The Benefits of a Calm Mind ―The Dalai Lama
His Holiness the Dalai Lama talks about the benefits of a calm mind during his teachings in Dharamsala, India, on September 8th, 2010. His Holiness is giving three days of teachings on “The Heart Sutra” and “37 Practices of a Bhodhisattva” at the request of a group from Southeast Asia. This clip is from his introductory comments on the morning of the first day. (www.dalailama.com)
Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend
Published on Sep 4, 2013
Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.
Anxiety: Hibernate, Adapt, or Migrate: Summer Beretsky at TEDxWilliamsport
Summer Beretsky enjoys writing about her experiences with anxiety, panic, and Paxil. She had her first panic attack as an undergrad at Lycoming College and plenty more while she worked toward her M.A. in Communication from the University of Delaware.She wears many hats. Summer authors a mental health blog, Panic About Anxiety, and also contributes pieces on anxiety, panic, and other delights to Psychcentral.com’s World of Psychology blog. She has also contributed to the LA Times’ Health section. Currently, she splits her non-blogging time between Williamsport’s major institutes of higher learning. Summer teaches a marketing course at Pennsylvania College of Technology and advises The Lycourier, the student newspaper of Lycoming College. She is also an associate online faculty member at Ashford University.Summer recently married her husband, Jason, who she met back in ’88 when they both attended the same pre-school. She owns a talking parrot, hates the word “crisp”, and wishes it were possible to drink the scent of coffee. In her talk she describes her difficulty with anxiety and how she has overcome it.