26. Dr Alex Pattakos | S2:E6

Dr Alex Pattakos, PhD joins Dr. Ruth Allan on the 26th Episode of Brain Health: Unchaining Your Pain and the sixth episode in series 2.

If you would like to let us know what you thought of this conversation, please feel free, we welcome any feedback and love to share with all the special guests that we have on the show TEXT +1 843-396-2104 (US/Canada)

Alex Pattakos, PhD, affectionately nicknamed “Dr Meaning,” is the co-founder of the GLOBAL MEANING INSTITUTE and co-creator of MEANINGology® – the study and practice of meaning in life, work, and society. 

He is the co-author with Elaine Dundon of the international bestselling book, “Prisoners of Our Thoughts” (3rd edition, 23+ languages), which is based on the wisdom of the world-renowned psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor, Dr Viktor E. Frankl (author of the classic bestseller “Man’s Search for Meaning“) who personally urged Dr Pattakos to write it. 

He and Elaine also co-authored the award-winning book on the human quest for meaning “The OPA! Way,” which is grounded in Greek philosophy, mythology, and culture and backed by years of meaning research.

He is a regular contributor to Psychology Today, and an Honorary Professor at the Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis, Moscow, Russia. He is also a U.S. Army veteran, and so Dr Pattakos understands the challenges facing people in today’s uncertain times.

In this episode, we talk about the importance of spiritual wellbeing to optimise your brain and whole-body health, in particular finding meaning and purpose in your life.

Dr Alex explains what optimal brain health is for him personally in the context of being a prisoner of our thoughts.

We discuss the difference between meaning and purpose and explore how you can find meaning in everything that you do, with Dr Ruth sharing some of her personal stories around this topic. 

Dr Alex shares how he was able to help psychiatric patients enjoy life and he discusses how you can use the OPA framework – seeking Opportunities, helping others find Purpose and embracing life with Attitude, to help unchain your spiritual pain.

“We are being challenged by life and it is up to us to make it meaningful,” Dr Alex Pattakos.

His background includes being a former therapist and mental health administrator, political campaign organiser, community/economic development policy planner, and full-time professor of public and business administration (including graduate program head).

He has worked closely with the White House under three presidents in the USA on social and economic policy matters and served as an adviser to the Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

He was also one of the initial faculty evaluators for the Innovations in American Government Awards Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

He is a past president of Renaissance Business Associates (RBA), an international, nonprofit association of people committed to elevating the human spirit in the workplace. During his tenure as president, RBA was active in Australia, Canada, Europe, Nigeria, South Africa, and the USA.

Through his public speaking, work with Fortune 500 companies, governments, nonprofit organisations, and university teaching, he has helped people at all levels build their capacities for personal and organisational transformation with a focus on an authentic commitment to meaningful value and goals that make a positive difference in the world.

For more information visit:

Further Support:

Are you or someone you care about struggling with your brain or whole body function and are not sure what to do about it? 

At the Wellbeing Warrior Academy, we offered comprehensive brain and whole-body health evaluations, with a reach-back to clinical specialists to support you on your journey to optimal health. Our approach is unique in that we assess your recommended recovery plan to ensure your plan is working for you. 

To learn how to optimise your unique brain, please connect with us to arrange a consultation at www.ruthmaryallan.com/connect or visit www.wellbeingwarrioracademy.com for more information on our services.

At the Wellbeing Warrior Academy, we take an integrative, whole-body approach, using the Amen method to evaluate and optimise your brain and whole-body health. For more information about our programs visit www.wellbeingwarrioracademy.com 

Please note this show is for educational purposes only. If you need professional support to help you unchain your pain, please contact us directly at www.wellbeingwarrioracademy.com or speak to your healthcare professional.

  • Brain Health Evaluations
  • Trauma Recovery
  • The Concussion Rescue First Aid Kit
  • Questions ➥ [email protected]

For more information about Dr. Ruth M Allan and the programs she has to support you with your brain health and unchaining your pain, visit www.ruthmaryallan.com

𝐖𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝟑 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄 𝐝𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐄𝐱𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐀𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐏𝐎𝐖𝐄𝐑𝐄𝐃 𝐛𝐲 @winjectstudios?

What you need to do is apply using the form on my show page. Make sure you put in code “DRRUTH” 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝟭𝟬% 𝗼𝗳𝗳 if your application is accepted.

Calling all content creators ☎️ 𝐀𝐏𝐏𝐋𝐘 for your show to be selected as our next featured Podcast, Livestream, TV Show in our community 🚀🏆 https://dubb.com/WINJECT

VISIT SHOW PAGE ➥ https://winject.com/archive/brainhealth

Related Articles

Responses