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Maudsley Learning Podcast

The Maudsley Learning Podcast is a London Based Podcast created by training psychiatrists with the goal of providing the general public access to more nuanced conversations around mental health, psychiatric medicine, psychology and psychotherapy. Email: podcast@maudsleylearning.com

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Clip #15: What are Emotions for?

How should we think about our emotions? What purpose do they serve? In this podcast we examine 9 common Emotions:  Sadness, Anger, Disgust, Joy, Love, Fear, Guilt, Shame and Regret. We also discuss some factors that modify our emotions as well as the basics of emotional intelligence.  Audio-essay by Dr. Alex Curmi. Dr. Curmi is a specialist registrar in General Adult psychiatry in the South London and Maudsley NHS foundation trust with a special interest in psychotherapy and mindfulness meditation.Questions comments or feedback? Email us - podcast@maudsleylearning.com -  Follow us here: Twitter @maudsleypodcast Instagram @maudsleylearningpodcast

25mins

30 Mar 2021

Rank #1

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Interview #16: Dr. Adrian James - The Current Mental Health Lanscape

Dr. Adrian James is the President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist. In this episode we discuss the path to psychiatry, the first 6 months of his Presidency, the way the Mental Health act is changing, the role of prevention in healthcare, the relationship between ethnic minorities and mental health services, the role of psychotherapy in mental health services and many other topics. Interviewed by Dr. Alex Curmi - Give feedback here - podcast@maudsleylearning.com -  Follow us here: Twitter @maudsleypodcast Instagram @maudsleylearningpodcast

1hr 14mins

10 Mar 2021

Rank #2

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Clip #14: Marriage Story - Polarities and Collisions

This is an analysis of the Netlfix Film Marriage Story (2019), directed by Noah Baumbach. Audio-essay by Dr. Alex Curmi. Dr. Curmi is a specialist registrar in General Adult psychiatry in the South London and Maudsley NHS foundation trust with a special interest in psychotherapy and mindfulness meditation.Questions comments or feedback? Email us - podcast@maudsleylearning.com -  Follow us here: Twitter @maudsleypodcast Instagram @maudsleylearningpodcast

18mins

14 Feb 2021

Rank #3

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Clip #13: Wisdom vs Intelligence

What's the difference between wisdom and intelligence? Why does it matter? Audio-essay by Dr. Alex Curmi. Dr. Curmi is a specialist registrar in General Adult psychiatry in the South London and Maudsley NHS foundation trust with a special interest in psychotherapy and mindfulness meditation.Questions comments or feedback? Email us - podcast@maudsleylearning.com -  Follow us here: Twitter @maudsleypodcast Instagram @maudsleylearningpodcast

8mins

18 Jan 2021

Rank #4

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Interview #15: Mindfulness & Adversity (with Dr. Florian Ruths)

Florian Ruths is a consultant psychiatrist in adult mental health at the Maudsley. He is also clinical lead for mindfulness-based therapy at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.  Florian has been leading the Maudsley Mindfulness Service at the Maudsley Hospital in London for the last 10 years, teaching mindfulness to colleagues and treating patients with mindfulness-based interventions.In this episode we discuss Mindfulness meditation, it's role in treating depression and anxiety, how it can be utilised by high stress professions, it's link with cognitive behaviour therapy, the experience of silent retreat and many other topics. You can access a 10 minute mindfulness meditation herehttps://podfollow.com/1466932169/episode/f24c7709c23d80f2c8e75ac5f2f1341d3ec0fb79/viewInterviewed by Dr. Alex Curmi - Give feedback here - podcast@maudsleylearning.com -  Follow us here: Twitter @maudsleypodcast Instagram @maudsleylearningpodcast

1hr 1min

6 Jan 2021

Rank #5

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Clip #12: Failure, Personality and Calibrating One's Mental Compass

Audio-essay by Dr. Alex Curmi. Dr. Curmi is a specialist registrar in General Adult psychiatry in the South London and Maudsley NHS foundation trust with a special interest in psychotherapy and mindfulness meditation.Questions comments or feedback? Email us - podcast@maudsleylearning.com -  Follow us here: Twitter @maudsleypodcast Instagram @maudsleylearningpodcast

23mins

24 Dec 2020

Rank #6

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Interview #14: Psychoanalysis in Psychiatry, with Marcus Evans

Marucs Evans is a consultant psychotherapist with 40 years of experience in mental health as a practitioner, supervisor, lecturer, and manager, including at the Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust. He is a member of the British Psychoanalytical Society and the Institute of Psychoanalysis. His new book, Psychoanalytic Thinking in Mental Health Settings can be found here: https://www.routledge.com/Psychoanalytic-Thinking-in-Mental-Health-Settings/Evans/p/book/9780367567385In this podcast we discuss the role of psychoanalytic thought in psychiatry, narcissism, borderline personality disorder, and many other topics. Interviewed by Dr. Alex Curmi - Give feedback here - podcast@maudsleylearning.com -  Follow us here: Twitter @maudsleypodcast Instagram @maudsleylearningpodcast

56mins

7 Dec 2020

Rank #7

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Clip #11: St. Maud - Psychological Analysis of Horror

What can this disturbing contemporary horror film teach us about ourselves and others?St. Maud Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXs2-TY9qokAudio-essay by Dr. Alex Curmi. Dr. Curmi is a specialist registrar in General Adult psychiatry in the South London and Maudsley NHS foundation trust with a special interest in psychotherapy and mindfulness meditation.Questions comments or feedback? Email us - podcast@maudsleylearning.com -  Follow us here: Twitter @maudsleypodcast Instagram @maudsleylearningpodcast

23mins

23 Nov 2020

Rank #8

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Interview #13: Psychedelic assisted Psychotherapy (With Dr. James Rucker)

Dr. James Rucker is a consultant psychiatrist currently leading the psychedelic trials group at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College London. He is currently leading a randomised control trial invesitgating the safety and efficacy of the active component of magic mushrooms (psilocybin) for use in treatment resistant depression. Interviewed by Dr. Alex Curmi - Give feedback here - podcast@maudsleylearning.com -  Follow us here: Twitter @maudsleypodcast Instagram @maudsleylearningpodcast

1hr 16mins

9 Nov 2020

Rank #9

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Clip #10: Pain vs Suffering

Audio-essay by Dr. Alex Curmi. Dr. Curmi is a specialist registrar in General Adult psychiatry in the South London and Maudsley NHS foundation trust with a special interest in psychotherapy and mindfulness meditation.Questions comments or feedback? Email us - podcast@maudsleylearning.com -  Follow us here: Twitter @maudsleypodcast Instagram @maudsleylearningpodcast

13mins

19 Oct 2020

Rank #10