John Ratey, MD

Conceptualizing ADHD From One of the Earliest Pioneers – Dr. John Ratey – HPP 87

In today’s episode, we are delighted to have a conversation with one of psychiatry’s visionary pioneers and one of the first proponents of the ADHD syndrome. John Ratey, MD has expanded the conceptualization of ADHD and has deeply explored the role of exercise in mental health. Dr. Ratey has written several books about mental health, and he joins us to talk about his latest book, ADHD 2.0, which brings fresh perspectives on diagnosis and treatment of this condition.

Dr. Ratey’s 2008 book, SPARK: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain, brought exercise into the mental health conversation. Join us as we dive deep into conversation around ADHD, its symptoms, its root causes, and how we can address this disorder through a dynamic integrative treatment approach.

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Bonnie J. Kaplan, PhD

Julia J. Rucklidge, PhD

Why Nutrition is the Foundation of Mental Health – Dr. Bonnie Kaplan and Dr. Julia Rucklidge – HPP 86

Thanks to the work of two very committed researchers, there is a growing body of research linking micronutrients to mental health. This research is not well known but should be.

In today’s episode, we are delighted to discuss with Dr. Bonnie Kaplan and Dr. Julia Rucklidge what they’ve learned through many years of clinical research about the role of nutrition and supplements in mental health. They are the co-authors of a new book about to be published:  The Better Brain: Overcome Anxiety, Combat Depression, and Reduce ADHD and Stress with Nutrition. Bonnie J. Kaplan, PhD and Julia Rucklidge, PhD.

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Steven C. Hayes, PhD

A Conversation with the Founder of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – Dr. Steven C. Hayes – HPP 85

Dr. Steven C. Hayes founded Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) over 20 years ago, with the view in mind to increase psychological flexibility through mindfulness and the acceptance of life’s inevitable challenging experiences. Using the problem-solving mind to try to address life’s emotional challenges has its limitations. This was a very interesting conversation for us with a true pioneer in psychotherapy, and someone who himself has lived with panic disorder. We explore how the human tendency to not want to feel discomfort results in more severe and long lasting dysregulation.

In today’s episode, we are honored to be joined by the founder of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), writer, speaker and scholar Dr. Steven C. Hayes, PhD. We deep dive into topics around psychological flexibility, values, acceptance and commitment therapy.

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Bruce Tift, MA, LMFT

Integrating Buddhist Thought and Mindfulness into Psychotherapy – Bruce Tift – HPP 84

The integration of mindfulness with psychotherapy is an important aspect of supporting people to achieve wellbeing. How we relate to the disturbances we frequently feel throughout our lives can be a significant determinant of our quality of life, and of the possibilities we perceive.

As we work toward a Buddhist psychotherapy modality, we will look at the practical application of bringing together the capacity to bear witness to our moment by moment experience along with a modern understanding of the psychological patterning we carry from childhood experiences.

In today’s episode, we are honored to have the opportunity to explore the blending of Buddhist theory with psychotherapeutic approaches with Bruce Tift, author of the wonderful 2011 book “Already Free.” Bruce has been blending these two traditions and teaching at Naropa University for 4 decades. Join us as we delve deep into ways to face the vulnerability of everyday emotional disturbances, and hear how to use Buddhist practices in therapy.

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Dr. Mariel Buquè

Intergenerational Trauma in the BIPOC Community – Dr. Mariel Buquè – HPP 83

The trauma of racism is a serious challenge for us to address as a society. The challenges faced by the BIPOC community are not only personal but also intergenerational. Traumatized individuals and communities of color face specific challenges in the healing path. Psychotherapists who work with clients facing these challenges need to know how to become sensitive to these specific challenges, in order to be effective allies in healing.

In today’s episode, Dr. Mariel Buquè, a Columbia University-trained psychologist, disruptor, and sound bath meditation healer joins us to explore these important and sensitive topics. Dr. Buquè has a unique perspective about what is necessary for individuals, communities, and our society to heal.

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JJ Virgin, CNS, BCHN, EP-C

A Conversation with JJ Virgin about Health, Wellness and Staying Inspired – HPP 82

Overcoming the everyday challenges of life can be really tough for most of us. But if you look at it through a different lens, these obstacles are really just opportunities for us to grow into someone more resilient, be it in our relationships, careers, our well being, and in business. At the end of the day, it really is just all about our mindset.

In today’s episode, we explore topics around food, nutrition, health and having a positive mindset. We are deeply honored to welcome today’s guest JJ Virgin, celebrated author, certified nutritionist, influential fitness instructor and coach, and prominent TV and media personality.

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Keith Kurlander, MA, LPC

Dr. Will Van Derveer

If You Could Get a Message to Every Person What Would You Say – HPP 81

2020 has been such a massive and eventful year for all of us in the world, especially with the threat of COVID still lingering. On the flip side, it brought an opportunity for all of us to connect through different means and paved a new way to essentially enrich relationships, build connections and bring us closer together. As we enter the New Year, we thought a compilation of insight and wisdom from our guests would be a great way to get inspired and feel renewed.

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Stephanie Dueger, PhD, LPC

How To Be More Effective As A Parent – Dr. Stephanie Dueger – HPP 80

Often we think that parenting is common sense. However, as the world becomes more complex, our parenting knowledge needs to grow with it. At times, the responsibility that goes into raising children can feel overwhelming and can lead to physical, emotional and mental distress when we aren’t properly resourced.

Although parenting has its challenges, there is so much knowledge available to make the journey not only manageable, but deeply fulfilling.

In today’s episode, we are excited to introduce Dr. Stephanie Dueger, PhD, LPC, psychotherapist and parent coach, and to learn from her about ways in which parents can feel more prepared, resourced and fully embrace the process of raising children.

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