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The Holistic Psychiatrist podcast is the place for insights, information and inspiration on holistic mental health. Discover critical information on safe, effective psychiatric medication withdrawal. Learn to apply easy energy medicine techniques that can help heal effortlessly from traumas, toxins, and infections. Understand which nutritional supplements and detoxification products are useful and why. Explore new ideas that enlighten and expand the mind from cutting-edge authors and experts ...
 
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Ran D. Anbar, MD, FAAP, shares his amazing experiences healing children from chronic illnesses in his book, Changing Children’s Lives with Hypnosis. During our interview, Dr. Anbar provides examples of how the mind and body are entangled. Through the use of hypnosis, he’s able to powerfully resolve mental and physical health problems such as stress…
 
Are you interested in holistic healing and wondering about the right career path and programs to apply to? What would be helpful for your application process so that you can get into the best programs with a scholarship? Shazakye interned with me and has a lot to share about her experiences: her internship, deciding on her career path, applying for…
 
Many companies currently provide products that protect individuals from damaging EMF energies. What are EMF energies? How can they damage our bodies? What types of interventions have been created to help protect individuals from toxic effects of EMF? Ming Lovejoy, health coach and wireless educator, shares her personal experiences, empirical vignet…
 
A simple understanding of functional and energy medicine can still go a long way towards improving our health. Haeyoon, my office assistant, heard about functional and energy medicine as she worked with me over the years. When Haeyoon began working with me, she didn’t know anything about how supplements and energy medicine can enhance our health an…
 
This podcast is a lively discussion about answers to controversial issues provided by Emmanuel. These issues include spiritual channeling, the Holocaust, suicide, child abuse, disabilities, and parenting. What is the spiritual perspective on these issues? How can humanity recognize their existence and still believe in a Divine Source and Divine Lov…
 
In Emmanuel’s Book published in 1985, Pat Rodegast shares Emmanuel’s wisdom on living life comfortably in the cosmos. What does he offer in this book to help us deal with the confusion, chaos, and uncertainties of life? This podcast explores profound and touching insights found within its pages. We discuss the nature of meditation, illness, creatio…
 
People have asked me, “Can you read minds?” To lessen their anxiety, I'd say, “Only if paid.” But in reality, after being a psychiatrist for 30+ years, reading people can become second nature. This podcast explores how to translate information from simple verbal exchanges into a deep understanding of people's psyche. Like a Sherlock Holmes on the i…
 
Is it possible to remain well and create a fulfilling life after holistically healing from bipolar disorder in 2006? Absolutely! How? Dilcia shares her personal story from severe mental illness to her current life as a busy mother of three, working several jobs. We met when I was just starting my holistic practice in 2003. We worked together for ju…
 
Can diet and nutritional supplements have the power to heal people from mental illness? Absolutely! Whether it’s in the treatment of depression, anxiety, or schizophrenia, we explore many different aspects of nutrition in mental health. In this episode we will discuss: 1) the symbolism and meaning of nutrients and food 2) the powerful potential for…
 
What is neurofeedback and how does it help with so many different conditions from ADHD to depression to autism? John Mekrut of The Balanced Brain (North Hollywood, California) shares his extensive clinical experience in neurofeedback to help us understand what it’s all about. From our discussion, you’ll come to know what it does and whether it can …
 
Over a decade ago, Justin worked with me as a patient to heal from depression, anxiety, and ADHD. Today, he’s an acupuncturist who’s passionate about healing others. Justin shares his amazing life experiences for the first time in our podcast: what he experienced at his lowest points, how he recovered, and where he is now. Let’s celebrate and enjoy…
 
After successfully coming off psychiatric medications, patients are like newborn babies with the rest of their lives before them. For many, it will be the first time that they have the opportunity to maintain their mental health without being required to see a psychiatrist. But how to do this successfully? What are the lifestyle choices that can ma…
 
What are the challenging legal issues physicians and other clinicians encounter when they decide to embrace a holistic and integrative approach? What can physicians do to protect their ability to practice holistically? Jacques Simon, ESQ., Attorney at Law will discuss his experiences and insights into protecting the clinician's right to practice ho…
 
For parents who initially come to heal themselves and withdraw from medications, there are times when the same holistic approaches can benefit others within the family. Maria shares her personal experiences using a holistic and integrative approach to help herself, son, and daughter from different mental health challenges. By applying holistic inte…
 
Everyone wants to heal and be whole--free from dependency on drugs and symptoms. What makes some people successful and others not? After decades of experience, Dr. Lee has come to recognize seven prerequisites for successful healing. Without them, the healing journey can get mired midway or end up in self-sabotaging choices. Before you go on a trip…
 
Psychiatry is evolving and changing quickly because of progressive and dedicated psychiatrists like Dr. Amelia Villagomez, MD. Dr. Villagomez is an integrative child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist who trained at Yale, Harvard, and the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. She shares her journey in integrative and holistic psychiatry: ho…
 
