This is the second video in my series on “change”. You can check out the first video here. In this video I discuss the importance of self awareness and why it is a necessary first step in making changes in our lives.

Feel free to leave a comment to share your experience. You can also connect with me through the links below.

For more info on the topics I mention in the video please check out the following links

Recommended viewing and reading:
TEDTalksxBlue: Dr. Daniel Siegel explores the neural mechanisms beneath social and emotional intelligence and how these can be cultivated through reflective practices that focus on the inner nature of the mind.

Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation with Daniel J. Siegel –

Books by Daniel J. Siegal -

Function of emotions & benefits of painful emotions:
How Accepting Emotions Can Improve Your Emotional Health –
The Function of Emotions –

More information on change and the therapy process:
American Psychological Associaltion –
Dr. Katherine Nordal on How Therapy Helps Treat Mental Health Disorders –
APA phamplet on depresston and treatment -
Mindfulness Based CBT-

More information on family of origin therapy:

DBT Resources:



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    Last reviewed: 23 Sep 2012

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