Back from the Abyss

By Craig Heacock MD

How do we find a way out of the darkest depths of despair? Psychiatrist Dr. Craig Heacock hosts a deep dive into powerfully moving stories of hope and healing, as well as topical explorations of psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, and psychedelics.

  1. 1.
    (Almost) Everything about psych meds... in under 16 minutes
    15:40
  2. 2.
    All we have is now
    51:41
  3. 3.
    How healing happens
    1:08:06
  4. 4.
    Addiction treatment-- What works, what definitely doesn't
    1:22:47
  5. 5.
    A superhero at night
    1:05:29
  6. 6.
    Why is it so hard to find a good psychiatrist?
    10:12
  7. 7.
    No one believed me
    38:30
  8. 8.
    Mushrooms and the magic of life
    52:22
  1. 9.
    The clinical moment in psychotherapy
    55:15
  2. 10.
    Diagnosis guides treatment....except when it doesn't
    51:08
  3. 11.
    Craig plays goalie-- The Psychedelics Today interview
    1:03:54
  4. 12.
    Steering into the hard stuff-- A father and husband's story
    43:33
  5. 13.
    Touching the edges of life
    49:01
  6. 14.
    Letters from the past
    25:16
  7. 15.
    A mother's story
    41:20
  8. 16.
    Trauma, yoga, and spiritual recovery
    38:08
  9. 17.
    Psychiatry in one question + When ketamine gets difficult
    15:28
  10. 18.
    Craig and Saj talk shop— Dissociation, the unconscious, countertransference sadism, and psychedelics
    37:54
  11. 19.
    A special place in my drug addict heart
    59:57
  12. 20.
    In Session
    39:52
  13. 21.
    A meditation on loss and life
    11:25
  14. 22.
    Bonus episode-- Inside Eyes
    44:19
  15. 23.
    Bonus Episode-- Conversations with a Wounded Healer
    45:41
  16. 24.
    Chris and Craig in the fishbowl
    45:26
  17. 25.
    Adventures in Exposure Therapy
    43:57
  18. 26.
    OCD in the Time of Corona
    54:44
  19. 27.
    Ketamine update + Listener questions
    14:12
  20. 28.
    The two loves of her life
    59:48
  21. 29.
    MDMA and the Inner Healer
    1:18:16
  22. 30.
    When a tree falls twice
    38:46
  23. 31.
    Bright and Shiny and Exciting!
    32:31
  24. 32.
    What’s the deal with Depression?
    7:24
  25. 33.
    Can you take someone where you haven't gone yourself?
    29:30
  26. 34.
    Therapists in the abyss: Vicarious trauma
    27:30
  27. 35.
    My desert island meds
    10:26
  28. 36.
    Healing trauma with psychedelics— Part 2
    36:45
  29. 37.
    Healing trauma with psychedelics— Part 1
    1:05:47
  30. 38.
    How to think about anxiety
    7:04
  31. 39.
    The Delta Flight Attendant
    51:39
  32. 40.
    One phone call changed everything: EMDR Part 2
    44:47
  33. 41.
    When the past haunts the present: An EMDR story
    36:44
  34. 42.
    Can marijuana be medicine? A psychiatric perspective
    8:57
  35. 43.
    Desperately NOT seeking meth
    21:45
  36. 44.
    Ketamine: Seven questions
    16:00
  37. 45.
    A power wash of the brain
    50:37
  38. 46.
    Why it's so hard to find (or be) a good therapist
    8:12
  39. 47.
    One foot in the darkness
    55:21
  40. 48.
    Strawberries
    1:14:21

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