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Guest speakers, researchers and University of California faculty explore mental illness and mental health.

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Guest speakers, researchers and University of California faculty explore mental illness and mental health.

    Exploring Physical and Emotional Dimensions of Pain and Loss: The Power of the Mind-Body Connection

    Exploring Physical and Emotional Dimensions of Pain and Loss: The Power of the Mind-Body Connection

    Selena Chan, DO, takes you through a brief history of treating mental health from the stone age to today. She then looks at psychiatry today and how we are at a time when behavioral medicine is uniquely situated to bridge biomedicine and an array of healing modalities.

    Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 34526]

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Herbal Allies for Emotional Distress

    Herbal Allies for Emotional Distress

    We have come so far in understanding the brain, yet we are often perplexed by our emotions. Geronima Cortese gives an brief history of herbalism and how it is practiced today. She explores the herbal approach from diagnosis to treatment.

    Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 34525]

    • 56 min
    Listening to One's Deepest Self: Opening to Transpersonal Dimensions of Healing

    Listening to One's Deepest Self: Opening to Transpersonal Dimensions of Healing

    David Lukoff, PhD, explores transpersonal psychology, the study of human growth and development from a perspective of spirituality and the inner soul. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 34524]

    • 1 hr 25 min
    The Alchemy of Healing: The Pathways to Emotional and Spiritual Flourishing in the Classical Chinese Medicine Tradition

    The Alchemy of Healing: The Pathways to Emotional and Spiritual Flourishing in the Classical Chinese Medicine Tradition

    Dr. James Duffy, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF, explores classical Daoist Chinese medicine. This traditional knowledge spans centuries and is a highly sophisticated system that offers an alternative for health care needs. Duffy is an integrative psychiatrist interested in integrative approaches to mental healthcare that includes evidence-based and whole-system (i.e. classical Chinese medicine) approaches. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 34523]

    • 1 hr 26 min
    A Shamanic Journey: MDMA-assisted Psychotherapy to Guide Recovery from Trauma

    A Shamanic Journey: MDMA-assisted Psychotherapy to Guide Recovery from Trauma

    MDMA is known for increasing feelings of trust and compassion towards others, which could make an ideal adjunct to psychotherapy for PTSD. Dr. Sylver Quevedo, Physician of Nephrology, Integrative, Family, and Internal Medicine at UCSF, explores whether MDMA-assisted psychotherapy can help heal the psychological and emotional damage caused by trauma. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 34522]

    • 1 hr 23 min
    The Mandala of Healing: Moving Toward a Whole Person Paradigm in Mental Healthcare

    The Mandala of Healing: Moving Toward a Whole Person Paradigm in Mental Healthcare

    In modern-day culture, often divested from elements of a balanced life, emotional wellness can be elusive. Dr. Sudha Prathikanti explores integrative psychiatry, a healing approach that uses both conventional and complementary/alternative medicine to understand and treat psychiatric conditions. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 34521]

    • 1 hr 21 min

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