Oct 20 2020 70 mins 1.1k

Welcome to the Cognitive Rampage Podcast. The exploratory podcast pushing you to question yourself and everything else. Making you think with cerebral guests, and offering hardcore mental health help. I'm your host Adam Lowery. I have published two books, appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience, MSNBC, NASDAQ Live, NBC, multiple podcasts and radio shows. I am a retired nightclub connoisseur and drug dealer turned retired Mental Health Therapist turned Author, Podcaster, CEO, Comedy Club Owner and Comedy Host. I hold both, B.A. and B.S. Degrees, a Minor in Sociology, a Masters in Mental Health and a Doctorate from Sidewalk U. As a Therapist, I founded the integrative therapeutic approach Transrational Structural Behavior Theory (TSBT), and have also been credited with the discovery of the Athletes Depression Diagnosis. In my flow time you will find me doing stand-up comedy or producing comedy shows. I love the great outdoors. I surf, dive, kayak, spearfish, offshore and inshore fish. I’ve caught and hunted my own food since I was a child and have survived on a deserted island. If comedy or nature isn’t calling, you’ll find me training boxing and kickboxing. I enjoy cooking, podcasting, playing pool, frisbee or reading a physical book. I have a serious addiction to the ocean, listening to podcasts, new experiences and randomness. I talk to strangers, and too much. I love most people, including you. In my book series The Cognitive Rampage, I fuse the cognitive, behavioral, social and biological sciences into a self application to help you create and sustain change in your life, and to reveal the authentic you. Available on Amazon, Kindle and Barnes and Noble. I hope you’re taking care of you and living your Cognitive Rampage! What does that mean? It is about cultivating happiness through a passionate pursuit of life optimization, an enthusiastically persistent search for competence in mind, body and belief while building an optimistically rational life philosophy and living and growing your purposeful structure. I hope you'll stay around by subscribing to the podcast on iTunes, Spotify and YouTube, following me on Facebook, Twitter and IG, and buying my book on Amazon so we can keep exploring this amazing human experience together.

Cognitive Rampage #278: Dr. Patricia Zurita Ona
Aug 03 2020 83 mins  
Dr. Zurita Ona, or “Dr. Z,” is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in California. For over fourteen years she has developed significant experience working with children, adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety and emotion regulation problems; particular areas of expertise are Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Dr. Z serves on the Board of Directors for OCD SF Bay Area, an affiliate of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF), and is in charge of the Clinical Symposium for the annual conference of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). Dr. Z is the author of the following books: ACT beyond OCD: An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy workbook for adults The ACT Workbook for Teens with OCD: Unhook Yourself and Live Life to the Full, is dedicated to all the teens she worked with and were struggling with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Parenting a troubled teen: using acceptance and commitment therapy, written for parents or caregivers raising teens struggling with “feeling too much, too quick, and acting too soon.” Escaping the emotional roller coaster: ACT for the emotionally sensitive, a self-help book for adults struggling with having an emotional switch that goes on and off, anytime, anywhere. Dr. Z is the co-author of the book Mind and emotions: a universal protocol for emotional disorders” that has received a “Self-help seal of merit” from the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapists (ABCT).” Dr. Z also presents at local, national, and international conferences her clinical work. In addition to her doctoral training, Dr. Z is a graduate of the International OCD foundation Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) for the treatment of pediatric OCD and adult OCD; her clinical work is primarily based on Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), the recognized front-line treatment for OCD, anxiety and related condition disorders. Dr. Z completed a 10-day intensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and over the last 10 years, she has been learning, practicing, and teaching Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) applied to specific populations. In 2019 Dr. Z was nominated a Fellow of the Association of Contextual Behavioral Science. In addition to private practice, Dr. Z is a clinical faculty for The Wright Institute where she supervises and teaches doctoral students.

Cognitive Rampage #275: Dr. Patricia Gerbarg, MD
Jul 27 2020 95 mins  
Patricia L. Gerbarg, M.D. Professor in Psychiatry, New York Medical College, Brown University and Harvard Medical School Alumni. Co-Author of The Healing Power of the Breath and other award winning books, Researcher, An expert in psychiatry, trauma, neurobiology, and the integration of mind-body practices in psychotherapy for the American Psychiatric Association (APA). Her research focuses on mind-body practices for reducing the effects of stress, anxiety, trauma, and stress-related medical illnesses. In addition to her clinical practice of psychiatry, Dr. Gerbarg provides consultation and clinical supervision and facilitates the development of research projects on the health benefits of mind-body practices. Her interest is the integration of psychiatry, standard medicine, mind-body treatments, nutrients and medicinal herbs to promote healthy living, disease prevention, and more effective treatments for stress, fatigue, depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. With Dr. Richard P. Brown she has co-authored over 40 scientific articles, book chapters, and health books on complementary and integrative treatments. In The Rhodiola Revolution, they present the scientific basis for the health benefits of an adaptogen herb in the context of a five-step holistic approach to reducing stress and maintaining energy. Their award-winning books include, How to use Herbs, Nutrients, and Yoga in Mental Health Care (WW Norton 2009), Non-Drug Treatments for ADHD (WW Norton 2012) and The Healing Power of the Breath.

TCR #124: Dan Cleland
Jan 19 2017 89 mins  
The Cognitive Rampage Podcast #124: Dan Cleland (Founder, Trip Leader) Dan Cleland Author of Pulse Of The Jungle and Founder of Pulse Tours - Ayahuasca Adventure Center Over 10 years ago, a young man from Walkerton, Ontario, Canada had a recurring dream to explore the world. The day to day cage of 9-5 was not big enough to contain this young adventurer. He began to research the great land of sandy beaches, cheap beer and groovy vibes … Brazil. After learning some Portuguese, buying some maps of Brazil and maxing out his credit at the bank, Daniel Cleland ventured off on an independently organized six week journey through Brazil. The minute he arrived to his hostel in Copacabana, he dropped his bags and B-lined straight to the beach … the first time this land-locked boy had seen the ocean in years. As his eyes feasted on the glorious expanse of Copacabana beach, Daniel knew that dreams were just reality waiting to happen. His life had taken a turn, and the rest of his six week adventure would define the next decade of his life. Upon returning the 9-5 grind in Canada after his six week sojourn in the land of samba and caipirinhas, the only thought in Daniel’s mind was “how do I get back there?” Within a month, he’d located a job in international tourism and began to work his way back down to the promised land. Working for a major international travel company, Daniel spent the next years leading adventures all across Central and South America, where he learned how to communicate like a pro in Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese, and how to show people the gems of this awe-inspiring continent. Never being one to play by anyone else’ rules, Daniel began to do his own thing and create itineraries to South America for family and friends. Now, Pulse Adventure Tours has become a live and thriving entity, with a growing culture of awesome people’s support! Traveling the world has also inspired Daniel to enroll in a Master of Arts degree in Intercultural and International Communication, from which he is graduating in 2014. Familiarity with this field of study helps Pulse Adventure Tours build strong intercultural bridges between our travelers and the locals we encounter along the way. Many of our travelers experience a whole new world which they return to independently in the future.

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