Suicide is the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK. That’s a seriously worrying statistic. Mental health in all ages, genders, races and cultures is one of the least spoken about, most taboo subject. The idea of being vulnerable and accepting the need for help is terribly hard for many of us.
On this episode, I speak to Neil Shah, founder of the International Wellbeing Insights and Chief De-Stressing Office of the Stress Management Society. He’s a leading international expert on stress management and wellbeing, and author of a few bestselling books on the topic. And on the podcast, we talk about the five core pillars of health, from mental, physical, social, emotional and spiritual, and why all five are critical.
We discuss the taboo around psychedelics, current events, and what life is set to be like in the coming years. This is a candid, no holds barred conversation with Neil that I’m excited to share with you.
‘’We need more people that are aspiring to be not normal’’
- Neil Shah
2:30 – Post normal
10:46 – The education system
16:08 – Breaking out the cycle
22:30 – Trusting ourselves
24:28 – Behind the scenes
31:28 – 5 building blocks of well-being
34:10 – Religion and spirituality
40:10 – Your own belief system
46:51 – DMT and psychedelic substances
57:56 – Alcohol
59:54 – Men and mental health
1:05:23 – How are you?
1:06:24 – Suicide
1:09:58 – The gurus
1:13:04 – Neil’s gift
1:16:30 – Staying in shape for life
1:25:59 – How to find out about Neil Shah?
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