Nov 19, 2019
When you meditate, you will learn to sit with the physiological experience of a feeling such as fear without creating a dialogue around it. - Ariel Garten
Are the thoughts that you're thinking and
feelings that you're feeling actually creating a false fear?
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Neuroscientist, entrepreneur, and Co-Founder of Muse: the brain sensing headband, Ariel Garten, returns to share her own journey of navigating fear and uncovering unparalleled freedom, how meditation and neuroscience can allow you to break through your fears, and how to shift your mindset for powerful new beginnings.
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Muse 2 is a multi-sensor meditation device that provides real-time feedback on your brain activity, heart rate, breathing, and body movements to help you build a consistent meditation practice.
How does it work?
Muse is an EEG device widely used by neuroscience researchers around the world. It uses advanced signal processing to interpret your mental activity to help guide you. When your mind is calm and settled, you hear peaceful weather. Busy mind? As your focus drifts, you’ll hear stormy weather that cues you to bring your attention back to your breath.
1:30 Why 85% Of The Population Has Low Self-Esteem
12:00 Her Own Revelations Of Love And Acceptance
21:00 Healing Our Childhood Wounds
25:30 Our Default Mode Network
42:00 The Practice Of Systematic Desensitization To Combat Fear
Fear Is Just A Feeling
"Through my meditation practice, I was able to recognize that every time I was experiencing fear, it was really just my body generating an emotional reaction. Fear is just a feeling and something that I won't allow to rule over me." - Ariel Garten
What Meditators Can Learn About Their Emotions
"As a meditator, what you learn is that emotional experiences rise and they move. So, for a non-meditator, an emotional experience can feel very overwhelming and thus they try to not have emotional experiences because they don't want to be overwhelmed by them. As a meditator, what you learn is to sit with the physiological experience of a feeling without creating a dialogue around it." - Ariel Garten
Facing Fear Head On
"When I made myself do the things that I was afraid of and felt the fear that was associated with it, I realized that I was fine once that emotion washed over me. Fear is just a feeling and it has no power of you. If you want to break through the fear, you can. Ultimately, I believe all of us want to do just that - to break through the fear of our lives. When you start to do it, you realize that it's really not scary at all; we've just built up a bunch of stories around it that made it feel scary." - Ariel Garten
Ariel Garten is a neuroscientist, innovator, and entrepreneur whose driving purpose is to empower and help others overcome mental obstacles in order to live healthy, happy lives and reach their maximum potential.
Garten is Co-Founder of InteraXon, the makers of Muse: the brain sensing headband. Muse is the award-winning wearable technology that assists and trains meditation and mindfulness. Before founding InteraXon, Ariel was not only trained as a neuroscientist and psychotherapist but also started her own international clothing line while she worked in labs researching Parkinson’s disease and hippocampal neurogenesis.
Her creativity and entrepreneurial head combined with her fascination with the brain lead her to join forces with two like-minded friends Chris and Trevor to start InteraXon. Together they founded a Silicon Valley backed startup that allowed people to control computers with their minds, the technology that sparked the creation of Muse. Her team’s technology has been featured in over 1000 media pieces, as well as was the feature showcase at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, an installation that allowed over 7,000 people control the lights on the CN tower, Canadian parliament buildings, and Niagara Falls with their brains from across the country.
These days, Ariel can be found at home playing with her 2-year-old or on stage across the world speaking about happiness, meditation, understanding mental health, or telling her own innovation story, consistently giving her audiences the tools they need to help them become their best selves.