Jennifer Wolkin, Ph.D. (known more commonly as Dr. Jen) is a New York City-based licensed clinical neuropsychologist, writer, speaker, and mental health advocate.
She runs a private practice with an appreciation that our mind, body, brain, and spirit are intimately intertwined and impacted upon by one another.
She draws from such tools as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based techniques, the creative arts (including music), and biofeedback training.
She is currently pursuing her master’s in creative writing with a poetry focus.
Dr. Jen writes poetry inspired by the brain (she likes to call this neuropoetry!), drinks iced coffee all year long, plays guitar, and swoons from any note of a folk song. She loves writing for and being with her Instagram community.
In this episode: Chronic Stress
- Jen shares why she wrote her book
- How she decided to pick the various practices in the book
- What does it mean to rewire our brain for wellness-deep dive into the brain
- Impact on the brain with chronic stress
- Why practicing mindfulness and meditation are important
- Jen shares how her practice has helped her as she promotes her book
- The power of 5 minutes a day
- Being mindful in everyday activities
- Choosing between the 30 different practices
- Informally practicing mindfulness vs formally
- Living mindfully becomes a value
- Not taking conversations and activities for granted
- Mindfulness improves not alone brain function but health
- How intentional living and listening can shift you from reacting to responding (episode 45)
- Closed hand and open hand analogy
- Purposeful awareness
- Over functioning and codependency (episode 138)
- Fear of learning and leaning into our selves
- Reconnecting your mind and body together
- Unraveling in midlife (episode 23)
- Why Jen started her mindfulness practice
- Helped her tap into her own intuition
- 25 years of dealing with endometriosis
- Intuition vs fear (episode 130)
- Who has inspired Jen
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