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The Adversity Advantage

Sep 27, 2021

Today’s guest is Dr. Wendy Suzuki. Dr. Suzuki is a Neuroscientist and Professor of Neural Science and Psychology at the Center for Neural Science at NYU.


Her research heavily focuses on brain plasticity and she is best known for her extensive work studying areas in the brain critical for our ability to form and retain new long-term memories.


Dr. Suzuki’s Ted Talk has more than 31 million views on Facebook and it was the second most watched Ted Talk of 2018.


She has also penned two books.  Her latest, “Good Anxiety: Harnessing the Power of the Most Misunderstood Emotion”  is an absolute masterclass on how to transform your relationship with anxiety and use it as a powerful tool for growth. 


In today’s conversation, we talk all things anxiety including the different types and why it can actually be healthy for you. Dr. Suzuki and I chat about why so many people have a hard time dealing with anxiety and she also shares some different techniques that you can use to improve your relationship with anxiety both short-term and long term.


We also get into the subject of neuroplasticity including what it is and why it plays such a pivotal role in your brain’s ability to handle anxiety. Dr. Suzuki and I discuss how changing your perception of anxiety can allow you to use it to your advantage. She also shares some things that exacerbate anxiety. We discuss the neuroscience of exercise and why it is so beneficial for improving your brain’s response to anxiety. She will reveal the most shocking thing she found when conducting her research on anxiety and so much more!


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