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The Mindspace Podcast: Inspiring Wellbeing
98 minutes | Aug 9, 2022
Dr. Robert Grant on Internal Family Systems Therapy
"What's healing is the self to part relationship. And that relationship gets built based on the part being able to tell its story without repercussions." In this episode of the Mindspace podcast, Dr. Joe speaks with Dr. Robert Grant. Dr. Grant is an Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist, a ketamine-assisted psychotherapist, a pulmonary physician, a professor of medicine at UCSF, a former researcher in HIV prevention and treatment, and a cofounder of the Healing Realms Center. The Healing Realms Center is a clinic specializing in ketamine-assisted psychotherapy. Dr. Grant is especially well known for his work as an IFS therapist specializing in ketamine treatments. IFS was developed by Dr. Richard C. Schwartz. It is a therapy based on the notion that the human mind is made up of inner parts. And healing involves the cultivation of harmony among these parts. It is commonly used in the treatment of post-traumatic stress. In this interview Dr. Joe and Dr. Grant explored: How his research into preventing HIV led him to studying IFS What “parts” mean in the IFS model The three most common types of parts: Managers, Exiles, and Firefighters What “self” mean in the context of IFS How parts become burdened by trauma The role of “self” in healing The 6 F’s: Find, Focus, Flesh it out, Feel, beFriend, and Fear What ‘unblending’ is Why IFS fits so well with psychedelics Connect with Dr. Robert Grant on the Healing Realms Center website. Connect with Dr. Joe on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Follow Mindspace on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube. Follow Numinus on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
70 minutes | Jun 10, 2022
Trauma-Informed Therapy with Atira Tan
"In human beings, there is a will and desire to heal. Part of that process is finding and holding onto what is wanting to emerge on that journey. It takes perseverance. It takes courage. It takes time." In this episode of the Mindspace podcast, Dr. Joe speaks with Atira Tan. Atira is a somatic trauma specialist in sexual abuse recovery, educator, and activist. She has worked with survivors of child sex slavery, natural disaster survivors, victims of domestic violence, etc. And she has a very compelling TED Talk about these experiences. She is also an Expressive Art Therapist (MA), a senior yoga and meditation teacher, feminine leadership coach, and public speaker. Atira teaches practitioners in trauma-informed plant medicine facilitation. She also works as a psychedelics facilitator at Aya Healing Retreats. She is the Founder and Director of The Art2Healing Project, a non-profit that provides therapeutic support to women and children impacted by child sex slavery. She also provides trauma and psychological support to international NGOs for sex trafficking, abuse, and exploitation. In this interview Dr. Joe and Atira explored: Her professional history working with trauma survivors The definition of trauma What is trauma-sensitive therapy The different between the responses to trauma for collectivist cultures compared to individualist cultures What is involved in teaching trauma-informed plant medicine facilitation What is involved in the preparation, duration, and integration of a trauma-informed psychedelic session How to create a safe container to hold a psychedelic experience for a participant What is missing from the modern day psychedelic field The importance of practitioners and their own personal healing How to build resilience Connect with Atira on her website, Facebook and Instagram. Connect with Dr. Joe on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Follow Mindspace on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube. Follow Numinus on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
67 minutes | May 5, 2022
David Treleaven on COVID Trauma
"To move through trauma often means going back to what was too much. Often we need to be with someone who is with us saying ‘I'm here. You're safe. It's okay to feel it now.'" In this episode of the Mindspace podcast, Dr. Joe speaks with David Treleaven. David is a trauma professional, mindfulness teacher, and educator. He is also the author of Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness: Practices for Safe Healing. After struggling through symptoms of secondary trauma on a meditation retreat, he developed the Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness (TSM) approach.TSM helps trauma survivors avoid the risks they face when practicing meditation. TSM has been taught to veterans, prisoners, healthcare professionals, first responders, and many others. Through workshops and online courses, David teaches mindfulness providers the tools of TSM, so that they can meet the needs of people struggling with trauma. More information on his online training can be found here. David has worked with organizations like Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (developed by Google) and the University of Massachusetts Medical School by bringing them the tools and techniques of TSM to their staff and programs. He is also a visiting scholar at Brown University. He is the host of The Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness Podcast. He has had guests on like Sharon Salzberg, Rick Hanson, and recently Dr. Joe Flanders! In this interview Joe and David explore: Challenges with the definition of the word trauma Is there such a thing as COVID trauma? Why some people are more resilient in the face of difficult experiences Neurobiological models of Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) Diagnosing PTS Approaches to treating PTS The implications of collective trauma from COVID-19 Connect with Dr. Joe on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Connect with David Treleaven on Facebook and Instagram. Follow Mindspace on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.
