Let’s Talk About The Oracle of Tibet, Lama Tenzin Choegyal And The CED House- The Dr. Denise Podcast Episode 41

 

Emmy Award Winning Reporter Cathleen O’Toole and Dr. Denise continue their talk on Dr. Denise’s adventures in India. They discuss the magic of being with the children at the CED house, the enlightening visit to the Oracle of Tibet’s home, and what it is like being chaperoned by Humanitarian Lama Tenzin Choegyal, Founder of CED house! This episode will energize you and warm your heart! Continue reading…

Let’s Talk About the 2018 Body, Mind, Life Conference The Dr. Denise Show- Episode 40


 

 

 

 

 

Emmy Winning Reporter Cathleen O’Toole and Dr. Denise sit down and talk about Dr. Denise’s trip to India to be a speaker at the Dalai Lama’s Tibetan Medical Society’s 2018 Body, Mind, Life Conference.

Dr. Denise shares stories about how Mindfullness and “One Love Thinking” influenced her trip and what it was like spending time with Lama Tenzin Choegyal and meeting The Oracle of Tibet.  You can’t miss this episode!

SOUL SPACE- A Celebration Of Tavleen’s Vision of Heaven on Earth

It is with humility and excitement that the internationally esteemed journal of The Tavleen Foundation, “Soul Space” is being shared with ALL.

Thank you Dr. Gurmeet Narang for your devotion to happiness, compassion and spreading messages of love and joy.

This collection of sacred articles is a collaboration of many great minds that are in alignment with knowing that LOVE is the vibration that unifies and transcends time and space.

A true “One Mind” and “One Humanity” Co~Creation with scholars, scientists, authors and humanitarians sharing their love, light and wisdom.

As you read this know that you will FEEL the unseen energy of  Dr. Gurmeet Narang’s daughter, Tavleen. She is with us in spirit and envisioned a devotion to happiness, compassion and the vision of “Heaven on Earth.”

The Tavleen Foundation was founded 10 years ago in celebration of young Tavleen that left Earth at a young age.

With Love, Humility and Gratitude to All here is “Soul Space:”

XOXO~ Dr. Denise, Mentor to The Tavleen Foundation:

Soulspace-pdf 

Dalai Lama’s Men Tsee Khang’s (Tibetan Medical Society) 2018 Body Mind Life Conference

I just returned from India and I can honestly say I feel like I won “The Universe Lottery!”

Words cannot encapsulate the essence of the experience of speaking from a Western perspective on “Nurturing a Child’s Mental Health” at the Dalai Lama’s Men Tsee Khang’s 8thBody Mind Life conference.  Wisdom of ancient and modern science was exchanged and the students challenged the scholars with enlightening questions.

“The Body, Mind and Life Department of Men-Tsee-Khang was initially established in 2013. As envisioned by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the aim of establishing this department is to strive for providing better health care in the field of mental health for integrating the essence of various ancient and modern cultural heritages.”~ Tibetan Medical and Astro. Institute of H.H. the Dalai Lama Introduction

Do you know how amazing it is to sit amongst scholars from all different medical and cultural backgrounds? It is truly humbling.

As I write this I actually have tears of joy as the vibration of the other speakers is still felt:

Geshema Tenzin Lhadon-Rank Holder of 2016 Geshema Examinations~ Buddhist Psychology Perspective

Tenzin Yanki-Oral Astro consultant at Men-Tsee-Khang Head Office~ Tibetan Astro-science Perspective

Dr.Sakshi SharmaM.D.- Research Officer at Central Ayurveda Research Institute, New Delhi~ Ayurveda Perspective

Dr. Yeshi Dorjee M.D.-CMO Men-Tsee-Khang McLeod Branch Clinic~ Tibetan Medical Perspective

Dr. Subbas Singh M.D.-Head of Department of Organon of Medicine National Institute of Homeopathy Medicine, Kolkata~ Homeopathic Medical Perspective

Dr. Mohammad Anas M.D.-Assistant Professor of Unani Medicine at Aligarh Muslim University~ Unani Medical Perspective

Dr. PadmaPriya Ranganath M.D.- President of Center of Traditional Medicine, Chennai~Siddha Medicine Perspective

Here is the description of my talk that was given:

“Children’s mental health is one of the most important topics to be discussing as ONE HUMANITY. Did you know that 50% of life long mental health issues start before age 14, and 75% before age 24?

Awareness and self- love set the stage for inner peace and healthy mindset. When individuals thrive WE all thrive.

Dr. Denise McDermott will discuss the importance of children’s mental health as a foundation of physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Dr. Denise will discuss the core elements of what she believes are essential for our children to evolve and thrive.

The Western Medicine approach of biological, psychological and social psychiatric assessment will be discussed. The importance of including input from family, teachers and other professionals to help children to achieve optimal mental health will be strongly emphasized. It truly takes a village to raise a healthy child.

Did you know that psychiatrist in greek means, “Dr. of the Soul?” Traditionally in Western Medicine psychiatric training an emphasis of material science is championed. Dr. Denise values this and wants to take the discussion one step further on how she approaches a discussion of soul while working with her patients.

Dr. Denise believes that a practice of meditation, healthy diet and regular fitness are key elements to include in a holistic health plan. Teaching our children to have compassion for themselves and others is paramount for integrated well-being.

With gratitude and humility Dr. Denise is honored to be a part of Men Tsee Khang’s 8thBody Mind Life conference along side scholars and healers in this crucial discussion of “Children’s Mental Health.” “

My presentation was well received, words of  “Good job” came from His Holiness M.D. that was moderating my talk.

I integrated material science with post-material science to truly bridge the East meets West discussion on nurturing children’s mental health!

