Science and spirituality had always been two different conversations. What if they are two sides of the same coin and the ideas that binds them together are the fabrics that weave our reality?

In this episode of Align With The Divine, Patricia talks with D.C. McGuire, one of the leading researchers in the field of neuroscience dedicated to the neurochemical dopamine. Join us in this mind-opening conversation about scientific discoveries that supports the existence of mind-body connection that extends beyond the physical arrangements of our human body.

What to expect in this episode?


01:44 – Introducing D.C. McGuire and work.

06:58 – How D.C. got into neuroscience research.

08:13 – A bad car accident and training with Bernie Siegel

11:48 – Alignment and the way the molecules are connected.

13:33 – A mind-body connection research and beginning of proof.

15:36 – On subatomic particles and conversing with the doctors.

19:24 – Education and clinical practice

21:31 – The pivot to take integrative medicine seriously.

23:08 – The impact of 9/11

26:08 – Understanding dopamine and its link to behavior.

31:31 – The real purpose of dopamine

34:41 – The problem with any kind of addiction

40:38 – FMRIs and examples increasing your dopamine levels.

44:13 – How Dopamine runs the show.

51:50 – Studies from a copper room

55:15 – Being a brain coach, and a sample exercise

1:01:08 – How working out that brain creates a new pathway.

1:04:03 – A memory without the emotional charge

1:06:12 – A double blind study on the impact of positivity

1:14:08 – Oxygenating, not just breathing.

1:17:33 – On helping clients and writing a series of books for kids.

1:21:50 – On the conflict between Israel and Palestine

1:28:31 – Moving our consciousness to the idea of unlimited potential.

1:30:36 – Concepts on depression and dopamine.

1:33:01 – Explaining neuroplasticity.

1:38:41 – Pearl of Wisdom

Who is D.C. McGuire?

D.C. (Donna-Christine) McGuire’s almost 30 years of work includes neuroscience research, public speaking, teaching, corporate consulting, and individual brain coaching, neurochemistry, especially dopamine, brain scanning technology, and related techniques are the basis of her clinical practice focused on rewiring the brain to release anxiety, stress, and trauma. Her academic background includes graduate studies in clinical and research psychology and psychobiology at Wellesley College and MIT. D.C. lives in Santa Barbara, serves on the National Advisory Board of the Union of Concerned Scientists, and enjoys skiing, tennis, sailing, kayaking, and painting.

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Email: [email protected]

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About Patricia Diorio:Patricia is a passionate speaker and entertaining storyteller. She is committed to informing, inspiring and motivating people to achieve their goals and dreams through an understanding of how we create our desired realities through conscious intentions. She is the creator, executive producer and co-host of Get Conscious Now! a television show produced in Santa Barbara, CA, and is now syndicated in over 20 markets across the US.

Over the past 14 years she had demonstrated how science and consciousness are beginning to converge, through her interviews with more than 300 pioneers of evolutionary thought, such as Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. Bruce Lipton. In addition, with a Masters in Counseling Psychology, she brings several decades of experience in education and counseling to her private practice as a consciousness coach in SB, CA and online.

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