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    • Life Sciences

Intersection of medical science and psychology, research and clinical practice insights for daily life.

    Live from LA: Interview with an artist

    Live from LA: Interview with an artist

    In today’s episode I had the pleasure to talk to my friend and artist Emily Malan. She’s a fashion photographer for VOGUE and other international art magazines. Emily shared how she trusted her intuition and competence to work in person with her camera, rather than just jump on the digital race. Staying true to oneself is something so powerful and Emily lives this fully. It’s very empowering to listen to her and get inspired.    #podcast #interview #globalmentalhealth #quarantine #isolation #creativity #photography #fashion #art #covid19 #womenentrepreneurship #youth #emergingadults #oberseebilingualschool#womeninglobalhealth #drschwankinsights #psychology #advocay #la #california #newyork  #vogue #moncle #zurich #switzerland  @drschwank@emilymalan

    • 16 min
    Interview with a Swiss Head of School

    Interview with a Swiss Head of School

    In today’s episode I talk to Geneviève Appenzeller-Combe, Head of Obersee Bilingual School. She’s currently in isolation at home, due to a positive tested student she’s intensively working with.We will talk about what it means to be leading a school that runs in person from home and learn more about the journey of her school through 2020. How being prepared and well-equipped for remote school, thanks to their long term experience in the digitalized classroom. But also the challenges it causes for teachers and students.One of the most insightful take home messages was, how the pandemic impacts adolescents, who’s peers mean the world to them. How they feel such a strong need to hug their friends, at the same time feeling so guilty for doing something wrong, that could harm other family members, if they get COVID-19. It’s an incredible burden, that’s very challenging to carry for young people, especially. Since they’re not as equipped as adults to manage challenging situations.Geneviève’s insight is to keep the message for young people simple, transparent, and straight forward.#podcast #globalmentalhealth #quarantine #isolation #anxiety #ptsd #covid19 #womenentrepreneurship #youth #emergingadults #oberseebilingualschool#womeninglobalhealth #drschwankinsights #psychology #adovcay #zurich #switzerland #rcrceyn #opitimalperformancekreis2 @drschwank@rcrceyn  

    • 12 min
    What's happening to the psyche of the world?

    What's happening to the psyche of the world?

    What’s happening to the psyche of the world? Sitting in rainy Milano, reflecting over the many discussions I’ve had with people from different professions, the experience to walk all day inside and outside with face cover, missing the smiles of the Italians. I felt overwhelmed, but couldn’t really pinpoint it to any specific cause. I’ve retreated to the hotel room, did yoga, spoke to patients, which calmed my mind.There’s a collective trauma in the air, people are afraid, sad, lost a sense of meaning for life. It’s a very heavy feeling and it’s present in everyone. What are we doing to the psyche of people around the world, while we try to mitigate the COVID19 pandemic?Will there be an upcoming generation of young people that over proportionally will suffer from anxiety, depression, PTSD?What kind of impact will this have on the future of our societies? We must start considering the mental health impacts of the public measures to mitigate the pandemic, since we’re creating simultaneously another one: a global mental health crisis. There has to be immediate action, raise of awareness, interventions, and prevention programs for our young ones. The future lies in their hands.We should also not forget the older generation. While trying to protect them from COVID-19, we create the most lonely elderly generation in history. Old people became so incredibly lonely and die due to lack of meaning and life spirit. #podcast #globalmentalhealth #medicaldoctor #research #pandemic #karolinskainstitute #milano #italia #interview #forefront #covid19 #womenentrepreneurship#womeninglobalhealth #drschwankinsights #psychology #adovcay #zurich #switzerland #opitimalperformancekreis2 #treatment #cure #mentalhealthcrisis #loneliness #depression #anxiety #ptsd@drschwank@praxiskreis2@performancekreis2 

    • 7 min
    Emotional Intelligence

    Emotional Intelligence

    Emotional Intelligence podcast In today’s episode, live streaming from Milano, I have the pleasure to talk to Emmanuelle, upper school teacher in French, (Personal, social, health, economy), PSHE at Obersee Bilingual School. Emmanuelle is Française and Italiana, an inspiring, energetic, and warm-hearted woman. Emmanuelle launched an emotional intelligence program at OBS. #podcast #globalmentalhealth #emotonalintelligence #school #stopbullying #oberseebilingualschool #coaching #research #pandemic #karolinskainstitute #milano #italia #interview #forefront #covid19 #womenentrepreneurship#womeninglobalhealth #drschwankinsights #psychology #adovcay #zurich #switzerland #opitimalperformancekreis2 #treatment #cure #mentalhealthcrisis #loneliness #depression #anxiety #ptsd@drschwank@praxiskreis2@performancekreis2 

    • 18 min
    Women in today's society

    Women in today's society

    What inspires me as a young female academic is to be a role model for future generations of women. Especially, being Swiss with a very present glass-ceiling effect for female professionals. There is a great need to push for more female representatives in large companies, but also at universities, to appoint more female professors, or hire more female bankers in leadership roles. Because female entrepreneurs tend to prefer to talk to a female banker, that takes care of her financial aspects of running a startup or larger business. A clear such structure can be seen in China, where the majority of the banking staff are women, and a large number of entrepreneurs and successful business owners are women.We all have a responsibility to contribute with our female power to make a change. Each one of us can take her step towards a more equal society.What can we women do?- Support other women’s businesses.- Share knowledge with other women to increase opportunities for growth.- Be a mentor for a young woman.- Collaborate across disciplines and professions.- Raise your voice and take space.- Be confident to be a woman.- Let jealousy behind.

    • 7 min
    Family Dynamics

    Family Dynamics

    Families and their patterns are familiar and universal, yet they tend to go about without our conscious awareness. It is very difficult to change an assigned family roles, even for grown up children. Family dynamics are patterns of interactions between family members that influence family structure, hierarchy, roles, values, and behaviors. Family dynamics have a strong impact on the way children see themselves, others, and the world. Moving to a new country can dramatically change a family's dynamics.How can we change our assigned family roles? It needs time and mutual respect and acceptance within the family, in order to change. These changes can however be uplifting and disrupt a wishes circle. Family therapy can be a useful way to get a mutual third party moderating a family’s discussions. #EQUITY #INCLUSIVENESS#INTEGRITY#DIVERSITY#MUTUALRESPECT#COLLABORATION#SUSTAINABLETRANSFORMATION#familydynamics #womeninglobalhealth #womenentrepreneurship #drschwankinsights #psychology #advocacy #zurich #switzerland #rcrceyn #opitimalperformancekreis2 @drschwank @rcrceyn @praxiskreis2 @performancekreis2

    • 4 min

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