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Whole Body Mental Health Radio is a show that thinks broadly about mental health and addictions, from the mind-body connection and the gut, to the environment and the world.

Whole Body Mental Health Radio Jose Calderon-Abbo,M.D.

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    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

Whole Body Mental Health Radio is a show that thinks broadly about mental health and addictions, from the mind-body connection and the gut, to the environment and the world.

    LIFT OFF: self isolation tips and a guided mindfulness exercise

    LIFT OFF: self isolation tips and a guided mindfulness exercise

    LIFT (verb): to move something to a higher position; to make something more interesting and enjoyable; to make someone happier.  
    The weekly LIFT podcast aims to bring perspective and grow resilience through brief mind-body medicine insights and guided mindfulness practices geared for these interesting times.  
    Mind-body-spirit medicine, stress reduction, positive psychology,  and Eastern contemplative practices.  
    Mindful Psychiatry and the Mind-Body Mental Health Radio 2020©. All Rights Reserved.

    • 16 min
    The Perfect Storm, the Interface Between Pain and Addiction with Arwen Podesta MD, ABPN, FASAM, ABIHM

    The Perfect Storm, the Interface Between Pain and Addiction with Arwen Podesta MD, ABPN, FASAM, ABIHM

    Arwen Podesta MD, ABPN, FASAM, ABIHMis a board certified adult psychiatrist with sub-specializations in addiction medicine, forensic psychiatry, and integrative & holistic medicine. She has a background in biochemistry, complementary medicine and massage therapy. She was excited to successfully merge her intellectual and vocational interests by becoming a medical doctor. She graduated from University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, and then moved to New Orleans for a psychiatry residency at Louisiana State University. She then pursued a fellowshipin Forensic Psychiatry at Tulane University.After Hurricane Katrina, Dr. Podesta was involved with psychiatric care for the most needy anddisenfranchised. She was awarded the Gambit’s 40 Under 40 in 2009. She has been activelyworking in the public sector as Medical Director of ACER and Chief Medical Officer ofLongbranch Recovery, while also consulting with Orleans Criminal Court Intervention (DrugCourt), and Municipal Court Diversion Services. She is also chair and co-creator of the NewOrleans Forensic Mental Health Coalition. In August 2017, she became the President of theLouisiana Chapter of the Society of Addiction Medicine. At all of these venues and programs,her main focus is access to holistic addiction and dependency treatment, and rationalprescribing practices.Dr. Podesta continues to teach and pursue academics, is Tulane Clinical Faculty, is on adissertation committee at UTH Dallas, teaches at the NOPD Academy, and consults withseveral other organizations and institutions. She is a well renowned speaker, and travels toteach and speak on the subjects of Addiction Medicine and Integrative Psychiatry.After opening Podesta Psychiatry LLC in 2012, Dr. Podesta has been voted into New OrleansMagazine Best Doctors every year. The team at Podesta Psychiatry include some of the besttreatment providers in the Gulf Coast. Podesta Psychiatry has grown toward the multi-disciplinary collaborative model that embodies Dr. Podesta’s wellness model for whole health. www.podfestawellness.com

    • 54 min
    Buddhist Recovery from Addictions and METTA Protocol with Dr. Steve Dansiger PsyD MFT

    Buddhist Recovery from Addictions and METTA Protocol with Dr. Steve Dansiger PsyD MFT

     
    Steve Dansiger, PsyD, MFT 
    Dr. Steve played CBGB and Max’s Kansas City in the late 70s; drank, played drums in a toy rock band and then got sober in the late 80s; became an international educator and rocker again in the 90s; and a sought after clinician, writer and meditation teacher in the 2000s. Dr. Steve has attempted to cure Marc Maron on WTF, become a master EMDR therapist and provider of EMDR Basic Training and Advanced Topics Courses with the Institute for Creative Mindfulness, and with Noah Levine helped set up the premiere Buddhist addictions rehab center, Refuge Recovery Centers. At the center he has developed and instituted the MET(T)A Method and Protocol, a design for addictions agency treatment using Buddhist Mindfulness and EMDR Therapy as the theoretical orientation and primary clinical practice. He is the author of Clinical Dharma: A Path for Healers and Helpers (2016) and avidly blogs and podcasts on topics related to mental health, recovery, and mindfulness. Besides maintaining a private practice in Los Angeles, he travels nationally and internationally speaking and teaching on Buddhist mindfulness, EMDR therapy, the MET(T)A Method, trauma, the Refuge Recovery treatment model, and clinician self-care. He has been practicing Buddhist mindfulness for almost 30 years (including a one year residency at a Zen monastery), and teaches dharma classes regularly at Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society and other centers nationally and internationally. His second book (co-authored with Dr. Jamie Marich), EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma-Focused Care, is available now on Springer Publications.More information can be found at: www.drdansiger.com
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Sex Addiction with Dr. Alexandra Katehakis, PhD, MFT