Integrating functional/orthomolecular and energy medicine allowed Ana to safely and successfully come of six psychiatric medications. Ana was a top executive of a large company and cancer survivor. After healing from cancer, she encountered the hardest health challenge of all: losing her mental health. She shares what she experienced and how she su…
 
What is a miracle? Perhaps anyone who has successfully healed themselves from a “chronic” mental illness and are free from medications would be considered a living miracle. But seriously, wouldn’t it be wonderful if clinicians would take the time to study and try to understand how to create consistent miraculous healing as part of an integrative ap…
 
What is possible through energy healing? Alex Hermosillo, Founder of Mastery of Energy Healing and world renowned energy healer, shares his understanding and experiences with energy healing through extraordinary stories of recovery and miracles. He works with the energies of Love, Light, and Healing to help those who suffer from severe cases of can…
 
Sharing Robert’s successful healing journey as he searched for a way to heal from over thirty years of schizophrenia and to safely withdraw from his medications. In 2010, Robert began using both functional and energy medicine to support his miraculous recovery. What happened to help him succeed? Listen to our conversation to hear the true story of …
 
This episode highlights the limited training medical doctors receive on psychiatric medication withdrawal and the critical information and understanding required to successfully and consistently help patients taper off their medications. We’ll explore some key insights on the process and specific considerations necessary to heal from underlying cau…
 
Biological Dentistry is the holistic approach to dentistry that is revolutionizing the role of dentistry in health and well-being. How does the health of the mouth influence mental health? Dr. Felix Liao will be explaining this important relationship between our oral health and symptoms such as brain fog, insomnia, chronic pain, and chronic fatigue…
 
Resolving two years of depression in three sessions? Apparently, with a holistic psychiatric approach, this is entirely possible! Many times, people assume that healing mental illness will require years, or that depression is “chronic” so it can’t ever resolve. Mandy’s healing from depression shows both the power and rapidity of recovery from a hol…
 
Changing a conventional psychiatrist’s mindset takes more than theories or written words, it takes real experiences that shock and reeducate. In this podcast, Dr. Lee shares stories from her personal life and work that changed her opinions about what works and what doesn’t, and ultimately, why she chose functional and energy medicine as additional …
 
How do planets circling billions of miles away affect our personal lives? Ken Bresee, renowned astrologist, shares his insights on the profound impact universal energies have on our moods, personalities, and circumstances. He also helps us make sense of astrological terms with respect to planetary positions. Most importantly, we explore the concept…
 
When we use “energy medicine,” we often apply techniques meant to positively shift our energies as if we live in an energetic vacuum. Ken Bresee, renowned intuitive astrologer, explains how planetary energies create predictable patterns and effects on us individually and socially. In this podcast, he shares his wisdom on how these energies influenc…
 
This episode explores Kellie’s healing journey as a college student. She suffered from daily panic attacks that became worse when she increased her dosage of SSRI’s: Prozac and Zoloft. We discuss the ups and downs of her successful recovery, withdrawal from medications/marijuana, and what she learned that gave her a new direction in life. Two years…
 
The Infinite Intention Technique is an integrative energy healing approach created by Dr. Alice W. Lee that harnesses the whole mind to create a new state of being in four-dimensional reality. This approach is an amalgamation of various energy modalities into one powerful, versatile tool that can be tailored to meet the dynamically changing needs f…
 
In the second part of Dr. Alexander’s interview, we explore fascinating case studies from her hypnotherapy sessions. She also shares her experiences using evolutionary astrology and discusses the quantum and spiritual nature of this approach. In addition, she reveals the most surprising and rewarding experiences she had, as well as the most importa…
 
In this first of a two-part interview with Dr. Annie Alexander, Ph.D., CH, we learn about hypnosis from a basic definition to its role in the treatment of traumas and mental illness. Dr. Alexander has over 30 years of clinical experience as a psychologist and over a decade integrating hypnosis and evolutionary astrology into her practice. She uses …
 
Children are often put on medications without an initial trial on natural supplements that support their innate ability to heal. This podcast explores the advantages of using a holistic approach for the treatment of depression, anxiety, and ADHD in a 9-year-old girl, who had been prescribed an antipsychotic medication called Abilify by a convention…
 
Purpose: To explore the process of changing from a conventional to a holistic psychiatrist. What allows a psychiatrist to be open to using supplements and apply them in one's practice? What experiences are required to help a doctor gain the compassion and motivation to stick with a holistic path even at great risk to one's personal career? Dr. Lee …
 
Part 2 of 2: Ana continues to share the secrets to her successful withdrawal from six psychiatric medications. In addition, we discuss authors and books that provide more information and tools that empower well-being. Finally, we end by exploring other major benefits from using these therapeutic tools beyond just coming off medications. For more ab…
 
Part 1 of 2: Ana is an exceptional woman who is coming off six psychiatric medications with ease. What are the secrets to her amazingly successful healing journey? What does she have to share with us that can transform how we view medication withdrawal? For more about Dr. Lee and her practice, please visit: www.holisticpsychiatrist.com The content …
 
