Episode 416 - Bob Gardner. Built for Freedom: A Golden Pathway to Happiness, Health, and Well-being

Identifying the traumatic event that originated an addiction, depression, or pain is a massive first step into one's recovery. Yet, to truly heal, we must understand what happens in our bodies when the emotions produced by those traumatic events show up.In this episode, the inspiring Bob Gardner joins us to share his unique and fascinating approach to true freedom, happiness, health, and well-being. Bob is a Transformational Specialist, Author of "Built for Freedom," and the Host of the "Free and Alive" podcast. After almost two decades of dealing with addictive patterns that led him to depression and even entertaining the idea of committing suicide, Bob decided to stop living the life he was living yet remain alive. He founded The Freedom Specialist, a body-based approach to happiness, health, and well-being, which has already helped thousands of people leave their struggles behind and find absolute freedom and joy.Throughout our conversation, you'll hear Bob's journey of self-healing and personal growth and his passion for helping others understand that "freedom is a skill, not a pill." Bob shared his thoughts on healing through body awareness, practical tools to dissolve trauma and achieve lasting freedom, how to build a desire to change, and why it is so hard "to let" others make their own choices.Tune in to Episode 416 and discover how to turn your thoughts into the golden pathway to happiness, health, and well-being. Some Questions I Ask:What are the root causes of trauma? Is it helpful to understand that? (8:40)What things could people do to dissolve trauma and achieve lasting freedom? (14:00)In This Episode, You Will Learn:A bit about Bob's background and upbringing (3:10)What led Bob to make helping people overcome their addictions his passion (6:50)You can read the label form inside the jar (10:20)How does someone build the desire to change (18:10)Everything is related to our breath (24:00) Connect with Bob:WebsiteAlive and Free podcast with Bob GardnerGet Bob Gardner's book, "Built for Freedom: Adventures Through Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, Trauma, Pain, and Our Body's Innate Ability to Leave Them All Behind" Becoming Your Best Resources:Becoming Your Best WebsiteBecoming Your Best LibraryEmail: support@becomingyourbest.comBook: Becoming Your Best: The 12 Principles of Highly Successful LeadersBook: Conquer Anxiety: How to Overcome Anxiety and Optimize Your PerformanceFacebook Group – Conquer Anxiety Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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