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Podcast exploring the broader definitions of health, well-being and optimal performance.

THE MIND FULL MEDIC PODCAST Dr Cheryl Martin

    • Health & Fitness
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Podcast exploring the broader definitions of health, well-being and optimal performance.

    Walking the talk and addressing the "missing middle" in mental health advocacy with cardiologist, Beyond Blue ambassador and founder of Crazy Socks 4 Docs, Dr Geoff Toogood.

    Walking the talk and addressing the "missing middle" in mental health advocacy with cardiologist, Beyond Blue ambassador and founder of Crazy Socks 4 Docs, Dr Geoff Toogood.

            In this episode I am delighted to welcome Dr Geoff Toogood.  Geoff is a consultant cardiologist based in Victoria.  In addition to his busy clinical role, he wears several other important hats.  He is perhaps most known for his prominent advocacy work raising awareness and reducing stigma surrounding the mental health and wellbeing of health care professionals.   He refers to himself as a "walk the talk" doctor.  Indeed his willingness to very publicly share his own lived experience with significant periods of mental ill health in the past serve as a powerful tool to help others.  I have referred to Geoff and his work on the podcast more than once now and it was great to hear more about his ambassador work with Beyond Blue and discuss his own important initiative  Crazy Socks 4 Docs.  We speak about this year's event and the work we still need to do in translating awareness into tangible change and action. Geoff articulates this well as the "missing middle" .
          Geoff is also an impressive endurance swimmer and I was fascinated to hear more about his incredible feats and the influence this has had on his physical and mental wellbeing.
                As this podcast space develops  recurring themes emerge and the mutual and overlapping experiences of my guests are apparent.  The power of lived experience, advocacy in action and courage we gain through connection are revisited here.
            Although concluding we still have work to do, I left this conversation uplifted and with reaffirmed resolve. I look forward, one day, to reading Geoff's book.


    More about Geoff and Crazy Socks 4 Docs and links discussed here:

    https://www.crazysocks4docs.com.au

    https://twitter.com/gdtoogood

    https://masteringintensivecare.libsyn.com/episode-44-geoff-toogood-from-severe-depression-to-mental-health-advocacy-through-crazysocks4docs

    For Doctors and Medical Students
     https://drs4drs.com.au/getting-help/
     In Victoria and Tasmania 
    https://vdhp.org.au/home/links
     In Crisis Call 1300 374 377 ( 24/7 help line) 
     If you are not a Dr or Medical Student 
    Call Life line 13 11 14 
    https://www.lifeline.org.au
     Beyond Blue
    https://beyondblue.org.au
    HandnHand Peer Support for  All Health Care Workers
     https://handnhand.org.au
     https://m.facebook.com/HandnHandAU/
     https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/ten/


    Disclaimer: The content in this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health care professional. Moreover views expressed here are our own and do not  necessarily reflect those of  our employers or other official organisations.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Dr Yumiko Kadota, Doctor and Author of "Emotional Female" on values, the power of lived experience and addressing toxic culture in Medicine.

    Dr Yumiko Kadota, Doctor and Author of "Emotional Female" on values, the power of lived experience and addressing toxic culture in Medicine.

             In this Episode I am delighted to welcome Dr Yumiko Kadota to the podcast.  Dr Kadota is a medical doctor with experience and training in plastic surgery, a lecturer and anatomy teacher to university undergraduates in Sydney, a yoga teacher, fitness instructor and most recently she added best selling author to her long list of accomplishments.  In 2019 she wrote a blog post about her experiences of a toxic culture and inhumane rostering and workload in Sydney hospital as a plastic surgical trainee.  She suffered from severe occupational burnout and subsequent clincal depression.  In March 2021 she released her book and memoir "Emotional Female".  In Emotional Female she describes her own experiences with mental health issues, racism, bullying, misogyny and sexual harassment during medical training. 
        In this conversation we discuss her story, systemic failure and toxic culture in medicine.  We revisit themes of occupational burnout, stigma surrounding mental illness amongst medical professionals and what it means to have good health and wellbeing.
          We discuss the creative process of writing and the importance of creative outlet for Yumiko.   As a fellow yoga teacher, we discuss the role yoga has played in  her self development and continues to have in her daily life.
            Ultimately I feel grateful we are able to have this conversation "on the other side" of her experiences and that she is well and able to find "santosha" ( contentment ) in the space she now finds herself.