In part 3 of our 3 part series, Dr. Kopacz and I explore the challenges of activism and social responsibility in the face of dangerous lies that create illness within society. We discuss how to treat others with respect despite polarized politics and how to address unresolved issues within society as healers within our community. Dr. David Kopacz i…
 
In part 2 of our 3 part series, Dr. Lee and Dr. Kopacz explore the idea of the medicine wheel and how life evolves through circles. The discussion centers around the “Hero’s Journey” and the “wounded healer” and how to create resilience in the face of suffering. Dr. David Kopacz is the author of three books: Re-humanizing Medicine, Walking the Medi…
 
Purpose: to explore integrative and holistic healing at all levels of being and what “being fully human” means. In part 1 of our 3 part series, Dr. Kopacz discusses his perspectives on holistic psychiatry and his insights on how to re-humanize medicine. We explore how physicians can be conditioned to become technicians rather than healers and how w…
 
Purpose: To show the power of holistic approaches for healing from bipolar disorder. Liz had struggled with mental illness since she was 8 years old and began taking medications in high school. When she began working with me she was 32 years old and was taking Trileptal (Oxcarbazepine) and Risperdal (Risperidone). We discuss how life was for her, h…
 
Purpose: To provide a holistic understanding of antipsychotic withdrawal A review of the nature of psychosis and how to withdraw from antipsychotics safely. What are antipsychotic withdrawal side effects? What tools do we have to lessen withdrawal symptoms? What are the differences between conventional psychiatrists’ withdrawal process and a holist…
 
Purpose: Exploring mysticism from a mystic, Karan Tumasz How is it possible, that some people can know what will happen years before it occurs? How can we also develop our intuitive abilities and access divine guidance? Karan Tumasz, mystic and author, shares her life-long experiences as a teacher of the psychic sciences. She shares fascinating sto…
 
Purpose: Conversation with a patient who successfully withdrew from Effexor XR (Venlafaxine) and his amazing ability to remain free from depression when faced with catastrophic difficulties right afterwards. Here’s the story of a patient’s amazing healing journey as he came off Effexor XR and how he faced two simultaneous, catastrophic challenges—h…
 
Purpose: To answer the most pressing questions about SSRI withdrawal A review of SSRI withdrawal from a holistic psychiatrist’s perspective. What is an SSRI antidepressant? What are withdrawal side effects? How to withdraw from an SSRI safely and how to avoid an unsuccessful SSRI withdrawal. For more about Dr. Lee and her practice, please visit: ww…
 
Purpose: Discussion with a patient who successfully withdrew from Geodon (Ziprasidone), Lamictal (Lamotrigine), and Wellbutrin (Bupropion). Allyson had been on three psychiatric medications for 11 years when she began working with me to help her withdraw safely. We talk about her healing process: her motivations for doing so, the preparation requir…
 
Purpose: How to overcome and heal common barriers to mental health. Description: Applying energy medicine in psychotherapy results in amazing outcomes. Mark Bottinick LCSW-C has decades of experience in treating clients through tools in energy medicine. He shares his wisdom and experiences on how to help clients overcome barriers to healing from tr…
 
The Holistic Psychiatrist podcast is the place for insights, information and inspiration on holistic mental health. Discover critical information on safe, effective psychiatric medication withdrawal. Learn to apply easy energy medicine techniques that can help heal effortlessly from traumas, toxins, and infections. Understand which nutritional supp…
 
LIFT (verb): to move something to a higher position; to make something more interesting and enjoyable; to make someone happier. The weekly LIFT podcast aims to bring perspective and grow resilience through brief mind-body medicine insights and guided mindfulness practices geared for these interesting times. Mind-body-spirit medicine, stress reducti…
 
Arwen Podesta MD, ABPN, FASAM, ABIHMis a board certified adult psychiatrist with sub-specializations in addiction medicine, forensic psychiatry, and integrative & holistic medicine. She has a background in biochemistry, complementary medicine and massage therapy. She was excited to successfully merge her intellectual and vocational interests by bec…
 
Steve Dansiger, PsyD, MFT Dr. Steve played CBGB and Max’s Kansas City in the late 70s; drank, played drums in a toy rock band and then got sober in the late 80s; became an international educator and rocker again in the 90s; and a sought after clinician, writer and meditation teacher in the 2000s. Dr. Steve has attempted to cure Marc Maron on WTF, b…
 
Renowned Sex therapist Dr. Alexandra Katehakis gives a great interview that would serve as a primer to any therapist about sex addiction. Dr. Alexandra "Alex" Katehakis is a published, award-winning author, licensed psychotherapist, and is recognized as a leader in the field of Integrative sex therapy. Katehakis makes regular contributions to publi…
 
Robin Cooper, MD has been in private practice with a focus on both psychotherapy and medical management throughout her 35 years of practice. She has a clinical appointment of Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at University of California, San Francisco where she has had many different roles in education and supervision. She has alw…
 
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