08 Jul 2024

The importance of mental work and personal development, drawing on influences from notable philosophers and thinkers. The insights on addressing psychological stress and its impact on biochemical function, emphasizing the need for mental exercises and stress reduction. Also discuss the significance of therapy and life coaching, highlighting the benefits of multiple perspectives in mental health. An upcoming live event is mentioned as an opportunity for personal growth and networking. The session concludes with a call for audience engagement and questions.

Highlights of Podcast

00:50 – Philosophy and Influences

01:19 – Mental and Motivational Work

01:50 – Upcoming Event

02:49 – Personal Stories and Support Systems

04:25 – Addressing Questions on Mental Health

05:53 – Neurological and Psychological Insights

07:34 – Role of Therapy and Life Coaching

Dr. Matt Chalmers [00:00:03] So as you can see today, where my tag hat, if you’ll check my Instagram, I think it’s the second hand, picture I have up there once my Ted talk to that one is, after a trip we took, and where my tag hat, because I want to do a little bit of brief, you know, you know, housework, paperwork, stuff on the mantelpiece. So we’re gonna start doing some mental work. People keep asking, about that. Why we won’t go into that more is because, like you say, it’s the most important thing. So we’ll start doing that more. I don’t think anybody should get all of their, you know, philosophical advice, mental advice, mental work advice, you know, that sort of thing. Stress reduction advice from one person. I like Nietzsche. I like, Leslie, and, you know, Peterson young, I’m not a huge Freud fan that. Yeah, lots of stoicism stuff, Marcus Aurelius, things like that. Seneca. Like a lot of those guys. I really, really took time off. So, you know, a buddy of mine, Ryan Stewart. And you should look him up. Ryan. It’s. And hardcore closer, does a thing. Motivational Mondays. Which is why I minor mental Mondays because, like, I’m not going to take this thing. But motivational Mondays, you guys should check that out.

Dr. Matt Chalmers [00:01:19] He does a wisdom Windows Wednesdays as well. Really? Great. Let’s check it out. If you’ve never been to a live event, he’s doing a live event here in Dallas, July 27th called MBM. Speakers are me. Good. But the real reason that you should go is to meet the people who are there and kind of build a circle of people who are, you know, working in the same path. So, look that up, you know, Google MDM million dollar mastermind, 2024, good events, great people. Ryan’s done a tremendous amount of mental work and personal work on himself. The man I knew, Ryan, the man I knew five, six years ago when I met him, is not the same guy he is that he has grown tremendously through lots and lots of personal hard work and stuff like that. And, you know, everybody’s just kind of a guide for, hey, this is what I did is how it helped. I did this, it didn’t help. You know, I’ve listened to these, you know, great guys who’ve done these great things and this is what they’ve told me. And so here’s the information. So great stuff on that. The reason where I’m a tag hat is, like this is this is my claim on, like, this looks super clean, but it’s nasty. This is the one I squared for years. This is the one that was in the picture from years ago. This is really cool for me, because a buddy of mine and this is a buddy of mine group, they do investments and stuff like that. They, they, they vet deals for high end athletes and stuff like that to make sure that I get screwed on these little small side deals that people do not stock market things.

Dr. Matt Chalmers [00:02:49] They’re not financial advisors. They work with financial advisors. But, watching him build this being tangentially part of building it, for years and listening to people tell him it, you know, it’s not going to be anything. And, you know, it’s, you know, that’s, that’s a, that’s a grand idea, but you can’t get all these people to do all that stuff. You’re asking for super powerful people to change what they’re doing and do things the way that you think they should be done, just because that’s what this know stats and stuff say. But you know, all, all sorts of all sorts of, you know, roadblocks, all sorts of smokescreens, all sorts of reasons for years why this wasn’t going to work from really smart people like people you should you should respect and listen to. And just watching him to be like, okay, thanks. You’re in. But and just, you know, head down and get this stuff done. It’s it’s super fun. I feel like, you know, as someone who’s been in the tunnel before, big games as a player and as a guest, I feel like we’re in the tunnel. This is the next couple of weeks going to be huge for Jason or for tag. And I’m super excited to just. Stand here and watch the chaos happen around it. It’s going to be it’s going to be really, really good. I’m so I’m so excited for him. It’s it’s going to be really, really, really fine. So, I’ll talk more about it next week. I don’t want to say anything now and steal anybody’s thunder. But it’s going to be really, really fine. I’m super proud of him. Super excited for him. It’s it’s a really, really big deal. This could be. This could be a big, big deal for a lot of people. Like a lot of people. I’m super excited about, something supportive, however I can, some of this stuff.

