Identify and Conquer is a Mental Health Fitness Podcast. In this trailer, I will give you a brief description of what you can expect from this podcast as well as the community we are building to go hand-in-hand with the podcast. We are not stuck with the brain we have. It is my intention to help people see things from a different perspective, process things differently, and react to things differently. All with the hopes that we can eliminate unnecessary stress, anxiety, depression, hopelessness, limiting beliefs, fears, insecurities... I could go on all day.
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Identify and Conquer is your go-to Mental Health Fitness podcast. Focusing on brain mental, emotional, and psychological health. Mental health fitness is making a plan doing the work and being part of a community for support. It seems so many people are talking about their fitness plans and how to have a healthy, stronger body, which is great.
But what about our mental health fitness plan? In this podcast, we are going to identify and conquer the things that keep us stuck. I'm always amazed at the things we do as humans, both to ourselves and to each other. I watched so many people make their lives harder than they need to be, harder than they're supposed to be.
We're going to examine and talk about our actions and our reactions. We're going to discuss situations from different perspectives and maybe some of these conversations will cause you to stop and think. Hmm. I never really thought about it that way. And maybe thinking about things from a different point of view and a different perspective will hopefully flip some kind of switch in your brain that will help you process something.
Anything different than next time, but this only works when you're listening. And if you're open. This podcast is about breaking through fears, anxieties, insecurities, and anything that keeps us from living our best life. We're going to talk neuroscience and psychology. We are going to learn skills and create lasting change.
Not only learn, we are going to understand the skills, what they're for the research behind them and how to implement them into our lives to change the neuropathways that have become so carved in our brains after so many years. Some of us are living our lives with the philosophy that good enough is good enough.
And that's just not right. We should not be settling for anything less than an amazing life. You know that cool friend or coworker that seems to have it all together. Maybe you really admire that about them or you're envious, but the truth is this. They don't, they don't have it altogether. At least not all day every day.
They struggle. They worry, they get sad. They might even be dealing with anxiety or depression or a number of other things. All of us have insecurities, limiting beliefs and thoughts in our brains that keep us from excelling thoughts in our brains. That cause us to question who we are. It's the simple truth of being a human being.
We're all working through something because we can't compartmentalize our lives. There are good things and not so good things happening simultaneously. No one has it all figured out and no one is walking through this life unscathed. No matter how much it looks like they are. When we get too caught up in these negative moments, especially the seemingly paralyzing struggles or low points in our lives, they can derail us from living our best life.
The struggles we encounter are only meant to be moments. They're not meant to be a lifetime. And they're certainly not meant to be a lifestyle. Why we are built our own brains can torture us and be so cruel. I don't know. But what I do know is this, we don't have to listen more than that. We can quiet that mean annoying voice so that the encouraging supportive voice inside of us can be heard louder and more often.
We can change our brains and the relationship we have with our brains. We are not stuck with the brains we have, thanks to neuroplasticity mindfulness, reframing how we perceive things and skills training. We have the ability to change the neuropathways that we have created and become dependent on. I don't think the fact that we have the ability to change our brains is talked about enough.
I'm not sure it's common knowledge, but I know it needs to be, but first you need to decide you want to do the work. And then you actually need to do the work because it takes work. There is no magic wand and there is no magic pill. Some people suffer with mental illness, some diagnosed and some not diagnosed while others do not.
But none of us, no matter what are free of fears, insecurities, or limiting beliefs, we all get stuck. And we all question ourselves. We are going to talk about all of that here, and we are going to keep talking. We're going to talk about the struggles that we face with, or without a mental illness diagnosis.
We are going to learn how to implement the tools to make lasting change and sidestep the negative consequences that manifest themselves when we stay stuck. We all do the best we can in the situations we're in with the tools we have at the time. I'm not sure where I first heard that, but it has always stuck with me and has brought me peace.
So if you want to change circumstances, your career, your relationship, really anything. The easiest and most productive place to start is with you. This is not about blame. It's not about blaming you or blaming anyone else. It's about self-improvement. So you have a happier, more productive life, regardless of mental illness, you might struggle with regardless of life circumstances, regardless of any negative internal voices you have.
And regardless of any negative external voices you have, we probably all have unsupportive people in our lives. This podcast is going to be multifaceted and interactive. I have built a community and a workspace, and you can access that through this podcast website @identifyingconquer.com or you can go directly to that community @changingmybrain.com.
There, we will have our own space to have conversations, explore ideas, and support each other. This will also be where we do the skills work and where we can dig deeper into implementing tools. Or you can just stay here at the podcast and sit back and listen. Something you need to know ahead of time though.
It takes time and it takes commitment and it takes believing that change is possible. I know people who suffer with anxiety and other mental illnesses and they just don't do the work. And when I press them, they say they don't know how, or it doesn't work. But it does work. It just takes time, but it also doesn't work because there's no one there showing them how or giving them support or they just gave up too soon.
Three to five days is not enough. This is a mental health fitness plan and mental health fitness plan is like any other fitness plan, like a traditional fitness plan for your body. It can be hard at times, especially if you're really out of shape or trying to lose a lot of weight. It's hard because it doesn't happen overnight.
It takes time. And also it's not always fun. The results are not immediate. It's hard until it's easy, but one day you're going to wake up and see that something, you have been training your brain to do something you've been struggling with or a change in how you react to a certain situation or how you process something.
Or even how you interact with people will now come naturally to you. And that's the day we're fighting for. That's the day that's possible for everyone. My name is Wendy Pilcher. I'm a writer facilitator, speaker, brain health coach, and now a podcaster. I focus on mental health fitness, positive psychology, positive intelligent quotient, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy.
I have my bachelor's and master's of science in psychology. I was born in New York and that's where my early foundation was set and raised in Chicago. You can go to identifyandconquer.com and read my full bio and credentials. But listen, we have all participated in team building events or retreats, or heard a great motivational speaker and we leave they're ready to change the world.
Then two days later, we're over it. And we're back to our old lives. This is because nothing is continuing to feed that excitement or give us the tools to keep us motivated enough to make successful lasting change. This is that place. Episodes of Identify and Conquer will begin dropping in. In the meantime, please subscribe to this podcast so that you're notified when the launch does happen, you will also continue to be notified each time I dropped new episodes. Follow, subscribe, whatever language your preferred platform uses, it really helps us out. And please go to our firstname.lastname@example.org. Let's start the conversations now you can ask questions, let me know what topics you would like me to cover. What's keeping you stuck.
What do you struggle with? What situations do you wish you could handle better or navigate through? This podcast is produced by the now Chronicles theme and incidental music is by Annie's Takeout. And remember, you can change your brain if you want to. And if you're willing to do the work