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Marvel's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings contains a story filled with psychological elements, including trauma, death, loss, anger, and (very) complicated family dynamics. Sharon and Dwight break it down on today's episode. Sharon Blady is a frequent guest on the Broken Brain Podcast. She is the former Health Minister of the Province of M…
 
A few of the things I've been listening too, some of them friends, guests, or just shows that I think are dope! Happy Podcast Day, and as Tiny Tim said on the first International Podcast Day: God bless us, every one! Core Temp Arts Network Lets Chat with Chris Revill Psychology in Seattle Podcast Rise Today Inspirational Podcast Poprika Reviews Wai…
 
Dr. Kirk Honda is a therapist, professor of psychology, and the host & creator of the Psychology in Seattle Podcast. He is one the show today to discuss psychological research into Attachment, and how our experiences (especially in early childhood) can shift the strength of our ability to attach to others in healthy ways. Check out www.psychologyin…
 
How do we heal? Sam Led is a transformational coach & consultant who helps others to use an intuitive mindset to tap into their own ability to heal and move through emotional and mental obstacles. He joins me today as we discuss mindfulness, mental health, acceptance, and what things hold us back. Check out samledconsulting.com and Sam's podcast, "…
 
Dan Glaze is a psychotherapist speacilizing in trauma, anxiety, and men's issues. Dan is an experienced psychotherapist and a veteran of British Special Forces, and joined me for a live broadcast where he shared the way he teaches his clients to interrupt their anxiety response and regain emotional self-regulation. Check out Dan's website at: https…
 
Today I am joined by Dr. Lajos Kemeny, Dermatologist and Lead Investigator in a recent study on the connection between Vitamin D deficiency and Opiod Dependance. We seem to have evolved to seek the sun, even though it gives us skin cancer. Why? Dr. Kemeny's research leans heavily into this question. We also talk about the Scientific Method in gener…
 
This episode is the audio from an episode of the YouTube show "Let's Chat Live," which I am sometimes privileged to cohost. Bri Benjamin and I interviewed Will Heacox & Gabriel O'Sullivan, creators and hosts of the podcast "Lost Boys to Found Father's." Their show discusses grief over the loss of a child, particularly from the perspective of a fath…
 
Meg Boberg joins me for another very Special Broken Brain episode! It's Quadruple D: D's Deep Diagnostic Dives. This time we are discussing the DSM 5 Criteria of Bipolar and Bipolar II disorder. We review the diagnostic information that mental health practitioners use to identify Bipolar (and Type II), and talk about our own experiences with Bipola…
 
Sharon Blady, former Health Minister, Mental Health Advocate, and Super Duper Marvel fan joins me today to talk about the examples of grief, trauma, and recovery woven into the storytelling of the MCU show Wandavision. Spoilers for Wandavision. This episode was originally created for our Patreon feed. Check out patreon.com/brokenbrain to learn how …
 
Peter Strong is a psychologist, therapist, and mindfulness coach. He has been doing online mindfulness work for 15 years. A mindful approach to healing differs from other forms of therapy in that clients are encouraged to focus and meditate ON their negative feelings instead of distracting away from them. Purposeful focus on disturbing thoughts, fe…
 
Meg Boberg is a Healthcare Writer and a Mental Health Advocate. She came on the show to discuss her experience as a patient who has undergone Ketamine Treatments for Depression and Mood Stability. Meg shares how Ketamine has affected her mental health care, what aftercare and ongoing symptoms look like following the treatment, and how she views Ket…
 
Dr. Shari Corbitt is the founder and director of Awakenings Treatment Center, and an expert in Eating Disorders, Chronic Pain, and Complex Trauma. In our discussion she shared information about the frustrations, misunderstandings, and lack of compassion that many run into when dealing with chronic pain. She also taught me a lot about the hope, thri…
 
This is a rerun episode from several years ago. I am re-releasing it due to the outbreak of Opioid and Fentanyl overdoses that is currently happening within the drug-using population. More to come on that. NOTE: this episode focuses on a Harm-Reduction approach, including positive statements regarding the use of opiate-blockers and Suboxone. Jamili…
 
Tim Pickett is a Physician's Assistant (PA-C) in the State of Utah. He is a member of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians, a founding team member of utahmarijuana.org and one of the hosts of the Utah in the Weeds Podcast. He is an advocate and educator for safe, research based Medical Marijuana use. He writes and speaks in order to de-stigmatize pre…
 
Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder is a diagnosis that was created to help treatment of children in order to differentiate between non-cycling mood instability (especially anger) and Bipolar Disoder. This is another Quadruple D episode, Deep Dives Delving into Diagnosis. I'll review the diagnostic criteria and talk a little about this diagnosis…
 
New recurring feature for the podcast: Quintuple D! D's Deep Dive into Dope Diagnoses or DDDDD Today we dive into Major Depressive Disorder, starting a series of deep dives into Depressive Disorders. Although there is no such diagnosis of simple depression, there are many disorders representing the different types of depression. This episode focuse…
 
The animated film Song of the Sea is super cool. That's good enough reason to talk about it, but it also effectively showcases the effects of complicated grief and loss. And who better to have this conversation with than Podcaster, Pop Culture Expert, and founder of the Core Temp Arts Podcast Network, Karly Beaumont. Focusing on a dual story that i…
 
The history of how we diagnose psychological issues is long, interesting, and several kinds of messed up. We begin to take that apart today. I was joined for this conversation by Tehya Fencik (TK), creator & host of "For The Love Of History Podcast." As a historian, TK found incredible information about therapeutic communities in the early 1900s. "…
 
Photographer and author Antonio Johnson is on the podcast today to talk about his book, You Next: Reflections in Black Barber Shops, a beautiful photography book profiling the culture of Black Barber Shops and the role they play in the development and identity of Black men. These shops fill the community center, a space of belonging, a center of we…
 
Sharon Blady returns to the podcast! This time we are discussing Marvel's new TV series The Falcon & The Winter Soldier, and the heavy elements of psychological development woven into that series. We discuss Trauma, amends work, recovery, trust, generational distress, racism...what don't we talk about? Give it a listen and find out! The go to www.s…
 
Rerun from 2019 (new episode also coming out Wednesday) Lisa Frederiksen is an author, speaker, and expert in the area of Secondhand Drinking, a term she coined to describe the effects of alcohol abuse on those within the support system of those caught in addiction. Lisa discusses the complexity of addiction, the sometimes damaging labels of codepe…
 
Colleen Thomas is an expert in rituals and rites of passage. She even started a podcast about it called Shame Piñata. She talks here about the importance of rituals and rites in our lives, and how creating your own rituals can be a powerful way to heal from trauma, grief, and stress. Colleen was a guest on the Let's Chat Live YouTube show focused o…
 
When a loved one is caught up in addiction, they suffer. So do we. Terms like "enmeshment," "enabling," and "codependent," sometimes serve to shame and confuse more than to help. Beth Gardner is an expert in helping those who have loved ones deep in addiction. As a life Coach, a champion rower, cancer survivor, and research expert, Beth has built u…
 
Hannah Boone & Reed Anderson are comedians and podcasters who work in the medium of mental health related humor, among other funny things they talk about. They join me today to discuss the balance of being funny and sharing their own mental health and trauma. How can you be funny about things that are so serious? When do the jokes land, when do the…
 
Sharon Blady is the creator of Embrace Your Superpowers & Bulletproof to Stigma, and a passionate advocate for mental health and Trauma Recovery. Last time on the program she shared the concept of reframing mental health 'struggles' into harnessing them as our personal superpowers. This time we discuss the film Captain Marvel and its empowerment an…
 
Abi Perez is a mental health advocate, mediator, and the creator and host of the Friends of Friends AmigosDAmigos Podcast. She joins today to talk about her experiences with mental health within the Mexican-American community, the importance of community, relationships, conflict, self-awareness, and the power of a nonjudgemental attitude. Become a …
 
This week's episode is an opportunity I had to interview with Bernard Ennis, the host & creator of the Your New Favourite Song Podcast, and of the band The Ennrons. Originally this was a live broadcast on the Let's Chat Live show on YouTube. I am including it in the Broken Brain's feed because Bernard talks about music as a creative outlet, and fin…
 
2021 looks good when Brian Bachand is a returning guest! Founder of Evolution Evolution, Brian returns to teach us about creating plans, navigating change, and deciding when and how to take your next leap into the future. He even gives us a little advice regarding New Years Resolutions... Brian's suggested charity is ACCES Employment, a foundation …
 
Chris Revill of The Let's Chat Podcast joins the show once again to discuss the Holiday special The Snowy Day, based on the book by Ezra Jack Keats. We review specifically the 2016 adaptation. We have a lot of fun and talk about Holiday plans, relationships, and life in a city environment This episode's charity of focus is Your Local Food Bank. Thi…
 
