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Dr. Afton Hassett

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This week on the Here’s What We Know Podcast, join us in this enlightening episode as we dive deep into the world of chronic pain with our guest, Dr. Afton Hassett, an experienced pain psychologist and the author of “Chronic Pain Reset”.  She offers informative content about how stress and mental health are intertwined with physical discomfort and delves into various aspects of chronic pain—its effects, causes, and potential treatments.

Listen in and discover valuable insights about how your emotions can affect your perception of discomfort, and learn practical strategies for dealing with persistent affliction. And together, let’s unlock the power of positivity in healing!

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In This Episode:

  • The Intersection of Mental and Physical Health 
  • Resilience in Managing Chronic Pain
  • The Power of Social Interaction
  • Customizing Treatment Plans
  • The Neuroscience Behind Pain 
  • The Invisible Nature Of Pain 
  • The Role Of Physical Activity And Sleep In Managing Chronic Pain 
  • Negative Impact Of Modern Devices On Sleep Quality  
  • Understanding Chronic Pain
  • The Biopsychosocial Aspects of Pain
  • Rewiring the Brain 
  • The Limitations Of Pharmaceuticals 
  • The Power Of Holistic Methods  
  • Pain Relief Through Enjoyable Activities 

Quotations:

“I think one of the most healing things that we can do is to just kind of step outside of ourselves.” ~ Dr. Afton Hassett

” The coolest evidence we have to date is that our emotions and our mindset can indeed influence our immunity and our ability to fight off a common cold and other viruses.” ~ Dr. Afton Hassett

“People just have to be open to kind of keep trying different things, and that’s what matters is to continue to try.” ~ Dr. Afton Hassett

“My goal is that down the road, I won’t even be helping people with chronic pain. That’ll be cured. But by helping them, I’m leading a life that feels really rich and rewarding.” ~ Dr. Afton Hassett

Guest’s Bio:

Dr. Afton Hassett is a licensed clinical psychologist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan. She received her BFA from Colorado State University and her doctorate from Alliant International University in San Diego, CA. As a principal investigator at the Chronic Pain & Fatigue Research Center, she conducts interdisciplinary research related to exploring the role of cognitive, affective, and behavioral factors in chronic pain populations. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and is a leader in the field of resilience and pain research. Her work has focused on exploring positive emotions and affective balance in people with pain; health-related quality of life in adult and pediatric rheumatology patients; and novel interventions to promote resilience and self-management for individuals with chronic pain. She is committed to education for individuals at many levels including patients, undergraduate and graduate students, medical residents, postdocs, physicians, and other healthcare providers. Dr. Hassett is the Director of Clinical Pain Research at the Back & Pain Center and the Past President of the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals – a division of the American College of Rheumatology. Current funding sources include National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the University of Michigan. With over $14M of research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Afton’s mission is to bring evidence-based strategies from research and academic settings to the people themselves. Her life’s work is dedicated to helping people with chronic pain live lives with less pain, greater happiness, and renewed purpose in life.

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Mark Anthony, Part 2

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This episode is sponsored by Habana Cuba.

The psychic lawyer returns! In this episode, Mark Anthony, author of The Afterlife Frequency, joins Gary to discuss hauntings, the soul, and his encounters with icons who have passed on to the other side. 

In This Episode:

  • Mark’s admiration of Nicola Tesla 
  • Mark’s latest book, The Afterlife Frequency
  • The 3 schools of thought around hauntings.
  • Mark’s near-death experience. 
  • Mark explains how the story of Jonah and the whale in the Bible may have been about a near-death experience.  
  • Does time exist?

