JusT Breathe.....Learning how to deal with difficult emotions
The power of Empathy
What is the best way to ease someone’s pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities. Two and a half (or so) minutes chock full of insight, information, and practical "how to's".
MAKING sTRESS YOUR FRIEND - dR kELLY kCGONIGAL, sTANFORD uNIVERSITY
Stress is a part of life....stressing about stress doesn't have to be. And reaching out to others is actually a powerful way to reduce stress. 14 minutes (or so) of insightful, humorous, and practical information on "How To Make Stress Our Friend" by Stanford professor Kelly McGonigal, PhD. Well worth watching.
Hidden Power of Everyday Experiences - Dr. Rick Hanson
Ever wondered why it's so easy to remember what "doesn't work" about your day? And wanted a concrete way to anchor and hold on to those feel good moments that help us to cope with life, including coping with the hard things? Check out this short TEDX talk by neuropsychologist Rick Hanson for a quick. easy, and effective way to do just that....and challenge yourself to practice once a day for a week, and see what happens.
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The Surprising Science of Happiness - Daniel Gilbert
In this entertaining and enlightening talk Daniel Gilbert challenges the idea that we'll be miserable if we don't get what we want. Our "psychological immune system" works to help us be happy, even when things don't go the way we planned.
Why We Make bad decisions - daniel gilbert
Interesting and useful TED Talk by Harvard psychologist, Daniel Gilbert talking about the role of risk taking, probabilities, and beliefs in decision-making. Audience gets to participate in the exercises and includes a Q & A at the end of the talk.
What Fear can teach you - Karen Thompson Walker
Another powerful TED Talk on the power of stories, imagination, and fear.
How Meditation (mindfulness) can physically Reshape our brains ~ Sara Lazar
"Train your mind and change your brain" and the neuroplasticity of the brain are popular topics in psychology these days. Check out this short TEDx talk about the real, positive brain changes that can result from practicing mindfulness ie increasing our resilience to stress and help us to become more empathetic and compassionate. (Other research has also shown that mindfulness increases our ability to think flexibly and have better control over our impulses.) This talk may be of particular interest for folks participating in DBT, ACT, or other mindfulness-based pyschotherapies.
The Space Between self-esteem and self-compassion ~ Kristen Neff, phd
Embrace The Shake
This TED TALK by Phil Hansen titled "Embrace the Shake" is really about radical acceptance and the power, freedom, creativity, and possibility that can come by learning to work with reality as it is, instead of wanting so much for things, people, situations etc to be different than how they are. While in art school, Phil Hensen developed a tremor in his hand and he gave up on his dream of becoming an artist. That is, until a neurologist suggested that he "Embrace the Shake".....
The Power of Vulnerability - ANother Brene Brown Ted talk
Another powerful TED TALK from Brene Brown. Exploring the concept she calls "Wholeheartedness", Brene Brown asks these questions: How do we learn to embrace our vulnerabilities and imperfections so that we can engage in our lives from a place of authenticity and worthiness? How do we cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection that we need to recognize that we are enough – that we are worthy of love, belonging, and joy?
"real Beauty" Sketches by Dove
So many people told me (or emailed me the link) about this powerful video about how we view ourselves, vs how other people view us that I had to share it. Poignant and eye-opening.......
tHE pOWER OF SHAME BY bRENE bROWN.
Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. Brené Brown explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on. Her own humor, humanity and vulnerability shine through every word.
the power of introverts
All IT Takes is 10 mindful minutes
Mindfulness made accessible. And you don't have to have a formal meditation practice to begin practicing mindfulness. It's really all about training your mind, your attention, and your awareness. All it takes is 10 mindful minutes as day.....
TeD Talks: Change the Lens you view the World Through And....
Entertaining, funny, highly informative talk on the role of positive emotions, perception/expectations, overall well-being and happiness. (Includes an exercise to help train yourself to shift your attention to noticing the positives in everyday life - you may want to take Shawn's 21 day challenge and notice what shifts happen for you.)
passengers on the bus: a mental health metaphor (acceptance and commitment therapy)
The film was created by SLaM (South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust) and animated and produced by Exposure Organisation.