Martin McPhillimey | Burnout Culture, Stress on Men’s Health & Defining Performance

Episode 85

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In this episode, I speak with Martin McPhillimey. Martin spent nearly a decade as a Respiratory and Sleep scientist in Australia and the UK. After recognizing that many of his patient’s issues did not require typical medical interventions, but rather behavioral and physical coaching, he decided to embark on a journey and started Performance Through Health.

He has created a unique framework, ‘The SBS system,’ which help people reduce stress by more than 50% boosting focus, energy and productivity for higher performance levels.

Now working online, he can coach people from all over the world, tackling problems related to stress, breathing and sleep whilst providing Education through his getaway retreats.

Topics Discussed:

Define Performance

Expectations Management

Chronic Issues with “Healthy” People

Stress and Burn Out Symptoms

Changing Beliefs

Culture of Burn Out

Self-Awareness and Self-Assessment

A Heros Journey

Sleep Misperceptions

Overtraining & Under-recovered

Fear Driven Motivation Produces Burn Out

Setting Healthy Boundaries

Finding a Circle of Transparency

Breathwork is a Key Tool

Mindset & Stress

Value of Play

Instagram: @performancethroughhealth



Scientific Papers

Listening To:

Podcast: Huberman Lab Podcast




*Anything discussed in this episode is not medical advice and you should always check with a health professional prior to taking any actions.

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