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Guided Meditation Video For Coping With Grief

This comforting guided meditation video by Jason Stephenson includes soothing music and his calm voice guiding you through a process of coping with grief.

"Now is the time to focus on healing, not dogma," he says, reassuring us that this approach isn't about beliefs about afterlife, but instead a focus on our present emotions and honouring our loved ones.

With all the losses 2016 has brought, so many celebrities passing on...
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Well-being As A Skill


  In this short lecture video, Richard Davidson, founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, talks about the four constituents of well-being and how we can practice it as a skill.

Neuroplasticity, or the brain's ability to adapt and learn, responds to life events and helps us grow. By practicing four components our brains and our wellness can improve.

Resilience in recovery from adversity is part of well-being...
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Opinions About People With Mental Illness

Here's a summertime video shot in Allan Gardens, Toronto, to remind you of warmer weather and warm you up a little in winter.

In it, consumer/survivor Suzanne Feldman interviews people in the park to ask them their opinions about mental health and how they view people with mental illness in their community.

It's encouraging to see that those interviewed support respect, diversity, social integration, and improving mental health services. Social attitudes have...
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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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