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The Better Behavior Show with Dr. Nicole Beurkens

Aug 17, 2022

My guest this week is  Dr. David Rabin.

In this episode, Dr. David and I discuss innovative ways to support stress reduction and mental health for children and adults. Chronic high levels of stress is an issue for many children and teens, especially those diagnosed with neurodevelopmental or mental health conditions. As parents and professionals, we are also facing unprecedented levels of stress in our personal, parenting, and professional lives. Dr. Rabin shares his novel research and approach to one of the lesser known ways we can reduce and manage stress. What is that? Touch! We talk about innovations to mimic the same positive neurological response, as well as providing ways that support symptom reduction in the moment and build regulation capabilities over the longer term.  To me as a pediatric practitioner, Dr. David’s team has developed one of the most exciting wearable devices because it opens up a new avenue of supporting our brains and nervous systems in ways that had been difficult to access previously, especially for kids with more severe challenges. Let’s explore how we can leverage supportive, productive tools and strategies to improve mental health for all of us!


Dr. David Rabin is a neuroscientist, board-certified psychiatrist, health tech entrepreneur and inventor who has been studying the impact of chronic stress in humans for more than a decade. He's the cofounder and Chief Innovation Officer at Apollo Neuroscience, which has developed the first scientifically validated wearable technology that actively improves energy, focus and relaxation using a novel touch therapy that signals safety to the brain. Dr. David is the cofounder and executive director of the Board of Medicine, a nonprofit organization of physicians and scientists establishing the first peer-reviewed, evidence-based clinical guidelines for the production and safe use of currently unregulated alternative medicines. In addition to his clinical psychiatry practice, Dr. David is conducting research on the epigenetic regulation of trauma responses to determine the mechanisms of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, and the neurobiology of belief. 

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Episode Takeaways

Episode Intro … 00:00:30

Introduction to Dr. David Rabin & Psychiatry Research … 00:01:33

Unaddressed Trauma--Most Pressing Mental Health Issue … 00:10:46

Root Level Trauma in Pediatric Population … 00:16:27

Environmental Stress & Oversaturation of Information …00:24:05

Attention System, Touch and Brain-Body Connection … 00:30:51

Neurobiology & How Apollo Works … 00:38:23

Building the Attention Muscle with Wearable Tech … 00:43:54

How to Use Apollo … 00:49:00 

How Dr. Nicole Uses the Apollo … 00:57:50

Resources to Learn More About Apollo … 00:59:55

Episode Wrap Up … 01:01:10





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