Regain Mental Mastery and Stop Self- sabotaging Behavior by Reprogramming Your Monkey Mind for Success with JF Benoist & Todd Herman

Original Air Date Wednesday, May 15, 2019

As we grow, our brains are continually building the construct of who we think we are. Input from our environment, society, and people close to us are all factors in who we perceive ourselves to be. Every action and reaction we make throughout our lifetimes is affected by our programmed identities. But who are we really?  What powers are we able to conjure up by transforming our program and taking on a new identity? To discover the truth about our authentic self and understand how we can break free of past programming, Positive Psychology Podcast Host, Lisa Cypers Kamen speaks with two authors who teach others how to reinvent themselves into who they want to be. Her first guest J.F. Benoist shares how to manipulate the monkey mind through breathe work and how awareness leads to change. And, Todd Herman describes how to use the alter ego effect to transform what we believe we can achieve.

Does something in this conversation resonate with you? Are you in need of a professional speaker who can elevate your tribe & enliven your culture? Lisa Cypers Kamen is an award-winning speaker, author & happiness expert who facilitates life-changing presentations for organizations of any size. The science is clear, happier people thrive in life. If you are ready to inject joy into your organization, find out which program is best for you at Lisa’s Live Events.

J.F. Benoist — Finding Your Authentic Self:
  • J.F. explains what the essence of his book, Addicted to the Monkey Mind: Change the Programming That Sabotages Your Life, is about. [1:40]
  • Feelings are not facts: Breaking free of past programming. [6:47]
  • Our addictions are all related to the fight or flight response. [10:13]
  • How to overcome the myth of shame to release the hold it has on our life. [14:42]
  • Questions to ask yourself when you feel discomfort. [21:14]
  • The Mankind Project teaches men to trust their emotional intelligence. [22:56]

J.F. Benoist has been counseling people struggling with addiction, mental health, and relationship issues for over twenty years. He is the co-founder of The Exclusive Hawaii, a holistic, dual-diagnosis treatment center, creator of the therapeutic methodology Experiential Engagement TherapyTM (EET), and author of the skills-based book, Addicted to the Monkey Mind: Change the Programming That Sabotages Your Life.

Book: Addicted to the Monkey Mind: Change the Programming That Sabotages Your Life


The Exclusive Hawaii Website
JF Benoist Website
@JfBenoist on Twitter

Todd Herman — Releasing Your Alter Ego:
  • Todd explains how we can use our creative imagination to make the most of who we are. [28:08]
  • 3 Tips to activate and mobilize your alter ego. [36:11]
  • The surprising power of the psychological phenomenon of Enclothed Cognition. [42:08]

Todd Herman is an author, performance advisor, and entrepreneur. For 22 years, his training company, Herman Performance Systems, has focused on helping achievers and ambitious people in sports and business achieve wildly outrageous goals while enjoying the process.

Book: The Alter Ego Effect: The Power of Secret Identities to Transform Your Life



Alter Ego Effect Website 
@Todd_herman on Twitter
Todd Herman Connect on Facebook
@Todd_herman on Instagram

This episode of Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio is sponsored by:

Are We Happy Yet? Eight Keys to Unlocking a Joyful Life — A guidebook for learning how to harvest happiness through self-mastery. Happiness waits for no one and sometimes we all need support. What is getting in the way of your happiness right now?

H-Factor: Where is Your Heart? — Lisa’s documentary film that explores the journey of human happiness. Emotions are contagious and happiness is a universally-desired state. We tend to forget we all have the freedom to be happy or the liberty to be miserable each day.



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