In this episode, sport psychiatrist Dr. Sarah Pospos joins the conversation.
Sarah completed her psychiatric residency as a Chief Resident at UCLA-Kern. As a sports psychiatrist and former student-athlete, she is devoted to helping aspiring, current, and former athletes with depression, performance and general anxiety, insomnia, and psychiatric challenges associated with injury, concussion, retirement, overtraining, and other issues in her California telepsychiatry practice.
Sarah begins the episode with a diaphragmatic breathing practice, then she talks with Keith and Tim about:
[9:10] What exactly is sport psychiatry?
[14:36] Working through athletes' concerns about medications and their side effects.
[21:11] Dealing with the stigma of working with a psychiatrist.
[24:30] Situations in which psychiatric interventions are particularly helpful.
[28:50] Sarah's journey to mindfulness and how she applies it in her work.
[34:55] How Sarah introduces mindfulness practice to her clients.
Social Media Mentioned:
Instagram: @mindful_sport_podcast, @mspe_institute, @lifestyletelepsychiatry
YouTube: Mindful Sport Performance Podcast
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