Britt Nicole is the host and creator of the You Me and PTSD Podcast. Britt is a certified Life and Resilience Coach specializing in working with individuals whose lives have been affected by Combat Trauma. She joins today to discuss her work, her perspective on trauma, and the experiences she has shared with husband, a combat veteran with combat PT…
 
Michael Kaplen is an Attorney who specializes in working with those who have suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), helping individuals to secure their rights and receive services addressing their injuries. Michael is also the Chair of the New York State TBI Services Coordinating Council, former President of the Brain Injury Association of NY Sta…
 
Brian Bachand is the Founder and CEO of Evolution Evolution, a Global Coaching company focused on professional and personal changes. Brian is no stranger to life's transitions. 13 years ago he had the experience of Coming Out to friends and family, and left his position as a Catholic Priest. Brian joins the show to talk about his story and tips for…
 
Dr. Steven Mandel, Founder and President of Ketamine Clinics of Los Angelas, returns to the show, with Sam Mandel, Clinic Director. Dr. Mandel is a pioneer in the use of Ketamine to treat Depression, Suicidality, PTSD, and other psychological disorders. As a returning guest, he updates us on what has changed in the research and use of Ketamine over…
 
Clare Waismann is the Founder and Director of Waismann Method® Opioid Treatment Specialists. She joins me today with David Livingston, her Clinical Director. Clare and David also host the Waismann Method® Podcast Clare & David help people through the process of Opioid withdrawal with the process of Rapid Detoxification. They join me to talk about t…
 
Dr. Stephen Hayes is the creator of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a discipline founded in Cognitive Psychology that includes powerful methods for dealing with depression, anxiety, and trauma. He's also a fun-spirited guy, and a joy to talk to. His passion for people and his outlook on "why it's so hard to be a person," is helpful and healing. …
 
Ivuoma Okoro is a masterful storyteller who created the Vega podcast, a super exciting sci-fi audio experience. The show recently returned with the remainder of season 1, and Ivuoma gave me a copy of the season 2 trailer. Check out the show today! You will love it. Follow the show @vegapodcast, and visit Ivuoma's website: ivuomatellsstories.com Thi…
 
Josh Wood returns once again so we can talk about where we are in the UK and the USA in coping with the worldwide COVID pandemic. HEADS UP, we do get a little political in this chat, we are both fans of the universal healthcare model, and other stuff. We talk about our opinions and experiences in our different roles and nations. Josh is the busines…
 
Dr. Delice Coffey is the first Sports Psychologist to appear on the program, and boy did we luck out to have her! An accomplished clinical therapist, sports psychologist, former powerlifter. She speaks about training, mental focus, follow through, and mental health management. She also shares information about her excellent nonprofit, the D Coffey …
 
Darryl Mansel has created a positive and amazing culture in the Poprika Podcast and FaceBook Group, talking all things pop culture, comics, books, and films. This is a sample episode he gave me permission to share with Broken Brain listeners. Subscribe to Poprika today! This is an episode in the Meet Creative People Project. If you know creators, e…
 
Deshanta Hairston graduated with her degree in Professional Writing before before noticing an alarming lack of an independent bookstore in her community. She remedied this by opening Books and Crannies. Recently she went viral on Twitter, and is here today to tell us about business, bookselling, going big online, and being a Black business owner. B…
 
This episode is a sample episode of the History of Color Podcast, another show on the Core Temp Arts podcast network. Allegra Alvarado, host and creator of the show, gave me permission to share this episode on the Broken Brain feed. This is episode 4 of her show, and she tells the story of the Black Suffragette movement. Give is a listen and subscr…
 
Ian Levy is a Professor of Counseling for Manhattan College. When Ian was working as a School Counselor in the South Bronx (New York City public schools) Ian used his talent and experience as a Hip-Hop artist to engage with young people. He joins me today to share some practical examples of his work, as well as to explain what research he is doing …
 
Karly Beaumont is the owner and creator of the Core Temp Arts network of podcasts. She joins me to day to tell her story of the work that she does recording, producing, and managing a team of podcasts. Karly has a history of managing nonprofit work, photography, and art. Learn more about her work at www.coretemparts.com This episode is the first in…
 
Sharon Blady is a Superhero, and so are You! Sharon is the former Minister of Health for the province of Manitoba and is a renowned speaker and trainer. She has a remarkable story of her own experiences with mental health, and takes a strengths-based approach to reframing our own characteristics and symptoms using Comics and Pop Culture. Learn more…
 
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