A great 4-minute introduction to the scientific basis for mindfulness meditation.
The two attached audio files can be downloaded for free. The first (introduction) explains the concepts behind the "Mind-River" meditation (about 5 minutes). The second is the meditation itself (about 13 minutes). Enjoy!
Working on self-esteem means we want to change how we see ourselves. But what do we mean by the "self" or "Ego"? Here is a 4-minute video talking about the self from an eastern or Buddhist perspective.
Dr. Jonathan Haidt, who is a social psychologist, explains three unintentional concepts we teach children, which may cause anxiety and depression symptoms to become worse.
Dr. Haidt continues his discussion (from above) about how to help children build resiliency.
Brief overview of book, Becoming Okay (When You're Not Okay) with interviewer Deborah Kobylt.
Explanation of how we transform mental and physical pain into suffering and how we can develop acceptance. (Power Point presentation can be downloaded under the "Handouts" tab "How to Develop Acceptance".) Presentation related to the book, Becoming Okay (When You're Not Okay).
The concluding 5-minutes of the presentation started in Part I.
An example of introducing/ using the TRIALS acronym to understand self-defeating behaviors.
A 10-minute meditation based on the research of Dr. Kristin Neff; one of the world's experts on developing self-compassion
If you didn't get self-compassion when you were younger, it can be hard to overcome harsh self-criticism when you are older. In this video Dr. Neff describes some common objections to self-compassion. It may be helpful to watch this video if doing the self-compassion meditation (see above) was difficult for you.
A good video about executive functioning delay in ADHD children by Russell M. Barkley; one of the world's foremost experts on this disorder
Information about treatment for ADHD by the same expert...
A short 3-4 minute video by Dr. Sanjay Gupta about concussions or mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). Although the video focuses on sport-related injuries, the information relates to TBIs sustained in other ways, like car accidents.
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