Episode 7: first responders and mental health

September 23, 2020
Hosted by Jan Christenson and Marnix Pauwels

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This is episode 7 of A Magnificent Mind. Today Jan and Marnix have a very inspiring chat with Sam(antha) Dutton, Ph.D., LCSW, Associate Dean and Director of the Social Work Program at University of Phoenix, and also has military experience spanning 27 years. Today’s episode is a very encouraging conversation around mental health in the United States Air force (and in general), and how to create a safe environment for first responders so they can be open and vulnerable. Sam talks about dancing while cooking, the power of love, how her family responds to her mission in life, and how we can show others to follow their intuition by showing them the way. If you feel like you could use a chunk of pure inspiration, be sure to listen to this episode!

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If you are the type of person who finds thoughts are always whirling in your head, too many thoughts to settle down, and you feel stressed about life in general, solving problems feels impossible, then you should tune in to hear a way to settle your mind, settle your thoughts, and find a peacefulness inside that you never knew existed.

It’s been there since you were born, you just need someone to help you get back to it. Each week we will have different guests who will each show you of their journey to a discovery of their magnificent mind to help you see yours.

This magnificent mind gives you access to a whole world of feelings, experiences, creativity and problem solving that you can’t even imagine but we can show you how this works for all of us as humans.

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Jan Christenson and Marnix Pauwels

Jan Christenson and Marnix Pauwels

Jan Christenson has been a nurse for many years. She also received her BA in psychology and has worked with patients to find solutions to live more peaceful lives.

In developing an understanding of life that shows us that we live life through an inside out understanding, she was able to transform her own life from one of depression and sadness to a peaceful, joyful experience of living. Learning that we have thoughts then turn into our reality in life opens up a whole new way of living for anyone and everyone.

She now has transformational conversations with people to help them drop limiting beliefs and judgements, and find their way to their healthy resilience that lives inside each of us. She can point you to loving yourself, and then you can find your way home.

Marnix Pauwels is a Dutch transformative coach and author of eight books about mental health. He lives in Amsterdam with two cats. He has worked in advertising as a copywriter for 30 years, and has an extensive knowledge of addiction/compulsive behavior, depression and anxiety through deep personal experience.

Marnix has always been fascinated by what drives people, and especially what drives them crazy. As a transformative coach, Marnix helps people find a more playful and exciting and creative life, living from a clear mind and a deep trust in their personal resilience. Marnix is an aspiring world-traveler who loves to work out.

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Episode Directory

November 2020

October 2020

September 2020

  • 9/30/2020: Episode 8: domestic violence and how to change Listen Now
  • 9/23/2020: Episode 7: first responders and mental health Listen Now
  • 9/16/2020: Episode 6: The Wounded Healer (with Andy Chaleff) Listen Now
  • 9/9/2020: Episode 5: Wisdom and Intuition Listen Now
  • 9/2/2020: Episode 4: Creativity Listen Now


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