The Freedom From Anger Podcast

James Clemmons

This is a podcast where we discuss a variety of beneficial behavioral health topics: Anger and Stress Management, REBT, CBT, Substance Abuse, Relationships, Road Rage, Self-Help, etc.. James proudly served in the Marines. Jonathan holds a MA in mental health counseling, they are also both licensed alcohol and drug counselors. Together James and Jonathan own and operate Freedom From Anger, LLC. which specializes in Behavioral Health Education. read less
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Episodes

'Transforming Pain into Joy'
Mar 20 2024
'Transforming Pain into Joy'
In this episode of the Freedom for Mayor podcast, host James welcomes award-winning author and transformation coach, Farzan Mazinani, to discuss his approach to quantum healing and personal transformation. Farzan shares insights from his book, 'Joyful Fix: How to Break Free from Stagnation and Move Forward in Life,' emphasizing that healing doesn't have to be painful and how changing our perspective can significantly impact our lives. He introduces the concept of Joyful Fix Quantum Healing, a modality he created that focuses on elevating consciousness and viewing life challenges as opportunities for growth. Farzan talks about the importance of self-talk, acceptance, and taking responsibility for our happiness. He delves into the role of trapped emotions in our physical and mental health and outlines stages of consciousness from victim mentality to full responsibility. Additionally, Farzan offers practical tips for listeners to foster self-love, forgiveness, and alignment between the conscious and subconscious mind, ultimately leading to a joyful and impactful life. 00:00 Welcome to the Freedom for Mayor Podcast with Farzan Mazinani 00:56 Introducing Farzan Mazinani: A Journey into Joyful Quantum Healing 01:09 The Philosophy of Pain-Free Healing and Elevating Consciousness 06:28 Understanding Levels of Consciousness: From Victim to Empowerment 15:44 The Power of Forgiveness and Self-Compassion 25:59 Subconscious Influences and the Path to Alignment 34:49 Closing Thoughts and How to Connect with Farzan
"Unlocking Mobility & Pain Relief"
Mar 7 2024
"Unlocking Mobility & Pain Relief"
In this episode of the Freedom From Anger podcast, host James interviews Bobby Aldridge, a fitness expert and founder of BAMmetrics, a mobility and fitness training methodology particularly beneficial for older adults in sports like golf, tennis, and hiking. Bobby discusses his evolution in the fitness industry, from gaining his initial certification to developing BAMmetrics as a way to help clients maintain mobility on their own. He emphasizes the importance of mobility in improving performance, reducing pain, and increasing energy levels through simple, incremental movements and exercises that can be integrated into daily routines. Bobby shares stories of transformative experiences with BAMmetrics, including improvements in clients' lives, reductions in pain, and enhancements in functional movement. The episode also covers the universal applicability of BAMmetrics, from total beginners to professional athletes, and offers listeners a chance to receive six mobility-enhancing exercises by emailing Bobby. James reflects on the potential benefits of these exercises to improve his own health and his friends' challenges with chronic pain. 00:00 Introduction to the Podcast and Guest 00:40 Understanding BAMmetrics and Its Origin 02:55 The Importance of Mobility in Daily Life 04:04 Incorporating Mobility Exercises into Daily Routine 08:17 Sharing Personal Experiences and Success Stories 10:40 The Impact of Proper Posture and Movement on Health 16:08 How BAMmetrics Can Help with Chronic Back Issues 17:00 A Success Story: Healing Back Pain 17:29 The Simplicity of the Exercise 17:57 The Importance of Consistency 18:01 Personal Experience: The Fiji Incident 19:12 Understanding Pain and Its Signals 19:26 The Dangers of Masking Pain 19:48 The Versatility of the Program 23:32 The Power of Breathing 26:08 The Importance of Mobility 26:18 The Vision for a Healthier Healthcare Industry 27:02 The Power of the Mat 28:34 The Importance of Proper Movement 30:21 Closing Remarks and Contact Information 33:07 Post-Interview Reflections
"Everyday Mindfulness: Ancient Solutions to Modern Problems"
Dec 21 2023
"Everyday Mindfulness: Ancient Solutions to Modern Problems"