63 minutes | Apr 11, 2022
MDMA and Couples with Dr. Anne Wagner
"I envision a day where people would be able to choose to do MDMA-assisted psychotherapy in a safe context to be either able to heal from something together or to grow together, and to support the relationship." In this episode of the Mindspace podcast, Dr. Joe speaks with Dr. Anne Wagner. Anne is a Toronto-based psychologist and couples therapist, a researcher studying MDMA-assisted therapy, and the founder of Remedy Centre. Remedy is a social venture that provides individual, couples, and group therapy and reinvests the profit from these services in the Remedy Institute, which is “a new charity focused on supporting mental health innovation & research, including with psychedelics, training for aspiring mental health professionals, as well as low to no-cost therapy services for marginalized communities.” She is the principal investigator on a pilot trial investigating the impact of MDMA-assisted Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) on PTSD and is planning a study that will investigate the impact of MDMA-assisted Cognitive Behavioural Conjoint Therapy (CBCT) on PTSD. If you’d like to donate to the Remedy Institute, please check out: canadahelps.org/en/charities/remedy-institute You can also watch the full episode on our YouTube channel: youtu.be/xpXpD7rx-ag Dr. Joe and Dr. Wagner spoke about: Her non-profit, the Remedy Institute The current MDMA-assisted psychotherapy trials being ran at the institute How Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) differs from other forms of therapy used in MDMA-assisted psychotherapy trials for PTSD How the MDMA-assisted Cognitive Behavioural Conjoint Therapy (CBCT) on PTSD trial is being designed What the benefit is of couples therapy compared to individual therapy in the treatment of PTSD Transference between patient and therapist during an MDMA session The preparation and integration involved in specifically MDMA-assisted CBCT How MDMA can be a catalyst for behavioural change Connect with Dr. Anne Wagner on Twitter and LinkedIn. Follow Remedy Centre on Instagram. Connect with Dr. Joe on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Follow Mindspace on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube. Follow Numinus on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
68 minutes | Feb 16, 2022
Dr. Rosalind Watts on Psilocybin and Depression
"The real medicine is the therapeutic relationship and psychedelics beautifully amplify that." In this episode of the Mindspace podcast, Dr. Joe speaks with Dr. Rosalind Watts. Dr. Watts is the clinical lead of the Imperial College of London's Psilocybin for Depression trials. Most recently, she designed the treatment protocol for and served as a guide for participants in a study comparing psilocybin to an antidepressant at the Centre for Psychedelic Research at Imperial College London. This study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. And she is also a consultant psychologist for Small Pharma who are investigating DMT as a treatment for depression. She is a clinical psychologist for more than 6 years, and now specializes in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. She is the clinical director for the Synthesis Institute, an organization dedicated to “training practitioners to safely, ethically and effectively support people on a journey for healing using truffles containing psilocybin.” She co-hosts a monthly Psychedelic Integration group, alongside Michelle Baker Jones for participants of psilocybin clinical trials. And she will be launching Twelve Trees Integration, a new 12 month psychedelic community integration program for anyone who has experience with psychedelics. More information on this program will be posted on her site in the near future and you sign up for the waitlist there as well: www.drrosalindwatts.com She also developed the psychedelic therapy model ‘Accept, Connect, Embody (ACE)’ and an iteration for group-based integration of psychedelic experiences 'Accept, Connect, Embody, Restore' (ACER). It is based on the Hexaflex model in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Dr. Watts and Dr. Joe spoke about: The surprising results from Dr. Rosalind Watts’s recent study comparing psilocybin to an antidepressant The importance of the therapeutic relationship in healing The role of psychological flexibility in mental health The ‘Accept, Connect, Embody’ (ACE) model she developed Her evolving approach to psychedelic integration The integration online groups she co-founded and co-facilitates How psychedelics allow people to explore their darkness, whereas antidepressants can hinder that exploration A guided visualization exercise based on the ACE model The challenges of integrating psychedelic-assisted therapy into mainstream society Connect with Dr. Joe on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Connect with Dr. Rosalind Watts on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
102 minutes | Dec 20, 2021
Psychedelics and Spirituality with Steve Rio
