#21 – MIND OPTIMISATION with Dr. Srini Pillay

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In this episode, Nick and Ben are talking with Dr. Srini Pillay, who is a brain science innovator who applies his training, research and experience in medicine, psychiatry, biotechnology, brain science and music to the development of innovative services and technology in the health and leadership development sectors.  

Highlights of his past and current roles and achievements include:

  • Graduated at the top of his class in medical school in South Africa
  • Medical Research Council Fellowship in Neurochemistry: University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Completed his residency at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School where he graduated as the most nationally awarded resident in his class
  • Directed the Outpatient Anxiety Disorders Program at McLean Hospital and also completed 17 years of nationally funded brain imaging research
  • Maintains an active clinical practice and served as former Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School
  • Member of the by-invitation-only “Group for Advancement of Psychiatry”
  • CEO of NeuroBusiness Group – voted one of the top 20 movers and shakers in leadership development in the world, (Training Industry, 2013)
  • Consulted regularly for the past 10 years with companies that invest in biotechnology to assess medications in various illnesses including cancer, heart disease, and stroke
  • Global acclaim in leadership development
  • Clients include non-profits (international multilaterals) as well as Fortune 500 and mid size companies
  • Member of by-invitation-only think tank: Consortium for Adult Learning and Development at McKinsey & Co.
  • Widely featured in the media
  • Author: “Tinker, Dabble, Doodle, Try: Unlock the Power of the Unfocused Mind”, “Life Unlocked”, “Your Brain and Business: The Neuroscience of Great Leaders”

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/drsrinipillay/

Twitter: twitter.com/srinipillay

Instagram: www.instagram.com/drsrinipillay/?hl=en

Facebook: www.facebook.com/srinivasan.pillay

Website: drsrinipillay.com

In this episode we cover: 

  • The practical benefits of both a focussed and unfocussed state 
  • Psychological Halloweenism – wearing the mask of others for improved performance  
  • 7 practical steps to reduce fear in any situation  
  • Practical tips for an optimal brain state  

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Episode Notes

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  • 00:00 – Introduction 
  • 00:15 – Into to Srini  
  • 03:10 – Human Psychology and Brain Science  
  • 05:18 – How to get focus
  • 08:41 – How to get unfocused   
  • 13:07 – Psychological Halloweenism 
  • 17:50 – 3 Steps to reduce Fear 
  • 23:19 – Anxiousness and Heart Rate Variability  
  • 25:01 – Measuring & Managing Stress
  • 26:20 – Increasing Energy  
  • 33:17 – Law of Attraction  
  • 37:02 – Practical Tips for Optimal Brain State  
  • 44:36 – Top 3 Tips  
  • 47:15 – How to reach out to Srini 

About Nick

Nick Powell is the founder of Stronger Self and he works with entrepreneurs and senior leaders to enable them to take their personal and professional performance to the next level.

Nick’s approach uses cutting edge tools and techniques from the worlds of biohacking, productivity, anti-aging and neuroscience; harnessing the exciting intersection between biology and technology.

Nick has developed his Peak Performance Coaching Programmes to enable his clients to deliver extraordinary results across all aspects of their personal and professional lives.

He runs his Coaching sessions face to face in London & Surrey and across the World via Zoom.

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