Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Parenting Today

parenting today
This series of thirty video interviews with leading experts from around the world is designed to help parents better understand how to raise strong, resilient kids and how to deal with the pressures exerted on them by the current dominant “mental disorder” paradigm. We hope that this interview series will provide helpful ideas that you may not be able to get anywhere else.

Video Interviews

A Whole-Brain Approach to Parenting

Dr. Dan Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. He is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute which focuses on the development of mindsight, which teaches insight, empathy, and integration in individuals, families and communities.

Hand-in-Hand Parenting: Your Secret Weapon When Things Feel Out of Control

Today’s guest is Abigail Wald, co-host of the popular podcast "Hand in Hand: A Podcast for Parents.” She is a certified Hand in Hand Parenting instructor, and also a certified trainer for the Michael Gurian Institute. She teaches parents practical things they can do every day in their own homes to shape the life they want for themselves and their children.

The Placebo Effect: What It Is and Why You Should Know...

Amir Raz, PhD, is the Canada Research Chair in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University in Canada and is a world leader in unlocking the brain substrates of attention and consciousness. Dr. Raz combines cutting-edge science and trailblazing research with community outreach, science teaching, and interdisciplinary education in the health and psychological sciences.

The Magic Power of Relinquishing Control

Professor Tim Carey is Director of Flinders University’s Centre for Remote Health in Alice Springs, Australia. A scientist-practitioner, he has worked in Scotland’s National Health Service as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, in the public mental health service in Australia, and in private practice. A Fulbright Scholar, Tim has over 100 publications including peer-reviewed articles, books, and book chapters.

Could Gluten Be The Real Culprit Behind Your Child’s Diagnosis?

Marzi O’Bryan is an internationally-trained Nutritional Therapist certified by The College of Naturopathic Medicine in Dublin. By healing her own past health problems, Marzi learned the value of using food to address both brain and autoimmune dysfunction. She worked side-by-side with Dr. Tom O’Bryan in making the documentary Betrayal: The Autoimmune Disease Solution They Are Not Telling You.

The Critical Role of Nutrition and Sleep

Ann Childers, M.D. is a child and adult psychiatric physician with a special interest in regaining the physical and mental health of children, adolescents and adults through standard psychiatric care integrated with principles of nutrition and sleep. Dr. Childers has contributed to a number of textbooks, notably among them the chapter entitled ‘Nutritional Aspects of Psychiatry’ in the book Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: The Essentials.

Key Psychological Benefits of an Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Kelly Dorfman is one of the world’s foremost experts on using nutrition therapeutically to improve brain function, energy and mood. She works collaboratively with other medical professionals to develop creative strategies for complex ailments and symptoms. Kelly lectures extensively and has been featured on numerous TV shows including CNN’s American Morning.

Embracing Human Complexity Over Labels

Today’s guest is Chuck Ruby. Dr. Chuck Ruby is the Director and General Manager of the Pinnacle Center for Mental Health and Human Relations, a private group practice in Maryland. He is also a psychotherapist and coach, addressing emotional and behavioral problems as natural human reactions in life, rather than as dysfunction or disease. He earned his PhD in 1995 at Florida State University.

Secrets of Raising a Highly Sensitive Child

Today’s guest is Madisyn Taylor. Madisyn is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the popular inspirational website and daily email, DailyOM and is responsible for all of its content. A recognized leader in self-help and new thought spirituality, Madisyn has more than 25 years of experience in personal development and alternative healing methodologies.

Mitigating the Impact of Stress and Trauma In Children

Today’s guest is Bessel van der Kolk. Dr. Van der Kolk has spent his career studying how children and adults adapt to traumatic experiences, and has translated emerging findings from neuroscience and attachment research to develop and study a range of potentially effective treatments for traumatic stress in children and adults.

Beyond Diagnosis: Knowing the Whole Child

Today’s guest is Jon Jureidini, an Australian child psychiatrist who heads Adelaide University’s Critical and Ethical Mental Health research group (CEMH), which promotes safer, more effective and more ethical research practices in mental health.

Understanding the Explosion of ADHD Diagnoses

Martin Whitely, Ph.D., is a mental health researcher, teacher and author, and previously was a politician, serving as a Member of the Western Australian Parliament from 2001 to 2013. During that time, he influenced Australian pediatric mental health practice, particularly how drugs were prescribed for ADHD.

How Schools Contribute to Children’s Mental “Disorders”

Today we’re speaking with Peter Kinderman. Peter Kinderman is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Liverpool and former President of the British Psychological Society. His most recent book, ‘A Prescription for Psychiatry’, argues for radical change in how we think about mental health.

What Parents Need to Know About Modern Psychiatry

Today’s guest is Robert Whitaker. Robert Whitaker is the author of five books, three of which tell of the history of psychiatry. His book Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America, won the Investigative Reporters and Editors book award for best investigative journalism in 2010.