"All we're really trying to do is help people practice being more sensitive to their inner and outer surroundings. We're helping people build awareness and feel comfortable being fully awake in every moment of their life." In this episode of the Mindspace podcast, Dr. Joe speaks with Steve Rio, former social impact entrepreneur and now 5-MeO-DMT and breathwork guide. He founded and runs the Enfold Institute where he guides small groups through 5-MeO-DMT psychedelic experiences. Steve is also the co-founder of Nature of Work, an 8-week program and company designed help people “build new habits and master your time, energy, and attention.” He was also co-founder and CEO of Briteweb, a social impact agency that “works with nonprofits, foundations and purpose-driven companies and helps them with marketing.” His work centres around helping people build clarity, connection, sensitivity, helping each individual realize their full potential in their life. His focus is currently on his work with guiding small groups through their experiences with 5-MeO-DMT. He and his wife help prepare participants before the experience, during, after with integration. 5-MeO-DMT is extracted from the venom of the Sonoran Desert toad. It can now be synthesized in a lab. It is a close relative to DMT. Steve and Dr. Joe spoke about: What is 5-MeO-DMT? His personal experiences with 5-MeO-DMT and they impacted his life His beliefs on spirituality The public’s distrust of institutions The role that top-down institutions will play in the psychedelic renaissance The role that bottom-up, decentralized can and should play in the psychedelic renaissance How he helps participants to prepare for their 5-MeO-DMT retreats, how he guides them throughout the process, and how he helps them integrate their experiences in the later months How 5-MeO-DMT can help people align with their values, build clarity, connection, and develop a sense of peace Connect with Dr. Joe on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Connect with Steve on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Medium. Follow Mindspace on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube. Follow Numinus on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
104 minutes | Nov 22, 2021
Dr. Devon Christie on Psychedelics as a New Paradigm for Medicine
"As therapists and guides, we're holding that space for the location of healing to be intrinsic to that person." In this episode of the Mindspace podcast, Dr. Joe speaks with Dr. Devon Christie. Dr. Christie is a family physician with a focused practice in Multidisciplinary Pain Management and the Senior Lead of Psychedelic Programs at Numinus. She is also a clinical instructor with the UBC Department of Medicine, Kundalini Yoga instructor, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher, Relational Somatic Therapist and MDMA-assisted and ketamine-assisted psychotherapist. She also has first hand experience recovering from chronic pain, traumatic brain injury, PTSD, bulimia, anorexia, and depression. These experiences have served as the foundation for her work. Dr. Christie and Dr. Joe spoke about: How Devon got into psychedelic medicine and why she believes there is so much promise in this field The psychedelic paradigm shift in medicine Healing mechanisms in psychedelic therapies The role of neuroplasticity, mindfulness, the default mode network, and mystical experiences in healing Why she believes somatic relational therapy is an ideal approach for psychedelics. Profound insights from her near death experience Her own healing journey, recovering from chronic pain, traumatic brain injury and PTSD How psychedelics can change the world and some of the risks along the way Connect with Dr. Joe on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Connect with Dr. Devon Christie on Facebook and Instagram Follow Mindspace on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube. Follow Numinus on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
71 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
Jamie Wheal on Finding Meaning at the End of the World
“Life is tragic, and occasionally it's magic.” In this episode of the Mindspace podcast, Dr. Joe speaks with Jamie Wheal, author of Recapture the Rapture: Rethinking God, Sex and Death In a World That's Lost Its Mind and the Pulitzer-nominated bestseller Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work. He is also the founder and executive director of the Flow Genome Project whose purpose is to build "world-class training programs on peak performance, optimal psychology and leadership." His work has been covered in the New York Times, Financial Times, Wired, Entrepreneur, Forbes, and many other publications. Jamie synthesizes history, psychology, neuroscience, and anthropology in order to create techniques and cultural practices centred around transforming human beings through non-ordinary states. Those practices include breathing techniques and psychedelics. Jamie and Dr. Joe spoke about: The breakdown of the traditional ways of making meaning The social, political, psychological, and environmental consequences of this breakdown Jamie’s design principles for a new meaning-making operating system The most reliable and accessible sources of healing, inspiration, and connection How we can implement this approach to building sustainable communities Connect with Jamie Wheal on Facebook and Instagram. Connect with the Flow Genome Project on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and their website. Connect with Dr. Joe on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Follow Mindspace on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
