Brilliant, compassionate, and empowering, world-renowned neuroscientist and best-selling author, Dr. Caroline Leaf, talks about her new book, Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess. She addresses what happens when we don’t use our minds properly. Why mind-management is the solution to cleaning up our mental mess and how the science can help us transition from being aware of toxic thoughts to catching and managing them. In other words, she teaches us how to renew our minds.

QUOTES

“We are literally made of love, we are made in God’s image and God is love, so we are made of love. And we see that [through] neuroscience…we are wired for love”

“People think science and spirituality are opposing forces…Science and spirituality are two sides of the same coin.”

“I am giving you the science on how to renew your mind.”

“Jesus was the most practical scientist out there.”

“Only 4% of churches are talking about mental health and when they do it’s all about, “it’s a sickness go to the doctor.”

“Churches should be where people are able to be comfortable enough to actually embrace process and reconceptualize. The model of Jesus is not being carried out in the church at all.”

“Wherever there is a legalistic model in place, and it’s not just the church, wherever there is a very religious legalistic model in place, you will have people that are tremendously emotionally impaired. So caught up in shame and condemnation that they can’t function.”

Dr. Caroline Leaf has spent the last 30 years researching the mind-brain connection, nature of mental health, and formation of memory. She was one of the first in her field to study how the brain can change with directed mind input (neuroplasticity). Throughout her years of clinical practice, she has helped hundreds of thousands of people 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.

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Podcast intro and outro music by Wilde Assembly

 

Derek Turner Follower of Jesus, in love with @sarahjturner, father to @caro.turn & @kaaatters, owner of Milo, pastor @rivercharlotte. Amazed by Grace www.rivercharlotte.com

Jason Clark is a writer, speaker, and lead communicator at A Family Story ministries. His mission is to encourage sons and daughters to grow sure in the love of an always-good heavenly Father. He and his wife, Karen, live in North Carolina with their three children.

2 Comments

  1. Tineke Ziemer

    This was so fascinating and interesting to digest! I love her approach to renewing the mind by actually going into the emotional pain instead of suppressing it. That is how God worked in me and transformed my entire lift last spring. It was hard, it hurt, but in sitting in the pain, I was able to understand it and learn from it and heal from it instead of it controlling me like it had for my entire life. Good stuff right there! I’ve ordered the book, looking forward to reading more in detail. Thanks for this, guys!

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    • Jason Clark

      Thanks for sharing Tineke!

      Yeah, her thoughts on Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane going through the pain was powerful. I loved her breakdown of how we are wired for love and how the science supports it. Could have spent the whole time there. She sure is brilliant. It was an honor to talk with her.

      I had only read, “Switch on Your Brain” which is good. This new one builds on that and is really practical. Good stuff!

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