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Video: Healing Trauma: New Paradigm Letting the Body Inform the Mind | Shauna Quigley

Some takeaways from Shauna from her experiences:

  • Shauna could see and understand in her process was these thoughts that were ravishing her head and her body, these thoughts that were dark and depressive and whispered of no future, these thoughts were coming from this emotional wound or core wound in her body, it wasn’t the other way around it wasn’t that Shauna was having these thoughts and having these feelings
  • It was the other way around it was that her feelings of the core wound(s) in her body were screaming, shouting and begging for her to have a look and the thoughts and the story and the detail that it was bringing out was only a reflection of what she felt, and what was important to notice that was that Shauna could see that it was coming from her wound (emotional) not the other way around and Shauna could also see that because she tried to change every thought or negative though by putting a new spin on it and hoping it would go away however Shauna experienced it would just come back in a different form
  • This emotional pain Shauna had in her body had a home, it had a shape, it had a colour

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Video: Understanding PTSD’s Effects on Brain, Body, and Emotions | Janet Seahorn

Some takeaways from Janet:

  • By definition post-traumatic stress is an anxiety disorder that develops in reaction to a physical injury or a severe mental or emotional distress
  • All you have to do is look on your cell phone open up a paper, turn on the news and there’s millions of different types of ways post-traumatic stress can be evoked but there’s a fairly new one and it’s happening to our young people it’s called cyber bullying and cyber bullying for a young mind puts them into that mental and emotional distress
  • Post-traumatic stress by a neurological standpoint is not a disorder it’s a reordering of your neural networks and pathways and your sensory pathways so that you can survive in a really dangerous situation

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Video: What causes opioid addiction, and why is it so tough to combat | Mike Davis

Some takeaways from Mike:

  • Opium, an extract of the poppy in question, can both induce pleasure and reduce pain. Though opium has remained in use ever since, it wasn’t until the 19th century that one of its chemical compounds, morphine, was identified and isolated for medical use
  • Morphine, codeine, and other substances made directly from the poppy are called opiates
  • In the 20th century, drug companies created a slew of synthetic substances similar to these opiates, including heroin, hydrocodone, oxycodone, and fentanyl
  • Synthetic or natural, legal or illicit, opioid drugs are very effective painkillers, but they are also highly addictive. In the 1980s and 90s, pharmaceutical companies began to market opioid painkillers aggressively, actively downplaying their addictive potential to both the medical community and the public.
  • The number of opioid painkillers prescriptions skyrocketed, and so did cases of opioid addiction, beginning a crisis that continues today
  • Each of these drugs has slightly different chemistry, but all act on the body’s opioid system by binding to opioid receptors in the brain.
  • The body’s endorphins temper pain signals by binding to these receptors, and opioid drugs bind much more strongly, for longer

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Video: Dr. Brené Brown: “Shame Is Lethal” | Oprah Winfrey Network


Some takeaways from Brené:

  • Thinks Shame is lethal
  • “The less you talk about it, the more you got it”
  • Shame needs three things to grow exponentially in our lives 1. Secrecy 2. Silence and 3. Judgement
  • Exponential grow of shame can shape shape everything from the way you think the way you think about yourself the way you and the choices you make – Oprah.
  • Shame cannot survive empathy.

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Video: Listening to shame | Dr. Brené Brown

Some takeaways from Brené:

  • Vulnerability is not weakness
  • Brené defines vulnerability as emotional risk, exposure, uncertainty, it fuels our daily lives
  • Has come to the belief upon 12th year of doing this research that – vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage
  • As a vulnerability researcher believes we have to talk about shame
  • A quote that saved her this year by Theodore Roosevelt:
    “It is not the critic who counts. It is not the man who sits and points out how the doer of deeds could have done things better and how he falls and stumbles. The credit goes to the man in the arena whose face is marred with dust and blood and sweat. But when he’s in the arena, at best, he wins, and at worst, he loses, but when he fails, when he loses, he does so daring greatly.”
  • Shame drives two big tapes 1 “Never good enough” 2 “Who do you think you are”
  • Shame is a focus on self, guilt is a focus on behaviour
  • Shame is saying things like for example ‘I am bad’, Guilt is saying things like for example ‘I did something bad’
  • Shame is highly correlated with addiction, depression, violence, aggression, bullying, suicide, eating disorders and Guilt is inversely correlated with those things
  • Empathy is the antidote to shame