    You can learn more about Dr Kadota here:

    https://mindbodymiko.com/the-ugly-side-of-becoming-a-surgeon/
    https://twitter.com/mindbodymiko

    You can order Emotional Female here:
    booktopia.kh4ffx.net/AdEzJ


    If any of the topics discussed in this episode have affected you or a colleague /friend please reach out and /or access some of the resources linked here:

    HandnHand Peer Support for  All Health Care Workers
     https://handnhand.org.au
     https://m.facebook.com/HandnHandAU/
     https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/ten/



     For Doctors and Medical Students
     https://drs4drs.com.au/getting-help/
     In Victoria and Tasmania 
    https://vdhp.org.au/home/links
     In Crisis Call 1300 374 377 ( 24/7 help line) 



     If you are not a Dr or Medical Student 
    Call Life line 13 11 14 
    https://www.lifeline.org.au
     Beyond Blue
    https://beyondblue.org.au



    Disclaimer: The content in this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health care professional. Moreover views expressed here are our own and do not  necessarily reflect those of  our employers or other official organisations.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    The Resilience Project: From Page to Podcast to the Home, School and Workplace. Making positive impact through action with Mr Hugh Van Cuylenburg.

    The Resilience Project: From Page to Podcast to the Home, School and Workplace. Making positive impact through action with Mr Hugh Van Cuylenburg.

            In this Episode I am delighted to welcome Mr Hugh Van Cuylenburg.  Hugh wears many hats as teacher, athlete, author and mental health and wellbeing advocate but is most famous for founding The Resilience Project and as host of the very popular Imperfects Podcast.
              In this conversation Hugh discusses his personal journey and story behind the Resilience Project, which from humble beginnings has now reached over 900 schools Australia wide.  We discuss his work and the  framework for the project surrounding the GEM principles of Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness.  Hugh shares his experience and perspective and common themes and threads emerge for regular listeners here. We discuss the great strength in vulnerability, power of connection and importance of evidence based practice and collaboration in making positive cultural and systemic change.   
           As an enthusiastic amateur podcast host and huge fan of the Imperfects Podcast, which Hugh co-hosts with  renowned comedian, actor and media personality Ryan  Shelton, I indulge my personal passion for the power of podcasting to educate, encourage question, inspire and promote connection through shared experience.  I thoroughly enjoyed this conversation and look forward to seeing The Resilience Project continue to grow and reach many more in our communities.

    To find out more about Hugh and his work at The Resilience project and access the links
    discussed here:

    https://theresilienceproject.com.au

    https://theresilienceproject.com.au/podcast/

    https://www.audible.com.au/pd/The-Resilience-Project-Audiobook/1760893285

    If any of the topics surrounding mental ill health discussed here  have affected you or someone you know please reach out to your health professional and/or access the resources listed below:

    www.beyondblue.org.au
    www.lifeline.org.au 13 11 14
    www.drs4drs.com.au



    Disclaimer: The content in this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health care professional.  Moreover views expressed here are our own and do not  necessarily reflect those of  our employers or other official organisations.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Coaching for Doctors with Executive Coach and Psychologist Sharee Johnson

    Coaching for Doctors with Executive Coach and Psychologist Sharee Johnson

              Welcome back to Season 2. I'm delighted to open with an episode that weaves in and expands on  many of the themes we discussed in the Season 1.  Introducing the rather wonderful Sharee Johnson who is a leading coach of doctors here in Australia.  Sharee combines her unique skill set and background in psychology,  coaching  and mindfulness  to help doctors and health care professionals perform optimally maintaining good health and personal wellbeing not only in their clinical environments but in their lives as a whole.  Her powerful personal  experiences have shaped her vocation and career trajectory as she transitioned from patient advocate to  also doctor advocate.

