The Listening Program Radio and Podcast

The Listening Program Radio and Podcast
By Shaye Larsen
About this podcast
Explores the fascinating human brain and how to transform lives by tapping our unlimited potential. The program features interviews with thought leaders discussing neuroscience, psychology, music, sound, technology, brain health and performance.
Latest episodes
Feb. 5, 2016
A recent report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services indicates that autism spectrum disorder prevalence has significantly increased to over 2% of all children in the United States, with an estimated 1 in 28 boys currently with an autism diagnosis. Professionals working with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may find that these children are overly sensitive to sounds. These professionals and parents are often concerned as to why children may have auditory hypersensitivities. Recently the journal Autism Research and Treatment published a peer reviewed article which discusses the neural mechanisms identified underlying hypersensitive hearing in people. The authors Dr. Jay R. Lucker of Howard University and Alex Doman of Advanced Brain Technologies, focus on brain research to support the idea of the nonclassical auditory pathways being involved in connecting the auditory system with the emotional system of the brain. The authors also discuss brain mechanisms believed to be involved in auditory hypersensitivity, and treatments for hypersensitive hearing. Join Alex Doman and his guest Jay R.Lucker as they discuss this article and their research on autism and auditory hypersensitivity; causes, treatment, and hope for those suffering from sound sensitivities.
Jan. 7, 2016
Both science and spirituality agree that every particle of matter, every phenomenon we experience, is a form of resonance or vibration. The human voice is quite literally a mouthpiece of this truth; there is no form of expression more personal, more tied to our identities, than our voices. In her book, The Naked Voice Chloë Goodchild gives readers the tools to guide them in a process of sound healing and soul communication that is guaranteed to open the heart and restore forgiveness, compassion, and interconnectedness between individuals and in their communities. At the heart of every human journey exists the longing to feel at home in one’s self and in the world. Join Alex Doman and his guest Chloë Goodchild as they discuss some essential components of The Naked Voice including: A direct experience of your own authentic voice An opportunity to make your inner voice audible A selection of transformative vocal tools for living Energy movement practices to embody your intention and purpose. A new perspective on the significance of spoken, sung and silent voice for leadership An opportunity to develop an empowering relationship with your vulnerability
Nov. 7, 2015
Over the past decade, the first treatment response for the military and veteran epidemic of sleep disorders, traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress, mental health, and suicide prevention has been pharmaceuticals which are ineffective and have long-lasting negative side effects. At present, the suicide rate among veterans is 23 lives a day; sleep disorders among active duty is above 54%, and the most common pharmaceuticals used for mental health and sleep disorders are both highly addictive and proven to do permanent harm. The only effective, drug-free solutions to address all of these life-debilitating physiological and psychological issues, are non-invasive neurotechnologies. U.S. military veteran, tactical, defense and performance expert, and motivational speaker Fara Eve Barnes is on a mission to rapidly implement neurotechnology solutions for defense and tactical applications within the defense, military, veteran, and law enforcement populations. Join Alex Doman and his guest Fara Eve Barnes as they discuss the role of neurotechnology in defense and tactical applications for resilience, performance and rehabilitation including: implementing an advanced training model beyond the current elite mental and physical strength and extreme endurance paradigm. accelerated learning for advanced skills training. real-time evaluation and improvement of individual and team tactical performance, leadership, and deadly force decision making (DFDM). resilience against and recovery from traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress (PTS), sleep disorders, suicide, and more. non-pharmaceutical solutions offering military and their families, and veterans mobile neurotechnology hardware, software and apps with customized training and personalized programs to use in the convenience of their home or work, out in the field, and down range for optimal resilience, performance, and recovery.
Sept. 28, 2015
With clarity, humor, and insight, award-winning filmmaker Barnet Bain guides readers to unlock the raw power of the creative self. Sharing creativity principles and practices at the leading edge, The Book of Doing and Being offers a life-altering map for stepping beyond what we already know and into a dimension of imagination from which innovation is born. Known for his inspiring movies and documentaries, as well as his popular creativity workshops, Barnet Bain makes available his teachings for the first time in book form. Discover how will and action come together with imagination and feeling to form the very foundation of creativity by working with this treasury of more than forty transformative exercises. Each one is designed to spark new creative connections by challenging our usual ways of thinking, feeling, and perceiving. These lessons, tools, and techniques serve to unlock great reservoirs of creativity in every individual, whether it’s jumpstarting or completing a project, launching a new business, creating a work of art, experiencing more fulfilling relationships, or making other dreams come true. Bain’s motivational guidance includes: rewiring your brain to unleash ultra-creativity; finding freedom from self-criticism, perfectionism, and other obstructions to productivity and creative expression; harnessing the two forces of creativity: inspiration and action; discovering your emotions as the doorway to creative aliveness and ingenuity; and heeding the call of your Real Work, regardless of age, education, or experience. Step by step, you will make the discovery of a lifetime: how to stop being ruled by your past and start consciously creating your present and future. You will be surprised and energized—by your next creative impulse, the next idea that excites you, the next experience that moves you—and you will live a creative life. Join host Alex Doman and his guest Barnet Bain as they discuss his new book Doing and Being.
