A Higher Branch

A Higher Branch

Next Season Out 1 November 2022: A Higher Branch is a weekly show for those desiring practical tips to help them master physical and emotional health, mindset and motivation, intimacy and relationships, family life and, work performance. The show is based on a unique system for living designed by host, Sam Makhoul, that defines success holistically and helps you develop a growth mindset. Sam has interviewed some of the greatest thought leaders of our time including Dr Guy Winch, David Goggins, Jim Kwik, Dr Jenn Mann and many more. Sam also features solo episodes based on his own personal learnings and experiences. The episodes are practical and highly prescriptive. If you are ready for an outright revolution of transformation in your life, tune in to A Higher Branch podcast. For more information visit us at www.ahigherbranch.com

Episodes

June 16, 2022 50 min

​There is a lot of emotions from your childhood that is stored in your subconscious mind that can affect you physical and mental health in your adult years.


In this episode we welcome back the intriguing conversation between Sam Makhoul and Lyn Macpherson on how hypnotherapy can heal those emotions.


You will learn:


  • The affects childhood trauma has on you now
  • The comfort of a good hypnotherapist
  • Why you need to want to make a change
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    A lot of our anxieties are locked away deep in our subconscious. As hard as we may try, we cannot control anxiety until we unlock the subconscious and find out the source of our anxiety. Lyn Macpherson is a hypnotherapist who over many years has cured and healed people with trauma and anxiety, even after many years of traditional therapy. She sees anxiety as a message with clues.


    In this episode, Lyn shares with Sam some of those cl...

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    And just like that... you now have all the 7 pillars to building a beautiful, healthy life. Today Sam Makhoul and Dr Scott Wustenberg finalise the series on the 7 S's with part 2 on stress. Stress can play a huge part in your life whether that be acute or chronic. But the impact of stress is reversible as you will find out in this episode.


    You will learn:

  • The difference between acute and chronic stress
  • How stress can impact your b...
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    When stress is left unchecked the impact on our physical and emotional health can be debilitating. It can develop into anxiety and depression.


    Most of us ignore the early signs of stress thinking we can reverse it at any time. For others they are in denial. They tell themselves i can stop my stress at any time. The reality is that once stress takes a hold in your system the effects of adrenaline and cortisol can become addictive.


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    The most important S in the series. You are going to love this podcast where Sam Makhoul and Dr Scott Wustenberg take us through how important it is to socialise for your health and wellbeing, how fearing connection takes a huge toll on your immune system, your questions answered about returning to the workplace and on the more positive side, the importance of socialising with your loved ones, friends and your work family.


    Continuin...

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    Humans are solar powered creatures. Our skin and our eyes serve as solar panels for the absorption of UV rays that stimulate the production of many hormones including Vitamin D (which is in fact a hormone), human growth hormones. Vitamin D has over 3000 functions in our body ranging from immune system to mood boosting. The ultimate benefits of the sun include higher energy, better gut health and deeper sleep powered by hormones suc...

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    Research confirms unequivocally that strength is more important than cardio fitness and flexibility for your longevity and quality of life. It turns out that being 'strong' is super important not just to your body but also to your mind.


    In this episode we continue the series of the 7 S's as we cover the topic of STRENGTH. We explain the correlation between your genotype and the best way for you to get STRONG.


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    April 29, 2022 43 min

    Could sleep potentially be the most important S of the series? it is very high up there. Why? Because it plays a pivotal role in all aspects of your physical health and more importantly your emotional wellbeing. Good quality sleep boosts energy, improve gut health, makes you smarter, live longer, look younger and decimates anxiety!


    Join us on this episode while Sam Makhoul and Dr Scott Wustenberg take us through why sleep is essenti...

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    Starving yourself and ‘fasting’ are two different things.


    Fasting is a deliberate strategy where most people schedule a time where they do not eat. It is artificial.


    Starving yourself from food is however a different phenomenon. It is a more natural inconsistency and activates the fight or flight response that activates autophagy and slows down ageing.


    In this weeks episode you will learn how to activate that natural response as we di...