Dr. Matt Chalmers [00:04:25] So, we’ve gotten some questions on the mental stuff. I want to address those real quick before we go into anything mental in the next couple days. I am not a clinical psychologist. I am not a clinical psychiatrist. I am not a licensed therapist. So that’s where that is. The best you can say to a mentor in life, coach. Cause I do a lot of that. But these are just some of the things that I see that have helped me and help other people. What I what I do have the reason why, you know, I have authority in this is that I am a classically trained, clinical, neurologist. So, with the, the that second, the hi my name that that’s clinical chiropractic, neurology certification. Clinical chiropractic. Neurology. So it’s a little bit different than medical terminology. We don’t focus on the drugs. We focus on the way the brain and the body work. So when I talk about how to fix plantar fasciitis and carpal tunnel and frozen shoulder and scoliosis, those are all brain issues, that work with how the body works back and forth. Which is why it’s worse in the morning because of the way the brain shuts off the frontal lobe and you have higher foot. Your tone. Night. Balance, coordination, things like that. Restoring mental cognition and things like that. Getting the brain to work the way it’s supposed to. Naturally. That’s where I got all my information about how to rebuild the brain, how to fix, you know, how to work on dementia, to fix concussions. And we have a much, much faster.

Dr. Matt Chalmers [00:05:53] Usually I’m about 40 to 50% faster fixing concussions than the NFL average. Because we use the things the body requires to heal and grow. The brain requires very specific things. There’s a whole long, long list. But, you know, oxygen and ATP, you know, our environments. You know, omega three fatty acids and folic acid, like, you know, Coke. You have, like, these type of things like it requires. And I never see anyone give those things, you know, to make people better. So that’s what we do. But, what we what I have studied tremendously is the effect of psychological stress, on biochemical function. So, if you’re looking at what we call the sympathetic parasympathetic shunt, when you’re sympathetic, you’re stressed out, which is fight flight, freeze! Run away from the tiger. Everything’s horrible and terrible and, like, that’s where that is. Which is which shuts off and inhibits, gastric function. So digestion, resting hydrochloric acid production, bile production, peristalsis like everything from basically your your mouth to your rectum, that’s all parasympathetic. So if you’re stressed out and sympathetic, you have all these massive amounts of problems that create gut wise and health wise and inflammation wise and processing wise, intoxication and detoxification wise. And so that’s where a lot of this comes from. And so that that’s the big piece, that’s why I’m so passionate about it outside of is just awesome. And that’s why I’m such a big, big proponent of it. Because learning the neurology, learning the biochemistry, understanding how unbelievably, intimately related the chemistry, biochemistry and psychology and the stress are, has driven me to really, really focus on that as one of the major things we gotta work on.

Dr. Matt Chalmers [00:07:34] So, it’s more about, you know, how stress affects you biochemically and how to decrease that psychological stress, thus alleviating or removing some of the problems we have with physiological function. So and again, as the life coach mentor thing, I do really, really well with a lot of problems. However, I have a giant list. I think we have about 50, licensed therapist, psychologists, psychiatrist that we work with. The thing I really pride myself on is when I sit down, I talk to somebody, and they’re right. Here are my issues. Oh, my God, these can be done with at home. This is mental work. You just have to, you know, figure out how to structure it, set your goals and take one step at a time and build your mental function and do hard things like life coach stuff. And then people are like, hey, yeah, this time I was raped. Or, you know, my, my mom got shot in front of me and I’m like, I have got the greatest therapist on YouTube. Figuring out who they need to go see where, what level they need to be seen. And getting them to the right place, whether it’s an adjunct work. So working with them and with me or with them and seven other people. That’s really the thing. So there’s things that 100% you’re going to need to see a real licensed therapist about, and that’s about 90% of your stuff. Maybe 95. It doesn’t mean that you can. Also, you can’t also get adjunct or secondary ideas and thoughts on other ways. So this is more of a way of life. Philosophy, religion are a way of life. The way you I always thought people psychology is how you think, and religion is how you apply what you think to the betterment of yourself and mankind.

