building confidence, building mental toughness and flexibility, and moving past fear and anxiety in their lives. April Seifert, Ph.D., hosts this powerful podcast that will help you build psychological strength through interviews and information from some of the world's leading experts in the fields of Psychology and Life Design. It's time to go beyond merely surviving. It's time to thrive! This podcast is brought to you by Peak Mind: The Center for Psychological Strength.
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Mar 28, 2018

In Episode 0051, I opened up and shared my story of dealing with postpartum depression and PTSD. The CDC indicates that 1 in 10 women experience postpartum depression, but they indicate that the numbers could be as high as 1 in 5. 

Although this condition affects a large number of women, in my opinion, we aren't doing enough to put resources in the hands of the mothers who need them. 

I felt compelled to do my part.

This week, I am thrilled to share with you the interview I recently did with Lisa Wimberger, founder of The Neurosculpting Institute, and author of the book Neurosculpting. 

Neurosculpting is a very specific meditiation-like practice that Lisa developed to help people heal mental illness, manage stress, and recover from countless other conditions that afflict the mind. 

I credit Lisa's work for breaking the hold that PTSD and PPD had on me. 

During her interview, Lisa and I discuss:

  • How she developed the practice of neurosculpting and the incredible impact it had on her own health conditions.
  • How the technique works to intentionally activate specific parts of the brain in a specific order.
  • The role of creating psychological triggers to help induce desired mental states.
  • How you can get started on your own neurosculpting practice.

To say I am thrilled about this week's episode is an understatement. Please listen to this episode and share it with others who might benefit from this powerful practice.

You are not alone. There is hope. I'm here cheering for you.

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Mar 26, 2018

This episode is a very special, very personal episode of the Women Inspired podcast. In this episode, I share with you my firsthand experience with postpartum depression and PTSD.

I wanted to share this story for a few reasons:

  • I want to give more attention to a condition that impacts so very many women after they give birth.In a time that should be one of the happiest of our lives, so many of us struggle with postpartum mental health issues, and it needs to be something we get out in the open.
  • If you've experienced it, I want you to know that you are NOT ALONE, and you are not weak or damaged somehow because you're going through this. 
  • I also want you to know that there are resources to help you, and it is WORTH IT to reach out and get help. 

I'm releasing this episode in advance of another very special episode, an interview with Lisa Wimberger, the author of the book "Neurosculpting." I credit this book as the turning point and the tool that helped me finally move through postpartum depression and PTSD. 

I hope you'll tune in this week, and I hope that by sharing my story, I can help inspire other women to get the help they need to find their way back. You can do it. It's worth it. YOU are worth it.

Sign up at www.aprilseifert.com to get instant access to April's Life Blueprinting tool! Gain clarity on the areas of your life that are most in need of improvement and start to make changes to design your best, most joyous life!

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Mar 21, 2018

If you're being totally honest with yourself, how fulfilling and aligned is your life right now? Are there areas that feel free-flowing and open, and other areas that feel more difficult? 

This week, you're going to meet Kate Snowise. Kate is a former corporate psychologist turned Life Coach. She is also the host of the "Here to Thrive" podcast. She believes that we all feel most alive when we're internally aligned and fulfilled. In her coaching programs she helps people uncover their unique needs and drivers, so that they can create happiness from the inside out.

During my conversation with Kate, we get into some goooooood stuff. We talk about:

  • How major shifts in your life can actually turn into opportunities...if you pause to recognize them.
  • The importance of being brutally honest with yourself to gain clarity on who you really are.
  • The importance of intentionally creating a life that is worth living.

Damn, this episode is right up my alley, and I hope you get a ton out of it too. I can't wait for you to meet Kate Snowise!

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Mar 14, 2018

Have you ever found that the environment you're in can impact your energy level, mood, and motivation? In one setting, you might feel sluggish and struggle to get moving, but in another setting, you might feel energized and happy.

This week, you will meet Patricia Lohan. She works with women to accelerate success in their lives by making their homes magnetic to their dreams, love, money and success.

Patricia helps women accelerate success through creating powerful environments. She shows you what they don’t teach in school, what lies between the lines, your top secret tool for success. She is a Feng Shui expert, a healer and passionate female entrepreneur who has shaped her dream life living in Bali with her husband.

She is has seen first hand the power of the mind, surroundings and inner healing, clearing and aligning everything so it works holistically. An incredibly spiritual person but also highly practical too. She loves entrepreneurship with 15 years of experience running and growing three successful start ups of her own.

I can't wait for you to meet Patricia Lohan!

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Mar 7, 2018

Have you ever faced a health challenge? I bet the answer to that question is 'yes.'

Maybe it was a diagnosis. Maybe you are struggling with your weight. Maybe you I'm sure you are facing the health implications of aging.

Regardless, I'm sure you can recall the struggles, both physical and mental, that come along with health challenges.

If this speaks to you, this episode can change your life. 

Your mindset is one of the most powerful tools you have at your disposal, and this week, we'll speak with Mari Ruddy about the role that mindset plays in the maintenance of our health. 

Mari has survived breast cancer twice and she has lived with type 1 diabetes for more than 36 years. She also just finished writing her second book, which is about how to find your inner endurance athlete in the face of advancing age, health or weight challenges.

You could say she knows a thing or two about the power of a mindset of health! 

This interview has the ability to change your life, if you let it. We talk about:

  • How your health mindset drives the choices you make and how those choices impact your overall health (for better or worse).
  • Being the CEO of yourself and making intentional decisions about who you hire and who you fire in your life. 
  • The power of setting goals and of giving your mind a target to go after in your daily life.
  • The incredible mindset strength that comes from competing in endurance events, and how you can apply that mindset outside of athletics to your daily life. 

I can't wait for you to meet Mari Ruddy!

Sign up at www.aprilseifert.com to get instant access to April's Life Blueprinting tool! Gain clarity on the areas of your life that are most in need of improvement and start to make changes to design your best, most joyous life!

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