The Mind of a Doctor and the Heart of a Patient with Dr. Brittany Clayborne (Episode #67)

Dr. Brittany ClaymoreDr. Lynn Hellerstein of Vision Beyond Sight speaks with Dr. Brittany Clayborne, international bestselling author, speaker, entrepreneur, psychologist and owner of the nonprofits Brittany Speaks and Micah Gives. Dr. Brittany talks about her story as a heart transplant recipient and cancer survivor that propelled her to become a Doctor of Psychology specializing in critical illness and psychosynthesis. She also discusses using the Metaverse in counseling, and helping people create environments where they can heal.

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  • Dr. Brittany’s heart failure after childbirth that caused her to die 7 times before getting a heart transplant
  • A year after, Dr. Brittany was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer.
  • While undergoing cancer treatments, she aimed to become what she needed: a Doctor of Psychology specializing in critical illness psychology and psychosynthesis.
  • What are psychosynthesis and disidentification?
  • Benefits of using Metaverse for counseling
  • Three parts of reintegrating patients from disidentification to identification
  • Evolution as the process of self-love
  • Working with chronically ill patients
  • The wish of not spending too much time trying to make money
  • Helping people to create environments where they can heal
  • Love what you do, do what you love

About Dr. Brittany Clayborne:

Dr. Brittany Clayborne has the mind of a doctor and the heart of a patient. 

She earned her master’s degree during a 9-month hospital stay as she waited to receive a donor heart and a stage four cancer survivor who earned her Doctorate of Psychology while undergoing aggressive cancer treatments.

Dr. Brittany is an International Bestselling Author, creator of The Maverick Evolution© and is currently creating a method of medical therapy, Chair of the Patient Committee for the Heart Failure Society of America, and a fierce advocate for organ donation.

But the most important role she plays is that of Micah’s mom. Together, they support the emotional and psychological health of kids and adults through their non-profits, Brittany Speaks and Micah Gives.

You can learn more about Dr. Brittany and her work at or connect with her on all social media platforms @drbrittanyspeaks.

Connect with Dr. Brittany Clayborne and Brittany Speaks, Inc.: 

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“I figured that I would become that which I needed. So I started my chemo but the same day I also started my Doctor of Psychology program. Because even if I didn’t survive this, I was determined to at least start creating a roadmap for other people that have to come down this road. Luckily I am here. I am a Doctor of Psychology. I specialize in critical illness psychology. I specifically use a type of psychology called psychosynthesis... One of the things that psychosynthetic psychologists use is we use the principle of disidentification, which is our ability to step back mentally and reflect on what is happening within us in order to experience our true self free from any of the inner turmoil that we may be currently experiencing.” – Dr. Brittany Clayborne

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Dr. Lynn Hellerstein, Developmental Optometrist, co-owner of Hellerstein & Brenner Vision Center, P.C., award-winning author and international speaker, holds powerful and inspiring conversations with her guests in the areas of health, wellness, education, sports and psychology. They share their inspirational stories of healing and transformation through their vision expansion. Vision Beyond Sight Podcast will help you see with clarity, gain courage and confidence. Welcome to Vision Beyond Sight!

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A pioneer in vision therapy and developmental optometry, for more than 30 years, Dr. Lynn Hellerstein has helped thousands of children and adults improve their vision and transform their lives — at home, in the classroom, and most recently on the playing field. Her breakthrough methods unlock barriers to learning and “rewire” around brain injuries, and vision perception or processing deficits. But you don’t have to have a vision problem to benefit: her brain training strategies may be the missing magic if you’re an athlete trying to nail a tricky shot or stay cool in competition. If it’s a skill you can visualize, Dr. Hellerstein can help train your eyes — and mind’s eye — on success.

Award-winning and #1 bestselling author, Dr. Lynn has published numerous professional peer reviewed articles, chapters and four books.

See It. Say It. Do It! (2009) - How to see/recognize your goal, declare your intention, and taking action to achieve your vision.

See It. Say It. Do It! Organize It! (2011) - How to create a step by step process to make achieving your goal a reality.

50 Tips To Improve Your Sports Performance (2013) - How to improve your sports performance today by enhancing eye-mind-body coordination skills, achieving the mental edge, and preventing injuries.

Expand Your Vision (2021) - Discover the power of the seeing brain…the creator of your true vision. Gain Clarity, Courage, and Confidence. In this #1 Amazon best-selling innovative newest book, the power of visualizing and believing in the process to break through internal barriers and create new possibilities for achieving your goal is explored. Visualization can be used to increase creativity, to reduce stress and anxiety, and to build confidence in all of the things that they do.