Episode 193: Overcoming Fear + Embracing Self-Trust:Your Path to Personal Growth w/Dr. Julia DiGangi

Drama-Free Healthy Living With Jess Cording

19-09-2023 • 44 min

If you're feeling stuck in a cycle of negative self-talk and self-sabotage, constantly trying different strategies for personal growth without seeing any lasting change, then you are not alone! Many individuals struggle to integrate their thoughts, behaviors, and emotions, leading to a lack of progress and a sense of frustration.

In this episode, we cover:

👉Tapping into the life-changing potential of accepting challenging emotions as a tool for personal expansion.
👉The significance of relying on self-trust when faced with unpredictable circumstances.
👉How feelings of worthlessness can subtly guide your behaviours in ways you may not have realised.
👉The vitality of emotional energy in cultivating healthier relationships and improved wellness.
👉How to balance thought, action, and emotion to live a richer, more vibrant life.

My special guest is Julia DiGangi

Dr. Julia DiGangi is a neuropsychologist, who completed her residency at Harvard Medical
School, Boston University School of Medicine, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. She has nearly two decades of experience studying the connection between our brains and our behavior. Dr. DiGangi has worked with leaders at The White House Press Office, global companies, international NGOs, and the US Special Forces. Her understanding of stress, trauma, and resilience is also informed by her work in international development and humanitarian aid, where she served some of the world’s most vulnerable communities. The founder of NeuroHealth Partners, a neuropsychology-based consultancy, DiGangi shows people—at work and at home—how to harness the power of the brain to lead more satisfying and emotionally intelligent lives. She is the author of Energy Rising.

🌎 Connect with Julia DiGangi at drjuliadigangi.com.

Website: https://drjuliadigangi.com/

Social media links: Instagram,
Facebook,
LinkedIn,
and Twitter

🖋️ Some key points
(03:55) - Julia’s origin story,

(06:59) - emotions and energy,

(08:50) - danger vs. feeling in danger,

(17:42) - overthinking, overworking, overgiving,

(16:31) - the impact of fear,

(19:15) - the quest for certainty,

(20:51) - the origin of self-trust,

(27:25) - seeking external approval,

(28:53) - aligning thoughts, behaviours, and feelings,

(29:46) - taking small steps, avoiding extremes,

(31:48) - sense of movement and evolution,

(41:06) - the power of working with trauma,

(41:36) - embracing inadequacy,

(42:03) - how to connect with Julia

(43:05) - integrating the three engines of the brain,

📑 The resources mentioned in this episode are:

  • Visit Dr. Julia DiGangi's website at www.drjuliadigangi.com to learn more about her work in neuropsychology and to explore her services.

  • Check out Dr. Julia DiGangi's book, Energy Rising, for more insights on harnessing the power of the brain for a more satisfying and emotionally intelligent life. You can find it on her website or on popular online bookstores.

  • Follow Dr. Julia DiGangi on Instagram (@drjuliadigangi) for updates, inspiration, and valuable content related to neuropsychology and emotional well-being.

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