The Brain Warrior's Way Podcast

With Dr. Daniel & Tana Amen

Podcast hosts Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are changing the way we look at the brain and its direct connection to all things wellness. From weight loss to love and happiness to overcoming mental conditions like anxiety, depression and ADD. They deliver practical, everyday tips for building the best brain and best life possible. Click on one of the episodes below to listen today! You can also find The Brain Warrior’s Way on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or Google Play.

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Treating Depression Without Medication, with Dr. Steven Hayes

December 17, 2020

Depression is everywhere these days, and more and more people are turning to antidepressant medication for relief. But what many don’t understand is that antidepressant meds can have harmful side effects and be hard to get off of. In the fourth and final installment in a series with “ A Liberated Mind” author Dr. Steven Hayes, he and the Amens discuss the cutting-edge cognitive behavior therapy technique that treats lasting depression without the use of a pill.   For more info on Dr. Hayes book, visit

Trauma + “Being Polite” – Finding Your Voice

December 9, 2020

A traumatic incident from Tana’s past, as referenced from her new book “The Relentless Courage of a Scared Child”, taught her that finding her voice could be a powerful weapon. Ever since, she’s found using her voice like a sword allowed her to express herself and to fight back against forces of harm. In this episode of the podcast, Tana and Dr. Amen discuss the concept of finding and using your voice, and why it can be so important for those dealing with anxiety, depression, or trauma.  For more information on Tana's new book, "The Relentless Courage of a Scared Child", visit relentless For info on Tana Amen's upcoming free live virtual event, visit

Health Diagnoses: Always Take a First Opinion with a Grain of Salt

November 19, 2020

In this week’s series of the podcast, we are sharing more of the stories featured in Tana Amen’s upcoming memoir, “The Reluctant Courage of a Scared Child”. In the previous episode, Tana reflected on what it felt like to shut everything in her life down when she was diagnosed with cancer. In this episode, she and Dr. Amen discuss the depression that followed that awful diagnosis, and why one of the most important lessons she learned during that time was that doctors can make mistakes, and if you don’t do your own research, the effects can be devastating.  For info on Tana Amen's upcoming free live virtual event, visit

Overcoming Childhood Trauma as an Adult

November 2, 2020

This week of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast kicks off a special series based on Tana Amen’s brand new book “The Relentless Courage of a Scared Child.” Each episode will feature insights and anecdotes from Tana’s book that will inspire others to overcome past anxiety, depression, trauma, and guilt. In this episode, Tana reveals a how a reluctant interaction with a group of recovering addicts forced her into a shocking revelation that changed her life forever.  For more information on Tana's new book, "The Relentless Courage of a Scared Child", visit

The Most Common Sleep Problems (and How to Fix Them) with Dr. Michael Breus

October 19, 2020

When you have problems with your sleep, it can affect your entire life, and often in ways you least expect. Stress, anxiety, and depression can be made so much worse when our sleeping habits are part of the problem, rather than a part of the solution. In this week’s 4-part podcast series, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen are joined by sleep expert Dr. Michael Breus for a discussion on the most common sleep problems, and how you can fix them quickly to feel better immediately. For more information on Dr. Michael Breus, visit
CATEGORIES Anxiety, Depression, Sleep

What Long-Term Stress Does to Your Brain

October 12, 2020

Depression in the United States has now tripled due to the impact of the coronavirus. The social isolation, chronic negative news, and worries over job losses and finances have brought long-term stress to millions of people. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss how long-term stress affects both the brain and the body, highlighting the importance of focusing on your health.

Is it Depression, Anxiety, OCD, or All of the Above?

September 15, 2020

One of the biggest takeaways from brain SPECT imaging is that without looking at the brain, a surprising number of patients are completely misdiagnosed. Often times these patients are prescribed medication that makes them worse instead of better. So what are some of the most common misdiagnoses? In this episode, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen describe why certain symptoms of depression, anxiety, and OCD can appear similar on the surface, and how to know if you should be looking for a second opinion if you’re not getting better. 
CATEGORIES Anxiety, Depression, OCD

What Happens in Your Brain When You Pray or Meditate?

September 3, 2020

In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen wrap up week 5 of the End of Mental Illness Live Class and Challenge with a Q&A session. Topics explored in this episode include the effect of prayer and mediation on your brain waves, sleep patterns, and the incredible story a mom who went through a horrific tragedy and managed to pull herself from the depths of depression to come out the other side. To take The End of Mental Illness 6 Week Class and Challenge, visit

The Connection Between Suicidal Thoughts & COVID-19

August 26, 2020

In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen discuss some of the hot button topics surrounding COVID-19 and brain health in general. One of the most alarming of these topics is the climbing rate of suicide and suicidal thoughts during this pandemic. The Amens explain some of the connections between social isolation, stress, helplessness, and depression, and why it’s so important to employ basic wellness strategies to keep sane and healthy. 

Quarantine Fatigue: Use These Strategies to Fight the COVID Blues

August 25, 2020

Quarantine fatigue, family stress, and political/social division are leading to skyrocketing rates of depression in the United States. And with all the stress in our lives it can be all too easy to ignore the warning signs and leave your depression unchecked. Fortunately, there are simple things you can do to counteract those COVID blues. In this episode, the Amens give you strategies for getting your mood back on the right track to feel and function better now. 
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