Dr. Calderón Interviewed on Groundless Ground, mental health podcast
Groundless Ground is a podcast hosted by Lisa Dale Miller, LMFT, LPCC, SEP, who specializes in Integrative Psychotherapy and Somatic Experiencing Therapy. She is the author of a highly regarded textbook on Buddhist psychology for mental health clinicians, Effortless Mindfulness: Genuine mental health through awakened presence and a recent chapter in The Handbook of Mindfulness: Society, Culture and Context. Lisa is a dharma teacher and has been a yogic and Buddhist meditation practitioner for over four decades.
Suicide The Ripple Effect takes you on a journey with Kevin Hines who survived jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge in an attempt to take his life. Since then Kevin has been on a mission to use his story to help others find hope and stay alive.
A film by Kevin Hines and Greg Dicharry
This screening is being organized and hosted by Robin Cilluffa who attended the film premiere in Baton Rouge and had this to say about the experience:
“I was considering suicide when I entered the theater to see this film. I left the theater realizing that I wasn’t alone and was surprised by the scope of this issue. I have a new sense of hope that I want to share with everyone.”
April 19, 2018 at 7:30
AMC Elmwood Palace 20
1200 Elmwood Park Blvd New Orleans, LA 70123
Please join us for a special screening of this important film followed by an engaging discussion on the topic with an expert panel.
Farewell to the Private Practice, more Mind-Body Groups coming soon!
Dr. Calderón’s Adult Psychiatry Practice has now closed, as of March 1st, 2018. He has taken a position as Medical Director of Behavioral Health for Louisiana with Optum/United Health Group. Thank you for your support through the transition, and please stay tuned! Dr. Calderón will continue to offer mind-body medicine and mindfulness trainings, classes and groups, and will continue to host the Whole Body Mental Health Radio podcast. Subscribe to our mailing list by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about upcoming events.
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We’d also like to announce at this time an upcoming hiatus of Whole Body Mental Health Radio shows, beginning in May. Whole Body Mental Health Radio has been an amazing experience for us, and we hope the discussions have provided you, our listeners, with both practical and world-broadening information about mental health and relapse prevention. With almost 100 shows to date, we’ve definitely broadened our own horizons! We’ve spoken to experts on mindfulness, law, climate change, addiction, sleep, MDMA-assisted therapy, and mental health in outer space; to quantum neuroscientists, cyberpsychologists, neurotheologists, rabbis, Buddhist llamas, Sensei and so many inspirational others. We will be continuing our series on Climate Psychiatry, along with a few shows on other topics, until mid-May, after which the show will cease for at least the time being. The time allotted for preparing, holding and editing the show will henceforth be used for planning and conducting more mind-body groups, as well as allowing for further involvement with the Climate Psychiatry Alliance. Thank you for your interest and encouragement. We’ve received much positive feedback and feel so grateful towards all of our speakers who have been generous enough to share their time and expertise, as well as our supportive listeners. Past shows will still be available on iTunes.
Descending Inward is Dr. Calderón’s reflective new post about his experiences walking the 25 mile Rim-to-Rim hike of the Grand Canyon. Walk with him as he recounts a story of survival, mindfulness, fear and interconnectedness, told from the overlapping perspectives of neuroscience and Buddhist teachings. It is a story depicting the ever-circling forces of life and beauty, in constant entwinement with entropy, fear and death; a story that weaves together the 4.5 billion year journey of the Earth, and the even older journey of the cosmos, with the interdependence of all organisms, then and now, all ancestors, all living beings, each single step.
From Descending Inward:
I looked one last time at my backpack, satisfied, it seemed complete enough. I left the books behind because at this point, there was nothing else they could add except pounds. 2:45 am I looked at my watch and called Liza one last time before entering 14 hours of hiking in mobile phone silence, text silence, off-the-grid silence. Like spaceships traveling behind the moon, in the canyon we would have no reception, a bar-less desert, “I’ll call you when we surface… I love you, send my love to the kids and…thank you for supporting me.” Read More…
Dr. Calderón is board certified in psychiatry and addiction medicine, with an additional certification in mind-body medicine. He offers a number of services and programs through Mindful Psychiatry and through the Mindful Living Program. He also hosts a weekly podcast, Whole Body Mental Health Radio on iTunes, and is an active member of the Climate Psychiatry Alliance.
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Whole Body Mental Health Radio is a show that thinks broadly about mental health and addictions, from the mind-body connection and genetics, to the community and the world. Listen live on WHIVfm, Wednesdays 7pm ct and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.
“we are not political. we are scientific.”
The Climate Psychiatry Alliance aims to provide trustworthy information on the mental health impacts of climate change and sustainable action by clinicians and researchers with an eye toward clinical, policy-oriented and solutions-based perspectives.
Professional psychiatry societies are recognizing that the climate change has a disproportionate impact on those with mental illness. A recent article, “Climate Change: A Call to Action for the Psychiatric Profession” discusses the potential consequences of climate change on general and mental health, as well as ways the profession can respond to this pressing situation. Read the full article here.