Season 1

On this week’s MedHeads, Addiction medicine specialist Dr Keri Alexander joins us. We discuss sexual minorities, the discrimination they have suffered and the reasons why they are vulnerable to drug misuse and addictions.

On this week’s MedHeads we chat with Regular guests Craig Payne, a group facilitator and Oscar Grano a peer support worker. We discuss continual growth, acceptance, challenge and change and how they relates to recovery.

On this week’s MedHeads, we chat with regular guest Maree Eisma, mental health social worker. We discuss expressive therapy, how it works, and the symbolism it uses to effect positive change.

This week on MedHeads, Rick Cowley from VysionQuest joins us, We discuss change and coping with change. In these challenging times change is inevitable. Knowing our true purpose in life can help us cope with change For more information about Rick Cowley, visit his website 

On this week’s MedHeads we chat with Regular guest Craig Payne, a group facilitator and Oscar Grano a peer support worker. We chat about Oscar’s journey of recovery and highlight the importance of acceptance and relationships in recovery.

On this week’s MedHeads we chat with Regular guest and Data Biologist Marty Kendal We touch on why calorie restricted diets and calorie counting may not work for everyone We discuss data driven fasting and how it works using serial blood glucose monitoring More information about Marty’s Data Driven Fasting https://www.datadrivenfasting.com/optin or https://optimisingnutrition.com/

On this week’s MedHeads, we chat with regular guest Maree Eisma, mental health social worker.
We discuss the complex interrelationship between substance misuse, trauma and resilience.

On this week’s MedHeads® we chat with Regular guest Craig Payne, a group facilitator. We discuss how purposeful activity and identity play a crucial role in the journey to recovery

On this week’s MedHeads we chat with Regular guest Craig Payne, a group facilitator. We discuss acceptance and how it relates to recovery. Without acceptance, there can be no change, and without acceptance there can be no effective treatment.

On this week’s MedHeads data biologist Marty Kendal joins us again to discuss nutritional density and how it relates to obesity and health. We identify the relationship between satiety and nutrition and touch on the different dietary requirements for carnivores and herbivores. For more information about Nutritional Density, take a look at Marty’s site

On this week’s MedHeads we chat with Ian Bunston a community connector and Phill Simpson a barrister who also works in a primary school providing support to students, teachers and parents. We discuss the importance of social connectedness and purposeful activities and the positive impact that these have in peoples lives.

On this week’s MedHeads, we chat with regular guest Maree Eisma, mental health social worker about why diets don’t work.
We discuss the role of Psychological trauma in perpetuating emotional overeating. Plus we explore how emotional freedom technique can help people resolve these underlying issues.

On this week’s MedHeads we chat with Regular guest Craig Payne, a group facilitator.We discuss connectedness, what it is, and how it impacts upon recovery.
We contrast connectedness with social isolation and we touch on some of the difficulties that people can face when reaching out for the first time.

On this week’s show we chat with Maree Eisma. We discuss the emotional freedom technique and how it can help people with Anxiety disorders, people who deal with trauma and people with emotional eating problems.

On this week’s show we chat with Maree Eisma. We discuss psychological therapies for trauma, including grounding, EMDR and emotional freedom techniques

All too often we rely on reined carbohydrates and fats in our diet to achieve satiety, this ultimately leads to weight gain and an elevated risk of diabetes. Changing our diet to consume more protein and other essential nutrients can help us avoid this trap On this week’s MedHeads data biologist Marty Kendal joins us and discusses the role of nutrient-dense foods in optimising health and achieving weight targets. For more information please visit Martys sites

Data-Driven Fasting
Nutrient Density 101
Calculating Satiety
How much Protein
The Effect of Minerals
Which Vitamins

On this week’s MedHeads we chat with Craig Payne, a group facilitator and drug and alcohol counsellor. We discuss holistic treatments, the journey from addiction to recovery and the role that social medicine plays in that recovery.

On this week’s MedHeads, Maree Eisma, mental health social worker joins us again. We discuss trauma and the effects it has on developing children and young adults. We also discuss the difference between life-threatening trauma and chronic complex trauma.

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you discover why. This week on MedHeads, Rick Cowley from VysionQuest joins us and discusses how he inspires people to wake up to their true purpose. Giving them their own unique experience of a deep self-understanding. For more information on Ricks courses, More Details

On this week’s MedHeads we chat with Craig Payne, a group facilitator and drug and alcohol counsellor. We discuss relapse, and relapse prevention

On this week’s MedHeads we chat with regular guest Maree Eisma, mental health social worker and we discuss individual therapy for alcohol and drug addiction.

This week Maree Eisma talks with me about Group therapy and the types of group therapy that are available.

On this week’s MedHeads we chat with Craig Payne, a group facilitator and drug and alcohol counsellor. We discuss rock bottom – despair and their role in addiction and recovery.

On this week’s MedHeads we chat with regular guest Maree Eisma, mental health social worker and we will be discussing the role that families play in a patient’s journey into addiction.

This week we chat with Tiffany Alston a drug and alcohol clinician about cognitive behavioural therapy and motivational interviewing.

This week, Maree discusses the reasons why therapists chose to treat patients with addiction, the role that trauma and families play in the initiation and perpetuation of addiction and how sometimes people with high levels of sensitivity and empathy sometimes chose drugs to numb themselves.

In this episode, we talk to two lived experience experts about their descent into substance misuse and the tipping point they both experienced that changed their view of their lives and led them ultimately into recovery Zak discussed how his codeine dependency led him to lose friends and how his first contact with the medical profession was less than satisfactory. Kristen describes her use of alcohol in terms of an escape from the chronic psychological pain that she suffered as an adolescent growing up in England.

This week we have two very special guests, Maree Eisma, a mental health social worker, and Ian Bunston, a community partnerships officer at Box Hill Central. In this episode, we shall be discussing the need for social connectedness and purposeful activity and their role both in alleviating suffering in general and also in escaping the shackles of addiction. We touch on subjects including the rat park experiment, the role of suffering and joy in life and we explore Ian’s programs at Box Hill central. Including “coffee with a cop.”