Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Critical Psychology for a Better Society: An Interview with Sebastienne Grant

Micah Ingle interviews Sebastienne Grant about her work developing a critical psychology program to reimagine and restructure social systems.

For Life: Opera on Psychiatry and Its Drugs

An interview with composer Dawn Sonntag and librettist Kermit Cole about their new opera about the harms that can come from psychiatric drugs.

Break Down. Wake Up. podcast – 011 – Discovering Safety and Wisdom Within the...

In this episode, we explore how the tendency to attach our personal value to our businesses or professions can push us to overwork ourselves, the body's incredible creative ways to bring itself back into a state of balance and safety, and how trauma works itself both through the body and through our relationships.

Break Down. Wake Up. podcast – 010 – SOLO EPISODE! Sharing Insights from the...

I recap the major themes that arise in  the guest interviews and share my perspective on how these themes can help us solve personal, professional, and broader collective challenges.

Unscientific Diagnoses Medicalize Normal Human Experiences

In this 30-minute podcast, Peter Simons reports on the latest scientific articles in psychiatry.

The Crisis in Psychiatry and The Slow Way Back: Interview with Vincenzo Di Nicola

Ayurdhi Dhar interviews psychiatrist and philosopher Vincenzo Di Nicola about his call for "slow psychiatry" and a renewed social psychiatry.

How Should Psychedelic Medicine Handle “Flashbacks”?

Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder (HPPD) is one of the after-effects neglected amid the rapid march of the psychedelic renaissance. But is the impulse to pathologise these perceptual changes helpful?

Break Down. Wake Up. podcast – 009 – Integrating an Epiphany Through Daily Practice...

How a ski accident gave a practical philosopher the insight to liberate his own self worth from the judgments of others and to discover his own career path.
Oryx Cohen and Briza Gavidia

Emotional CPR: Heart-Centered Peer Support

Two National Empowerment Center leaders discuss eCPR, a process for helping youth—or anyone—through an emotional crisis using three simple steps.

Break Down. Wake Up. podcast – 008 – Embodying a Message for the Community...

How his own madness inspired Matt Ball, a psychiatric nurse practitioner, to cultivate human connection, community and meaning in the mental healthcare system.

How Western Psychology Can Rip Indigenous Families Apart

An interview with Elisa Lacerda-Vandenborn about the consequences psychology and mental health treatment can have for indigenous children.

Break Down. Wake Up. podcast – 007 – Questioning Primary Beliefs to Reconnect with...

How an unexpected business rejection launched a quest for a successful entrepreneur to understand his personal pain and protective strategies.

How Western Psychology Can Rip Indigenous Families Apart: An Interview with Elisa Lacerda-Vandenborn

An interview with Elisa Lacerda-Vandenborn about the consequences \psychology and mental health treatment can have for indigenous children.

Renee Schuls-Jacobson – Psychiatrized: Waking up After a Decade of Bad Medicine

We interview Renee Schuls-Jacobson about her book Psychiatrized: Waking up After a Decade of Bad Medicine which details Renee's experiences being prescribed the benzodiazepine clonazepam (Klonopin) for seven years.

Break Down. Wake Up. podcast – 006 – Creating the Context for Self Healing...

How a surprising solution to surgical complications helped a business director process her grief and embrace a new calling to help others heal themselves.

Giovanni Fava – A Different Psychiatry is Possible

In this podcast, we hear from the renowned clinician and researcher Dr. Giovanni Fava about his latest book entitled “Discontinuing Antidepressant Medications”.

Break Down. Wake Up. podcast – 005 – Breaking the Cycle of Secrecy and...

Breaking the cycle of secrecy and shame: How his own mental health recovery process helped a consulting firm partner understand his past and bring his whole self to work.

Can Critiques of Psychiatry Help us Imagine a Post-Capitalist Future? An Interview with Hans...

An interview with Hans Skott-Myhre on the seeds of post-capitalist subjectivity to be found in the writing of Franco Basaglia and R.D. Laing.

Break Down. Wake Up. podcast – 004 – Embracing the Unknown…not Alone With Robert...

How a period of chaos and blackouts brought an international trainer to his own vulnerability and nudged him to stop doing everything on his own.

Break Down. Wake Up. podcast – 003 – Speaking About the Unspoken with Boukje...

How a mysterious debilitating illness created a human foundation for breakthrough conversations in research and innovation.
Shira Collings

New Perspectives on Eating Disorders: An Interview with Shira Collings

“Eating disorder recovery is about rejecting oppressive values.” Therapist Shira Collings discusses person-centered approaches to dealing with food-related challenges in youth.
Helena Hansen

Combatting Structural Racism and Classism in Psychiatry: An Interview with Helena Hansen

MIA interviews psychiatrist and anthropologist Helena Hansen about bringing structural competency to psychiatry while rebuilding communities.

Break Down. Wake Up. podcast – 002 – Doing Things Differently with Joshua Haynes

Joshua Haynes - How growing up in a world of constant change inspired an innovative business and commitment to equality. 

Break Down. Wake Up. podcast – 001 – Practicing Inner Truth in a Polarized...

How experiencing both an abortion and motherhood inspired an approach to activism that transcends ideological divisions.

Break Down. Wake Up. podcast – Introduction

What do depression, loss, frustration, and conflict have to do with global transformation? You can find the answers in this introduction episode to the Break Down. Wake Up podcast

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