Happy Doc Student Podcast

Tai Chi and Your Doctoral Program with Dr. Clint Pearman

May 10, 2023 Heather Frederick, PhD Episode 101
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Tai Chi and Your Doctoral Program with Dr. Clint Pearman
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Show Notes

Dr. Clint Pearman is a nationally recognized, certified brain injury specialist and trainer, a mind-body health and wellness educator and coach, the founder of ABC Wellness Zone, and the Tai Chi Edge. His purpose is to provide simple solutions for optimizing physical, mental, and cognitive health and well-being.

On today’s episode, we discuss the benefits of Tai Chi.


1.     While answering the question: What is Tai Chi? Is not always straightforward (it is a martial art, traditional Chinese medicine, etc.) – the positive benefits are clear.

2.     Tai Chi calms your brain and relaxes your body.

3.     The 7 brain abilities it impacts are: Perception, Attention, Memory, Self-Assessment, Language, Executive Function, Motor Coordination.

4.     All 7 abilities are important for doctoral students, but especially Executive Function – the ability to make plans and execute them (and, or course, be nimble when life happens).

5.     Once you learn Tai Chi, it takes only minutes a day to practice. 

6.     There are many different styles of Tai Chi; to find one that works for you, check out Clint’s website below.


Connect with Clint:  https://drclint.passion.io/

Links to episodes discussed

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