Conversation with Benzo Coach David Powers (Part 1 of 2)
David Powers is an artist, filmmaker, PhD candidate in psychology, and founder of Powers Benzo Recovery Coaching. After a severe car accident, David became dependent on diazepam. Now benzo-free, he helps others through his films, videos, and coaching.
In Part I of our conversation, we hear about David’s personal struggle with benzodiazepines. We also discuss research and funding, the limbic system, GABA, fear, hope, symptoms, and even chat a bit about film. Please join us for this relaxed and informative conversation.
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0:02:35 Rx Summit
0:03:46 Upcoming Vacation
0:06:02 INTERVIEW: Intro
0:07:28 Filmmakers Chat
0:11:38 Welcome to the Podcast
0:12:34 David’s Benzo Story
0:25:38 Benzo Advocacy
0:27:29 Are You Fully Healed?
0:28:39 Giving Hope
0:30:36 Audience-Led Podcasts
0:33:14 Publishing His Book
0:34:47 Moving into Coaching
0:38:22 Benzo Recovery School
0:44:56 Wrapping Up PhD
0:46:26 Research and Funding
0:50:35 Forums and Fear
0:53:35 GABA and the Limbic System
0:56:08 Responding to Fear
0:58:15 Nerves, Symptoms, and Focus
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Powers Benzo Coaching
Website — https://www.powersbenzocoaching.com/
YouTube — https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC18DrdP18DuSxoi2dxuSYUg
Benzo Recovery School — https://www.powersbenzocoaching.com/benzoschool
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