Month: June 2020

034: Holistic Psychiatry and Artistic Healing – Seven Healing Stars and Lumonics

Matt and Nima meet with Dr. Jomar Suarez, the founder and Executive Director of 7 Healing Stars, and Barry Raphael, the archivist of the Lumonics School of Light art. 7 Healing Stars presents a holistic way of looking at mental health through recognizing that well-being relies on nutrition, sustainability, education, health, arts, spirituality and community. By gathering a collective of artists, healers, and musicians, 7 Healing Stars has built a sustainable approach to building health, wellness, and community across the world. Barry and Dr. Suarez describe the benefits of art and creativity for mental health and discuss how autistic clients interact and benefit from the school. 

033: Software as a Medical Device: Limbix

In this episode, Matt and Debbie meet with Ben Lewis and John Sockell of Limbix to discuss their digital therapeutics products to help adolescents deal with depression. Ben and John explain Limbix Spark: an FDA-approved digital therapeutic app that is designed to support adolescents with depression. Increasingly, they explain how Limbix is actively creating prescription digital therapeutics (PDTs) to enable doctors to prescribe digital, evidence-based, therapeutic interventions for adolescent mental health. 

032: Meaningful Outreach via SMS: Jared Wigdor of Bright-By-Text

In this episode, recorded in the studio prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, Matt and Lauren sit down with Jared Wigdor, vice president and chief development officer for Bright By Text, a text-based outreach model to help guide parents through early parenting. Jared, Matt, and Lauren discuss the challenges of child development and the pressure that is put on parents to raise a healthy, intelligent, and empathetic child. Bright By Text assists parents by providing various materials to encourage social-emotional learning, healthy lifestyle choices, and a coherent family environment

031: Using Pixar’s Inside Out to Help Kids Cope with Difficult Times

In this episode Debbie and Matt meet with Alexis DeCosimo, an art therapist and friend of the Center. The conversation ranges from a mysterious cryptocurrency startup to Celine Dion (again) to the project Alexis and Debbie worked on together to help families use the film Inside Out as a way to talk about their feelings.

030: Robot Assisted Therapy – Fine Arts Miracles and Misty Robotics

Matt and Sarah Meet Virtually with Aubrey Shick and Tim Enwall, of Fine Arts Miracles and Misty Robotics, do discuss how robots are being used as an augmentation for therapy.