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Neurocareers: Doing The Impossible!

Oct 16, 2022

Does meditation mean sitting in a lotus (leg crossed) position with your eye closed and thinking of "nothing"? That seems daunting for somebody taking the first steps toward practicing mindfulness! What if there were much simpler and more effective ways for you to get on a path of self-regulating your mind?

Meet a greet Dr. Jeff Tarrant - a clinical psychologist, neurofeedback specialist, experienced meditation practitioner, and founder of the NeuroMeditation Institute! Dr. Tarrant has been successfully teaching people how to meditate for many years! He will share with you how to start meditating and do it in a way that makes sense to you!

Also, you will learn how neurotechnology can help improve your meditation skills! 

Last but not least, you will learn about the future of neurotechnologies and the most unexpected things about the human mind Dr. Tarrant discovered over the years of his meditative practice and neurofeedback!

During this episode, you will learn the following:

[00:00] Episode intro and what’s in for you in today’s episode.

[01:59] Different conditions and types of meditation that Jeff recommends for people to work with.

[11:08] The value of Neurofeedback in learning how to meditate and overcoming the difficulties on the way.

[17:23] How technology development is helping the development of Neurofeedback and NeuroMeditation fields.

[22:36] How Jeff sees the future of NeuroMeditation with the development of technology in the next 10, 30, and 50 years.

[27:17] Jeff’s future plan for NeuroMeditation and the work he is doing now.

[31:18] Where Jeff gets the spirit of innovation from, how he develops it, and finds his beginnings. 

[33:22] The most challenging part of Jeff’s career; how he overcame this challenge, and the lessons he learned from the process that now helps him.

[36:21] Jeff’s recommendation to people who want to follow his footstep and help people with meditation and mindfulness practices.

[38:21] The most unexpected thing that Jeff learned about the human brain in the course of his work in meditation, Neurofeedback, and NeuroMeditation.

[44:09] How to do the impossible and Jeff's advice to those doing things that are not recognized but want to continue.

[47:20] How Jeff sees a world where people are meditating and doing it as a normal daily practice 10 to 20 years from now.

[48:48] Ending the show.


Notable Quotes

  • The meditation style that is the hardest for you is probably the one that you need the most; if the meditation style is easy, your brain knows how to do it, and you’re not developing anything.
  • If you want to grow your brain and develop certain skills, you have to do something difficult that you’re not good at.
  • Mindfulness is good for anxiety and stress because you’re learning to step out of the situation and look at it more objectively and not become attached to it.
  • Everybody knows that meditation is good for them, but the percentage of people who stick with it is very small.
  • Our brain waves influence each other whether we know it or not; we can influence the people around us for good or bad.


About the Podcast Guest

Dr. Jeff Tarrant is a licensed psychologist and board certified in neurofeedback. He directs the NeuroMeditation Institute. Jeff authored the book "Meditation Interventions to Rewire the Brain." You can learn more about Dr. Tarrant's work by using the following links:
book: Meditation Interventions to Rewire the Brain
Youtube: NeuroMeditation Institute
Facebook: NeuroMeditation

About the Podcast and Its Host

The Neurocareers podcast is brought to you by The Institute of Neuroapproaches and its founder - Milena Korostenskaja, Ph.D. (Dr. K) - a neuroscience educator, neuroscience research consultant, and career coach for students and recent graduates in neuroscience and neurotechnologies:

You will benefit from neuroscience-based coaching if you want to...

  • Get your projects DONE instead of procrastinating and feeling stuck.
  • STOP feeling anxious, stressed, and overwhelmed when managing your time and responsibilities.
  • ACHIEVE your goals and BUILD a successful career instead of failing.

Get in touch with Dr. K. by sending an email:

Schedule a free consultation session with Dr. K. by following this link: