Hypnotized to Transform with Edwin Selij

Edwin Selij
“Hypnotherapy merges psychotherapy with the altered state of consciousness known as hypnosis, unlocking a vast potential. This unique combination can yield results in mere sessions that might otherwise take years to achieve through traditional therapy.”
Edwin Selij

From Kabbalah, I learned that a miracle isn’t defined as when the impossible becomes possible. A miracle is defined as removing the illusionary veils that don’t allow us to see the light in every experience and every moment.

In today’s episode, I’m honored to have Edwin Selij joining us, an acclaimed expert guiding thousands to transcend limitations through hypnotherapy. As the owner of Europe’s largest hypnosis institute, Edwin has spent over a decade empowering individuals to dissolve constraints and access greater possibilities.

In this discussion, Edwin highlights the distinction between hypnosis and hypnotherapy. He talks about his origins in this arena in Holland, where he has become quite renowned. Drawing from client experiences, as well as parenting lessons, he explains how hypnotherapy can help reframe even seemingly impossible circumstances. Edwin outlines simple techniques anyone can practice to disassociate from distressing emotions and reconnect with joyful resources within.

As he compellingly expresses, his aim isn’t to hypnotize people but to awaken them from limiting trances. It’s a fascinating, consciousness-expanding exploration that will reshape your sense of what’s possible. So, without any further ado, on with the show!

Deathly Ill to Vitally Alive with James Guldan

James Guldan
“Your body is a powerful weapon, genetically engineered to solve and heal. You just need to prepare for it to work.”
James Guldan

How do we find meaning in suffering? In this powerful episode, we explore one man’s harrowing health journey and the lessons it taught him.

My guest on today’s show is James Guldan, whose growth firm, , Magic Agency has generated more than 1 billion dollars for clients like the Dalai Lama, Peter Diamandis, Frank Kern, and many more in the information product and physical product space.

In this episode, James discusses how, after getting divorced, he developed dozens of mysterious symptoms over the course of three years – from a collapsed lung to vertigo and renal failure. Despite seeing countless specialists, he was given no solutions besides “good luck.”

Facing unbearable, unrelenting pain, James considered ending his life through physician-assisted death. But just before committing to a plan, he began improving by 1% – giving him hope. Through determination and alternative therapies, James overcame chronic Lyme disease, toxic mold exposure, and more. He shares how surrendering control and finding peace with death paradoxically brought healing. If you or a loved one have faced serious health challenges, this story of resilience is a genuine inspiration. So, without any further ado, on with the show!

Wellness Wake-Up Call with Rafael Andrade

Rafael Andrade
“Reflect on the world outside you and then the universe within to discover far greater insights than you can perceive with your senses.”
Rafael Andrade

You know, if you’ve been a listener of mine for any length of time, that I’m a geek when it comes to optimizing health and performance. So anytime I can chat with an inspiring expert in the field of biohacking, I jump at the chance!

Today’s guest, Rafael Andrade, left behind a 24-year engineering career to start a venture aimed at helping others improve their lives. Through a journey marked by growth and humility, Rafael discovered the necessity to unlearn outmoded ideas, embrace fresh ones, and grapple with challenging concepts.

After experiencing two significant wake-up calls, Rafael made a dramatic shift from his successful corporate life, armed with a newfound awareness of the importance of health and well-being.

In this episode, we delve into Rafael’s origin story and learn about his transition into a life committed to personal up-leveling. Rafael shares his experience with different modalities, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, infrared sauna therapy, and low-level light therapy. From mastering a proper breathing process to discovering the benefits of sweat therapy and using light to reduce inflammation, Rafael’s journey is a trove of practical, science-backed insights into achieving a healthier life. By integrating ancient wisdom with modern technology, he has successfully promoted resilience against disease and improved overall quality of life. Rafael’s life is a testament to the pursuit of knowledge and the joy of sharing it. So, without any further ado, on with the show!

Near-Death Life Lessons with Dr. Eben Alexander

Dr. Eben Alexander
“We are all connected. Regardless of your belief system, there’s a benevolent, loving force at the core of the universe, which unites us all.”
Dr. Eben Alexander

We’ve all seen those scenes in Hollywood movies where a character is dying and their whole life flashes before them.

