Bro Nouveau Podcast
Bro Nouveau Classics: 5 Steps to Men's Mental Health with Dr. Christian Heim
Listen back to this Bro Nouveau Classic episode from November 2021.
Dr. Christian Heim is an award-winning clinical psychiatrist, Australian music lecturer (= US professor) and a Churchill fellow. He is a senior lecturer at the University of Queensland in the School of Medicine and in music has lectured at Manhattan School of Music, The University of Newcastle and had a tenured position at the University of Wollongong where he was nominated for a teaching award. He was on staff at several Australian hospitals. During his 20 years as a doctor he has heard the stories of thousands of people. He speaks globally in-person and virtually at law firms, medical organisations, leisure companies and universities about preventative mental health.
His writings and public lectures reference medicine and music and cover a range of topics – burnout, brain fitness, the mental health crisis, neuroplasticity, the neurobiology of love, healthy relationships as a protective factor – but primarily focus on how to get the right DOSE of brain chemicals to help overcome 21st Century mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, suicide, trauma, personality disorders and addictions. Dr. Heim speaks from a place of deep compassion and authority. His talks all combine science, music and large doses of Australian humour.
1:30 - Dr. Heim's background in classical music and his path to medicine
5:00 -immediate steps anyone can take to prevent depression, anxiety, addiction and suicide
10:00 - It's okay to be male
14:30 - Serenity as a way to prevent depression
16:30 - How to balance the quest for material success and true happiness (hint- define your values)
21:00 - Planning life backwards
27:00 - superficial vs deep work
31:00 - building small practices of delayed gratification
34:30 - cultivating self respect
42:00 - foundations of being a good man
49:00 - 3 Things Game
- Thomas' question - what are three things you have learned about happiness?
- Dr. Heim's question - what are three things you have learned about anger?