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80. The Science of Hope: Your Innate Resilience and Power to Change (Depression and Anxiety Coping Skills Podcourse)

If you've experienced years of depression and anxiety, it may seem like that's just your "new normal" and the way things will always be. But, that's just not the case. Change is always possible. There's a science behind getting out of that fog of depression and anxiety and building a more resilient and joyful life. In this episode, Henry will dive into this "Science of Hope" with the help of three essential scientific realms; epigenetics, neurogenesis, and neuroplasticity. Understanding the science of these can create space around depression and anxiety. Enough space to put a spotlight on your innate resilience and ability to change. Remember, the choices you make today can lead to a brighter, more joyful future in just six to twelve months. 


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Here's a bit more about those scientific realms and what you'll learn in this episode:

  1. Epigenetics: Discover how your genetics are not the final say in whether you have depression and how you can influence the expression of your genes to promote wellbeing.

  2. Neurogenesis: Learn about the brain's remarkable ability to transform and repair itself, and how you can foster the growth of new brain cells through simple practices.

  3. Neuroplasticity: Understand how your brain can create new pathways, enabling you to break free from negative thought patterns and build healthier ones.

We'll also share practical steps you can take, including:

  • The role of exercise, diet, and connection in promoting mental health.
  • How conscious awareness can help you reshape your thought patterns.
  • The importance of fostering positive emotions and relationships.


Note: This episode is part of our Podcourse! To get the most of the course, you may want to follow along in order, beginning with episode #78 and you can visit the Podourse Page to find all the episodes. However, these episodes can be listened to in any order and you can take action with any strategy that you feel connected to. 


Links and Sources:

  • Podcourse Page: This is your go-to place to find all episodes in one convenient place for easy reference and sharing.
  • Resilient Community: Access lots of extra resilience-boosting resources AND you'll join a group of inspiring folks who play an integral role in keeping this podcast going... which means powerful resources (like this course) stay accessible to everyone.  
  • Joy Lab Program: Take the next leap in your wellbeing journey with step-by-step practices to help you build and maintain the elements of joy in your life.
  • Subscribe to our Newsletter: Join us over at NaturalMentalHealth.com for exclusive emails, updates, and additional strategies.