90 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
Psychedelic Integration with Andrew Rose, Psychedelic Educator and Integration Coach
“Psychedelics open things up and create opportunity. And integration is the work you do after to make sure you derive benefit from that experience.” In this episode of the Mindspace podcast, Dr. Joe speaks with Andrew Rose, a very experienced practitioner in Psychedelic Harm Reduction and Integration (PHRI). He is a certified mindfulness teacher, formerly the director of programming and digital strategy at Mindspace, and currently the director of programming and content at Numinus. He now leads the PHRI program at Numinus. He is also an assisting trainer at Fluence, an organization that offers educational programs in psychedelic integration and psychedelic-assisted therapy. He also co-runs a community organization called Plant Parenthood, a digital community of parents who are interested in the intersection of family and the intentional therapeutic use of psychedelics. For more information on the PHRI programs at Mindspace or Numinus, check out mindspacewellbeing.com/services/psychedelics and numinuswellness.com/services/psychedelic-harm-reduction-and-integration Andrew and Dr. Joe spoke about: What is integration What is Psychedelic Harm Reduction and Integration (PHRI) The importance of setting intentions How psychedelics can reduce the rigidity of our minds and open us up Examples of integration practices What you can do if you’ve had a destabilizing psychedelic experience The marriage between mindfulness, integration, and psychedelic experiences Connect with Andrew on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Connect with Dr. Joe on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Follow Mindspace on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
49 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
Dr. Gabor Maté on Trauma, Addiction, and Healing
“Addiction is not a disease. It's an attempt to solve the problem of emotional pain.” In this episode of the Mindspace podcast, Dr. Joe speaks with Dr. Gabor Maté, retired physician, author, and world renowned educator. Dr. Maté has more than 20 years experience in family practice and palliative care. He has worked for more than a decade at the Portland Hotel in downtown East Side Vancouver with patients who suffer from mental illness and addiction. He is a world renowned expert in trauma, addiction, child development, psychedelics, and the relationship between stress and illness. He is the best selling author of four books like When the Body Says No and The Realm of Hungry Ghosts, for which he won the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize. And he is currently finishing his fifth book, The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness and Healing in a Toxic Culture due out in April 2022. His works have been translated into more than 25 languages. And he also offers online video courses including Wholehearted's Healing Trauma and Addictions. His work now centres around educating the public on the impact of trauma and human development and training therapists in Compassionate Inquiry. Compassionate Inquiry is a therapeutic method developed by Dr. Maté whose focus is on helping the patient to “recognize the unconscious dynamics that run their lives and how to liberate themselves from them.” He also just released The Wisdom of Trauma on June 8th, 2021, a movie about his life’s work. Dr. Maté and Dr. Joe spoke about: - Gabor’s personal history with trauma How traumatic experiences affect human development The effects of trauma and stress during pregnancy and childhood on human development How children adapt to trauma The relationship between modern society, parenting, and child development The wisdom of trauma The definition of addiction His view of the problems with the disease model approach to addiction His non-pathologizing approach to understanding and treating addiction The link between trauma and physical illness The role of psychedelics in healing trauma What he is optimistic about Connect with Dr. Maté on his site, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Connect with Dr. Joe on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Follow Mindspace on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Stay up to date with the Mindspace Podcast by joining the newsletter.
