Episode #43 Unlocking Joy & Healing Trauma with Tanmeet Sethi, MD

Body of Wonder Podcast
Join us as we discuss the intricate connections between two seemingly opposing aspects of human experience, joy, and trauma. Dr. Tanmeet Sethi, an expert in integrative medicine and mental health, guides us through this complex terrain of our emotions.

On this episode, Dr. Sethi shares insights on how to cultivate joy in our daily lives. As Dr. Sethi says, “Joy is the ability to sit with all that life has given us.”

The conversation elicits thoughts from Drs. Weil, Maizes, and Sethi on why we should not aim to be happy all the time, and instead embrace the full range of the human experience.  

Dr. Sethi expands on the potential for therapeutic psychedelics to facilitate deep emotional healing and transformation, which may offer hope to those who have struggled with treatment resistant depression.

Finally, this episode includes skills to infuse more joy into your life.

Please note, the show will not advise, diagnose, or treat medical conditions. Always seek the advice of your physician or healthcare provider for questions regarding your health.

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Andrew Weil, MD and Victoria Maizes, MD


Tanmeet Sethi , MD

Tanmeet Sethi, MD isan Integrative and Psychedelic Medicine Physician, Author (Joy Is My Justice, pub May 2, 2023, Order link here) and TEDx speaker who has dedicated her career to care for the most marginalized patients in Seattle's refugee, uninsured and homeless populations as well as global communities traumatized by manmade and natural disasters as Senior Faculty for the Center for Mind Body Medicine. She has been Core Faculty in residency medical education for the last two decades focusing on inpatient and outpatient family medicine, integrative medicine, and anti-racism in medicine, and is now focusing on Integrative and Psychedelic Medicine. She is certified in Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine and fellowship trained in Integrative Medicine from the University of Arizona. She has gone on to found and direct an Integrative Medicine fellowship at Swedish Hospital Cherry Hill Family Medicine Residency in Seattle, WA. She has also completed training in Psychedelic Medicine, bringing together her passion for plant medicine and social justice, through CIIS and MAPS. She is now on a study team at the University of Washington on psilocybin for COVID burnout of frontline medical workers. She is one of the original co-founders of APIChaya, an organization dedicated to supporting survivors of gender-based violence and human trafficking in the Asian/South Asian community. She lives in Seattle, WA, with her husband and three children.

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