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Mental Health Videos
The Surprising Link Between Stress and Memory
You spend weeks studying for an important test. On the big day, you wait nervously as your teacher hands it out. You’re working your way through, when you’re asked to define "ataraxia." You know you’ve seen the word before, but your mind goes blank. What just happened?
TED: 3 tips to boost your confidence
Where does confidence come from, and how can you get more of it? This video explains confidence and self-esteem and gives us three easy tips to boost confidence.
TED: An Exercise in Self Compassion
It’s all too easy to be extremely tough on ourselves; we need – at points – to get better at self-compassion. Here is an exercise on how to lessen the voices of self-flagellation and to appreciate the role of self-care in a good and fruitful life.
TED: How stress affects your body
What goes on inside a body that is chronically stressed? Our hard-wired stress response is designed to give us the quick burst of heightened alertness and energy needed to perform our best. However, when activated too long or too often, stress can damage virtually every part of our body.
TED: How to Be Confident
The fastest route to confidence is to stop being so attached to one’s dignity and seriousness; and plainly admit that one is – of course – an idiot. We all are. The School of Life explains.
TED: How To Connect to Depressed Friends
Want to connect with a depressed friend but not sure how to relate to them? Comedian and storyteller Bill Bernat has a few suggestions. Learn some dos and don'ts for talking to people living with depression -- and handle your next conversation with grace and maybe a bit of humor.
TED: How to Deal with Rejection
Dig into the psychology of why rejection causes us pain, and explore strategies to cope with this common experience.
TED: How to manage your emotions
Explore the framework known as the Process Model, a psychological tool to help you identify, understand, and regulate your emotions.
TED: How to Practice Emotional First Aid
There are science based techniques we can use to treat emotional injuries that can help soothe the distress they cause and prevent them from impacting our short and long-term psychological well-being. Guy Winch makes the case for practicing emotional hygiene— taking care of our emotions, our minds, with the same diligence we take care of our bodies.
TED: How to Process Your Emotions
In order to be calm and at ease with ourselves, we need regular periods where we do something rather strange-sounding: process our emotions. The School of Life provides a guide to this essential psychological move.
TED: How to Stay Calm Under Pressure
When a golfer misses a shot in an important competition, it's called choking. How can you learn to stay calm and do your best without choking? Watch this TED ED video to find out!
TED: Overcoming Obstacles
When faced with a bump in the road, sometimes we forget we have a choice: overcome the obstacle or let it overcome you.
TED: Self Esteem
To have sound levels of self-esteem is one of the gateways to happiness. But achieving this has very little to do with the progress of our careers. The School of Life explains the logic behind self-esteem.
TED: The Benefits of a Good Night's Sleep
It’s 4am, and the big test is in 8 hours. You’ve been studying for days, but you still don’t feel ready. Should you drink another cup of coffee and spend the next few hours cramming? Or should you go to sleep?
TED: What Causes Opioid Addiction and Why Is It So Tough to Combat
Explore the science of why opioids are addictive and what can be done to reverse the growing rates of addiction and overdose.
TED: What Causes Panic Attacks and How Do You Prevent Them?
Studies suggest that almost a third of us will experience at least one panic attack in our lives. So what exactly is a panic attack, and can we prevent them?
TED: What is depression?
Depression is a mental illness that can be harder to understand than other physical illnesses like asthma or high cholesterol. This video looks at the symptoms and treatments of depression and gives some tips for helping a friend who is suffering.
TED: What is Imposter Syndrome and How Can You Combat It?
ven after writing eleven books and winning several awards, Maya Angelou couldn’t escape the doubt that she hadn’t earned her accomplishments. This feeling of fraudulence is extremely common. Why can’t so many of us shake feelings that our ideas and skills aren’t worthy of others’ attention?
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