In this episode of the Freedom from Anger podcast, host James chats with mindfulness expert Michael Gibian. Over the course of his 25-year career in mindfulness teaching, Gibian has studied under several distinguished mindfulness teachers like Thich Nhat Hanh, Jack Kornfield, and Ravi Shankar. The two discuss a variety of mindfulness techniques, including mindful eating, box breathing, and other habits that promote a healthier lifestyle. Gibian also delves into his journey towards mindfulness, explaining the concept of spiritual bypassing and the importance of emotional intelligence in managing anger. He explains how we can train ourselves to be more present, to respond rather than react to situations, and to build resilience in ourselves. He offers practical advice for managing tension, understanding different perspectives, and combating isolation and loneliness. He also gives his opinion on various meditation apps and resources available. Tune in to learn how these techniques can help us communicate and interact better with others, especially during stressful situations like holiday family gatherings.00:00 Introduction and Guest Background00:46 Michael's Training with Renowned Mindfulness Teachers01:58 Michael's Journey into Mindfulness and Meditation04:47 Understanding Different Styles of Meditation07:05 The Importance of Mindfulness in Managing Anger15:56 The Power of Active Listening and Non-Judgmental Communication19:05 Embracing Diverse Opinions and Building Emotional Resilience20:21 Navigating Family Dynamics during the Holidays21:41 Understanding Your Role in Relationships22:18 The Art of Reacting and Responding23:09 The Power of Emotional Intelligence and Self-Control23:54 Navigating Political Differences in Family Gatherings25:00 The Power of Empathy and Understanding26:49 The Importance of Mindfulness and Physical Activity28:38 Introduction to Box Breathing31:56 The Benefits of Mindfulness Apps and Techniques35:15 The Power of Mindful Eating and the Slow Food Movement38:13 The Importance of Community and Connection40:58 Contact Information and Final Thoughts
Emotional Resilience and Self-Reengineering
Dec 12 2023
Emotional Resilience and Self-Reengineering
In this episode of The Freedom From Anger Podcast, James Clemmons hosts Stephenie Kadiri, a Genius Activator, life coach, mental health enthusiast from Nigeria. Through an enriching conversation, they discuss the intriguing concept of 'Genius Activator' and the importance of self-discovery and identity. Kadiri shares her insights on self-reengineering and resilience, encouraging listeners to navigate through life's adversities without succumbing to detrimental habits. She urges self-awareness and progressive evolution to become the most optimal versions of ourselves. The episode also delves into the struggles of substance abuse, the impact of relationships, and the significant role of societal, institutional, and biological parenting in shaping individuals. 00:07 Introduction and Guest Presentation00:38 Understanding the Concept of a Genius Activator02:32 The Importance of Self-Perception and Self-Esteem02:59 Stephanie Kadiri's Journey in Psychotherapy03:25 The Concept of Self Re-Engineering06:15 Resilience in the Face of Life's Challenges10:51 The Impact of Relationships on Personal Development17:43 The Role of Communication in Relationships21:06 Understanding Relationships and Marriage21:37 The Impact of Sobriety on Relationships23:25 The Evolution of Perception with Age25:11 The Role of Biological, Institutional, and Societal Parents28:28 The Importance of Self-Identity and Communication29:07 The Influence of Institutions on Children31:04 The Prevalence of Drug Abuse31:34 Turning Pain into Power: A Personal Journey37:42 Contact Information and Final Thoughts
"Holistic Strides" to Health
Dec 1 2023
"Holistic Strides" to Health
In this enlightening episode of the Freedom from Anger podcast, host James has a riveting discussion with Dr. Richard Rimler, a holistic podiatrist. Also known as 'Dr. Rick', he shares valuable insights on his 'walk strong and live long' philosophy. Dr. Rick talks about high-intensity interval training, nutrition, and stress management, among other health-focused subjects. He explains why interval training is excellent for everyone, especially those overcoming addiction, as it encourages the release of natural endorphins. Besides discussing his specific prescription for interval training, Dr. Rick introduces the importance of right footwear and his personally designed arch supports. He touches upon the essential aspects of nutrition, emphasizing the need to limit white flour intake and eat organically. Lastly, Dr. Rick discusses probiotics' health benefits, helping with a range of issues from gut health to mental wellbeing. This discussion is not only informative but a boon for those seeking holistic and safe ways to boost physical and mental health.00:07 Introduction and Guest Introduction01:22 Discussion on High Intensity Interval Training02:26 Understanding the Role of Interval Training in Addiction Recovery03:40 Explaining the Interval Training Prescription06:35 Benefits of Interval Training07:56 Recommendations for Interval Training in Addiction Recovery11:49 Importance of Proper Footwear for Exercise17:56 Discussion on Nutrition and Supplements22:34 Benefits of Probiotics33:47 Closing Remarks and Contact Information
