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Shondaland Thursday! This week we almost feel for Sully as Andy does a real bad thing, Carina is pissed and getting more screen time finally, Dr. Addison Montgomery is back on Grey’s Anatomy and we can’t contain our excitement, we’re patiently rooting for an Amelia/Dr. Kai hook up, and Teddy brought the “fun” and made us laugh. All that and so much…
 
Shondaland Thursday! This week we’re loving the Crisis One program and the Miller, Vic Emmett team up, we just can’t stomach Andy dumbass decisions, we’re heartbroken over Maya & Carina’s baby fight, we’re happy to get to know Winston, we’re so excited about all the possible couple pairings, we surprised by Owen’s progressiveness, and so much more.…
 
Shondaland Thursday is back! This week we start off in a “fictional post-pandemic world” where on Station 19 Andy’s has had it with Sully and wants a divorce, Maya was replaced by a misogynist idiot captain, Dean is still hiding his feeling for Vic, Theo (Carlos Miranda) is now a series regular. Back on Grey’s Anatomy Teddy & Owen get married and a…
 
Marvel's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings contains a story filled with psychological elements, including trauma, death, loss, anger, and (very) complicated family dynamics. Sharon and Dwight break it down on today's episode. Sharon Blady is a frequent guest on the Broken Brain Podcast. She is the former Health Minister of the Province of M…
 
A few of the things I've been listening too, some of them friends, guests, or just shows that I think are dope! Happy Podcast Day, and as Tiny Tim said on the first International Podcast Day: God bless us, every one! Core Temp Arts Network Lets Chat with Chris Revill Psychology in Seattle Podcast Rise Today Inspirational Podcast Poprika Reviews Wai…
 
Dr. Kirk Honda is a therapist, professor of psychology, and the host & creator of the Psychology in Seattle Podcast. He is one the show today to discuss psychological research into Attachment, and how our experiences (especially in early childhood) can shift the strength of our ability to attach to others in healthy ways. Check out www.psychologyin…
 
How do we heal? Sam Led is a transformational coach & consultant who helps others to use an intuitive mindset to tap into their own ability to heal and move through emotional and mental obstacles. He joins me today as we discuss mindfulness, mental health, acceptance, and what things hold us back. Check out samledconsulting.com and Sam's podcast, "…
 
Dan Glaze is a psychotherapist speacilizing in trauma, anxiety, and men's issues. Dan is an experienced psychotherapist and a veteran of British Special Forces, and joined me for a live broadcast where he shared the way he teaches his clients to interrupt their anxiety response and regain emotional self-regulation. Check out Dan's website at: https…
 
Today I am joined by Dr. Lajos Kemeny, Dermatologist and Lead Investigator in a recent study on the connection between Vitamin D deficiency and Opiod Dependance. We seem to have evolved to seek the sun, even though it gives us skin cancer. Why? Dr. Kemeny's research leans heavily into this question. We also talk about the Scientific Method in gener…
 
This episode is the audio from an episode of the YouTube show "Let's Chat Live," which I am sometimes privileged to cohost. Bri Benjamin and I interviewed Will Heacox & Gabriel O'Sullivan, creators and hosts of the podcast "Lost Boys to Found Father's." Their show discusses grief over the loss of a child, particularly from the perspective of a fath…
 
Meg Boberg joins me for another very Special Broken Brain episode! It's Quadruple D: D's Deep Diagnostic Dives. This time we are discussing the DSM 5 Criteria of Bipolar and Bipolar II disorder. We review the diagnostic information that mental health practitioners use to identify Bipolar (and Type II), and talk about our own experiences with Bipola…
 
Sharon Blady, former Health Minister, Mental Health Advocate, and Super Duper Marvel fan joins me today to talk about the examples of grief, trauma, and recovery woven into the storytelling of the MCU show Wandavision. Spoilers for Wandavision. This episode was originally created for our Patreon feed. Check out patreon.com/brokenbrain to learn how …
 
Peter Strong is a psychologist, therapist, and mindfulness coach. He has been doing online mindfulness work for 15 years. A mindful approach to healing differs from other forms of therapy in that clients are encouraged to focus and meditate ON their negative feelings instead of distracting away from them. Purposeful focus on disturbing thoughts, fe…
 
Meg Boberg is a Healthcare Writer and a Mental Health Advocate. She came on the show to discuss her experience as a patient who has undergone Ketamine Treatments for Depression and Mood Stability. Meg shares how Ketamine has affected her mental health care, what aftercare and ongoing symptoms look like following the treatment, and how she views Ket…
 
