The oppression of people of color is a thread that runs deep through our society. It is embedded in many of our institutions, in the structures that govern our country, and unconsciously in our every day actions. Many believe that trauma passed down through generations is at the root of many of these problems.
In today’s episode, we are honored to have Resmaa Menakem on the show who is a deeply respected healer, author and a trauma specialist. Join us as we delve deep into conversation around white body supremacy; how it underlies many issues surrounding racism, and what we can do to start down the path of living in an anti-racist society.
For centuries, millions of people have suffered tremendously with trauma and its negative effects and will continue to do so until we crack the secret on how to effectively rid ourselves of this illness. With the ongoing threat of COVID as well as the worsening political upheavals in society, we continue to see this happening to a lot of people.
Trauma has certainly damaged countless lives both physically and psychologically. But what if there is hope for healing, not just in the short term but permanently? What if there was a revolutionary approach to combat trauma through body therapy and mindfulness practices?
In today’s episode, we’ll be tackling just that. We are extremely delighted to be joined by a celebrated author, co-founder of the Hakomi Institute and the founder of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (SPI), Dr. Pat Ogden. Join us as we discuss how trauma finds its way into our bodies causing us to show its ugly effects in society collectively and how we can effectively heal ourselves through interesting habits that we can do at home and much more.
Do we really understand the devastating effects that trauma brings? How do we know that we are suffering from trauma if it happened in the distant past, in our parents, grandparents, or even our ancestor’s time? Is trauma intergenerational? And if it is, does it directly affect our genes with the possibility to have it passed down to our children and grandchildren?
The reality is, most of us are completely unaware of how trauma hides itself in us. Living in today’s modern world, trauma may have already buried its roots deep in all of us that may have caused multiple societal issues. We almost always see or hear stories of civil unrest and suffering from groups and minorities because of political upheavals or injustices due to racism, add the fact that the existence of a global virus has significantly impacted all of us.
Today, these are only some of the many questions that we discuss and find answers to. We are honored to be joined by a respected spiritual leader, author and Rabbi, Dr. Tirzah Firestone and head deep into the conversation of how trauma can destroy not just the individual Self, but also our lineage, how it causes harm to those around us and how it has affected our society in a major way.
Finding the best method of treatment for battling mental illness has always kept researchers and scientists on their toes. It is wonderful that we have all sorts of medicines specifically developed to target certain illnesses. However, these treatments are not always effective in the long term.
A new treatment possibility, most providers over the years have largely ignored, is psychedelics. MDMA-assisted psychotherapy could very well be the future. It could be a new treatment option for our patients who have been struggling and suffering for years with PTSD and other related illnesses.
Today, we are extremely honored to be joined by a very well respected researcher and scientist who has been at the forefront of psychedelic research for decades, fighting to legalize the use of psychedelics for future clinical practice. He is the founder of the multidisciplinary association for psychedelic studies (MAPS), Dr. Rick Doblin. We will be discussing all the interesting data that he and his team of researchers have gathered over the course of their research and we’ll learn the possibilities of when this treatment option will be available for the public, its cost and impact, the spiritual links of using psychedelics, and many more interesting topics.
In our modern world, especially with the threat of COVID, there’s no question that the amount of people experiencing trauma and other related mental illnesses are exponentially rising. In treating these illnesses, prescribing specially developed medicines have been extremely helpful. However, not all have a lasting effect that we so desire in our patients.
In this challenging field, opening new ways of treatment towards achieving full healing is something that is always accommodated. With this mindset, the question is what if there was an option for a new treatment with possible lasting effect? What if there was something that we could use in treating our patients that has always been there with ample research to back up its possible use?
In today’s exciting episode, we are deeply honored to be joined by one of the first pioneers in the study and use of psychedelics. We welcome Dr. Bill Richards. Join us as together we head deep into the topic of the psychedelic experience and the advantages of employing psychedelics in treating mental disorders.
In today’s modern culture it’s no surprise that what we consume is largely influenced by what we see around us either in the media, internet or within the workplace. There are hundreds, if not, thousands of factors that affect our mental well-being and having a deficiency in nutrition can massively impact our capacity to think and make sound decisions that can ultimately multiply other factors that help worsen a fragile mental state.
In today’s episode, we discuss the lack of a push and awareness on the importance of nutrition and why providers should look more into incorporating this idea in their day to day practice. We discuss the role that the media plays on how it influences us and our children around nutrition and eating disorders.
We are very excited to be joined today by Dr. James Greenblatt, a revolutionary mind and expert on the treatment of eating disorders. Join us as we dive deep into issues involving imbalanced nutrition and how we can apply effective strategies and solutions to help avoid or combat existing symptoms of an eating disorder that you or someone you may know is experiencing.
For several decades, scientists and researchers have been studying the root causes of trauma and PTSD in many people in several cultures. There have been interesting breakthroughs in this frontier that have revolutionized the way providers worked around treating these illnesses but there really is still so much going on in the mind that we have little understanding of.
A few years ago, a fascinating discovery surfaced about trauma’s intergenerational capability among children of Holocaust survivors and how these people have suffered in their day to day lives. It truly is astounding that trauma can be passed down from generation to generation. But entertaining this concept has certainly brought a number of questions that need to be answered. For instance, was trauma caused by the upbringing from parents as the first generation Holocaust survivors? Are there some aspects of the biology of the cell that can change or mutate due to the effects of trauma?
In today’s episode, we are very excited to be conversing with a very respected and revolutionary researcher, Dr. Rachel Yehuda and together we will focus on answering these questions and a whole lot more. Join us as we go deep in thought and discussion about how this phenomenon is possible, how it can impact the way we live our lives and where this will lead to in the future.
Death is a reality of life that we all go through. Others will say that death is tragic and horrifying to encounter while some consider it a beautiful mystery, comparable to the miracle of life. All throughout human history, death has been a topic of much sorrow, wonder and awe that it often has a very elaborate and intricate story.
The reality of death stirs up and brings about powerful emotions in all of us, particularly grief. Experiencing a loved one’s passing and coping with the loss is certainly difficult, heartbreaking and can affect our state of well-being. But what if we looked at it the other way around? What if we rethink what death means and to really understand how the concept of death can bring empowerment in our lives?
In today’s inspiring episode, we dive deep into the conversation surrounding death, grief and loss. We are deeply honoured to be joined today by one of the most respected experts in dealing with patients at the end of life phase by adopting integrative methods, Dr. Rohini Kanniganti. Join us as we learn together and understand a new way of taking a look at the reality of death and how to cope with grief and loss.