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Quick Shoulder Stretches Release Stress

Body and mind are connected, and one of the places we most feel the impact of stress and anxiety is in our shoulders. Our muscles tense up and so do we.

In this short video from Yoga Journal, we learn beginner techniques for 4 shoulder stretches, that can be performed sitting down. They are easy to do, and feel great. They provide a refreshing break.

By stopping to breathe, do a mindful...
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Divided America – How Can It Heal?


Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt gives a post-election TEDx Talk in conversation with TED Curator Chris Anderson to address the question: can a divided America heal?

With emotions running high all along the political spectrum it's helpful to get some insight based on psychological science.

Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt studies morals informing political choices. In this video he describes patterns of thinking and historical roots leading to to sharp divisions in America. He also provides hope in a vision of...
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Snapping Self-compassion in Selfies


If you like to take selfies, this great TEDx Talk from psychologist Stephanie Zerwas is about online body image in selfies.


She discusses the negative emotions that selfies can generate, and how to approach them.

Zerwas is a clinical psychologist and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Director of the University of North Carolina Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders.

She is social media savvy and has a popular...
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What If?


"What If" by Craig A. Miller is a great spoken word poetry video about surviving a suicide attempt.

Powerful and eloquent, his is a relatable, moving, and inspiring story for many people.

Craig A. Miller shares his story in more detail in a book, "This is How it Feels: A Memoir of Attempting Suicide and Finding Life."

This book is recommended to learn more about suicide and recovery from a lived experience perspective. It has received nearly-all five...
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Basics of Emotions in an Animation


"Alfred and Shadow" is a short animation about Alfred the owl, his Shadow, and the emotions he experiences.

An easily digestible film, it shares the basics about types of emotions, and their functions. Shame, fear, sadness, anger, disgust, happiness, and surprise are described as well as how to cope with those feelings.

Good advice (including therapeutic skills) and good education in a neat video...
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5 Tips to Reduce Anxiety


In a short video produced by the UK's Anxiety United non-profit organization, 5 top tips to relieve anxiety are described.

These tips are easy and evidence-based things you can begin to do on your own right away. They empower you to use self-care and coping skills to confront, accept, and manage your anxiety...
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