MedHeads

MedHeads

In my line of work, I am continually confronted with the need to address patients’ social and psychological problems, and I have come to realise that my prescription pad is less critical than my ears and my referral networks. I believe that listening to patients and helping them address their psychological and social issues Is vital for long term health. Every week I discuss a topical issue with friends and colleagues, all of whom are experts in what they do. Together we unpack and analyse complex problems that affect our society and hopefully we can come to some meaningful conclusions that can benefit us all in our daily lives.

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July 31, 2021 25 min

Today I chat with Dr Andrew Rees about solution focussed therapy. This therapy does not dwell on the past but rather works on the premise that the future is negotiable. By knowing the patient and by asking the miracle question the therapist can unlock a patient’s recovery potential.

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This week on Lifestyle Matters, Ferghal & Saveena talk about the hormonal regulation of the fed and fasted state.

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Today on MedHeads we talk with Zoe Lance, a registered nurse who works as a case manager for a transition care program in the public health sector.
We navigate the ins and outs of transition care, why it happens, how it works, and who pays for it?

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This week on MedHeads we begin a new series called Lifestyle Matters.
Saveena and Ferghal introduce lifestyle medicine and describe how the six pillars of lifestyle medicine can be used to manage any chronic disease. 
They are Ferghals Three F's and Saveenas Three S's. Listen the show to learn more.
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Shining the light on School refusal.
Have you ever wondered what may be going on every time one of your students voices their need to visit ‘the sick bay’…? Or perhaps you are curious about how often you do the roll call only to notice one (or perhaps a couple of your students) are continually absent from school….Today I would like to lift the veil on the complex interplay known as ‘school refusal’, which affects up to around 2% of ...

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In this episode of MedHeads, I chat with Dr Andrew Rees, a GP with an interest in chronic pain and addiction. We discuss the role of reconnection as a core part of the relief of suffering, be it psychological or physical pain or for that matter addiction.

We discuss the need to connect with internal strengths, hope and meaningful connection with nature values work relationships and identity.

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March 14, 2021 30 min

This week we chat with Dr Sam Manger, who is the President of the Australasian Society of lifestyle medicine.
We talk about the role and power of lifestyle interventions and health coaching in physical health and mental health.

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This week on MedHeads we chat with Broadcaster. Physiotherapist and Businesswoman Tiffany Cherry.  We discuss Health, The environment, Gender Equality and Sport

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In a new season of MedHeads we are talking with Miguel Hawa about recognising trauma and how to deal with it in a paramedicine world.

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Episode 6
The recovery 
In this final episode, we chat with Chrissie about her meaningful recovery.
We discuss her committed engagement with a twelve-step program and how the program continues to support her to this day, on her recovery journey, a journey that is full of hope, success, and joy.

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Episode 5
The relapse
Alcohol use disorder, like all addictions, is a chronic relapsing illness. Chrissie was no different to many others who have experienced a relapse. In this episode, we discuss what happened to her ad what lessons she learned from her relapse which ultimately led to her long-term recovery.

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Episode 4
Rock Bottom

In this episode, we discuss Chrissie’s rock bottom. This was the lowest point in her journey through alcohol addiction. This was the point at which she truly realised that she needed help. We also discuss how important it is for services to manage that initial call for help. How people are treated at the lowest point can determine their ultimate treatment success.

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Episode 3
Initial experiences

In this episode, we explore Chrissie’s initial experiences with alcohol. She used it to help her deal with her social anxieties. It gave her an identity and helped her get through life. But there was a cost. 

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Episode 2
Vulnerabilities

In this episode, we chat with Chrissie about her genetic and psychosocial vulnerabilities to alcoholism. As you listen to her story, understand that Chrissie has overcome the bad hand that she was dealt at birth and growing up. 

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Episode 1 of 6
Welcome to Chrissie who, in this series, will describe her vulnerabilities to alcoholism, the effect that it had on her life, the realisation that she had a problem, the initial rocky road that was her early recovery and finally the story of her successful recovery.
We will devote an episode to each stage of her journey. 
In episode one we get an overview of her journey.

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December 27, 2020 31 min

Maree Eisma joins us this week.
Sustaining Change under the Facade of Commitment.
We discuss the perils of New Year Resolutions and why you shouldn't make them.

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December 20, 2020 33 min

This week Rick Cowley from Vysionquest joins us.
We discuss finding the balance between pleasure and purpose in your life.

For more information on Ricks courses, go to https://www.vysionquest.com/clear?cd=5

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Meducate provides online education for doctors, clinicians, health professionals and the public.

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December 14, 2020 29 min

Deck the Halls and Not your Family!
Christmas is a difficult time for many. There is a huge expectation of the need to deliver; of unmet need, trauma, and abuse.
We don't all lead Fairytale lives.
In this episode, we discuss how to get through this challenging set of days.

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December 13, 2020 29 min

On this episode, we chat with Maree Eisma about the impact of Covid on Mental health.
 We are seeing the aftermath of covid isolation and its effect on relationships and substance use disorders.

We also discuss its impact on family violence and increasing rates of alcohol misuse.

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December 6, 2020 30 min

On this week’s MedHeads we chat with Regular guests Craig Payne, and Oscar Grano.

We discuss two recovery models, smart recovery and the 12 step program. We explain the processes of both models and highlight their differences.

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