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    Are you confused about your bio individuality and what you should eat? In this episode Dr Scott Wustenberg clears a lot of misconceptions about food and nutrition. You will be surprised and empowered.


    YOU WILL LEARN:


  • The 3 essential bio tests we all should do
  • Would the keto diet suit you?
  • How much protein is too much protein and what is the best protein source
  • Why fats so phenomenally important
  • Do you really need to eat gluten and dairy?
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    What did we really learn in 2021? What changes have we made in 2022 to help shape the future we want to create?


    In this episode, Sam Makhoul shares his top learnings from 2021. He explains how to fulfil each of the 8 fundamental human needs and tells us what’s coming up on the podcast in 2022.


    You will learn:


  • The real reason why we got stressed during the pandemic
  • The importance of variety and novelty in your daily life
  • Importance of so...
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    Today we are joined once again with Australia’s most sought-after Psychotherapist, Melissa Ferrari.


    In this episode, Sam Makhoul and Melissa Ferrari shares with us topics such as, how do you know when you have found the one, when do you know when to have sex and get intimate with someone you have just started dating, how do you know it’s time to commit to someone long term and how do you prepare to meet the parents.


    The pair also dis...

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    Today we are joined once again with Australia’s most sought-after Psychotherapist, Melissa Ferrari.


    In this episode, Sam Makhoul and Melissa Ferrari shares with us how can single people get into a relationship and should you put together a checklist of wants in a partner.


    The pair also discuss:

  • What's it like being single
  • Why are some singles scared to enter into a relationship
  • Melissa’s best piece of advice for healing from being h...
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    Today we are joined once again with world renowned, Luke Coutinho; Holistic Lifestyle Coach in Integrative & Lifestyle Medicine, for our final part of our 3 part series.


    In this episode, Sam Makhoul and Luke Coutinho shares with us the benefits of restorative sleep and what supplements we should be taking.


    The pair discuss:


  • The best technique for quality sleep
  • Melatonin supplements pros and cons
  • The role of forgiveness and spiritual...
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    Today we are joined again by Luke Coutinho; Holistic Lifestyle Coach for Integrative & Lifestyle Medicine.


    In this episode, Sam Makhoul and Luke Coutinho share with us how we can connect to our inner intelligence and how we can use lifestyle as medicine for sustainable good health.


    The pair also discuss:


  • Your Bio-individuality
  • The benefits of sunshine and Vitamin D
  • How to connect with your inner intelligence
  • Food rules; What, how, wh...
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    Today we are joined by Luke Coutinho; Holistic Lifestyle Coach for Integrative & Lifestyle Medicine.


    In this episode, Sam Makhoul and Luke Coutinho share with us the mind and gut connection to heal the body and for good health.


    The paid also discuss:

  • How we can use lifestyle as medicine
  • How environmental and lifestyle factors affect your health
  • What is Integrative Medicine
  • What is Bio Individuality
  • What we believe in is how the physic...
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    In today's PODCAST episode, Sam Makhoul continues his podcast series on his 4-5-6 System for behavioural change and shares the final 6th life hack for achieving EXCELLENCE IN YOUR CAREER OR BUSINESS.


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    00:57 – A recap of the 6 Lifehacks


    3:17 – The Higher Branch...

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    In today's PODCAST episode, Sam Makhoul continues his podcast series on his 4-5-6 System for behavioural change made up of four daily rituals, five habits and six life hacks. Sam shares the fifth of his 6 life hacks, the ART OF SOCIALISING.


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    In today's PODCAST episode, Sam Makhoul continues his podcast series on his 4-5-6 System for behavioural change made up of four daily rituals, five habits and six life hacks. Sam shares PART 2 of the fourth of his 6 life hacks, the power of CREATIVE IMAGINATION as a manifestation powerhouse.


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    In today's PODCAST episode, Sam Makhoul continues his podcast series on his 4-5-6 System for behavioural change made up of four daily rituals, five habits and six life hacks. Sam shares the fourth of his 6 life hacks, CREATIVE VISUALISATION.


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