68 minutes | May 28, 2021
Emotion and Transformation with Dr. Les Greenberg
“The best way to change an emotion is with another emotion.” In this episode of the Mindspace podcast, Dr. Joe speaks with Dr. Les Greenberg, a world renowned psychotherapist and researcher. He is one of the creators of Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) and professor at York University in Toronto. EFT centres around utilizing emotion to transform emotion. It is a different approach from the current major schools of psychotherapy like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. He is also the founder and director of the Emotion-Focused Therapy clinic where he provides therapy for individuals and couples and trains therapists in EFT. Dr. Greenberg is the author of 17 books like Changing Emotion With Emotion and Emotion-Focused Counselling in Action. And he has published over 100 scientific papers and has written over 80 book chapters. Dr. Les Greenberg and Dr. Joe spoke about: The role of emotions in our lives and how they’re implicated in mental health problems How to transform emotions How his background as an engineer influences his work as a psychologist and researcher Chair work The role of the therapist in EFT How EFT is different from other experiential therapies Connect with Dr. Joe on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Follow Mindspace on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
74 minutes | Dec 1, 2020
Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy with Dr. Kyle Greenway
"We have to design treatments that are fully biological, psychological, and sociological at their core. Psychedelics represent that, and psychiatry has started to take notice." In this episode of the Mindspace podcast, Dr. Joe speaks with Dr. Kyle Greenway. Dr. Greenway is a senior resident in psychiatry at McGill University. He runs a clinic in Montreal where he and his team treats patients using ketamine-assisted psychotherapy. His work centres around the intersection of biology, psychology, and sociology for the treatment of his patients. And he has a deep understanding of why psychedelics are so effective in the treatment of many mental illnesses. Dr. Greenway and Dr. Joe spoke about: How psychedelics differ from other psychiatric treatments and why they appear to be so effective The role of psychotherapy in psychedelic treatments The potential mechanisms in the therapeutic actions of psychedelic treatments The importance of integration therapy after a psychedelic experience How ketamine-assisted psychotherapy actually works
81 minutes | Nov 24, 2020
Creating a Mindful Culture at Work with Michael Bunting
“Mindfulness is both gift and challenge at the same time.” In this episode of the Mindspace podcast, Dr. Joe speaks with Michael Bunting. Michael is a business leadership consultant with a focus on mindfulness in the workplace. He is the founder of The Mindful Leader, an online resource for developing mindful leadership skills and WorkSmart Australia, a leadership consultancy. His consulting work focuses on cultural transformation in organizations with mindfulness training at the core of his services. He has worked with companies like Novartis Pharma, Qantas, Hilton Hotels, and Rio Tinto. He is also the author of The Mindful Leader, A Practical Guide to Mindfulness Meditation, and a contributor to Extraordinary Leadership. Michael and Dr. Joe spoke about: The importance of mindfulness and changing the culture at organizations How mindfulness consulting actually works How to bring mindfulness into the workplace with ethics and integrity Leaders’ role in creating culture the promotes mental health and well-being The importance of honesty and respect in an organization’s health The most important characteristics of great leaders The connection between mindfulness, self-awareness, and behavioural change How organizations should approach remote work Connect with Michael on LinkedIn and his site. Connect with Dr. Joe on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Follow Mindspace on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram.
70 minutes | Oct 16, 2020
The Chemistry of Connection with Dr. Julie Holland
“When a couple takes MDMA, they throw the ledger out the window, and they dig down to the core issues.” In this episode of the Mindspace podcast, Dr. Joe speaks with Dr. Julie Holland. Dr. Holland is a psychiatrist specializing in psychopharmacology. She is the author of five books including Good Chemistry, Moody Bitches, and Weekends at Belleview, and she is the editor of Ecstasy: The Complete Guide. She has been featured on CNN, Fox, Good Morning America, and the Today Show as a mental health expert and has a private practice in New York. She has a long history as an advocate for the safe and therapeutic use of psychedelics and cannabis and is a medical monitor of two studies organized by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). Dr. Holland and Dr. Joe spoke about: The role of the parasympathetic nervous system The benefits of connecting to ourselves and how to do it The role of mindfulness and psychedelics in accessing parasympathetic states and connecting to ourselves Why connecting to other is essential for health and well-being The power of MDMA to promote healing through connection with others How psychedelics can contribute collective healing around ongoing traumas such as the pandemic, climate change, political polarization, etc. How to navigate the more challenging aspect of internet relationships and the role that oxytocin plays in that The future of psychedelic medicine Connect with Dr. Julie Holland on Twitter, Facebook, and her website. Connect with Dr. Joe on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Follow Mindspace on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram.