Happy Thanksgiving - Mastering Communication
Nov 23 2023
Happy Thanksgiving - Mastering Communication
Freedom From Anger Podcast: Mastering Communication with Thea MayIn this eye-opening episode, the Freedom From Anger Podcast features guest Thea May. Thea is an acclaimed Ethical Business Communication Coach, Relationship Mentor, and Spoken Word Poet based in Norwich, UK. During this in-depth discussion, Thea provides a comprehensive understanding of what ethical business is and the significance of a communication coach in such contexts. Much of the conversation focuses on understanding the communication pitfalls in personal and professional relationships, and how to effectively manage conflict without exacerbating existing problems. Thea also shares her unique framework for effectively communicating needs and boundaries. Listeners will surely benefit from Thea’s strategies to maintain healthy relationships, especially in the realm of ethical business communications.00:07 Introduction and Guest Presentation00:34 Understanding Ethical Business Communication02:11 The Role of a Communication Coach03:04 The Importance of Controlled Emotion in Communication03:35 The Impact of Emotion on Clarity in Communication04:39 The Role of Emotion in Political Communication05:28 The Importance of Communication in Relationships06:08 The Illusion of Communication06:29 The Problem of Assumptions in Communication06:51 The Importance of Expressing Needs and Emotions07:24 The Consequences of Emotional Reactions in Communication08:09 The Power Dynamics in Conflict and Communication09:28 The Concept of Consent in Communication11:05 The Importance of Timing in Communication15:18 The Framework for Communicating Needs and Boundaries18:54 The Power of 'I' Statements in Communication20:39 Avoiding Absolutes in Communication21:00 The Power of Open Listening22:26 Understanding the Other Person's Perspective22:52 Co-creating Solutions24:07 Inviting Feedback and Reciprocity24:44 The Importance of Timing in Conflict Resolution25:51 Summary of Conflict Resolution Steps26:14 Challenges in Implementing Conflict Resolution Strategies27:30 Understanding Secondary Benefits in Conflict30:18 The Impact of Unclear Communication31:04 How to Respond to 'We Need to Talk'33:42 Thea's Contact Information and Resources
"Get Out Of My Head"
Nov 13 2023
"Get Out Of My Head"
In this episode of the Freedom From Anger podcast, James is joined by Michael Andrew McConnell, a Harvard Law School graduate, the founder of Rented.com, best-selling author, and a former member of the U.S. National Open Water Swimming Team. We explore the topic of gaining clarity in the modern world, focusing on mental health and understanding the complexity of the human brain. We discuss the importance of challenging our beliefs, relinquishing control over things we cannot change, and dedicating time and energy to things within our control. We also examine the need to cultivate the right social connections and prioritize mental health as much as physical health. Michael emphasizes how his principles from his book 'Get Out of My Head, Creating Modern Clarity with Stoic Wisdom' can aid in navigating life's complexities.00:00 Introduction and Guest Background00:37 The Importance of Seeking Advice from Successful People00:59 Understanding Clarity in the Modern World01:40 The Impact of Technology on Our Minds01:58 The Evolution of Human Society and Its Effects on Our Minds03:26 The Overwhelming Amount of Data in Today's World04:48 The Effects of Technology on Brain Development05:46 The Uncertainty of Technology's Long-Term Impact06:12 The Constant Evolution of Communication Mediums06:49 The Human Condition: Same Issues, Different Times08:25 Understanding Others and Ourselves09:06 The Importance of Living in the Present09:51 The Stoic Approach to Life10:38 The Influence of Stoicism on Modern Therapies12:59 The Daily Practice of Mental Health14:51 Learning from Successful People15:51 Finding the Right Tools for Recovery16:23 Exploring Individuality in Recovery17:07 The Importance of Human Connection17:38 The Five Pillars of Health18:14 The Impact of Social Connection on Mental Health18:49 Choosing Your Social Circle Wisely20:07 Understanding the Physiological Impact of Emotions21:02 The Power of Self-Control and Mindfulness24:41 The Influence of Belief Systems on Reactions26:59 The Role of Respect in Interactions27:34 The Power of Choice and Control30:52 Understanding the Impact of Unresolved Issues32:51 The Practice of Acceptance33:35 Closing Remarks and Recommendations