Total Health: Dr Richard Garnier On How We Can Optimize Our Mental, Physical, Emotional, & Spiritual Wellbeing
Before you go to bed at night, make sure that you have achieved all that you were supposed to do that day, as if tomorrow might never come. This practice allows us to make a conscious note of the importance of our existence. It’s also very important to fall asleep when you are at peace, thus knowing that even if you do not wake up the next day, your will and wishes are recorded, and you can rest at peace.
Often when we refer to wellness, we assume that we are talking about physical wellbeing. But one can be physically very healthy but still be unwell, emotionally or mentally. What are the steps we can take to cultivate optimal wellness in all areas of our life; to develop Mental, Physical, Emotional, & Spiritual Wellbeing?
As a part of our series about “How We Can Cultivate Our Mental, Physical, Emotional, & Spiritual Wellbeing”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Richard Garnier.
Born and raised in France, Dr. Richard Garnier recently relocated from Canada to Santa Monica, California to launch his wellness practice Hypnomagnetism.
At the age of 18, Dr. Richard witnessed a person receiving healing — a moment that was a catalyst and a source of inspiration to him. The flame was lit and Dr. Richard started to see the world through a new lens.
After obtaining a business degree, he pursued a career in business while simultaneously studying and building his library and practice through the creation of his own company for alternative methodologies. In 2000, he devoted himself fully to healing and transformation.
Trained in both Eastern and Western methodologies, Dr. Richard has gathered a unique library and toolbox of ancient energy modalities (Taoism, Tibetan studies, Qigong) and modern-day neuroscientific techniques (hypnosis, NLP/neuro-linguistic programming). Dr. Richard offers new perspectives, insights, and teachings from his travels around the world, and exchanges knowledge with thought leaders in alternative practices and disciplines, including Tibetan, Taoist, and Shaman Native American masters, among others. He has studied and practiced with the revered Balinese healers known as “Mangkus” in Bali. Endorsed by Master Manku, Dr. Richard became one the first Western practitioners to receive the title of Mangku. This blend of knowledge and expertise enables Dr. Richard to integrate his vast knowledge and commitment to excellence into his practice, combining what is measurable with what is not.
His philosophy of physical healing places equal emphasis on the psychological wellbeing of the patient, particularly in terms of past unresolved emotional trauma. Through his individualized psycho-spiritual-energetic exploration and reconciliation, Dr. Richard has achieved profound results with patients suffering from daily problems and severe chronic diseases.
Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Before we dive into the main focus of our interview, our readers would love to “get to know you” a bit better. Can you tell us a bit about your childhood backstory?
I was the grandchild of a paysan (peasant) and I was lucky to spend time with him at his farm. My grandpa taught me a lot about the cycle of nature and the universe, and most certainly, he opened my curiosity about energy.
What or who inspired you to pursue your career? We’d love to hear the story.
While exploring the world and being exposed to different cultures, I encountered so many teachers and Masters, and so many others who have created an impact and influenced me to pursue this path.
If I were to choose five names, they would be the Dalai Lama, Father Pierre, Professor Luc Montagnier, Dr. Frederic Saldmann and Master Wangyal Pema.
None of us can achieve success without some help along the way. Was there a particular person who you feel gave you the most help or encouragement to be who you are today? Can you share a story about that?
It is very difficult to answer this question because I have studied many, many traditions of the world and met many, many masters and teachers.
Can you share the funniest or most interesting mistake that occurred to you in the course of your career? What lesson or take away did you learn from that?
A client asked me to help to reconnect with her femininity and after some sessions with me, she discovered her own femininity and in addition, her breast size increased.
What I learned from this experience is that sometimes it is possible to modify the outside physical body only by changing the state of mind of a person and the perception of their inside body.
Is there a particular book that made a significant impact on you? Can you share a story or explain why it resonated with you so much?
Yes, there is a book by author Gerard Edde about the practice of Taoism. While reading the book I did encounter the name of Master Hie Tsai Yang and at this specific time, his name woke up a memory inside of me. I was convinced that I have always known this Master.
Can you share your favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Why does that resonate with you so much?
“On ne voit que ce que l’on croit “which means “We see only what we believe.”
It resonates with me because we see only what we want to see and if you want to see something different, you need to change your beliefs.
What are some of the most interesting or exciting projects you are working on now? How do you think that might help people?
I am very excited about my new project, the Holiseat. I am able to transfer my ability of Hypnomagnetism into the technology of this chair to increase the size of the telomeres (a compound structure at the end of a chromosome) in our bodies and help to rejuvenate people. At this time, I am working on the same technology to improve the human immune system.
OK, thank you for all of that. Let’s now shift to the core focus of our interview. In this interview series we’d like to discuss cultivating wellness habits in four areas of our lives: Mental wellness, Physical wellness, Emotional wellness, & Spiritual wellness. Let’s dive deeper into these together. Based on your research or experience, can you share with our readers three good habits that can lead to optimum mental wellness? Please share a story or example for each.
