In this episode, we trace clinical psychologist Dr. Rosalind Watts’ journey in the psychedelic world, listening to her describe her initial hope that psychedelics might routinely cure mental illness give way to a growing concern that increasingly unrealistic hopes for these medicines were distorting both their risks and benefits.
In this episode, host Charles Raison discusses the health benefits of breath work with Donald J. Noble, PhD, continuing a conversation started in a prior “Health is Everything” podcast episode. In this installment Raison and Noble open up a wide-ranging discussion on topics ranging from how breathing changes brain function on a moment-by-moment basis to the potential of both slow-deep and rapid breathing to improve well-being, along the way providing a quick guide to the bodily mechanisms involved in various therapeutic breathing strategies.
This podcast brings us face to face with one of the most distressing issues of the modern world. In this episode, Dr. Chikako Ozawa de Silva shows how intimately suicide is connected with aspects of modern life that generate loneliness.
In this second part of a two-part series Maureen Shelton, M.Div, joins host Charles L. Raison, MD, to continue their conversation on the role that rigorous training in compassion has played for development of spiritual health as a scientific discipline.
Join us in this Part 1 podcast as Maureen Shelton, M.Div engages us in a wide-ranging discussion about chaplaincy in general, and more specifically about remarkable developments in the Emory Department of Spiritual Health.
In this Part 2 episode with Dr. Andrew H. Miller, we explore why humans have an inflammatory bias, why the link between inflammation and depression likely enhanced survival and reproduction across human evolution and why the absence of co-evolved bacteria, viruses and worms in the modern world is making both inflammation and depression worse.
Dr. Andrew Miller has been a world leader in unraveling how inflammation produces depression and how addressing inflammation might help identify new treatments for this disabling condition. Join us on this podcast to hear the history of this psychiatric and medical revolution from someone who made much of it happen.
Yoga as a Means of Physical, Mental and Spiritual Health. Join us on this episode as we discuss with Dr. Carla Haack the many surprising ways in which yoga and surgery can inform each other to provide an inspiring vision of medicine characterized by a commitment to healing the body, mind, and spirit.
The New Science of Wellness, Compassion and Mindfulness. Join us on this podcast as Dr. Richard Davidson describes exciting findings from a recent study of a free, widely available app-based wellness intervention developed by Healthy Minds Innovations.
The Role of Self and Family Narratives in Human Well-Being. Join us on this podcast as Dr. Fivush describes her work and gives pointers on how stories can promote our well-being.