He uses a strange anti-anxiety contraption.
Robbins is also a huge fan of the NuCalm system.
A neuroscientist named Dr. Blake Holloway designed the device as a way to treat patients with post-traumatic stress disorder, but found that he actually had a market with dental patients who suffered from intense anxiety while in the dentist’s chair.
The system includes headphones that play relaxing music, light-blocking glasses, mild electric nodes for the throat, and a GABBA amino acid supplement. It looks like something you would buy at a magic shop, but besides dentists, it’s also used by the Chicago Blackhawks NHL team and has been deemed effective at enabling patients to enter a deeply meditative state by Dr. Chung-Kang Peng, Ph.D., co-director of the Rey Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School.
When we recently spoke with Robbins, he said that in the previous day’s media circuit, he had just a half hour window of free time, and he chose to use the NuCalm system for 20 of those minutes and felt rejuvenated.
The main takeaway: If you can find a way to enter a deep meditative state for 20 minutes, your body may feel refreshed and rid of debilitating stress.