Unique weekly conversations on mental health and wellbeing with Dr Rani, Dr Suraj and their guests. Our topics are inspired by our professional life as psychiatrists, experience in wellbeing coaching and our understanding of Eastern spirituality. There’s a lot of noise and misunderstanding out there about mental health and wellbeing. Our mission is to guide you to an intuitive self-discovery of your innate wellbeing… in a way that’s fun, honest and most useful. Subscribe to the podcast and if you enjoy it, do leave us a review.
Effective PAIN Remedy: could the secret be in your lifestyle!
This is a conversation with Gavin Routledge, osteopath about the close relationship of pain with our lifestyle, and what we can do about it.
Gavin graduated in 1991 from the British School of Osteopathy as the Gold Medallist. He was a Vice Patron of his former college from 2005-2015. He has written 2 books on lower back pain, and completed a Masters Degree in The Clinical Management of Pain at The University of Edinburgh, during which he reviewed all 232 apps on the app store for lower back pain.
He then set about creating a digital solution for lower back pain, which you can find at backpainandsciatica.com. It includes a chatbot which triages and groups patients, and lots of free content, including the 5 star-rated Active X Backs podcast which is totally focused on the relief and prevention of lower back pain and sciatica - there are currently 78 episodes, most of which address specific questions patients have about lower back pain and sciatica.
In 2021 he launched Active X Health, a health coaching website and app which enables medical, health, and fitness professionals to coach patients to better health. Active X Health is grounded in the principles of lifestyle medicine.
Fix Your Lifestyle, Claim Your Health: with Dr Charlotte Marriott, Lifestyle Medicine Expert
In this episode, Rani speaks to Dr Charlotte Marriott about all things Lifestyle Medicine. Dr Charlotte Marriott is a Consultant Psychiatrist in the NHS and a Certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician with a particular interest in neuroscience. She is also Chair of the BSLM Mental Health Special Interest Group. Charlotte likes to inspire and empower her patients to make small changes to their lifestyle habits to improve their physical and mental health and reduce the burden of medication side effects.
She can be found on Instagram as @thelifestylepsychiatrist and in real life in a field somewhere.
What she made reference to:
Jack Monroe books, Cooking on a Bootstrap, Tin Can Cook, and more... Chris van Tulleken, BBC iPlayer, What are we Feeding our Kids? https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000wgcd
Beating CHRONIC FATIGUE: John El-Mokadem's fascinating journey from desperation to HEALTH
In this episode, Rani chats to John El-Mokedem, a breakthrough coach helping people facing significant challenges in life. Some of the conversation highlights of this fascinating conversation are:
The story of John's own journey from being a chronic fatigue syndrome sufferer to complete remission after he had a deep insight into the nature of his experiences.John's realisation that trying to control every aspect of life with his thinking contributed to his illness.How John found it futile to navigate his illness through his thinking mind.That peace is not the absence of symptoms."It takes energy to be tired."Life and its challenges are not navigated in thinking.The analogy of the leaky bucket - the leaks representing a misunderstanding about the nature of the mind and our experiences.John’s research study demonstrating the efficacy of psycho-spiritual mental health education for people with chronic fatigue syndrome. Link to the research paper - https://doi.apa.org/doiLanding?doi=10.1037%2Fscp0000232
Website - https://www.johnelmokadem.com/
Clarity About True Mental Health
Gill Christison, a Clarity Coach recently spoke to Rani for the Innate Wisdom podcast. In this episode, we bring you a segment of that conversation. Rani talks about her own journey from struggling with low self-esteem to having an insight into what is behind our mental suffering.
Bullying at the workplace - ways to resolve (with Dr Adam Harrison)
In this podcast episode, Rani interviews Adam Harrison who is a GP, medical educator, qualified barrister, ex-medical director, and life, leadership and executive coach. He has experienced first-hand the consequences of working within poorly led environments, and this has fuelled his passion to work with medical leaders and healthcare executives to enable them to promote positive cultures within both their immediate teams and wider organisations. He also helps doctors develop the skills needed to successfully deal with their situation, so they can be happier and more successful at work.
The definition of bullying and the difference between teasing, bullying and harassment?Shocking statistics about the direct costs of rudeness, disrespect, and hostility at workThe significant long-term impact of bullying and microaggression on the person's mental healthThe top five reasons why people bully The concept of multipliers, diminishers and 'accidental diminishers'The BOCA frameworkAdam’s own experience of bullying at the workplace and what he has learnt from itKindness in leadership and why this kind of leadership training is as essential as anatomy teaching for undergraduate medical studentsHow to address bullying at a practical levelIf there a role for forgiveness in order to heal from any traumatic bullying experienceIf there was an antidote to bullying at the workplaceAdam’s message for victims of bullying: "It’s not your fault, you’re not alone and you have no reason to feel ashamed."Adam’s two key takeaway messages for our listeners and much more.
YouTube: Dr Adam, Physician-Coach
Clubhouse: @dradamharrison | High-Performing Physician
The BOCA framework:
Describe the perpetrator’s BEHAVIOUR i.e. you did this.Explain the OUTCOME to them i.e. how it made you feel.Talk about the CONSEQUENCES of their behaviour and your feelings.Finish up with what ACTIONS you / the perpetrator need to take to resolve the issue and prevent it from recurring.
Kristen Geez's TEDx talk: https://youtu.be/JSnGeXBzWeQ
Dr Carol Kauffman interviewing Liz Wiseman (she talks about multipliers, diminishers and 'accidental diminishers'): https://aceup.com/videos/interview-liz-wiseman-w-dr-carol-kauffman/
Change Your Diet, Change Your Life!
Rani interviews Drs Erica and Linda, two UK medical doctors and Lifestyle Medicine physicians, founders of “Afternoon Tea With Docs” a free educational platform for the general public and patients to spread the message of evidence-based lifestyle medicine in chronic disease management.
Dr Erica is an NHS GP and a Lifestyle Medicine Physician. She is also the West Midlands Regional Director of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine. She loves spending time in nature with friends and family. Dr Linda is an NHS Emergency Medicine Doctor and Lifestyle Medicine Physician. She loves long-distance cycling and has cycled through Europe twice to raise donations for charities fighting childhood obesity and malnutrition.
Check out - Afternoon Tea With Docs
Join Lifestyle Medicine Experts for a chat (with tea of course!) every Sunday at 5 pm UK time. The events are held on Zoom and are Live Streamed to Youtube and Instagram.