Quotations 

“So I developed the term the electromagnetic soul to describe what we really are, which is pure consciousness.” ~Mark Anthony 

“The sixth sense is the ability to perceive beyond the seen world. That’s essentially what the word psychic means.” ~Mark Anthony 

And also when people say, oh, reincarnation, no, that’s evil. They gotta stop it with the evil. Alright? We’re talking about God here. There are no limitations on energy, on eternity.” ~Mark Anthony

The Electromagnetic spectrum moves at the speed of light, 186,282 miles per second.” ~Mark Anthony

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Guest Bio 

Mark Anthony, JD, Psychic Explorer (aka The Psychic Lawyer®  Psychic Attorney and Psychic Adventurer), is a world-renowned fourth-generation science-based evidential psychic medium who communicates with spirits. He is the author of the groundbreaking and critically acclaimed spiritual bestsellers The Afterlife Frequency, Evidence of Eternity, and Never Letting Go.

Mark’s credentials and experience are unparalleled in the paranormal world. He is an Oxford-educated trial attorney licensed to practice in Florida, Washington D.C., and before the United States Supreme Court. In England, he studied Mediumship at the prestigious Arthur Findlay College for the Advancement of Psychic Science.

Dr. Gary Schwartz, Professor of Psychology, Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, and Surgery at the University of Arizona and Director of the Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health is one of the foremost experts on the Survival of Consciousness and After Death Communication in the world. Dr. Schwartz studies psychic mediums and has ranked Mark as one of the top mediums in the United States. 

Mark is a recurring guest on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX Television, Gaia TV, and on major talk radio shows such as Coast to Coast AM, Darkness Radio, and Sirius XM as a psychic medium, paranormal and after-death communication expert, and legal analyst in high profile cases.

Mark was featured on the covers of OMTimes Magazine, and Best Holistic Life Magazine-which was the top-selling and most popular edition of Best Holistic Life to date.

He has also been featured in The Hollywood Times, The Huffington Post, The New York Post, Publisher’s Weekly, Writer’s Digest, Soeleish Magazines, Authority Magazine, Entrepreneurs Magazine, Conscious Community Magazine, Elephant Journal, LifeStyle Magazine, New Spirit Journal, Horizon’s Magazine, The Inquisitr, Staten Island Today, Sedona Red Rock News, Elite Man Magazine, Natural Awakenings, Verde Independent, Infinity Magazine (Canada), Spirituality Today (UK), Soul & Spirit (UK) and Quest: Journal of the Theosophical Society in America.

A charismatic, intelligent, and humorous accomplished public speaker, Mark headlines at conventions, expos, and spiritual organizations such as the Edgar Cayce A.R.E., IANDS (International Association for Near-Death Studies), Afterlife Research Education Institute (AREI), The Theosophical Society, Spiritual Awakenings International, Helping Parents Heal, Sedona Spirit Symposium, Vail Symposium and universities including Brown, Columbia, Harvard and Yale

Matthew Brownstein

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Matthew has traveled the world in pursuit of universal truths that all religions seem to point toward. Hypnotherapy, when performed in safe environments with medical supervision, can guide humans to a sense of peace that Matthew strives daily to share with the world. Take comfort in the years of research he is willing to bring to the table and offer free to anyone who takes the challenge to look deeper inside themselves and simply sit.

In this episode:

  • Matthew’s Spiritual Awakening: His Doorway to Hypnotherapy
  • Guiding Ourselves Out of Fear and Back to Love
  • Samyak Darshan: The Soul’s First Glimpse of Itself
  • Meditation: The Universal Truth of Just Sitting
  • Living in India: A Spiritual Center of Humanity
  • Medical Miracles and the Importance of Willingness
  • Matthew’s Spiritual Mission

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Quotations:

“Our childhood is a huge part of those blockages. So, if we’re not willing to look and acknowledge that we have a personal self that needs work like we need some healing to occur- If we don’t want to look at that, all we’re really doing is delaying something that I believe inevitably needs to occur, which is eventually we’re gonna let go of what we’re not, find out who we really are, let go of all that fear, and return to love. It’s really a simple model.” – Matthew Brownstein

“And the more I stay in the present moment, I realize: There’s love right here! There’s joy right here! It doesn’t require actions. It doesn’t require getting new things. It doesn’t require anything but being immensely present in the moment.” – Matthew Brownstein