             In this episode we discuss the relationships and distinctions  between coaching, mentoring and counselling. We delve into the specifics of coaching for doctors asking why, when, where and how. We explore Sharee's coaching work with individuals and groups and the Recalibrate programme. Themes of doctor health and wellbeing and the prevention of burnout are revisited from her coaching perspective.  You certainly don't need to be a doctor to find something of value in this conversation.

    addendum: At 1.07.18 in this conversation we accidentally refer to coaching when the intention was to reference counselling.

    Links discussed here and relevant contacts:

    sharee@skjconsulting.com.au
    www.shareejohnson.com.au
    www.coachingfordoctors.net.au
    www.gpgh.org
    www.linkedin.com/in/sharee-johnson

    https://www.coachingfordoctors.net.au/recalibrate-doctor-care-online/

    https://coachingfederation.org

    https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2740206
    Dyrbye LN, Shanafelt TD, Gill PR, Satele DV, West CP. Effect of a Professional Coaching Intervention on the Well-being and Distress of Physicians: A Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med.2019;179(10):1406–1414. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.2425

    https://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(16)30625-5/abstract
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mayocp.2016.10.004

    Emotional Female Dr Yumiko Kadota booktopia.kh4ffx.net/AdEzJ

    Disclaimer: The content in this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health care professional. Moreover views expressed here are our own and do not  necessarily reflect those of  our employers or other official organisations.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Season 1 wrap up and revisiting my WHY? with Dr Cheryl Martin

    Season 1 wrap up and revisiting my WHY? with Dr Cheryl Martin

           Season 1 wrap up a bit later than scripted! In this episode I summarise the season to date and incorporate some of my personal season highlights and plans for season 2. Thanks again to my amazing guests for giving so generously of their time to contribute to this space and community we are are creating and thanks to you all for listening and continuing to provide valuable and constructive feedback. Please keep it coming.  After a brief hiatus the podcast will return with Season 2.

    https://themindfullmedicpodcast.buzzsprout.com

    Link to my interview about the podcast with Joe Smith FACEM consultant at Blugibbon:

    https://lnkd.in/gfDAHyD

    Links to the  initiatives and podcasts I support and  reference in this episode:

    https://mrperfect.org.au/blogs/news/tagged/terry-cornick

    https://creativecareersinmedicine.com

    https://masteringintensivecare.libsyn.com

    https://www.newnormalproject.com.au

    Disclaimer: The content in this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health care professional.  Moreover views expressed here are our own and do not  necessarily reflect those of  our employers or other official organisations.

    • 37 min
    Finding Joy through Music and Cultivating Creative Niche in Medicine with Dr Kristeen Barker and Freya Moor.

    Finding Joy through Music and Cultivating Creative Niche in Medicine with Dr Kristeen Barker and Freya Moor.

            In this episode I am delighted to speak to colleague and musician Dr Kristeen Barker. Dr Kristeen Barker is a Consultant Physician and Nephrologist in Melbourne, Australia. She is also a musician and performs under the artist name Freya Moor.
            In this wonderful conversation Kristeen tells her own powerful story of finding joy and creative expression through her music and other creative endeavours and there role this has played in supporting and helping her to show up in her professional space healthier, happier and more engaged. We revisit themes of occupational burnout and compassion fatigue in medical training  and Kristeen shares her own tolls, tips and tricks for self care and navigating the pursuit of expertise and sustainable practice.
           This episode is a celebration of the power of music to not only sooth, heal and bring joy personally, but also to empower, educate and advocate on much wider scale.

       You can find out more about this inspiring and engaging Doctor and Artist at:

    https://kristeenbarker.thinkific.com

    https://freyamoor.com

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYEBAuys6Y

    Disclaimer: The content in this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health care professional.  Moreover views expressed here are our own and do not  necessarily reflect those of  our employers or other official organisations.
     

    • 1 hr 31 min

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