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30th Jun 2022

316: Creating A Breathwork App with Brian Von Ancken

Today’s session is all about building a breathwork app. It’s an interesting and nuanced process that most of us don’t understand. Breathwork can be a vital part of any therapy practice, and it is a tool that we should better understand. Join us to learn more!

Our Featured Guest

Brian Von Ancken

Brian Von Ancken is Head of Partnerships at Othership.us. Brian and I met on Twitter, which has been a great place for me to connect and engage with many amazing people. Brian’s app is one of the top products on Product Hunt, and I’m curious about why he created an app like this that focuses on health and wellness. We will also talk about the technical aspects of creating a breathwork app. 


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You’ll Learn:

  • Brian’s personal journey, finding wellness after difficulties, that led him to Othership
  • How Brian’s law degree benefits him in the entrepreneurial world
  • The biggest mental roadblocks that were in Brian’s way
  • Lessons learned in putting yourself “out there” on social media
  • How Brian connected with the Othership founder and ended up partnering together
  • How Brian’s breathwork app gained popularity through Product Hunt, a website that features new and useful products 
  • How Othership is trying to fuel a movement toward peak experiences and elevated wellness
  • How the app material is recorded by breathwork facilitators in a high-quality production process
  • How Brian has struggled to remain authentic along the journey

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Selling the Couch
Impact + Income Beyond The Therapy Room
With over 1.5 million downloads, Selling the Couch is the #1 podcast for mental health private practitioners.

Psychologist Melvin Varghese interviews successful therapists about how they've built their therapy practices + diversified their income beyond the therapy room, as well as top entrepreneurs, business/marketing, productivity, and social media experts.

You'll learn how therapists get referrals, make money, work through fears, and how they've stopped "trading time for income."

Melvin also shares the lessons as he grows his impact + income beyond the therapy room (podcasting, video, online courses, masterminds, investing, etc) and the tips, tools, and tech he uses to grow STC from a single-person business to the CEO of a 5-person 100% remote team.

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Melvin Varghese, PhD

Hi. I'm Melvin. I'm a Vanderbilt-trained psychologist, entrepreneur, and online creator living in Philadelphia, PA.

In 2014, I began to think about how to use the therapy skills we learn in grad school, and in our clinical work into different realms (e.g., podcasting, consulting, online course creation, etc).

This allows us to serve others on larger scales while diversifying our income beyond 1 to 1 work.

I make podcasts and videos about business, tech, productivity, and lessons I'm learning from becoming the CEO of a lean, mean 5 person 100% remote team (we're not really mean..it just rhymed =P).