Welcome back to the Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast for episode #148 that I’m hoping will expand your thinking, like it did mine, with our next guest, who has worked with Tony Robbins, leaders of Microsoft and IBM and other high-powered executives to elevate states of consciousness, results and high levels of productivity in elite athletes, to regular people, just like you and me.
I'm Andrea Samadi, author, and educator from Toronto, Canada, now in Arizona, and like many of our listeners, have been fascinated with learning and understanding the science behind high performance strategies in our schools, sports, and the workplace with ideas that we can all use, understand and implement immediately.
This week’s guest, Dr. James Hardt, of the Biocybernaut Institute[i], has devoted his life to the study of the electrophysiological basis of advanced spiritual states. He has travelled the globe in pursuit of his research including his visit to India to study advanced Yogis, from Zen Masters to prayer, Dr. Hardt has continued his relentless pursuit of advanced brainwave and meditation connections that allow people to become the best form of themselves that they can be. He believes it’s possible to “Change Your Brainwaves and Change Your Life.”[ii]
Dr. Hardt’s Alpha One Training is you if:
You’re a high performing CEO/entrepreneur who wants to connect more effectively with your customers, clients, employers, and employees;
You are an athlete who wants to access “the zone” on demand, to live in a Flow State, to improve your results, maximize your training, and turbocharge your practice;
You are an artist or writer who wants to deepen and strengthen your visionary capacity and create better than ever before from your highest Flow State;
You feel like negativity and traumas have been steering your life for years, ruining your health, relationships and finances;
You are a dedicated spiritual seeker, but states of mind like bliss, serenity, gratitude and Oneness are something you only read about in books;
You want to radically improve your “emotional intelligence” (EQ) and relationship skills for all good reasons: happier marriage, intimate relationships, better parenting or friendships...
Let’s dive into this new world and uncover what Dr. Hardt believes is the key to improved productivity and results.
Welcome Dr. Hardt, it’s wonderful to meet you, especially since your offices are in Sedona, AZ, which is just a little over a 2-hour drive from me here in Chandler, AZ. Thank you for being here today.
Q1: Dr. Hardt, I am very interested in helping people to use an understanding of their brain for improved results in their personal and professional lives, and just released an episode about the importance of understanding our brain states. Can you give an overview of our brain states, why you think most people are operating in the BETA state, (with high stress) and what happens when we are able to access the ALPHA brain state (where higher levels of productivity are experienced?
Q2: I know that Tony Robbins who you have worked with says “There is no problem that can’t be solved in Alpha” and until I saw your work, I only knew of accessing this brain state through a daily meditation and mindfulness practice, where we can feel a sense of calmness, inner peace, and increase productivity, but to access these levels, it takes years of daily practice. For people who might want the benefits from the Alpha Brain state (like higher IQ or EQ) can you explain what is the patented neurofeedback training you have developed, more about your programs, and the best way for people listening to learn more?
Q3: I know you have worked with some high-level people like we mentioned Tony Robbins, who I was connected to when I worked in the seminar industry with Bob Proctor in the late 1990s. I see you’ve worked with Michael Beckwith who we worked closely with back then as well. I can understand why people in the peak performance industry would come to see you, in addition to elite athletes who must reach those high levels of performance, but what have you seen with the US Army Special Forces, who are like athletes, but have no off season and often suffer with anxiety and depression for years after their service? How are you able to eliminate emotional trauma by impacting brain waves?
Q4: Do you ever have a vision of creating something that people could use without visiting the BioCybernaut Institute in Sedona, or your location in Germany, like a home use device? I ask this because I have been using the Fisher Wallace Brain Stimulator[iii] since I interviewed their CEO earlier this year to improve my sleep, and the other benefits have been helpful as well. Do you ever think you would create something people could use at home?
Q5: What’s involved with the ALPHA ONE Training for something taking their first look?
Q6: Is there anything that’s important that you think I have missed to help people to understand the benefits of your training for improved results?
Thank you very much Dr. Hardt for speaking with me today. For those who want to learn more about you, I will put all the links to learn more in the show notes.