Dr. Shari Corbitt is the founder and director of Awakenings Treatment Center, and an expert in Eating Disorders, Chronic Pain, and Complex Trauma. In our discussion she shared information about the frustrations, misunderstandings, and lack of compassion that many run into when dealing with chronic pain. She also taught me a lot about the hope, thri…
 
This is a rerun episode from several years ago. I am re-releasing it due to the outbreak of Opioid and Fentanyl overdoses that is currently happening within the drug-using population. More to come on that. NOTE: this episode focuses on a Harm-Reduction approach, including positive statements regarding the use of opiate-blockers and Suboxone. Jamili…
 
Tim Pickett is a Physician's Assistant (PA-C) in the State of Utah. He is a member of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians, a founding team member of utahmarijuana.org and one of the hosts of the Utah in the Weeds Podcast. He is an advocate and educator for safe, research based Medical Marijuana use. He writes and speaks in order to de-stigmatize pre…
 
Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder is a diagnosis that was created to help treatment of children in order to differentiate between non-cycling mood instability (especially anger) and Bipolar Disoder. This is another Quadruple D episode, Deep Dives Delving into Diagnosis. I'll review the diagnostic criteria and talk a little about this diagnosis…
 
Shondaland Thursday! This week we are giddy and in love with Maya & Carina’s wedding love, we’re super mad at Sully for his selfishness on Station 19. On Grey’s, we’re disappointed by the Maggie & Winston wedding, baffled by Owen & Teddy’s engagement and heartbroken by the Amelia & Link breakup. All that and much more. Plus listener feedback. Intro…
 
New recurring feature for the podcast: Quintuple D! D's Deep Dive into Dope Diagnoses or DDDDD Today we dive into Major Depressive Disorder, starting a series of deep dives into Depressive Disorders. Although there is no such diagnosis of simple depression, there are many disorders representing the different types of depression. This episode focuse…
 
Shondaland Thursday! This week we discuss Vic and her relationship with her parents, Anthony & Lenya Hughes, Jack’s getting woke, Meredith’s future, Jo’s attempt to adopt baby Luna, Maggie and Nico’s big romantic gestures, we talk about our wants and needs for the season finales next week, and much more. Plus, listener feedback. S04 E15: Station 19…
 
The animated film Song of the Sea is super cool. That's good enough reason to talk about it, but it also effectively showcases the effects of complicated grief and loss. And who better to have this conversation with than Podcaster, Pop Culture Expert, and founder of the Core Temp Arts Podcast Network, Karly Beaumont. Focusing on a dual story that i…
 
Shondaland Thursday! This week we talk Maya & Carina’s engagement, Jack just not being into Inara, Ben’s hallucination, Jackson and Koracick’s goodbye, Carina & Jo being the new O.B. dream team, Meredith being so “cold”, the Owen & Teddy saga continues, and much more. Plus, listener feedback. Intro & News (0:00 – 3:14) S04 E14: Station 19 (3:14 – 3…
 
The history of how we diagnose psychological issues is long, interesting, and several kinds of messed up. We begin to take that apart today. I was joined for this conversation by Tehya Fencik (TK), creator & host of "For The Love Of History Podcast." As a historian, TK found incredible information about therapeutic communities in the early 1900s. "…
 
Shondaland Thursday! This week we talk about Ben’s cancer, his relationship with Joey, Dean’s worry about abandoning Prue, him finally telling someone about his feelings for Vic, Jackson’s big decision, JApril being endgame, Jackson leaving Grey’s Anatomy, and more. Plus, listener feedback. Intro & News (0:00 – 4:27) S04 E13: Station 19 (4:27 – 45:…
 
Photographer and author Antonio Johnson is on the podcast today to talk about his book, You Next: Reflections in Black Barber Shops, a beautiful photography book profiling the culture of Black Barber Shops and the role they play in the development and identity of Black men. These shops fill the community center, a space of belonging, a center of we…
 
Shondaland Thursday! This week we talk about all the moving therapy sessions on Station 19. The firefighters process the murder of George Floyd and all the feelings that come up for everyone. On Grey’s we discuss Meredith and Derek’s cuteness, Zola to the rescue, Meredith finally waking up and so much more. Plus, listener feedback. Intro & News (0:…
 
