Archives for December, 2016

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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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