 “One of the things I do is even these conversations. The centerpiece of this entire podcast is that sharing our stories unlocks the essence of being alive for all of us.” – Gary Scott Thomas

“Literally, the simplest teachings which can lead you to the most profound realizations and the most profound experiences is Sit Still. Five Minutes. Morning and Evening. Sit with a straight spine. Watch your breath. You can count your breaths from 1-10 and then start again at 1. And if all you did were that, you’d be doing what some of the most advanced Zen Monks are doing all around the world: Just sitting. So, In Zen practice, (…) one of the most refined versions of Buddhism is Zen Buddhism. And that’s not theistic in any way. It doesn’t go against Christianity because a Zen Meditator just sits down and sits. And actually, that’s just, ‘Be still and know that I am God.’” – Matthew Brownstein

“I realized the mind is the cause of human suffering. Like, we are just causing so much pain and distress unnecessarily because we have these untrained minds that don’t know how to tap into peace. So for me, instead of just focusing on the problem, I decided to focus on the solution, which, really, again, is the mind. So, as long as I know that I’m doing something to relieve suffering, then it’s nowhere near as devastating.” – Matthew Brownstein

“Miracles absolutely do occur. Yet what you’re talking about is the essence of it. We need to be in a state of miracle-mindedness and miracle-readiness. So the attitude is everything.” – Matthew Brownstein

“I’ll be on the meditation cushion, and God is like, ‘Alright, go write that book.’ I’m like, No! I just want to meditate. ‘Nope. Go write the book.’ Eventually, you just have to listen.” – Matthew Brownstein

Guest’s Bio:

  • CEO and Founder, Anahat Education Group, Inc.
  • Executive Director, Institute of Interpersonal Hypnotherapy
  • President, International Association of Interpersonal Hypnotherapy
  • Founder, Interpersonal NLP Society
  • Co-Founder, Illuminated Mind Podcast
  • Founder, IGE Networking Groups
  • Founder, Anahat Education Group’s Life Mastery Course
  • Founder, The Anahat Meditation System, and OnlineMonastery.com 
  • Publisher, Silent Light Publishers
  • Author, The Sacred Geometry of Meditation
  • Author, Interpersonal Hypnotherapy
  • Author, The Sutras on Healing and Enlightenment
  • Author, The Anahat Meditation System
  • Author, Peace Under All Circumstances
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Former Member, The Starchild Project
  • Teacher, A Course in Miracles
  • Master NLP Practitioner and Trainer
  • Certified Clinical and Transpersonal Hypnotherapist
  • Reiki Practitioner – Levels I and II
  • Attended University of Florida – Religion and Philosophy
  • Attended Florida School of Acupuncture
  • Attended Southwest Acupuncture College
  • Over 25,000 Hours of Hypnotherapy Classroom Training and Private Practice since 1997

Matthew J. Brownstein’s journey into spirituality, health, and healing began in 1992 with a profound spiritual awakening that made him seek the truths of all the world’s great wisdom traditions.  This sudden shift into a spiritual view of life led Matthew to change his major in college to Philosophy. Yet, in time it became clear to him that Philosophy was too intellectual and did not offer the direct experiences that he sought for.  Changing his major to Religion, Matthew soon discovered Mysticism and the more esoteric branches, which led to his increased spiritual experiences.  Not knowing what to do with this knowledge, he went to his first Acupuncture College to learn more about how energy blockages keep us from health, wholeness, and spiritual realization.

Matthew also studied Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Southwest College of Acupuncture, yet soon found Hypnotherapy and NLP and became fascinated with the mind’s ability to heal the body, clear emotional blocks, and restore one to their true self as Spirit.  This led to a journey into Hypnotherapy which became a huge foundation of Matthew’s Life’s Work.  Matthew’s primary inspiration and mentor for Hypnotherapy has been the late great Mr. Gil Boyne.

