018 – Dr. Anna Yusim – Psychiatry, Meet Spirituality

Spirituality in Psychiatry with Dr. Anna Yusim…

Dr. Anna Yusim, a psychiatrist with private practice in New York City and author of  the book “Fulfilled, How the Science of Spirituality Can Help You Live a Happy and More Meaningful Life” – (bio), joins Julie Chan for a look at the intersection of business, science, mental health, and spirituality. Recorded at the MouthMedia Network Studios.

Lifting darkness, discovering the world, and when medication is right and when something else is better

Yusim shares how in her past she hit a bump in the road, and a lot of darkness, and despite knowing healing tools she couldn’t pull herself out of it. Then her spiritual journey started. And she explored and learned new tools. She studied in India and Thailand and South Africa, and more, understanding how the world works, and gaining a new perspective on life. And her own darkness started to lift. Spirituality and shamanism, and beliefs and methods unusual for a psychiatrist. About the direction medicine and psychiatry are going. When someone is acutely mentally ill, they may need medication, but that s a minority. Most people come in with a more spiritual approach or psychiatric approach, more patients are finding medications have side effects and they want to have alternatives.

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001 – Julie Chan, Anna Yusim, Kristy Sundjaja and Rob Sanchez – New Beginnings

Stories of spiritual awakenings and life purpose transformations…

The first episode of “All Possibilities” was recorded in front of a live audience, with panelists sharing their personal stories of transformational journeys and spiritual awakenings. The panelists include host Julie Chan (Founder of Being My Purpose (bio)), along with Anna Yusim (a New York City psychiatrist and author (bio)), Kristy Sundjaja (Chief of Staff to Founder & CEO of LivePerson (bio)) and Chan’s husband Rob Sanchez (COO of MouthMedia Network (bio)), who stands in as host. Recorded on location at Interface NYC.

Yusim shares her journey of realizing there was something wrong in what she was doing in her life, beginning a searching of discovery, leading to a series of dreams and as dark night of the soul and studying Kabbalah, and learning that most of reality is not seen nor measured. She discusses experiences with patients, how she honors the vastness of the human experience, wonders about the mechanism behind it, and how we all have an intuitive capacity to listen to one’s soul instead of other people’s expectations and instructions.

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