Cancer and the body/mind connection with Dr. Stephen Lottenberg MD

Cancer and the body/mind connection with Dr. Stephen Lottenberg MD

Cancer support groups are vital for the mental and physical well being of all those who suffer from this dreaded disease. Dr. Stephen Lottenberg is a medical doctor and a therapist who facilitates networking and emotional support groups for patients and their families. Dr. Lottenberg has been facilitating cancer support groups for twenty years. He provides a sense of community for those who would otherwise be alone in their struggle.

Dr. Lottenberg Bio:

Dr. Stephen Lottenberg, MD, PsyD combines his experience as a medical doctor with his background in Psychology. He was an Assistant and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at University of California, Irvine and Clinical Director of the Brain Imaging Center where he studied brain function in many different psychiatric and psychological disorders. He then went on to receive his Doctoral degree in Psychology as he transitioned into more direct patient care. He has since directed his practice into facilitating cancer related support groups for the last twenty years. His main areas of expertise combines his background of medicine with psychology to facilitate groups that include cancer patients and their loved ones. He helps in the continuum of care by also facilitating bereavement groups for family members whose loved ones have passed from cancer.

If nothing will be the same, then how will your life be different?

If nothing will be the same, then how will your life be different?

If nothing will be the same, then how will your life be different? – Is an enlightening conversation with author, and educator, Michael J. Goldberg, on the Enneagram, and changing your life for the better. Michael is the author of Travels with Odysseus, and The 9 Ways of Working.

About Michael J. Goldberg

Michael is the author of several great books, based on the Enneagram personality typing system. Two of my favorites are Travels with Odysseus and the Nine Ways of Working. Michael is also a speaker and consultant. His specialties are leadership, executive presence and team collaboration.

In speaking to Michael I have found his knowledge of the Enneagram personality types goes much deeper, than many who teach the system. His approach is refreshing. We both believe that it is not productive to use personality type as a justification for your behavior. A lot like Odysseus on his quest for home, the Enneagram is far more useful as a map and a compass that points you in the direction of a richer fuller life.

Charles Darwin 1809-1882

The Enneagram can help you understand friends and loved ones. Mental fitness is a positive attribute of introspection. Unlike the Cyclops, we have an eye that looks at the world, and the other, looks inward. This system can help you build business strategies and relationships. Office politics need not be a nightmare. You can use your leadership skills to end frustrations and build alliances. Right now the world needs better leaders.

This is the most fun I’ve had in a while on the podcast. We discuss everything from the Enneagram to films to dealing with the pandemic. Michael’s insightful humor will tickle your brain cells into positive action.

And by the way, the lead actress in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, is Rooney Mara.

Mental health and social distancing

Mental health and social distancing

About this podcast episode

Episode 35- Mental health and social distancing, is a lively fun conversation with Serena Sun, the founder of Breaking Taboo, about mental health taboos, suicide prevention, love, good books and karaoke! Serena and her non profit company Breaking Taboo is doing good things to support hospitals and health workers. Please check the links below and donate whatever you can to support the cause.

We both believe that the current situation is a serious one. The gravity does not escape us. That’s why we decided to be light in our tone. Laughter has been said to boost the immune system. Our conversation made me smile. I had not smiled in days. I hope that you smile too. Listen to her great advise. on mental health and social distancing. This is a terrible time. We can all use a good laugh.

Serena Sun Bio:

Serena Sun is the Founder and Director of Breaking Taboo. It’s a nonprofit organization on mental health awareness and suicide prevention. She is a public speaker and gives seminars on mental health. Serena is a certified life coach and holds internationally accredited certifications in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Neuro Linguistic Programming. Serena has a degree and background in psychology and film. She has volunteered since the age of thirteen, in hospitals, nursing homes, and homeless food drives. Serena plays concert piano and enjoys teaching.

Topics we tackle

  • Addressing your sense of helplessness
  • How to help ourselves and others
  • A renewed sense of purpose. (You’re not your job!)
  • Tools and tips to deal with anxiety, and depression
  • Introvert/Extrovert strategies
  • Couples with issues strategies
  • Book suggestions – Attached, and The Five Love languages
  • Attachment Theory
  • Smule online karaoke!
  • Routines and reprogramming
  • Gratitude and opportunities for taking personal inventories, and take stock too!

Links:

Staying fit!

Social distancing and intimacy tips

Good sleep boosts your immune system!

Breaking Taboo

Medical supply and hospital donations

CDC Coronavirus cases in your area