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Get A Grip

Get A Grip

How an award-winning cybersecurity expert was able to get a grip on decades of mental illness and stress in just five minutes.


– 50 years struggling with a variety of mental illnesses, undiagnosed for years and untreated for even longer.

– Which resulted in 30 years of chronic stress from constantly fighting to keep a grip, and at the same time trying to hide his chronic illnesses so that it didn’t ruin his reputation and career.

– And all of it culminating in the inevitable physical and mental burnout and finally a very, very close call with suicide.

And yet, all made better in just five minutes and three little words – Get A Grip!

In this talk, Neal explains how some simple changes in thinking and breathing helped him to almost immediately tame and nearly eliminate his decades of stress. Which also instantly helped with his lifelong depression and anxiety. But more importantly, set Neal on a path of exploration and discovery into the science behind the relationship between the mind and the brain, and how easy it is for anyone to get A Grip on everything they think, feel and are.

In this presentation, Neal will share:

  1. How it really took just five minutes for him to figure out how to get such a powerful and healing grip on his mental health.
  2. The five chemicals or neurotransmitters you need to get intimately acquainted with, that are central to your mood and mental health, and how you can get a grip over them.
  3. Why mindfulness, and especially when combined with breathing, could be the single greatest thing you could do for your physical and mental health.
  4. Understanding the two most important terms in brain health, neuroplasticity and neurogenesis, and how you’re in charge of both.
  5. How the right type of music, the right type of learning, and the right type of exercise can help to grow, strengthen, and even heal your brain.
  6. How to eliminate stress in your life without having to change anything in your life.
  7. How you can change your personality just by thinking about it.
  8. How meaning and purpose, giving and kindness, and gratitude can help you live your longest and best life.
  9. What types of foods the brain craves, and that can also ward off dementia and alzheimers.
  10. How to train and feed your brain for maximum focus, memory, and engagement.
  11. What we can learn about mental health from the world’s greatest Blue Zones
  12. What the future of brain training and mind health will look like.

And not the urban folklore or the commercial hype, but the science and the evidence.


DURATION: 45-60 min, online or in person.

To learn more, contact Neal.


“We could not find a better way to help articulate our March 11th 2021 #SVBTA Event Speaker’s Smart and Charismatic style, so … here he is! Take a minute to listen and imagine the Great Value that you will take-away when you attend: “Get A Grip! Taming The Emotional Chaos In A Disrupted World” Neal received our Highest 2019 Attendee Satisfaction Survey Results. 95% Overall Value and 93% Education Value. Huge.”

The Silicon Valley Business Travel Association

“The presenter is absolutely wonderful, and the information is EXCELLENT! I am delighted at how the presenter openly and unapologetically discussed his personal experiences with mental health. So many people suffer from anxiety, depression, etc., and this just helps to reinforce with people that they are not alone. THANK YOU!!!!!”
Conference Participant

“Thank you for your amazing and truly relevant content in today’s environment which is heavily impacting Mental Health.”
Seminar Participant, 2021

“I strongly recommend Neal as a speaker! Neal’s honesty and self-reflection on his experiences helped remove any stigma around the conversation; resulting in excellent audience participation including sharing their concerns, stressors, and coping mechanisms. Thank you Neal!”
Drew Mitchell – President, Silicon Valley Business Travel Association

“I really enjoyed Neal’s presentation today about Taming the Emotional Chaos in a Disrupted World. Lots of useful ideas with backed science behind them. I look forward to attending his talks again in the future.”
Barbara Arena, Oracle Corporation

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