Matthew has in-depth training in Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Massage, Nutrition, Shiatsu, Reiki Levels I & II, Herbology, Homeopathy, Hypnotherapy, Breathwork, NLP, Yoga, Tai Chi, Chi Kung, Tai Chi Chih, Meditation, Past-Life Regression, Life-Between-Life Regression, Analytical Hypnotherapy, Hypnoanalysis, Gestalt, Ho’oponopono, and Radical Forgiveness.

Matthew is a monk at heart.  He has lived for over five years in spiritual settings, such as The Temple of the Universe with Michael “Mickey” A. Singer, Zen Mountain Monastery with John Daido Loori, and Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.  Matthew has studied and practiced Yoga, specifically Ashtanga and Kripalu.  He has practiced Tai Chi and Chi Kung through the teachings of Cheng Man Ching with the Yang Style Short Form.  Today, however, Matthew’s primary form of meditation is The Anahat Meditation System and A Course in Miracles.

Matthew opened his first Hypnotherapy practice in West Stockbridge, Massachusetts, in 1997 and has since logged over 25,000 hours in the classroom and private practice.  He opened the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy in 2007, with the help of Mr. Gil Boyne, and became the first licensed Hypnotherapy School in Florida.  Around 2011, the school moved to Tampa, Florida, and has now grown to become The Institute of Interpersonal Hypnotherapy, with teachers and practitioners that now span the globe.  Matthew has taught hypnotherapy in Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, New York, California, Washington State, Utah, Colorado, Massachusetts, and Costa Rica.

Worth noting about Matthew is his involvement with the late Lloyd Pye and The Starchild Project.  The Project attempted to prove or disprove the theory that a 900-year-old carbon-dated bone skull was of extraterrestrial origin.  Matthew was considered by Lloyd Pye to be the “Businessman” for the team, as Matthew formed the legal and corporate structure for the massive fundraising endeavor.  When Lloyd Pye passed, Matthew began more radio interviews, scientific experiments, lectures, and fundraising efforts.  Within two years, with the help of other team members, the Project succeeded, yet the scientific report which concluded the Project said that the skull was indeed human.  The Project was a success even though we were all hoping that the skull was otherworldly.  The skulls (Starchild and Female Companion) were returned to Mexico, where they originated from, and The Starchild Project team was dismantled.  For the final results, please visit https://thefieldreportscom.wordpress.com/2017/05/23/final-results-determining-if-the-starchild-skull-is-part-alien/.

Matthew always considered himself a monk, yet his mission kept calling him back into the world.  He, therefore, established OnlineMonastery.com to support himself and others in a monastic path that is lived in the world.  The Anahat Meditation System has become the foundation for Online Monastery, along with Matthew’s Meditations on Higher Consciousness, Peace Under All Circumstances, Out-of-Body Travel Teachings, Tantric Sexuality Teachings, and Advanced Teachings on Samadhi Meditation.

For 2022, Matthew’s projects include:

  • Basic and Master NLP Training through the Interpersonal NLP Society
  • Online Life Mastery Course Training
  • Online A Course in Miracles Training
  • Online Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Training
  • Continued growth of the Institute of Interpersonal Hypnotherapy
  • Rebranding all books and products, including new graphics for The Sacred Geometry of Meditation
  • An awesome May 2022 IAIH Online Conference called Synthesis

Matthew is available for private Hypnotherapy, Coaching, Mentoring, or Life Mastery sessions online through Zoom at $500 per hour.  Sessions usually run for two hours.  Please reach out to the Institute to inquire.

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About Matthew J. Brownstein

Psychic Lawyer Mark Anthony

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Have you ever wondered if we’re alone in the universe? Are people really able to talk to our loved ones who have passed? This episode is simply fascinating! Psychic Lawyer Mark Anthony joined Gary Scott Thomas for this week’s episode, and Mark gave us great insight into what it’s like to be a medium. There are several very unexpected moments in this conversation!

