Published on:

24th May 2022

The Science Of Mental Health w/Dr. Caroline Leaf EP 374

Dr. Caroline Leaf is a communication pathologist and cognitive neuroscientist with a Masters and Ph.D. in Communication Pathology. She has researched the mind-brain connection, the nature of mental health, and the formation of memory for over 30 years now. Dr. Caroline is also the bestselling author of Switch on Your Brain, Think Learn Succeed, Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess, and host of the top mental health podcast Cleaning up Your Mental Mess.

In today’s episode, Dr. Caroline explained the difference between the human mind and the brain. Our mind is our most powerful tool. Dr. Caroline talks about using neurocycles in dealing with various mental health issues and controlling the way we perceive our situations. 

🥇“What advice do you have for someone who is struggling with adversity right now”🥇

Dr. Leaf  says, “Your mind is the most powerful part of you, and how you use your mind will determine the quality of your life.”


  • 04:31 How Neurocycle can help people struggling with mental health issues
  • 13:25 The secret to rewiring our brain 
  • 21:10 What determines our mental health 
  • 24:14 What to look out for when one is dealing with trauma or addiction 


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About the Podcast

University of Adversity
Welcome to University of Adversity, a podcast where we explore the human experience of overcoming obstacles and achieving personal growth through real-life stories of accomplished individuals. From professional athletes to NY Times bestselling authors, celebrities, spiritual leaders, doctors, scientists, and billionaires, we bring you a diverse range of perspectives on the challenges and triumphs of adversity. Each episode is designed to provide listeners with inspiration, motivation, and practical tools to help them navigate through difficult times. We cover a wide range of topics related to mental health, personal development, self-improvement and resilience building, offering expert insights and actionable advice. Join us as we discover how to overcome adversity, cope with stress, and achieve your goals on this journey of self-discovery and personal growth, highlighting the stories of the everyday heroes among us.

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Lance Essihos

As an experienced veteran with adversity, Lance has faced some of life's most difficult challenges. Grinding his way through the hockey ranks to traveling the world as a bartender. Through his personal battle with drugs and alcohol for well over a decade, the tragic loss of his brother to suicide followed by the great loss of his father to cancer only a year later, Lance realized he had hit rock bottom. In the darkest of days, he made a promise to himself that he would create a new life, one that would make an impact and inspire the masses, leaving the world in a better place than he found it. Lance has made it his mission to facilitate the message of positive change through adversity and encourage people to see the light through the darkness of life's worst moments.