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Mind Dive, A Podcast for Mental Health Professionals


minddive-logo-copyWelcome to Mind Dive, Menninger's podcast for mental health professionals, with Robert Boland, MD, senior vice president and chief of staff, and Kerry Horrell, PhD.


Podcast Focus

Twice a month, they dive into topics that fascinate them as clinical professionals and hopefully fascinate you, too. They examine dilemmas faced by professionals here at Menninger and colleagues across the nation while working with some of the most challenging cases. They explore the latest research and other trending topics on the minds of psychiatrists, psychologists and others who are interested in the treatment and study of the mind. 


Drs. Boland and Horrell also make it a goal to cover information that gets little attention in formal training programs.


Most Recent Episodes


Episode 46: Healing Through Mindfulness with Manizeh Mirza-Gruber, MD

Hurricane Harvey was a turning point for many, but for Manizeh Mirza-Gruber, MD, it was the catalyst that clarified the powerful role of mindfulness in healing.  
As we sit down with the founder of Mindful in Practice, she shares her transformative journey and how it shaped her mission to integrate mindfulness into the fabric of psychiatry. Dr. Mirza-Gruber's personal insights and professional expertise in mind-body medicine take center stage, offering a heartening glimpse into the ways mindfulness can alleviate suffering and promote overall well-being in the most trying times.  
In the realm of mental health, the benefits of mindfulness are manifold. Dr. Mirza-Gruber doesn't shy away from discussing the empirical evidence that supports its efficacy. From the alleviation of stress and anxiety to the enhancement of emotional regulation and social connectivity, mindfulness emerges as a cornerstone of holistic psychiatric care. The science of neuroplasticity, through which the brain's structure and function can be altered through mindful practices, underscores the potential for recovery and resilience post-trauma.  
Throughout this engaging conversation, Dr. Mirza-Gruber unpacks the science and spirituality of mindfulness, equipping you with practical tools and techniques to navigate your own internal landscape. Whether you're new to the practice or seeking to deepen your understanding, this episode is a treasure trove of wisdom on harnessing the present moment.
From grounding exercises to breathwork, Dr. Mirza-Gruber illuminates how these practices can serve as a lifeline during trauma, soothe the sting of shame, and foster a more compassionate self-connection, ultimately leading to richer, more mindful living.  
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Meet the Hosts

Dr. Boland is an educator at heart with decades of experience teaching and mentoring psychiatry residents. In addition to his roles at Menninger, he is the executive vice chair of the Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine.


A psychologist on our Compass Program for Young Adults, Dr. Horrell also loves teaching. She completed a predoctoral internship and postgraduate fellowship at Menninger and Baylor College of Medicine. 


Both are well read, love canines (and have to resist rescuing too many) and are curious about many subjects. 


Join Us

We hope you’ll join us on our podcast journey. And if you have a topic in mind that you would like us to dive into, drop us a note


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