In this episode:

  • His first time in the Andes and the strange thing the locals gave him
  • Retro rockets 
  • Meeting Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin
  • MLK Jr.’s impact on Star Trek
  • Quantum Physics 
  • What led him to spontaneously quit practicing law
  • How spirits can “predict” the future
  • The different brain wave frequencies

Quotations:

“We have two seasons, spring and hell.” ~Mark Anthony

“I have found in my work as a medium that every life matters, every life counts. And there are so many days when people think nobody’s noticed me; I don’t matter. And that may be what you think, but in the bigger picture, everyone has their part to play.” ~Mark Anthony

I realized that everything that I’d been through led up to that point. That’s not some special thing unique to me. That’s unique to you, too. Everything in your life has led up to this point. That’s unique to everybody. Everything happens to us for good, for bad. What we may think is indifferent is all part of our journey. We grow in response to adversity. Something terrible happens to you like you lose a loved one; it’s your choice how you react to it. You’re welcome to start snorting all sorts of drugs, shoot up, do some heroin, start drinking… You can take that path, or you can get angry and resentful and bitter, or you can embark on a spiritual journey to become more open-minded and more compassionate.” ~Mark Anthony

“There’s a day we’re coming, and a day we’re leaving this world. And what we have a choice with is what we do with the time in between.” ~Mark Anthony

“I introduced the term the electromagnetic soul, and a number of scientists and neuroscientists have started using it. They’re referring to it as the EMS and such an honor. It’s to describe what we really are, which is a soul.” ~Mark Anthony

Guest’s Bio:

Mark Anthony, JD, Psychic Explorer (aka The Psychic Lawyer®  Psychic Attorney and Psychic Adventurer), is a world-renowned fourth-generation science-based evidential psychic medium who communicates with spirits. He is the author of the groundbreaking and critically acclaimed spiritual bestsellers The Afterlife Frequency, Evidence of Eternity, and Never Letting Go.

Mark’s credentials and experience are unparalleled in the paranormal world. He is an Oxford-educated trial attorney licensed to practice in Florida, Washington D.C., and before the United States Supreme Court. In England, he studied Mediumship at the prestigious Arthur Findlay College for the Advancement of Psychic Science.

Dr. Gary Schwartz, Professor of Psychology, Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, and Surgery at the University of Arizona and Director of the Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health, is one of the foremost experts on the Survival of Consciousness and After Death Communication in the world. Dr. Schwartz studies psychic mediums and has ranked Mark as one of the top mediums in the United States. 

Mark is a recurring guest on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX Television, Gaia TV, and on major talk radio shows such as Coast to Coast AM, Darkness Radio, and Sirius XM as a psychic medium, paranormal and after-death communication expert, and legal analyst in high profile cases.

Mark was featured on the covers of OMTimes Magazine, and Best Holistic Life Magazine-which was the top-selling and most popular edition of Best Holistic Life to date.

He has also been featured in The Hollywood TimesThe Huffington PostThe New York PostPublisher’s WeeklyWriter’s Digest, Soeleish Magazines, Authority Magazine, Entrepreneurs Magazine, Conscious Community Magazine, Elephant Journal, LifeStyle MagazineNew Spirit Journal, Horizon’s MagazineThe InquisitrStaten Island TodaySedona Red Rock News, Elite Man MagazineNatural AwakeningsVerde Independent, Infinity Magazine (Canada)Spirituality Today (UK), Soul & Spirit (UK) and Quest: Journal of the Theosophical Society in America.

A charismatic, intelligent, and humorous accomplished public speaker, Mark headlines at conventions, expos, and spiritual organizations such as the Edgar Cayce A.R.E., IANDS (International Association for Near-Death Studies), Afterlife Research Education Institute (AREI), The Theosophical Society, Spiritual Awakenings International, Helping Parents Heal, Sedona Spirit Symposium, Vail Symposium and universities including Brown, Columbia, Harvard and Yale.

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