052: Decades on the Cutting Edge: Dr. Walter Greenleaf

Matt and Sarah check in with Dr. Walter Greenleaf, who they call the ‘Godfather’ of Virtual Reality, though he prefers the term ‘Yoda.’ Conversation ranges

051: Virtual Reality-Based Music Therapy in Palliative Care

Debbie and Matt sit down with the folks from CU Anschutz’ Palliative Care to talk about their Pilot Study. Hillary Lum, MD, PhD is an

050: What do Virtual Worlds Smell Like? with Aaron Wisniewski

On this episode, Matt Speaks with Aaron Wisniewski of OVR Technology – Aaron has been called the “Indiana Jones of Scent,” due to his lifelong obsession

049: Covid and Comedy (Or Lack Thereof): Josh Blue and Andrew Orvedahl

048: Executive Coaching is NOT Therapy: Janelle Banat

Matt and Sarah speak with Janelle Banat, who is an EXECUTIVE COACH and NOT A THERAPIST. The only reason this has to be made clear

047: A New Year And a Second Chance with Hassan Latif

Matt, Sarah and Lena sit down with Hassan Latif, executive director of the Second Chance Center, a non-profit dedicated to reducing recidivism in the post

046: Entertaining the Children and Healing the Family – Rick Rekedal Returns

Matt and Sarah chat with Rick about his family’s journey through suicide, alcoholism, and ultimately reconciliation which inspired Rick’s book called “One Small Step”. The

045: TRIPPing in VR, Trailblazing in Tech: Nanea Reeves

Matt and Sarah speak with Nanea Reeves, Founder of TRIPP, partner of the Center and tech industry veteran. Discussion ranges from TRIPP itself to the

044: Sources of Strength – Scott LoMurray

Debbie and Matt speak with Scott LoMurray, executive director of Sources of Strength, an organization dedicated to changing the conversation about mental health among students.

043: Patrick Bordnick

With 20 years of experience in the use of Virtual Reality for the treatment of addiction, Patrick Bordnick has a wealth of knowledge to share

042: Becoming a Leader from Lived Experience: Solome Tibebu

Matt and Debbie speak with Solome Tibebu, a mental health advocate, digital health investor and behavioral health technology strategist. As a self-described Former Anxious Teen,

041: Battling Burnout with Brain Sensing Headphones – Vital Neuro

Matt and Debbie chat with Alex Doman, author, entrepreneur and founder of Vital Neuro This episode is packed and includes: Alex’s family background in brain

039: A Waiting Room that Doesn’t Suck – Paul Gilmartin

Matt and Debbie interview Paul Gilmartin, comedian and host of The Mental Illness Happy Hour podcast. This is our longest episode to date, some of

038: Athletics, Anxiety, and the World Stage: Missy Franklin

In this episode, Matt and Sarah sit down with five-time Olympic Gold-Medalist Missy Franklin. They discuss the challenges she faced as an elite athlete and

037: Cognitive, Emotional and Physical Benefits of Equine Therapy: Hearts and Horses

In this Episode, Matt and Sarah explore the promising potential of equine, or horseback therapy with Robin Gabriels, Tamara Merritt and Cori Pabst. Study Flier

036: Back to School 2020: Safe Return or Fall Fiasco?

In this episode, Matt turns the podcast over to NMHIC’s interns, Lena Schneck and Zach Smith. They interview Elissa Wolf-Tinnsman, a highschool teacher in the

035: Family Focused Therapy – a Novel Approach for Preventative Mental Health Care

Matt and Debbie sit down with Christopher Schneck and Aimee Sullivan to discuss their findings while implementing an exciting new approach to the treatment of

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

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

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

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

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

029: Being the Change – Brooke and Brian Griese on Helping Families Navigate Grief and Loss

Matt and Sarah speak with Brian and Brooke Griese, founders of Judi’s House, a community center for families experiencing loss, with a direct focus on

028: Already Remote – Community Mental Health in the Mountains

In this episode, Sarah and Matt interview Sharon Raggio, CEO and President of Mindsprings Health, a community Mental Health organization serving a large catchment area

027: Changing the way Doctors Prescribe Opiates with OpiSafe

Matt and Sarah talk with Robert Valuck, CEO of Opisafe and faculty at the Skaags School of Pharmacy. OpiSafe is a tool Doctors use to

026: The Mental Health of a City with Wes Williams

In this episode, recorded prior to the COVID-19 Outbreak, Matt and Sarah Boland sit down with Wes Williams, the Chief Information Officer of the Mental

025: Getting Through it Together: Peer-to-Peer Support with iRel8

In this episode, Matt and Debbie sit down with Dion Gonzales and Jeff Dorchester, the founders of the anonymous peer support app IRel8, to discuss

