Mental Health in a time of Covid (and the Polyvagal Ladder) Podcast

Mental Health in a time of Covid (and the Polyvagal Ladder) Podcast

Mental health has become a major casualty of the Covid pandemic that has swept across the globe and been responsible for rolling lockdowns throughout Australia restricting personal freedoms, social contact and the ability to prosper financially. No one is exempt from this unprecedented event and the anxiety, depression and anguish wrought is having a major effect on the mental health and wellbeing of our communities.

Dr Luke Crantock has a conversation with therapist, Brenda Sutherland founder and director of The Awakening Group to discuss the indicators that a patient or friend may be experiencing, the evolving mental health difficulties and learning methods for shifting patients holistically out of collapse.Brenda teaches us about the polyvagal ladder and how to use an understanding of this insight to instructively and empathically assist our most vulnerable patients.

Brenda’s extensive knowledge of the human mental state in distress and happiness and her work with Bessel van de Kolk, Dr Stan Tatkin and Byron Katie have placed her in an outstanding position to guide us on this subject.

Please enjoy the conversation.








Dr Luke Crantock MBBS, FRACP, is a gastroenterologist in practice for over 25 years. He is the founder of The Centre for GI Health, based in Melbourne Australia and is passionate about educating General Practitioners and patients on disease prevention and how to manage and improve their digestive health.


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