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Nov 20, 2019

Owen Fitzpatrick is a social psychologist, globetrotting storyteller, and leading expert in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming). He has authored 8 books, travelled to over 100 countries, and his Tedx Talk entitled ‘Mind Control: How to Win the War in Your Head’ has over 1M views on YouTube.  

Topics explored:

  • The three selves: Hidden self, public self, private self
  • How not to be boring; gaining a charismatic edge
  • The art of influence and persuasion
  • ‘Inner propaganda’ and the dark side of your persona
  • ‘When you’re depressed you don’t think negatively; when you’re depressed you believe negatively’
  • Challenging negative thoughts through asking questions: Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Byron Katie’s The Work
  • “I can’t trust myself right now:” How to pivot from a negative thought 
  • Body budget: the amount of energy you need at a given moment in time
  • Gut-Brain connection: does what we eat have a direct impact on how we think?
  • What is emotional granularity and how do we improve it? 
  • Can positive thinking serve as a ‘gateway drug’ to achieving our dreams
  • What is Neurolinguistic Programming? (NLP)
  • Do rewards motivate people?
  • Rewards: Can we influence ourselves by intentionally creating a Dopamine Effect? 
  • Tricks for motivating yourself to get out of bed in the morning
  • What to do when you hit rock bottom

Show Resources:

Owen’s Tedx Talk/ Rap on YouTube

Owen’s YouTube Channel

Changing Minds Podcast with Owen Fitzpatrick

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Owen mentions Brene Brown’s work on vulnerability: 

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The Thought Room is a combination of edge-of-your-seat storytelling and groundbreaking interviews with celebrated thought-leaders like Erick Godsey and many more from around the world.

Recorded everywhere from hotel rooms in New York City, to a camper van in Maine; from the coastal forests of Costa Rica, to a picnic blanket amongst grapes in a vineyard in Sedona—host Hallie Rose captures rich, face-to-face interviews and intimate storytelling in a variety of eccentric locations.

From musicians to mathematicians, life coaches to psychonauts, PhDs to professional athletes—we’ll invite them all to step into the Thought Room to spill their stories and share their most distilled wisdom. The show covers a breadth of topics including psychology, spirituality, sex & relationships, psychedelics, ayahuasca, non-violent communication, law of attraction, bio-hacking, fitness, nutrition, alternative health, personal development, business & entrepreneurship, mindfulness, yoga, and meditation.


Quotes from my guests on Psychedelics:

“Psychedelics are like a direct portal to the Psyche” - Erick Godsey

“What my experience with psychedelics has taught me is that all the magic is here!” - Kyle Buller

“The medicines have a way of changing one's perspective powerfully and profoundly.” - Luke Storey

“Psychedelics are not suppressed because they are dangerous to users; they’re suppressed because they provoke unconventional thought, which threatens any number of elites and institutions that would rather do our thinking for us.” - Dr. Dennis McKenna


Quotes from my guests on Consciousness:

“I’m a true believer that our lives are a product of our imagination.” - Ollie Ollerton

“Never let those who lack belief in themselves rob you of yours.” - Dorian Yates

“Your ability to feel good in any kind of environment is up to you.” - Dr. Craig Koniver


Quotes from my guests on Ayahuasca:

“And I am leaving, knowing — I don’t want my dharma revealed to me...I want to create it, I want to walk it, I want to dance it, moment by moment. Thank you, Ayahuasca.” - Erick Godsey

“Ayahuasca is a symbiotic ally of the human species.” - Dennis McKenna


Celebrated guests include Dr. Dennis McKenna, Justin Wren, Erick Godsey, Ollie Ollerton & Dorian Yates. 


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