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Nurturing Mental Health and Personal Growth with Keilani Perisian-Mason


In this episode, Derek Berkey and Natalie Garland speak with Keilani Perisian-Mason, MA, LMHC, a mental health therapist and trauma-informed coach with a decade of experience, and host of the Delightfully Dysfunctional podcast. Keilani discusses the brain-body connection and its impact on overall well-being. Topics covered include the effects of stress and anxiety on the body, vulnerability in relationships, and self-care practices such as journaling and gratitude. Keilani emphasizes the power of small incremental changes and the importance of holistic healing, including activities like gardening and connecting with nature.

The Invigor Medical podcast’s mission is to provide personalized medical care through scientifically backed education and wellness solutions. The show is co-hosted by Natalie Garland and Derek Berkey.


[01:38] – What brought Keilani to this point

[03:31] – Body and mind connection, navigating stress

[06:10] – Are there more mental health issues? Or simply more aware of it?

[08:15] – Sympathetic vs parasympathetic nervous systems

[15:40] – Natalie’s son and his emotional responses

[20:28] – Conversations about sex and processing emotions

[29:42] – Journaling and self-care practices for mental health: (0:31:14)

[35:08] – High Five Therapy from Mel Robbins

[39:07] – Power of gratitude practice

[45:00] – Brain-body connection, working out, eating well, dysbiosis, and holistic health

[47:00] – An undiagnosed hernia and it’s effects on the vagus nerve

[51:58] – Life situations that everyone experiences

[52:20] – Kaizen method of continuous incremental improvements

[56:20] – Advice for finding a therapist

Podcast Guests

Keilani Perisian-Mason


Podcast Hosts

Natalie Garland


Derek Berkey


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