Based on my experience, if one wishes to improve one’s mental, physical wellness, emotional, and spiritual wellness, one must improve one’s eating habits and practice developing one’s inner energy with meditation or Qigong.
Based on my research, Hypnomagnetism is the synthesis of all of these four wellness levels in one energetic path.
There are two main enemies against our wellbeing, which are the mind and bad habits. In order to improve these in all aspects of wellness, one must be open and in control of one’s mind.
Do you have a specific type of meditation practice or Yoga practice that you have found helpful? We’d love to hear about it.
My favorite practice is internal alchemy of Taoism, as it is similar to the internal yoga practice.
Thank you for that. Can you share three good habits that can lead to optimum physical wellness? Please share a story or example for each.
Three good habits to help achieve optimum physical wellness include reducing the quantity of food you eat, taking part in gentle physical activities such as working out in an outdoor environment, and finally, practice breathing correctly.
Do you have any particular thoughts about healthy eating? We all know that it’s important to eat more vegetables, eat less sugar, etc. But while we know it intellectually, it’s often difficult to put it into practice and make it a part of our daily habits. In your opinion what are the main blockages that prevent us from taking the information that we all know, and integrating it into our lives?
To answer this question from a general point of view would be a discussion that can take more than one hour. There are multiple reasons for this, for example, it can come from a neurotransmitter and from traditional habits passed down from generation to generation. Is eating more vegetables better? We all know that it’s important to eat more vegetables, but in traditional Asian medicine, the majority of these vegetables must be cooked and not raw.
Can you share three good habits that can lead to optimum emotional wellness? Please share a story or example for each.
Three good habits to practice to achieve optimum emotional wellness are:
Practice meditation daily. Each and every morning, it’s important to take the time to meditate to increase your control over very emotional or irrational thinking, because if you can control your thoughts, your emotions will not overpower you.
Like a spectator who watches an actor, put a distance between yourself and your emotions, so that you are not overtaken by them.
Think of something positive for yourself and your life in respect to others just before you fall asleep at night. Make this thought or idea a mantra that you repeat before sleeping and it will continue like a program in your psyche throughout the night. This will help to achieve something positive emotionally.
Do you have any particular thoughts about the power of smiling to improve emotional wellness? We’d love to hear it.
I think it is very important to practice smiling in order to improve one’s emotional wellness. If you really wish to improve emotional wellness, you must practice both internal and external smiling. If you are very sensitive, you can feel the inner smile of someone, while sometimes you cannot feel the external smile, because it is not genuine.
Finally, can you share three good habits that can lead to optimum spiritual wellness? Please share a story or example for each.
When you wake up in the morning, put one hand on your belly and the other one on your chest. Imagine that your hands are sending energy to the center core of your body. In time you will feel a sweet vibration and a warm sensation inside of your body at these two specific places where the hands are positioned. With practice you will feel that both places are communicating together. You will feel peaceful and realize that love is present inside all of your body.
When you finish and before you stand up, dedicate the benefit of this practice to all of life that is connected and present in the universe.
Next, before you go to bed at night, make sure that you have achieved all that you were supposed to do that day, as if tomorrow might never come. This practice allows us to make a conscious note of the importance of our existence. It’s also very important to fall asleep when you are at peace, thus knowing that even if you do not wake up the next day, your will and wishes are recorded, and you can rest at peace.
Your last thoughts at night before falling asleep must be positive and about kindness. If you take care of that, with time, you will receive intuition about your future and you will be equipped to make good decisions.
Do you have any particular thoughts about how being “in nature” can help us to cultivate spiritual wellness?
Yes, being ‘in nature’ could participate to your spiritual wellness, but for this you must be connected with the energy of the environment. If you are in full nature and you think about the last post of your social media, you will improve nothing spiritually.
Ok, we are nearly done. You are a person of great influence. If you could inspire a movement that would bring the most amount of good for the greatest number of people, what would that be? You never know what your idea can trigger.
To be more sensitive in one’s perceptions and to be in full agreement with one’s feelings. If we achieve this, people on the planet could really feel the internal effects of one other and realize the impact of their words and their actions.
We are very blessed that some of the biggest names in Business, VC funding, Sports, and Entertainment read this column. Is there a person in the world, or in the US, whom you would love to have a private breakfast or lunch with, and why? He or she might just see this, especially if we both tag them.
I would love to meet Elon Musk, as I am fascinated by his intelligence. Elon Musk thinks differently than the rest the world and in order to change the world, one must think outside of the norm.
How can our readers further follow your work online?
Via my website: www.richardgarnier.com
Thank you for these really excellent insights, and we greatly appreciate the time you spent with this. We wish you continued success.
Thank you for the opportunity.