Sharon Blady returns to the podcast! This time we are discussing Marvel's new TV series The Falcon & The Winter Soldier, and the heavy elements of psychological development woven into that series. We discuss Trauma, amends work, recovery, trust, generational distress, racism...what don't we talk about? Give it a listen and find out! The go to www.s…
 
Shondaland Thursday! This week we discuss the past two weeks. Carina’s returning to Italy, Sully being the absolute worst, Travis breaking through with his dad, the Station watching the George Floyd murder. Meredith waking up for 30 seconds, Amelia and Link brutally honest conversation, Owen finally showing some compassion to Teddy, crazy newlyweds…
 
Rerun from 2019 (new episode also coming out Wednesday) Lisa Frederiksen is an author, speaker, and expert in the area of Secondhand Drinking, a term she coined to describe the effects of alcohol abuse on those within the support system of those caught in addiction. Lisa discusses the complexity of addiction, the sometimes damaging labels of codepe…
 
Colleen Thomas is an expert in rituals and rites of passage. She even started a podcast about it called Shame Piñata. She talks here about the importance of rituals and rites in our lives, and how creating your own rituals can be a powerful way to heal from trauma, grief, and stress. Colleen was a guest on the Let's Chat Live YouTube show focused o…
 
Shondaland Thursday! This week we discuss the beauty that was Travis & Michael, Travis calling Vic out, how good Theo really is, the big Lexie & Mark of it all, Amelia holding it down for Mama Meredith, Maggie & Winston’s engagement, and more. Plus, listener feedback. Intro & News (0:00 – 6:51) S04 E09: Station 19 (6:51 – 38:45) S17 E10: Grey’s Ana…
 
When a loved one is caught up in addiction, they suffer. So do we. Terms like "enmeshment," "enabling," and "codependent," sometimes serve to shame and confuse more than to help. Beth Gardner is an expert in helping those who have loved ones deep in addiction. As a life Coach, a champion rower, cancer survivor, and research expert, Beth has built u…
 
Hannah Boone & Reed Anderson are comedians and podcasters who work in the medium of mental health related humor, among other funny things they talk about. They join me today to discuss the balance of being funny and sharing their own mental health and trauma. How can you be funny about things that are so serious? When do the jokes land, when do the…
 
Shondaland Thursday! This week we talk about Carina's grief, Maya being the best girlfriend, Jack's committing to Inara, how the doctor at Grey Sloane are coping with Deluca's death, Meredith's needing to be talked into coming back from the beach, Teddy's possible breakdown, and so much more. Plus, listener feedback. Intro & News (0:00 – 4:59) S4 E…
 
Shondaland Thursday! This week we talk about the return of Station 19 and Grey's Anatomy. We discuss Miller's anger, Vic's sadness, Maya's exasperation, and everyone's feelings after their traumatic interaction with the police. We also process our feeling about Deluca's tragic end, wonder what the beach really means for Meredith, hope the best for …
 
Sharon Blady is the creator of Embrace Your Superpowers & Bulletproof to Stigma, and a passionate advocate for mental health and Trauma Recovery. Last time on the program she shared the concept of reframing mental health 'struggles' into harnessing them as our personal superpowers. This time we discuss the film Captain Marvel and its empowerment an…
 
Abi Perez is a mental health advocate, mediator, and the creator and host of the Friends of Friends AmigosDAmigos Podcast. She joins today to talk about her experiences with mental health within the Mexican-American community, the importance of community, relationships, conflict, self-awareness, and the power of a nonjudgemental attitude. Become a …
 
This week's episode is an opportunity I had to interview with Bernard Ennis, the host & creator of the Your New Favourite Song Podcast, and of the band The Ennrons. Originally this was a live broadcast on the Let's Chat Live show on YouTube. I am including it in the Broken Brain's feed because Bernard talks about music as a creative outlet, and fin…
 
2021 looks good when Brian Bachand is a returning guest! Founder of Evolution Evolution, Brian returns to teach us about creating plans, navigating change, and deciding when and how to take your next leap into the future. He even gives us a little advice regarding New Years Resolutions... Brian's suggested charity is ACCES Employment, a foundation …
 
We watch the first of the Shondaland show to drop on Netflix, Bridgerton. We discuss the entire first season: what we liked, didn't like, that sexy Duke, those incredible wigs, the controversial scene, and so much more. Plus, as always some thoughtful listener feedback. Intro & Catch up (0:00 – 6:20) Season 1: Bridgerton (6:20 – END)Join the conver…
 
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