July 6, 2015
Taking its lead from neuroscience and best practices in early childhood mental health, Bloom, the latest book from author and pediatric psychologist Dr. Lynne Kenney and Wendy Young offers parents, teachers and care providers the words, thoughts and actions to raise calm, confident children, while reducing the need for consequences and punishment. Bloom allows you to take a collaborative stance with your children, improving their cognitive, emotional and social skills. It offers a new approach to human relationships that will change the way you perceive, think, and feel about parenting, love, work and life. Join host Alex Doman and his guest Lynne Kenney as they discuss her new book Bloom, and how we can say, think and do things differently in order to parent and teach children who are anxious, angry, and over-the-top.
June 3, 2015
Each year, increasing numbers of children are being diagnosed with autism, ADHD, dyslexia, learning disabilities and other neurological disorders. Parents are bombarded by different theories as to the causes of their child’s difficulties, and often confused by the many approaches offered to help them manage or overcome, behavioral, emotional, learning, and social challenges. Dr. Robert Melillo has spent much of his career researching the underlying causes of neurobehavioral disorders. This work led him to suggest a concept called functional disconnection that he and his colleagues suggest may be the primary issue in most learning disabilities and behavioral disorders. Join host Alex Doman and his guest Dr. Melillo as they discuss neurological disorders in childhood, functional disconnection, and drug-free treatment options intended to help both children and adults improve brain function.
May 7, 2015
Debilitating brain disorders are on the rise-from children diagnosed with autism and ADHD to adults developing dementia at younger ages than ever before. But a medical revolution is underway that can solve this problem: Astonishing new research is revealing that the health of your brain is, to an extraordinary degree, dictated by the state of your microbiome - the vast population of organisms that live in your body and outnumber your own cells ten to one. What's taking place in your intestines today is determining your risk for any number of brain-related conditions. In his latest book Brain Maker, the New York Times # 1 bestselling author of Grain Brain uncovers the powerful role of gut bacteria in determining your brain's destiny. Neurologist David Perlmutter, MD explains the potent interplay between intestinal microbes and the brain, describing how the microbiome develops from birth and evolves based on lifestyle choices, how it can become "sick," and how nurturing gut health through a few easy strategies can alter your brain's destiny for the better. With simple dietary recommendations and a highly practical program of six steps to improving gut ecology, BRAIN MAKER opens the door to unprecedented brain health potential. Join host Alex Doman and David Perlmutter as they discuss Brain Maker, brain disorders, and how to open the door to brain health. Brain Maker is now the #1 brain health book in America (Amazon).
April 2, 2015
Accumulating evidence has demonstrated that autism is often characterized by complex abnormalities such as oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, inflammation, certain genetic abnormalities, exposure(s) to environmental toxicants, immunological abnormalities, infections, and in some cases, developmental regression and seizures. These abnormalities may contribute to the symptoms of autism, such as sleep problems, obsessive behavior, speech delay, impaired social interaction, self-stimulatory behavior, hyperactivity, inattention, and abnormal gastrointestinal findings. Many children with autism have a unique combination of these abnormalities and may possess some or all of these problems simultaneously. The early identification of these abnormalities helps clinicians and parents to choose the most effective treatment options. Dr. Rossignol's aim is to identify the unique biochemical abnormalities that each individual possesses (e.g., the biochemical fingerprint) and works to create the most effective treatments for these abnormalities using evidence-based medicine principles. Join host Alex Doman and Dr. Dan Rossignol as they discuss the latest biomedical research in the autism field, his approach toward individualized treatment, and efforts to prepare other medical professionals to deliver the best possible care to children with autism through the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS).
March 10, 2015
BREAD HEAD is a new documentary that explores the impact of our diets and lifestyles on brain health. Because changes in the brain begin decades before Alzheimer's symptoms, the absolute best way we can move the needle on this disease is through minimizing risk when it matters most. Max Lugavere is directing this project which includes interviews with David Perlmutter, MD, and many other thought leaders working to help prevent and treat this and other devastating neurodegenerative diseases. Join host Alex Doman and Max Lugavere as they discuss Alzheimer's, the BREAD HEAD documentary, and how you can take control of your brain health.
Feb. 6, 2015
Neuroscience provides amazing insights into the complex biology of the human brain, but can it do more? Is neuroscience also a gateway to inner being? And, can there be common ground between neuroscience and faith that are not mutually exclusive? Both science and religion seek truth and meaning, and Dr. Jay Lombard postulates that science plus faith equals consciousness. Join Alex Doman and his guest neurologist and author Jay Lombard as they explore his fascinating career, how personalized medicine is improving lives, and the intersection of neuroscience and faith. This program will help you to understand: What is personalized medicine? How genetic and biological markers can inform psychiatric treatments. What is consciousness? And much more…