EP.187 – The Self-Healing Mind with Dr. Gregory Scott Brown, M.D. – Board-Certified Psychiatrist, Columnist for Men’s Health Magazine, Author
Self-Care is a powerful, evidence-based medicine for the mind
Dr. Gregory Scott Brown, M.D. is a board-certified psychiatrist, mental health writer, and author.
He is an affiliate faculty member at the University of Texas Dell Medical School. He believes we can work together to fight mental health stigma by having open and honest conversations about mental health.
Dr. Brown is an advocate for evidence-based integrative care that includes incorporating exercise, mindfulness, meditation, and nutrition with standard of care treatments for mental illness.
Dr. Brown is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
He completed a fellowship in integrative medicine at the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, specialty training in general psychiatry at the University of Texas Dell Medical School, and received an M.D. from the McGovern Medical School in Houston.
Dr. Brown is an alumnus of Rice University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in anthropology, and John Hopkins University, where he completed a post-baccalaureate premedical program.
Prior to his transition to medicine, Dr. Brown studied music at The Julliard School in New York.
During his time in residency, Dr. Brown was awarded a SAMHSA Minority Fellowship by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and he was later appointment to and currently serves on the APA’s Council on Communications.
Dr. Brown believes in the therapeutic value of yoga, and he often writes and speaks about it’s benefits for mental health prevention and treatment.
Dr. Brown is a wellness leader whose goal is to change forever how we think about mental illness and mental health, and to take a full-person approach to overall well-being.
Dr. Brown Resides in the Houston area with his wife and their rescue dog, Kai.
Dr. Brown believes that mental health begins with actionable self-care. The Self-Healing Mind is a holistic approach to emotional and psychological healing that focuses on how evidence-based self-care.
Dr. Brown’s clinical philosophy supports an integrative approach that combines conventional treatments (medication and psychotherapy) with what he calls the Five Pillars of Self-Care: breathing mindfully, sleep, spirituality, nutrition, and movement.
These purposeful lifestyle practices, backed by science and proven in his clinical practice, can be adopted by everyone.
The Self-Healing Mind is a fresh perspective that educates and empowers readers to find the mental health care they need.
Dr. Brown’s advice and insight put the power of healing back in your control.
In Podcast Episode – EP.187
Dr. Gregory Scott Brown, MD shares:
– a little bit about himself
– insights into his book – The Self-Healing Mind
– The Five Pillars of Self-Care
– how evidence-based self-care strategies can be used to improve and sustain mental health
– breathing mindfully – learn a couple of simple breathing techniques
– why sleep is important for our mental health
– words of wisdom from suicide prevention activist Kevin Hines
– insights into his own mental health journey
– his own self-care rituals
Plus we talk about so much more……..
TRIGGER WARNING – Suicide is discussed in this podcast episode 187, some people may find this triggering, if this causes you distress please seek support and contact Line Line Australia on 13 11 14 or Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467 in Australia or The National Suicide Prevention Life Line on 988 in the USA, in a crisis please contact your nearest hospital emergency department for medical assistance.
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