Well, my guest today is here to tell you that that is not merely the stuff of sci-fi movies, that stuff is real. In November 2008, neurosurgeon Dr. Eben Alexander lapsed into a coma after suffering from a disease so lethal that only 1 in 10,000,000 survive. After the week-long coma, he experienced a transcendental near-death experience that completely transformed his worldview. Eben’s the author of the New York Times #1 bestseller Proof of Heaven, The Map of Heaven, and Living in a Mindful Universe.

In today’s episode, I ask Eben about that “life review” that happened to him. He explains it as a personal revelation — a God’s-eye point of view that helped him understand how we’re truly all in this together. We discuss how it’s possible to recover memories of our past lives through modalities like binaural beats and hypnotic regression. If you’re intrigued by the idea of how we can access this primordial mind to recover memories that can help us to more deeply define our role as souls in this lifetime, this is a riveting episode.

So, without any further ado, on with the show!

Design Your Best Health Regimen with Dr. Molly Maloof

Dr. Molly MaloofStephan Spencer
“Optimal health is not a destination. It’s a continuous process of active participation in goal-oriented wellness.”
Dr. Molly Maloof

What are the secrets to improved health, happiness, and longevity? This is the quest my guest today has taken up. Dr. Molly Maloof is a leading biohacker and physician who provides health optimization and personalized medicine to high-achieving entrepreneurs, investors, and technology executives. For three years, she taught a pioneering course on healthspan in the Wellness Department of the medical school at Stanford University before launching her own company. Her brand new, highly-acclaimed book, The Spark Factor: The Secret to Supercharging Energy, Becoming Resilient, and Feeling Better Than Ever is an excellent biohacking resource, particularly for women.

In today’s episode, we talk about Dr. Molly’s holistic health philosophy, which incorporates physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness. We discuss the concept that optimal health is not a destination, but a continuous process of active participation in a goal-orientated wellness lifestyle. We touch on the importance of social connection, and how one of the biggest tragedies of the pandemic was the isolation people experienced when they were social distancing. Today’s episode is a powerful must-listen for anyone who is curious about cracking the code to better health and wellness. So, without any further ado, on with the show!

Reprogram Your Brain for Success with John Assaraf

John Assaraf
“We live in an abundant universe where everything we need is right here, right now. All we have to do is access the abundance.”
John Assaraf

Why do some people experience scarcity when there is an abundance of wealth, resources, and innovation available on this planet? And why do some people fight and run away from their fears while others run towards them?

My guest on today’s show has made it his mission to help people break through what holds them back from achieving and living their best lives. John Assaraf, “The Brain Whisperer,” is one of the leading high-performance success coaches in the world. He is a behavioral neuroscience researcher who has appeared numerous times on Larry King Live, Anderson Cooper, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. I am so impressed by how John works with clients, “innercising” the right neuromuscles in order to shift mindset, expectations, and perspective. In today’s episode, we discuss that shift where if you come from a place of abundance, you can easily spot opportunities in your favor. We also talk about the ways people can cultivate deeper thinking by training their brains to ask better and more profound questions. If you’re curious at all about manifesting spiritual, mental, and financial abundance in your life, this is one powerhouse of an episode you won’t want to miss. So, without any further ado, on with the show!

Artificial Intelligence Risks and Rewards with Dr. Ben Goertzel

Dr. Ben Goertzel
“The interplay between spiritual intuitive insight and science and engineering is going to be one of the more interesting things during the next couple of decades as we advance toward singularity.”
Dr. Ben Goertzel

Artificial Intelligence is evolving quickly; some argue faster than humanity can cope with. What can’t be argued is how sweeping the impact of AI will be on the world. As all this continues to unfold, what’s the impact for us now and in the future? And how will it affect the next generation?

In this episode, Dr. Ben Goertzel and I dive deep into the intricacies and possibilities of artificial intelligence and the urgent need for us humans to prepare for this brave new world.

Dr. Ben is a cross-disciplinary scientist, entrepreneur, and author. He leads the SingularityNET Foundation, the OpenCog Foundation, and the AGI Society, which runs the annual Artificial General Intelligence conference.

