TZS230 The Road of Recovery

Daniel GerrardRecovering addict, Daniel Gerrard, is now a registered certified Interventionist, a Recovery Coach and the creator of the Addiction Helper web site and helpline.

Discover how going to ‘rehab’ does not mean being dragged away kicking and screaming and learn how to escape from the Addiction Zone.

This podcast includes a guided meditation so don’t listen to the last 10 minutes while driving.


Addiction Helper web siteTopics we chat about :

  • How Daniel got addicted
  • Why trauma is often the trigger
  • The difference between a habit, mild abuse and addiction
  • The genetics of addiction
  • The resistance to rehab
  • The five characteristics, and core behaviours, of an addicts
  • The three parts of an addiction illness
  • The Good Orderly Direction from AA
  • Spotting addictive tendencies in children
  • Why there’s lots of love in rehab
  • Life on the other side of addiction
  • Why going up often involves coming down
  • AddictionHelper – ‘the addict saving experts’
  • Ditching medication for meditation

  • Links from the podcast

    Daniel’s web site
    The Addiction Helper Helpline
    Free Eckhart Tolle meditation on Insight Timer
    Ken Seeley

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TZS229 Reincarnating Psycho-Cybernetics

Mitch HorowitzMitch Horowitz, author and vice-president and executive editor at TarcherPerigee, returns to the Zone Show to explain why he has republished a 60s classic, Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz.

Find out how changing your self image is not narcissistic but necessary.


Topics we chat about :

pyscho-cybernetics

  • The three hats of Mitch Horowitz
  • A retriever of gems from the past
  • How a plastic surgeon ended up writing personal development books
  • The convincing sense of self image
  • ‘Amping up’ yourself image
  • How emotions ‘scar’ as much as physical scars
  • How our canon of beliefs become our destiny
  • Spotting personality traits early in infants
  • Maltz set the template for success oriented self-help books
  • Mitch’s process for bringing books back to life again
  • Could authors today read books they wrote in the past?
  • Thoughts on the current state of spiritual and metaphysical writings
  • A specification for authors who want to grab attention

Links from the podcast

Mitch’s web site
Psycho-Cybernetics Deluxe Edition
Psycho-Cybernetics : Updated and Expanded Edition

Maxwell Maltz on Wikipedia

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TZS228 The Voice of Milk and Honey

Bethany Auriel-HaganThis week’s guest is one of the top meditation guides on Insight Timer. When you hear Bethany Auriel-Hagan’s voice, you will understand why her meditations have been listened to well over 1 million times.

This podcast contains a short, guided meditation so driving is not recommended.


Topics we chat about :

  • How Bethany started her meditation journey
  • We don’t have to meditate on a cushion
  • The difference between visualisation and meditation
  • Meditation observes the mind and visualisation engages the mind
  • Why ‘getting to sleep’ meditations have the most downloads
  • The practice of meditation is more important than the style
  • What’s the difference between mindfulness and meditation
  • Is meditation the antidote to thinking too much?
  • The world is too loud, too fast, too bright
  • Thinking is the brain talking and meditation is the brain listening
  • Doing what is yours in the world to do
  • What happens when passionate commitment meets surrender
  • The synthesis of male and female magic
  • How the Insight Timer app is a guru in your pocket
  • Working from a space of surrender

  • Links from the podcast

    Bethany’s main web site
    Bethany on Insight Timer
    Tom Evans on on Insight Timer
    Ambient music from Christopher Lloyd Clarke
    Ambient music from Eternell
    Meditations for Weight Loss

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TZS 227 Beyond the Robot

Gary LachmanGary Lachman is a man with two distinctive and accomplished careers. He was once Blondie’s bassist, and Iggy Pop’s guitarist, but these days is an author, lecturer, journalist, philosopher and the biographer of the lives of many leading mystics.

His latest book is an extensively detailed biography of the English writer, novelist and philosopher, Colin Wilson.


Beyond The RobotTopics we chat about :

  • How an ex-bassist with Blondie became a biographer and mystical historian
  • Why the book is called Beyond the Robot
  • Where to start with Colin Wilson
  • Why he wasn’t an Angry Young Man
  • How to tap into Faculty X
  • Grasping more of reality and jumping out of time
  • How mindfulness can open the doors of perception
  • Exploring the power of positive thinking
  • The breakdown of the mental-rational structure
  • Where are the female philosophers and thinkers?
  • Operating in a Post Truth era

  • Links from the podcast

    Gary’s web site
    Beyond the Robot : The Life and Work of Colin Wilson
    Gary’s books on Amazon
    Colin Wilson on Wikipedia

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TZS226 Publishing Your Business Book

Sue RichardsonProfessional speaker, author and publisher, Sue Richardson, explains why a book is the best business card you will ever have and will open doors for you beyond your wildest dreams.

If you are an authority in your field and there is a book inside you waiting to get out, get in touch with Sue today.


The Authority Guide to Publishing Your Business BookTopics we chat about :

  • How authors have so many options these days
  • How to know which book to write
  • Writing the right book at the right time
  • The importance of knowing who your book is for
  • Changing the world one book and reader at a time
  • How to find readers for your book
  • Where the publishing industry is going
  • Getting a book title right
  • Why short and concise wins the day
  • How much time has to be invested in writing a book
  • How to become ‘an authority guide’

Links from the podcast

SRA Publishing
The Authority Guides
The Authority Guide to Publishing Your Business Book
The Authority Guide to Practical Mindfulness

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