024: Pandemic Parenting – the challenges Families Face during COVID-19

Matt and Debbie sit down with Scott Cypers, director of Stress and Anxiety programs at the Johnson Depression Center, at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz

023: Osiris Labs – Building Empathy in the Workplace with VR

Matt and Sarah sit down with James and Don of Osiris Labs to discuss using virtual reality to train soft skills to help better workplace

022: Managing a Work From Home Organization

Matt and Q Saeed meet (remotely) to discuss the role of leadership in organizations, and the way COVID-19 has caused unprecedented change in the way

021: Take Out Therapy: An Open Chat About Telehealth in the time of COVID-19

Matt has a remote meeting with Mimi McFaul, Debbie Boeldt and Gwen Gaumond from NMHIC. All three guests are telehealth experts, and they discuss the

020: Working Hard From Home or Hardly Working from Home? Home Office Life During a Pandemic

Matt and Sarah have a remote meeting with John Vogl, Matt’s nephew and a Work from Home veteran, and discuss strategies for focus, keeping your

019: Making a Map in Uncertain Times: Tools and Support for Students during COVID-19

Matt sits down with special guests Rachel Davis, MD and Robert Rosenthal, PhD to discuss self care and support for students during COVID-19

018: We Got This: First Responder Stress and Resilience for COVID-19

Matt chats with Steven Berkowitz, MD and Laura McGladery, PMHNP about First Responder Stress and Resilience for COVID-19.

017: Evolving Residency Training in Psychiatry with Ronil Shah and Zach Demko

In this episode, Matt chats with two Psychiatry residents here at the University of Colorado who are leading a pilot study with OxfordVR and examining

016: Can Technology Help Improve the Lives of Older Adults?

With a large gap in training for those working with the elderly, Sharon Lipford and Steve Goldberg discuss Engage with, a highly interactive training designed

015: Reading the Tarot Cards on the Future of VR with Andy Mathis

Matt, Nima, and Sarah sit down for a conversation and some laughs with Andy Mathis of Oculus/Facebook

014: Novel VR Across the Pond – Our Partnership with Oxford VR

In this episode, Matt and Debbie sit down with our partners from across the pond, Barnaby Perks and Stephanie Ruskin of Oxford VR.

013: The Young and The Invincible

In this episode, Matt sits down with two representatives from the Colorado chapter of the Young Invincibles, Sandy Vang, Giselle Chico, and the leader of

012: Meditation for The Masses: The National Symposium for Mental Health and Mental Fitness

Matt speaks with the organizers of this fast-approaching, incredible meeting in Denver on July 23rd and 24th.

011: Emotions Inside and Out: An Animated Conversation with Pete Docter (part 2 of 2)

Part 2 of Matt and Rick’s sit down with Pixar’s Pete Docter, director of the movie Inside Out and many other classics from the legendary

010: Emotions Inside and Out: An Animated Conversation with Pete Docter (Part 1 of 2)

In this episode, Matt and Rick sat down with Pixar’s Pete Docter, director of the movie Inside Out and many other classics from the legendary

009: Project Second Helping – Re-Recording with Justin Kruger

In this episode, Matt sits down (again) with Justin Kruger, the founder of Project Helping, a volunteer network founded not only with the intention of

008: Capitol Crusader Leslie Herod: Using Policy in the Fight to Improve Mental Health

In this episode, Matt and Rick interview Representative Leslie Herod at the Capitol Building in downtown Denver. Rep. Herod is the first LGBTQ African American

007: Bald Eagles in the Town Dump: A Laughing Matter

For this special episode, Garrison and Matt sat down to talk about a funny thing that happened in Juneau, Alaska. Posts

005: Ba, Be, Bi, Bo, Bu – Elizabeth McMahon Sings Opera, Treats Anxiety with VR

In this episode, Matt and Debbie interview Elizabeth McMahon, a psychologist who opened a private practice after over 30 years at Kaiser Permanante. She’s one

004: Dama Dipayana on Autism, Elephants, and being a Renaissance Woman

For this episode, Matt, Rick and Debbie interview Dama Dipayana, a partner here at the Center and true renaissance woman. Topics range from her video

003: New Models for Mental Health Care with Walter Greenleaf (Part 2)

This episode is a continuation of Matt and Rick’s live interview with Dr. Walter Greenleaf. If you haven’t already, make sure to listen to part

002: New Models for Mental Health Care with Walter Greenleaf (Part 1)

In this episode, Matt and Rick interview Dr. Walter Greenleaf, a distinguished Stanford scholar and internationally recognized pioneer in the field of digital medicine. Viewed

001: Introductions

For our first real episode, hosts Matt and Rick interview each other. They discuss what lead them to their work, and the personal stories that


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