    Sex Addiction with Dr. Alexandra Katehakis, PhD, MFT

    Renowned Sex therapist Dr. Alexandra Katehakis gives a great interview that would serve as a primer to any therapist about sex addiction.  Dr. Alexandra "Alex" Katehakis is a published, award-winning author, licensed psychotherapist, and is recognized as a leader in the field of Integrative sex therapy. Katehakis makes regular contributions to publications like Psychology Today and the Huffington Post, has been interviewed by Rolling Stone, Washington Post and the LA Times, has made several television appearances on programs like Inside Hollywood, Spike TV and CNN, and is frequently featured as a prominent expert panelist at sexuality conferences worldwide alongside the likes of Dan Siegel and Christopher Kennedy Lawford.She is the Clinical Director of Center For Healthy Sex, a treatment center based in Los Angeles. Katehakis holds licensure and certification with several different mental health organizations: Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) with the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP), for which she is a clinical supervisor and member of the teaching faculty; Certified Sex Therapist (CST) with the American Association of Sex Educators Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) for which she is also a clinical supervisor; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS), and Senior Fellow at the Meadows inpatient trauma and addiction rehabilitation center in Arizona.

    • 50 min
    WBMH Climate Change from Paralysis to Activism with Robin Cooper MD 3-28-18

    WBMH Climate Change from Paralysis to Activism with Robin Cooper MD 3-28-18

    Robin Cooper, MD has been in private practice with a focus on both psychotherapy and medical management throughout her 35 years of practice. She has a clinical appointment of Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at University of California, San Francisco where she has had many different roles in education and supervision. She has always had a parallel interest in treatment and advocacy for services of severely mentally ill, serving on a number of boards including representing the California Psychiatric Association to the state stakeholders’ organization, California Coalition for Mental Health Her interest in issues of climate change impacts on mentally ill derives from her many years of political work on climate change politics specifically working with Citizens’ Climate Lobby, on national legislation on a carbon tax with revenues returned to American families. Her concern for environmental justice ha been has fueled her interest in understanding the differential impacts of climate disruption on poor, underserved communities including the mentally ill. She is a Distinguished Life Fellow of theAmerican Psychiatric Association and co-founder of the Climate Psychiatry Alliance. 

    • 50 min
    WBMH Psychiatric and Political Aspects of Climate Change with Lise Van Susteren MD 3-21-18

    WBMH Psychiatric and Political Aspects of Climate Change with Lise Van Susteren MD 3-21-18

    Dr. Lise Van Susteren, a practicing general and forensic psychiatrist in Washington, DC, is an expert on the physical and mental health effects of climate change. In 2011 she co-authored "The Psychological Effects of Climate Warming on the U.S. - Why the US Mental Health System Is Not Prepared". Dr. Van Susteren has served as a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University and has been a consultant to the Executive Branch of the US Government profiling world leaders. After receiving her medical degree from the University of Paris, she practiced medicine in West Africa, at community health centers and homeless shelters in metropolitan Washington DC.  In addition to community organizing on climate issues, Dr. Van Susteren serves on the Advisory Board of the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Earth Day Network, and is co-founder of "Climate Psychiatry Alliance," a professional group dedicated to promoting awareness and action on climate from a mental health perspective.  She is a frequent contributor on television, radio and in the print media. In 2006 Dr. Van Susteren sought the Democratic nomination for the US Senate from Maryland. Recently she founded "Lucky Planet Foods" - a company providing plant based, low carbon foods. Dr. Van Susteren was among the proud "first 50" to be trained by Vice President Al Gore at the Climate Project In Nashville. 

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

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Vitaila ,

Amazing and Enlightening

Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this wonderful podcast, Dr. Calderon-Abbo. The podcasts are very interesting and present a series of factors that complement psychiatric treatment and are crucial in the provision of quality mental health care.

ListenerGC ,

Excellent podcast!

Dr. Calderon consistently has great guests and topics. It's always an interesting conversation to listen in to!

H16Hilltop ,

Thought provoking

Dr. Calderon's thought provoking interviews and explanations of the relationship between mental health and the world around us makes for very informative sessions. Highly recommend.