Dr. Ben also chairs the futurist nonprofit Humanity+ and serves as Chief Scientist of AI firms Singularity Studio, Rejuve, SingularityDAO, and Xccelerando Media, which are all parts of the SingularityNET ecosystem.

If you’d like to understand the benefits, risks and implications of AI from one of the top minds in the field, you’re in the right place. This episode is packed with thought-provoking insights from one of the most sought-after futurists. Dr. Ben made a compelling case for decentralizing AI and why it’s our mission not to let it be controlled by a single organization. We even discussed how superintelligent machines connect with spirituality.

And now, without further ado, on with the show!

How to Heal Childhood Trauma with Shalev Amar

Shalev Amar
“It’s important to process, release, and heal trauma because if you don’t, you’ll keep reliving these same patterns over and over again.”
Shalev Amar

We’ve all experienced childhood trauma to varying degrees. Heaven knows I got more than my fair share of it — in the forms of physical, verbal, mental and emotional abuse.

I’ve heard that trauma is anything less than nurturing. By that definition, I would guess that captures my entire listener base. But this is not usually talked about publicly. Today, we have one brave guest willing to bare his soul, discuss publicly his childhood wounding, and most importantly, share his healing journey, including those modalities that worked and those that didn’t.

By day, Shalev Amar is a successful attorney who’s assisted many consumers of lemon vehicles for 17 years.

Shalev has studied trauma processing, releasing, and healing methods for 9 years to overcome his own childhood trauma. He’s come onto Get Yourself Optimized to share what he’s learned with those of us who face our own trauma challenges or have people in our lives that we care about who are held back by their trauma.

Let’s get on with this important episode!

Behind the Scenes of Hustle and Flowchart with Joe Fier & Matt Wolfe

Joe Fier & Matt Wolfe
“Do not focus on the numbers; instead, focus on the message and the brand awareness.”
Joe Fier & Matt Wolfe

Have you ever wondered about the daily routines of podcast hosts? There’s a lot that goes into planning a successful podcast, but it’s not all booking guests and counting subscribers. Our guests today open up about all things Hustle and Flowchart.

Joe Fier and Matt Wolfe are entrepreneurs, marketers, mastermind hosts, speakers, and authors. They co-host the popular podcast Hustle and Flowchart. Joe began his career in business consulting and video sales, while Matt started out by blogging and building WordPress websites.

In today’s episode, Matt and Joe share what they love about hosting their podcast. They go into morning rituals, breathwork, biohacking devices, spiritual experiences, and their own personal strengths and weaknesses. We discuss what it’s like to interview multiple people a week and how to implement their advice without getting overwhelmed. Rather than focusing solely on the numbers, Joe and Matt are simply trying to put their message out there. This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to start a podcast, already has a podcast, or identifies as a podcast addict always looking for more!

Beating Cancer with Michelle Patterson

There’s an Indian proverb that goes something like, “A healthy person has many wishes, but the sick person has only one.” Statistically speaking, we in the Western world are most likely to die from cancer. Yes, cancer recently surpassed heart disease as the biggest killer. It really is no longer viable to stand idly by without taking some proactive actions to prevent cancer and to innovatively treated if you have it. We all have cancer cells in our bodies circulating in our bloodstream. It’s just that our immune system is keeping that in check. Well, until it doesn’t. 

Michelle Patterson
“As long as I’m on the planet, I’m going to share with anybody that will listen. My job is to spread the message that this is your opportunity to fall in love with yourself”
Michelle Patterson

My guest today for this episode number 217 is Michelle Patterson. Michelle is the founder and CEO of the California Women’s Conference. If you’ve ever gone you know how huge this event is. But now Michelle is on a wellness sabbatical from her business, as she was diagnosed earlier this year with stage four breast cancer. Don’t worry about her though, as she is defying the odds and you’re about to learn how. Michelle was on a mission to help women truly own their health and put their own oxygen mask on first. Her goal for 2020 is to build a community of 1 million women united by cannabis as a healing plant medicine. Get ready for a frank discussion that may just one day save your life.