65 minutes | Sep 11, 2020
Back-to-School Anxiety During the Pandemic with Dr. Tamara Soles
"As we shift to going back to school during this pandemic, there is an opportunity for everybody to ask, 'what do you have control over in your life?'" In this episode of the Mindspace podcast, Dr. Joe speaks with Dr. Tamara Soles. Tamara is a psychologist specializing in child mental health and well-being. Her practice focuses primarily on coaching parents on how to best support their children in developing resilience. She is the founder and director of The Secure Child clinic, which provides therapy for children, coaching for parents, and workshops and classes. Her website DrTamaraSoles.com has lots of useful content for parents as well as links to her podcast, This Hour Has 50 Minutes. Dr. Soles and Dr. Joe spoke about: The challenges associated with back-to-school in general The unique challenges of back-to-school during the pandemic How Tamara helps parents cope with the anxiety through meaning-making The impact of government and school board safety plans Early warning signs of distress that parents and teachers should be looking out for Tamara’s best strategies to navigate back to school anxiety How to think about supporting and disciplining a child in difficult moments Connect with Dr. Tamara Soles on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and her website. Connect with Dr. Joe on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Follow Mindspace on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram.
80 minutes | May 7, 2020
Mindfulness to Meaning with Professor Norman Farb
“Choosing the meanings that are consistent with the life that we would ideally like to live is the heart of the Mindfulness-to-Meaning Theory.” In this episode of the Mindspace podcast, Dr. Joe speaks with Professor Norman Farb. He is a professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto. He’s best known for his research on the neuroscience of mindfulness meditation. He studies the mental habits that determine our sense of well-being. He is also a co-founder of the Mindfulness-to-Meaning Theory (MMT). MMT hypothesizes that the reason why mindfulness is effective is because over the long term it can change the foundational interpretations or meanings that we have about ourselves, the world, and the future. Dr. Farb and Dr. Joe spoke about: How mindfulness meditation changes our sense of self and how this plays out in the brain Our brain’s default mode network and its role in well-being The importance of balancing routine and creativity The role of mindfulness in helping us break out of rigid ways of thinking and being The meaning and relevance of Eudaimonic well-being And how psychedelics fit into all of this
112 minutes | Feb 12, 2020
Love, Attachment, and Couples Therapy with Dr. Sue Johnson
“Relationships are the keystone of our lives. They are as important to us as our next breath.” In this episode of the Mindspace podcast, Dr. Joe speaks with Dr. Sue Johnson. Sue is a pioneer in the field of couples therapy. Alongside Dr. Les Greenberg, Dr. Johnson developed emotionally focused couples and family therapy (EFT), which is a couples therapy based on the newest research surrounding relationships: attachment theory. She is also the author of many books like Hold Me Tight, Created for Connection, and Love Sense and is the founder of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT), which offers training to therapists in EFT. Dr. Johnson and Dr. Joe spoke about: What is emotionally focused couples and family therapy (EFT)? What is attachment theory? The importance of building a securely attached relationship rather than focusing on communication skills over emotions How we are bonding mammals The 3 factors that define the quality of intimate relationships The 5 stages that an EFT therapist guides their clients through The differences between EFT and more conventional therapies The state of the modern world and EFT’s perspective on it If you’d like to seek services in couples therapy and EFT, please visit our site for more information. Connect with Dr. Sue Johnson on Facebook, Twitter, and her website. Connect with Dr. Joe on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Follow Mindspace on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram.
74 minutes | Jan 17, 2020
A Guide to Healthy Eating with Dr. Kara Nance
“I don't think the fear of disease or the fear of adverse consequences is what gets anybody to make a long term change. I think it's connecting with the positive aspect of whatever it is you're choosing.” In this episode of the Mindspace podcast, Dr. Joe speaks with Dr. Kara Nance. Kara is a physician, double-board certified in Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine. She is the founder of WellessenceMD, a medical practice in Chicago with an innovative, integrative approach to primary care and weight management. Kara is a certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher and uses mindfulness with her patients to address the cognitive, emotional, and behavioural components of diet. Kara takes Dr. Joe on a fascinating tour of nutrition science, clinical best-practices, and the wisdom she has gained from many years of practice. Their conversation covered: An analysis of several popular diets including the Ornish, paleo, ketogenic, and plant-based approaches The scary truth about sugar The challenges of managing our kids sugar intake The role of the microbiome How mindfulness can promote healthy eating And a variety of practical tips and tricks to maintain healthy eating habits If you’d like to learn how to practice mindfulness to help with your diet, eating habits or any other unhelpful habits, please reach out to Mindspace: mindspacewellbeing.com. Connect with Dr. Kara Nance on the Wellessence site and Facebook. Connect with Dr. Joe on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Follow Mindspace on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram.