Dr. Matt Chalmers [00:09:23] So that’s kind of how that goes. So, yeah, I don’t want anybody to think that I’m giving, you know, professional psychology level, PhD psychology or advice. It’s not really where we’re at. All we’re doing is, you know, mental exercises to relieve stress, alleviate problems like that. And kind of build things better than you have before. It’s like the difference between someone who’s like a trainer who’s going to teach you to work out and through struggle and pain and, you know, long, consistent workouts and then build your body up versus a surgeon, you can go me like you have a torn ACL. No exercise is going to fix this. I got to go in and I got to sew it back together. So yeah, as a good trainer, as a good therapist, you look at somebody and you’re like, here’s the scope of work we can do. And then there’s some more advanced stuff. We’re going to send you over here to do that. So, I will tell you that I think everyone should have a therapist, like a real trained, actual, real deal therapist. Maybe three. I don’t know, but you definitely need to have you definitely be working on your mind. You got you thinking about why did this thing. Why did this bother this issue bother me? Am I thinking of this, saying this from all angles? Because a lot of times, when is it happening? Is it really myopic? Right? You have this thing and, you know, I’ve been focusing on this and think about this for a long, long time. And this is the way it’s going. If you don’t have something from the outside to go, have you thought about it from this side? You miss viewpoints. You miss angles. You miss things that you know, give you greater understanding of maybe an issue you’re having. And so, you know, lots of times something can be think about something for a long time and you discuss it with them and you go, have you thought about this and this? And they go, oh, crap. Okay, that would make sense at least.

Dr. Matt Chalmers [00:11:04] And so all of a sudden they can start working through it a little bit better. That’s more or less what, a good life coach will do. Like, hey, I have talked to 55 people who’ve had the same issue. The vast majority of them didn’t see it from this angle or this saying, oh, have you thought about these things? No. All right. Work through that thing, through that. Talking with your therapist. Like that type of effect. So that experience that working with lots of people and talking to lots of people, is beneficial. So that’s where a lot of this comes from, the idea that, hey, a lot of people have done these things, and the ones who walked this path reported back their life was better, that they integrate better society, that they recognize things that are a little bit more beneficial to the way they do things and the way they interact and get into society. So that’s more or less what it is. I think everybody should talk to somebody. Your friends are great, but people who are a little less biased are also very, very important. So that’s kind of where this path goes. So before you buy, you know, wonders where it’s coming from. That’s where it’s coming from. That’s where we’re going.

Dr. Matt Chalmers [00:12:10] So next week we’re gonna talk a little bit more about this stuff and some of the mental stuff that’s been going on. And I think it’ll be fun. And so we’ll start talking about all sorts of the rest of the stuff and have ideas and thoughts on different stuff. Do you guys need to throw out questions, though? I don’t know necessarily where to take this. I know where I’ve taken it with my life. I know I’ve taken it with patience, but there’s always prompting with that. So if you guys have questions, DM me. Have you have questions at Chalmers on Instagram? Drop them in the chat wherever you guys want to see this go. As far as formal training, I’ve had lots of abnormal psych, psych, Neuropsychopharmacology. Pharmacological function of neurotransmitters. So I’ve had actual training. I sort of agree. And, psychology. So, that’s of that is so a little bit of, groundwork there. So we’ll see you guys tomorrow and we’ll talk about some stuff soon. So thanks for your time. Thank you guys. Like.

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