Tips:

Awareness and Self Love set the stage for a positive mindset and a thrive lifestyle!

Meditation is mind medicine.

Nutrition is mind medicine.

Exercise is mind medicine.

80-90% of the choices we make (our thoughts, intentions and actions) influence gene expression to allow our physical and mental health to thrive! Epigenetics! The science of self empowerment.

Adequate sleep is essential for mental health!

Positive peer relations allows for a child to thrive!

Authoritative parenting- Kind, firm and approachable parenting creates a positive interaction between yourself and your child!

When individuals thrive WE all thrive!

Self love and a desire to give back to humanity allows for a “One Love” “One Humanity” environment that creates ripples of wellbeing for ALL!

Tashi Dalek to ALL!

~XOXO

Dr. Denise

 

 

 

 

 

With Humility I was invited to speak at the Dalai Lama’s Men Tsee Khang’s 8th Body Mind Life Conference

I am humbled to announce that I am traveling to India to speak at the Dalai Lama’s Body Mind Life Conference, Nurturing Children’s Mental Health.” 9/30/18 & 10/1/18 Dharmshala, India. 

Here is the description of my talk:

Children’s mental health is one of the most important topics to be discussing as ONE HUMANITY. Did you know that 50% of life long mental health issues start before age 14, and 75% before age 24?

Awareness and self- love set the stage for inner peace and healthy mindset. When individuals thrive WE all thrive.

Dr. Denise McDermott will discuss the importance of children’s mental health as a foundation of physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Dr. Denise will discuss the core elements of what she believes are essential for our children to evolve and thrive.

The Western Medicine approach of biological, psychological and social psychiatric assessment will be discussed. The importance of including input from family, teachers and other professionals to help children to achieve optimal mental health will be strongly emphasized. It truly takes a village to raise a healthy child.

Did you know that psychiatrist in greek means, “Dr. of the Soul?” Traditionally in Western Medicine psychiatric training an emphasis of material science is championed. Dr. Denise values this and wants to take the discussion one step further on how she approaches a discussion of soul while working with her patients.

Dr. Denise believes that a practice of meditation, healthy diet and regular fitness are key elements to include in a holistic health plan. Teaching our children to have compassion for themselves and others is paramount for integrated well-being.

With gratitude and humility Dr. Denise is honored to be a part of Men Tsee Khang’s 8thBody Mind Life conference along side scholars and healers in this crucial discussion of “Children’s Mental Health.”

 

 

Can you say #RAWRRR?

 RAWRRR!                            

Did I really let out an inviting cat call “Rawrrr” as a guest on Clean Eating Dirty Sex when discussing “spicing up” relationships?

I did.

Oh my… I feel like I lost my virginity on air Did it feel good? Yes. Scary? Yes.

When we are out of our comfort zone WE grow the most, right? I did not know what to expect when I said yes to being on the show. Randall and Lisa are a blast to talk to and we laughed so much.

Laughter is the best medicine!

I do know that holistic health and finding your own personal “thrive” is what I am passionate about as a psychiatrist. Soul alignment, happiness and being able to enjoy life are goals that we all need to strive for.

A healthy and intimate sex life is part of multidimensional wellbeing.

When I was in medical school and during residency and fellowship discussions on sex, kink, and how to talk to our patients about this was grossly neglected.  I think that as a society we need to figure out how to be non-shaming about sex, intimacy and relationships.

We need to focus on health and happiness. Self- acceptance and self-awareness are key ingredients for emotional and physical wellbeing. When individuals thrive WE all thrive.

Admittedly I was initially judging “is this show a good idea for my brand and my vision?” Then I said to myself you need to take a leap of faith. You need to advocate for healthy minds and bodies by participating in a show like this.  It is important to be a role model as an integrative psychiatrist who champions changing the way we think, talk and act about mental health and holistic wellbeing.

Clean Eating Dirty Sex is about pushing the envelope with up to date information on nutrition, healthy mindset, holistic health and yes…. SEX!

 

 

 

Supporting Loved Ones with Addiction

 

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Supporting Loved
Ones with Addiction

Thursday, August 30

Lisa – We hear a lot about the “opioid epidemic,” and while it certainly is of significant concern, there are many other types of addictions people struggle with every day. Alcohol, gambling, smoking, shopping, sex, food… the list is open-ended.As difficult as these addictions are for the one suffering, they’re also troublesome for that person’s loved ones — particularly if that individual either denies a problem or simply refuses to get help.

Dr. Denise McDermott has a very personal connection to addiction, growing up with an alcoholic father. Fortunately, he got sober when Dr. Denise was eleven years old (and lived a long healthy life), but the pain she endured prior to his sobriety was intense.

In her interview with Naturally Savvy host Lisa Davis, Dr. Denise shares two keywords to remember: surrender and serenity. You must realize you are powerless over a loved one’s addiction. However, you can surrender with loving, kind and supportive responses to that loved one.

It’s also important to focus on your own self-care, because you can’t truly help another if you’re not healthy yourself. Try not to get sucked in to another’s damaging behavior. You can still be supportive and encouraging without sharing in their pain.

For many, the inner battle of whether to stay with an addict or leave is ever-present. Dr. Denise advises looking at the risk-benefit ratio. Are your children at risk? Is your beloved at least willing to change?

Finally, Dr. Denise recommends asking your loved one, “What do you believe to be the highest version of yourself? When is the last time you felt like you were thriving? What has made you the most passionate, alive and happy?” This can help bring someone out of self-loathing and into a mindset where they feel empowered to take charge of their own health and wellness.

Dr. Denise offers more insight and advice, so to learn more, access the episode HERE.

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