Small Changes Big Shifts with Dr. Michelle Robin
James Beck
Jun 10, 2020 · 57 min
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There are only two things you can control in this world - where you spend your heartbeats & your attitude as you pay. All else is an illusion. - James Beck

What are some small changes you can make to shift the world for yourself and others?

This week, Ted Talk Speaker, mind behind the Give Beck journey, Massage Therapist, and Author of Hey Dad, Remember Me?,and Founder of Beck Balance, James Beck, joins Dr. Michelle Robin to share his own transformational journey, life lessons we can all learn by “paying it forward,” how generational dysfunction impacts everyone, and the four steps to know if you should promote a relationship in your life with the Relational Currency acronym, AC/DC.

About James Beck

James Beck of Beck Balance is changing the massage therapy world by helping practitioners and clients re-create the way they work with the human body so they can significantly reduce pain, improve energy, and enjoy a better quality of life! 

Beck's professional training began in 2003 as a Massage Therapist at Burke Williams, in Santa Monica, CA, where he grew to become the facility's lead Deep Tissue instructor and one of the top therapists for four years.

Beck spent most of his life traveling the world, studying different healing theories & modalities. In 2007, he worked with NBC's American Gladiators (Seasons 1 & 2). After experiencing great results with his protocol, NBC's medical staff asked him to work on their hit show, The Biggest Loser (Seasons 7-11).

In 2011, Beck left Hollywood & took an epic, "pay-it-forward" journey across America (go to for details). In 2014, he returned to Southern California and began a successful Structural Integration practice and a Wellness Program for March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, CA. He spent six years assisting C.A. National Guard soldiers in passing their Physical Training tests during Drill Weekends through hands-on therapy.

Join Dr. Michelle and James as they talk about:

  • His difficult relationship with his father and how that impacted his mental health. 
  • How sharing his suicide attempt with his father led to a powerful shift in their relationshp and greater emotional intelligence.
  • Unpacking Generational Dysfunction - What it is, why we all have it, and understanding its impact on our life.
  • Some areas of generational dysfunction that you might be experiencing and how to handle them.
  • How to look at our parents’ traits as neutral rather than positive or negative. 
  • What steps he did to rewire his brain to reduce stress, anxiety, and PTSD.

Discover how we can cultivate ourselves and others as James shares:

  • How we can appreciate pain as a teacher as it points out our problems and brings us all closer together. 
  • How gardening has reminded him that there are stages in life we should pay attention to and appreciate.
  • His biggest takeaways from giving everything away including leaving his job as a massage therapist for The Biggest Loser and travelling to all 50 US states to shift his mind, his ways of being, be of service to others, and “pay it forward.”
  • What the 5 Love Languages are and why we should try to implement all of them; not just your natural languages.
  • The power of giving more than taking in life to get out of a scarcity mentality and heal yourself.

Listen and learn all about the  four steps to know if you should promote a relationship in your life with the Relational Currency acronym, AC/DC:

  • Appreciation
  • Connection
  • Detachment
  • Cultivation

“Do not depend on the hope of results. You may have to face the fact that your work will be apparently worthless and even achieve no result at all, if not perhaps results opposite to what you expect. As you get used to this idea, you start more and more to concentrate not on the results, but on the value, the rightness, the truth of the work itself. You gradually struggle less and less for an idea and more and more for specific people. In the end, it is the reality of personal relationships that saves everything. - Thomas Merton

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