Since the pandemic hit our shores, more Americans than ever are experiencing mental health issues, including depression and anxiety. Dr. Stuart Eisendrath joins us to share insights on mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) and how it can help stabilize our emotions without — or in addition to — meds.
We also discuss why depression and anxiety often go together. And how MBCT can help us become more aware of triggers and potential relapses.
If you experience even a brief period of depression or anxiety, you are far from alone. An estimated 300 million people suffer from one of these maladies daily and medication doesn’t always help or solve the issue. Today, Dr. Stuart Eisendrath discusses mindful based cognitive therapy (MBCT) — how it can change your relationship with negative thoughts and is proven to help prevent depressive relapses. You’ll also learn you are not to blame for your depression, and why depression and anxiety are so often bedfellows. His new book is When Antidepressants Aren’t Enough: Harnessing the Power of Mindfulness to Alleviate Depression.
Dr. Eisendrath is the senior clinician and research psychiatrist at the University of California in San Francisco, and founding director of the UCSF Depression Center.
It’s easy to succumb to a bad mood, but it can be just as easy to snap out of it if you know how. Joseph Cardillo, PhD, returns to tell us how to control of our energy and reverse harmful moods before they take hold.
Consider it, says Weiss, a “roadmap for rebuilding trust, restoring intimacy, and salvaging a damaged relationship.” Today he’ll addresses how men think about sex, cheating, and relationship intimacy. And we’ll share healing techniques for the partner who was cheated on.
Death by suicide leaves family members and loved ones with a million unanswered questions. Today we devote the entire hour to suicide awareness and prevention.
Eileen Kennedy-Moore, PhD, is an author and psychologist. As a trusted expert on parenting, child development, and mental health, Dr. Kennedy-Moore joins us to discuss Suicide in Children–What Every Parent Must Know. If you have kids, this is a must!
We’ll also hear from Sigrid Reinert, suicide prevention specialist with the Washington State Department of Health Suicide Prevention Resource Center. She’ll share signs that indicate someone may be suicidal, red flags to act upon, and expert resources for those who need help.
And, since coping with the suicide of a loved one is arguably one of the hardest experiences we face, we’ll end the hour with one man’s painful journey following the death of his older brother, Mike.
Author A.W. Barnes and Mike were both gay and raised in a large, unaccepting, ultra-conservative Midwest family that shaped their identities … until Mike took his own life.
Seeking catharsis, A.W. wrote a collection of personal essays in The Dark Eclipse: Reflections on Suicide and Absence. Did he find the answers he was looking for? Did Mike’s death change his views on how they were raised? Has time and reflection helped A.W. come to terms with his loss?
A.W. Barnes has a Ph.D. in English Literature and an MFA in Creative Writing. His nonfiction has appeared in numerous publications, and he’s the academic author of Post-Closet Masculinities in Early Modern England.
Ronald is a former acting chief psychologist for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and a registered forensic and clinical psychologist, and is codirectorof the Institute for Interpersonal Psychotherapy.
Later, the holidays are a time for food, fun, and of course, family. But for many of us, a little bit of family can go a long ways. Yogi and Fierce Kindness author Melanie Salvatore-August returns to Conversations Live to share tips on how to remain grounded and sane during family get-togethers.
Melanie is a YogaWork Senior Teacher Trainer and creator of the Fierce Kindness movement, teaching many students and educating hundreds of teachers to be a positive force for change in their own lives and the world.
There are many misconceptions about why a woman cheats on her partner. In The New Monogamy, sex therapist Tammy Nelson, PhD, argues that freedom to have a discreet affair can be empowering, healing, and ultimately improve a marriage.
Tammy is a sex and relationship expert, an international speaker, an author and a licensed psychotherapist with almost thirty years of experience working with individuals and couples.
“The agricultural and industrial revolutions transformed the entire biosphere … now we humans are paying a high price for it.” Returning guest Dr. Paul Ehrlich, along with co-author Dr. Sandra Kahn, serves us a dose of reality in his new book, Jaws: The Story of a Hidden Epidemic. From mouth-breathing to heart disease and depression, we’ll look at the science of how and why our health is impacted, and what – if anything – we can do about it.
Dr. Ehrlich, Ph.D., is Bing Professor of Population Studies Emeritus and President of the Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford University. A member of the National Academy of Sciences and a recipient of numerous international honors, he investigates a wide range of topics in population biology, ecology, evolution, human ecology, and environmental science.
Dr. Sandra Kahn, D.D.S., M.S.D., has 25 years of clinical experience in orthodontics and is part of craniofacial anomalies teams at the University of California, San Francisco and Stanford University.
Dr. Galitzer, M.D., is a nationally recognized expert in energy medicine, integrative medicine, and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). For more than 40 years, he’s been an innovator in the field of longevity and anti-aging medicine.
Madisyn Taylor is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of DailyOM. She has more than 20 years experience in personal development and alternative healing methodologies and has contributed to national publications as well as guested on many radio shows.
Later, the things we are taught at an early age are oftentimes the ones that stick with us for the rest of our lives. It is critical that young girls are raised on positive messages of self-empowerment, that ultimately, they are accountable to themselves and responsible for their own happiness. In A Dad’s Fun Guide to Raising Daughters, John Griffith shows how these crucial lessons can lead to a young woman preventing boundary violations rather than working through the pain after a violation occurs.
John Griffith is uniquely suited what it takes to bring a young girl into womanhood, as he is a devoted father, currently raising three daughters. For most of their lives, he has been a single parent.
Later, whether it is bullying, the loss of a loved one, domestic violence, neglect, or emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, early adversities are experienced by nearly 75% of us.
In Supernormal, TED speaker and author, Meg Jay, PhD, combines cutting edge research with two decades of experience. We’ll discuss how “supernormal” adults have overcome adversity to change our world, and share skills and tools we can use to build resilience.
Dr. Jay is a clinical psychologist and narrative nonfiction writer. Her work has appeared in numerous media outlets including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Psychology Today, and on the BBC, NPR, and TED.