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Video: Mental Toughness for Creating Outrageous Achievement | Dr. Nick Lazaris

Some takeaways from Nick:

  • The key is creating an awareness that leads to some action that leads to change
  • Mental Toughness: “The ability to perform at or near your personal best, on a consistent basis, regardless of the circumstances”
  • “What you “see” in you mind’s eye prior to any performance situation, throughout the day and over weeks and months, tends to become who you are”
  • “The is no wealth to be found in an idea. There is only wealth to be had from acting on an idea”
  • “Your every action is either an anchor on your tail or it’s the wind in your sails” – Joe Charbonneau
  •  Part of change whether it’s in therapy, whether it’s a coaching situation, whether it’s in a training all these begins with awareness
  • Make your tolerations list as long as you need to make it. Tell yourself, “I’m longer going to tolerate anything that holds me back.” Then part of deciding what you want and then having a tolerations list is begin to say you know what is my plan of action? What is my focused plan of action?
  • Focused Plan of Action – 3 Steps: 1. Create a Dream List (Outcome Goals) “What do you want to achieve?” 2. Write Down Your Goals (Process Goals) “Be Specific” 3. Develop a Plan of Action (Practice Goals) “Set a target date for attainment” and “Identify Obstacles”
  • “The greatest single characteristic of those who achieve their goals is the “simple belief that you can do it” Dr. Charles Garfield
  • Any book, any study, any research you read especially in performance psychology, sports psychology we’ll talk about, the key to success to being a high achiever, is quieting that voice and getting into that zone. Being able to say you know, “I can do this” and slowing it down
  • 1. Practice Focused Present Breathing, the best way to practice this is to picture it like a balloon in your stomach and you are filling up the balloon in your stomach. What you are really doing is you’re feeling your lower lungs and you’re getting a deep slow, deep full breath. 2 Monitor Your Self-Talk 3. Practice Thought-Stopping 4. Listen for the ‘What ifs?’ (words associated with anxiety) and exchange with ‘So What’ 5. Rewrite Your Internal Dialogue
  • E + R = O [Event + Response = Outcome] by Jack Canfield

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Video: How to know your life purpose in 5 minutes | Adam Leipzig

Some takeaways from Adam:

  • Questions to ask are 1.Who you are 2.What you do 3.Who you do it for 4.What those people want and need 5.How can they change as a result
  • Why the formulation is so powerful is that because of all the five things you need to know what your life purpose is only two are about yourself and the other three are about other people being who they are, what they want or need, and how they change as a result
  • That formulation forces you to be outward facing
  • From Adam’s example of the 20% of those who knew their life purpose was that they knew very clearly whom they served, what those people needed, and how those people changed as a result
  • The most successful people in any field always focus most on the people that they serve than on how they are served themselves

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Video: Cancer recovery: the missing element | Avinoam Lerner

Some takeaways from Avinoam:

  • What is yet to be common knowledge is that our subconscious mind is linked to our immune system and therefore stress can also impair the functioning of this vital bodily system, which means that our ability to fight illness like cancer is compromised and so is our ability to recover from it, in the words of David Spiegel who is an MD, a psychiatrist and researcher at Stanford University stress can adversely affect components of the immune system involved in fighting disease like cancer is an important statement it is important because it suggests that by resolving the mental patterns within patients that cause stress we can ensure the proper functioning of the immune system and enhance its ability to engage in the elimination of cancer cells

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Video: More Clinical Examples of Hypnosis | Dr. David Spiegel | NCCIH Integrative Medicine Research Lecture

Some Takeaways – From David:

Dr. David Spiegel presents more examples of mind-body control through Hypnosis For:

  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Increasing or decreasing gastric acid secretion during hypnosis
  • Smoking cessation
  • Compound fracture of the index finger

‘Tranceformation’ Conclusions:

-Hypnotic Modulation of perception-

  • Application of control systems to sensory processing

-Brain Regions Involved in Hypnosis-

  • Anterior Cingulate Gyrus
  • Insula
  • Dopaminergic Pathways
  • Sensory Cortices

-Hypnotic effects on Anxiety-

  • Psycho-somatic disassociation
  • Frontal Limbic Control

-The Body-

  • Sensory Motor Pathways
  • Pain

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