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Are you in Burnout? 10 Important Questions and Answers


This 2016 Ted Talk features Dr. Andy Hawkin, a physician who teaches with the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, located in Denver. His talk is titled, “Mind the Gap: Moving from Mind to Body.” Dr. Hawkin begins this Ted Talk by stating, “Mr. McPhee lived a short distance from his body.” He continues by saying, “We are all […] Continue Reading

Dr. Martin Seligman, depression expert and father of positive psychology, talks about the current state of psychology in this popular TedTalk. Seligman discusses both research and practice. He touches on the importance of genetics, drug treatments and patient responsibility. He focuses, however, on the importance of improving lives to make people happier. Seligman states, “Psychology […] Continue Reading

Gabor Mate is a well-known physician and best-selling author that worked with heroin addicts on Vancouver's east side for 10 years. In this compelling, humourous lecture, he speaks about the struggle to overcome addiction honestly and knowledgeably. This lecture is a wonderful introduction to Mate as an engaging, compassionate healer and human being. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmmijhyrkRM […] Continue Reading

Adam Leipzig shares his ideas on how to know your life purpose in this TedXTalk. In addition to his experience in the entertainment industry, Leipzig is a motivational speaker. In this video, he takes the audience through a series of five questions that can help them define what their life purpose might be. He contemplates why it […] Continue Reading

Dr. Daniel Amen is a psychiatrist and expert on brain imaging science. In this TedxTalk, Dr. Amen describes how brain imaging can change paradigms and our understanding of what a healthy brain and life can be. By first describing what hurts the brain -- including physical injury, drugs, alcohol, smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, environmental […] Continue Reading

In this short video, author Randy Komisar responds to two questions that came out of his best selling book, “The Monk and the Riddle: The Art of Creating a Life while Making a Living.” These questions are (1) How do you find your passion? and (2) How do you pursue it? The book offers advice […] Continue Reading

Dr. Lissa Rankin is a physician that specializes in health and wellness. In this TedTalk, titled “ The shocking truth about your health” Dr. Rankin shares how her own personal journey led her to leave the field of medicine, discouraged by the system yet determined to find out what really makes a healthy body. Dr Rankin […] Continue Reading

Dr. Daniel Amen is a clinical psychiatrist and brain disorder specialist, as well as a best selling author. In this interesting TedTalk, Dr. Amen describes the importance of brain scans in diagnosing and treating patients that suffer from brain injuries as well as personality disorders. Using SPECT Brain Scan technology, imaging can reveal the level […] Continue Reading

Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Alex Russell, discusses some of the possible reasons that an increasing number of children are experiencing anxiety in this valuable TedxTalk. Dr. Russell's research shows how parents can help children their children become more resilient emotionally balanced individuals […] Continue Reading

In this short video, Doreen Woolley discusses giftedness and how it affects all members of the family. Many adults only recognize their own giftedness when raising a gifted child, having never understood their own giftedness growing up. Woolley presents a series of informative slides that describe how family dynamics can be improved when the characteristics of […] Continue Reading

This 15-minute documentary, filmed at a school for gifted children, discusses what giftedness is and what it isn't. Gifted educator, Dr. James Delisle, and other staff members speak directly about the mixed blessing of being gifted. The video is helpful for those struggling with how to describe giftedness as it applies to either themselves or […] Continue Reading

Health Psychologist, Dr. Kelly McGonigal, gives a talk titled How To Make Stress Your Friend in this popular and thought provoking TedTalk. McGonigal asserts that how you view stress influences how stress impacts you. She states that the harmful effects of stress are not inevitable. Take a look […] Continue Reading

Research professor Brene´ Brown has spent the past ten years studying vulnerability, courage, authenticity and shame. This 2010 TED talk on the power of vulnerability is one of the most watched talks on TED.com. Brown’s research focuses on how we need to embrace vulnerability for connection with others to take place […] Continue Reading

Dr. Stephen Hardi, a psychology professor at the University of Kansas, gives a thought-provoking TedTalk about the increasing incidence of depression in modern life. He discusses how to address depression through lifestyle changes that include exercise and dietary changes. He argues that this approach is as effective as taking antidepressants […] Continue Reading

I sometimes suggest men watch Jason Headley's popular video called "It's not about the nail" when they feel pressured to solve their wives problems. Similarly, I sometimes suggest women watch the video to help them become more open to accepting help from their husbands […] Continue Reading

The World Health Organization created a video called I had a black dog; his name was depression. The video describes what depression feels like and what you can do to help yourself if you suffer from depression. It has received over two million hits.   […] Continue Reading

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