71 minutes | Dec 5, 2019
Eco-Anxiety with Professor Susan Clayton
“While optimism is certainly associated with individual well-being, it’s what allows us to take action. If you’re a pessimist, then why bother?” In this episode, Dr. Joe speaks with Susan Clayton, Professor of Psychology and Chair of Environmental Studies at the College of Wooster. Susan is a globally-recognized authority on the mental health impacts of climate change. She is the lead author of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) report on Mental Health and Our Changing Climate and a contributor to the upcoming report of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. She is also the author and editor of the Oxford Handbook of Environmental and Conservation Psychology and Identity and the Natural Environment. Her work focuses on the intersection of mental health, environmentalism, and social psychology. In this episode, Dr. Joe and Professor Clayton explore: The basic scientific facts of climate change The mental health impacts of climate change, including eco-anxiety The economics and politics of climate change Recommendations for building resilience in the face of eco-anxiety The possibility of broad social and economic transformation to adapt to climate change If you’d like some support in coping with your concerns about climate change, Mindspace can help. We are launching an eco-anxiety support group in January and we have a few psychologists who specialize in this area. Please visit mindspacewellbeing.com/eco-anxiety for more information. For more information on eco-anxiety check out Dr. Joe’s article on the Mindspace blog and his interview on Radio-Canada. Connect with Dr. Joe on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Follow Mindspace on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram.
80 minutes | Oct 3, 2019
The Psychedelic Renaissance with Dr. Ingmar Gorman and Dr. Elizabeth Nielson
“The word psychedelic was coined by Humphry Osmond. Psyche comes from the Greek word for spirit or soul, and delic means manifesting. So psychedelic means manifesting the mind.” In this episode of the Mindspace podcast, Dr. Joe speaks with Dr. Elizabeth Nielson and Dr. Ingmar Gorman on the renaissance of psychedelics in western medicine and culture. Psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy has the potential to transform how a wide range of mental health problems are treated. Elizabeth and Ingmar are both at the forefront of this renaissance. Elizabeth is a clinical psychologist specializing in addictive and mood disorders. She is the Director of Education and Training for the Psychedelic Education and Continuing Care Program at the Center for Optimal Living. She is also involved as a researcher and therapist on studies of psilocybin and MDMA, most notably with Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) the Experimental Therapeutics Research Laboratory at NYU Langone School of Medicine. Ingmar is also a clinical psychologist. He works with populations who have had experiences with psychedelics and other psychoactive compounds. He is the Director of the Psychedelic Education and Continuing Care Program at the Centre for Optimal Living. He is the site co-principal Investigator and therapist on a MAPS Phase 3 clinical trial MDMA for post-traumatic stress disorder. And he is an NIH-funded fellow at NYU and a board member of Horizons Media. In this episode Joe, Elizabeth, and Ingmar discussed: The history of psychedelics and how we arrived at the psychedelic renaissance Current science and applications of psychedelics The subjective experience of these compounds and their clinical action The role of mindfulness in psychedelic-assisted therapy Future directions in this field Mindspace will be hosting Ingmar and Elizabeth in Montreal on Friday, November 1st. They will be offering a brief presentation and Q&A for the public. And on Saturday and Sunday, they will be leading an introductory workshop on psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy for healthcare professionals. You can register and find more information here. More information can be found on Dr. Ingmar Gorman on his site and Dr. Elizabeth Neilson here. Stay up to date with the Mindspace Podcast by joining the newsletter. Leave us a review on iTunes, if you enjoyed the podcast. Connect with Dr. Joe on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Follow Mindspace on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram.
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