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Video: Is there scientific proof we can heal ourselves? | Lissa Rankin, MD

Key Takeaways – According to Lissa:

  • For decades we have been trying to outsmart the placebo effect
  • The Institute of Noetic Science’s database comprises 3,500 case studies of patients who have gotten better from seemingly incurable illnesses
  • Doctors need to be forces of healing
  • The title of her book is called Mind over medicine: scientific proof you can heal yourself
  • One of the most important preventative measures you can take is curing your own loneliness
  • The body interprets a negative thought with your brain triggering this as a threat
  • Some of the things the parasympathetic system in the body produces include hormones like oxytocin, dopamine, nitric oxide and endorphins
  • We have up to 50 stress responses in a day
  • Two factors that combine to trigger the relaxation response includes a combination of 1.minds positive belief and 2.nurturing care of a health care provider
  • Some activities that turn on the relaxation response includes meditation, expressing yourself creatively, getting a massage, doing yoga, tai chi, going out with friends etc

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Video: The gift and power of emotional courage | Susan David

Key Takeaways:

  • The purpose of greater levels of emotional agility is for true resilience and thriving
  • What Susan says about the rigidity of the conventional view of emotions is the conventional view of emotions as good or bad, positive or negative, is rigid and rigidity in the face of complexity is toxic
  • What the World Health Organization tells us about depression is that depression is now the single leading cause of disability globally, outstripping cancer, and outstripping heart disease
  • The proportion of people in Susan’s survey who judged themselves for having “so-called bad emotions” was a third (1/3) of 70,000 people
  • ‘Being positive’ has become “a new form of moral correctness”
  • When Susan mentioned “Dead People’s Goals” she meant that only dead people never get unwanted or inconvenienced by their feelings, only dead people never get stressed, never get broken hearts, never experience the disappointments that come with failure
  • How Susan defines discomfort is the price of admission to a meaningful life
  • Susan suggests that instead of saying “I am sad”, to instead say I’m noticing that i’m feeling sad

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Video: A simple way to break a bad habit | Judson Brewer

Key Takeaways:

  • The instruction Judson received when he first learned to meditate was to simply pay attention to his breath and when his mind wandered to bring it back
  • The reward-based learning process called as positive and negative reinforcement
  • Three words that typify habit forming behaviour are trigger, behavior, rewards
  • Mindfulness training focuses on to breaking a bad habit through focusing on being curious on what is happening in our momentary experience
  • The Prefrontal Cortex is that part of the brain helps us to use cognition to control behaviour
  • The efficiency in mindfulness training in helping people to quit smoking is twice as good as gold standard therapy at helping people to quit smoking
  • When we become curious the posterior cingulate cortex brain region also quiets down

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Video: How Your Emotions Change The Shape of Your Heart | Dr Sandeep Jauhar

Key Takeaways:

  • The word “emotion” stems, in part, from the French verb “émouvoir” and means “To Stir Up”
  • Emotions can have a direct affect on the human heart
  • A heart disorder first recognised about two decades ago called “takotsubo cardiomyopathy,” means “The Broken Heart Syndrome”
  • In an experiment involving two groups of rabbits, the rabbits in the first group that received human interaction had less aortic disease
  • The importance of Stress Management
  • If we recognize that when we say “a broken heart” we are indeed sometimes talking about a real broken heart
  • We must pay more importance of the emotions in taking care of our hearts

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Video: There’s more to life than being happy | Emily Esfahani Smith

Key Takeaways:

  • The data shows that chasing happiness can make people unhappy
  • A lack of having meaning in life according to research is a predictor of despair
  • Psychologists define happiness as a state of comfort and ease, feeling good in the moment
  • Studies show that people who have meaning in their lives are more resilient, they do better at school and at work, and they live longer
  • The four pillars of a meaningful life: 1. Belonging: comes from being in relationships where you’re valued for who you are intrinsically and where you value others as well  2. Purpose: Is less about what you want than about what you give, the key to purpose is using your strengths to serve others 3. Transcendence: transcendence states are those rare moments when you’re lifted above the hustle and bustle of daily life, your sense of self fades away, and you feel connected to a higher reality 4. Storytelling: The story you tell yourself about yourself
  • Now, finding your purpose is not the same thing as finding that job that
    makes you happy. Purpose is less about what you want than about what you give
  • Transcendence states are those rare moments when you’re lifted above the hustle and bustle of daily life, your sense of self fades away, and you feel connected to a higher reality

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Video: Dr Lucy Hone | The Three Secrets of Resilient People

Key Takeaways:

  • First strategy of resilient people: They know that when tough times come suffering is part of every human existence and they know that suffering is a part of life, and knowing this stops you feeling discriminated against when the tough times come
  • Second strategy of resilient people: Resilient people are really good at choosing carefully where they select their attention, habit of realistically appraising situations and typically manage to focus on the things that they can change and somehow accept the things they can’t
  • Third strategy of resilient people: Resilient people ask themselves “Is what i’m doing helping or harming me?”, asking yourself whether what you’re doing, the way you’re thinking, the way you’re acting is helping or harming you, puts you back in the drivers seat. It gives you some control over your decision making
  • The fives stages of grief: 1. Anger 2. Bargaining 3. Denial 4. Depression 5. Acceptance

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Video: Danna Pycher | Healing illness with the subconscious mind

Key Takeaways:

  • We are born as blank slates
  • We live life until age six in a hypnotic trance
  • Inflammation is the key word in many diseases
  • The Endocrine system in the body increases adrenalin and cortisol
  • Over time stress suppresses the immune function
  • Psychoneuroimmunology is the study that deals with stress
  • If you can heal your mind, you can heal your life

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Video: Guy Winch – We All Need To Practice Emotional First Aid

Key Takeaways:

  • We sustain psychological injuries more or less the same as physical ones
  • The importance of practicing emotional hygiene
  • Chronic loneliness increase your likelihood of an early death by 14%
  • Loneliness can cause: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, suppressing functioning of immune system, long term risk to health
  • Having our default set of feelings and beliefs triggered may occur whenever  encountering frustrations and setbacks
  • Rumination is one of unhealthiest and most common psychological habits
  • A two minute distraction to break the urge to ruminate in that moment is sufficient to break the urge to ruminate
  • When your mind tries to convince you that you are incapable of something and you believe it may cause you to begin to feel helpless, stop trying too soon or wont even try at all and more convinced of not succeeding

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Video: Stop Chasing Self-Esteem And Just Be Self-Compassionate | Dr. Kristin Neff, pioneering researcher into self-compassion

Key Takeaways:

  • Kristin’s definition of self-esteem: Global evaluation of self worth
  • One of the problems with self-esteem is that in order to have it we need to be special and above average
  • The unhealthy dynamic of self-esteem is we are constantly comparing each other
  • Kristin’s definition of self-compassion: Self-compassion is the perfect alternative to self-esteem because it’s a way to feel good about ourselves that isn’t contingent and doesn’t require being better than others or being perfect
  • The three components of self-compassion: 1.Mindfulness 2.Common humanity 3.Kindness
  • What mindfulness does for our struggle: Helps us become aware that we’re struggling
  • The difference between self-compassion and self-pity: Recognition of common humanity
  • One of the strengths of self compassion gives you is it makes you less afraid of: Failure
  • Four realities about self-compassion: 1.Source or strength and resilience 2.Increases motivation 3.Leads to healthier behaviors 4.It enhances interpersonal relationships

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