We cannot change anything unless we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.
-Carl Jung
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Video Links:
Martin Seligman founded the field of positive psychology in 2000 and has devoted his career since then 
to furthering the study of positive emotion, positive character traits, and positive institutions.  Watch

Mihaly Czikszentmihaly (pronounced Me-high Cheeks-meet-me-high) says creativity is a central source 
of meaning in our lives. A leading researcher in positive psychology, he has devoted his life to studying what 
makes people truly happy: "When we are involved in [creativity], we feel that we are living more fully 
than during the rest of life." He is the architect of the notion of "flow" -- the creative moment when a person is 
completely involved in an activity for its own sake.  Watch

Psychologist Philip Zimbardo says happiness and success are rooted in a trait most of us disregard: the way we orient toward the past, present and future. He suggests we calibrate our outlook on time as a first step to improving our lives.  Watch

Dan Gilbert, author of "Stumbling on Happiness", speaks on "Why We Are Happy".  Watch

Therese Borchard is the author of "Beyond Blue".  She has a number of videos on youtube and also has a blog.
Unload Your Guilt
Five Ways to Zap Addiction
When a Friendship Ends
7 Ways to Relieve Anxiety
Getting Through the Rough Spots

Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but 
most managers don't: Traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating 
stories -- and maybe, a way forward.  Watch

The Hidden Power of Smiling:  Ron Gutman reviews studies on smiling.  For example, your smile can be a predictor of how long you will live and is a measure of your overall well bell.  Watch 

Seven Rules for Making More Happiness:  Stefan Sagmeister shares his latest thinking on happiness -- both the conscious and unconscious kind. His seven rules for life and design happiness can (with some customizations) apply to everyone seeking more joy.  Watch

A poem and video on How To Be Alone.

The circumstances of our lives may matter less than how we see them, says Rory Sutherland. 
He makes a compelling case for how reframing is the key to happiness.  Watch

Brené Brown studies human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love.  She shares a deep insight 
from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity.
Watch

Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. Brené Brown, whose earlier 
TED talk on vulnerability became a viral hit, explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on. 
Her own humor, humanity and vulnerability shine through every word.   Watch

Jame McGonigal speaks about how games can change the world and change your life.  Watch

Dr. Sood, a Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, presents this short and informative video on how to make your brain happy: A Very Happy Brain
Also check out his page here

Forgiveness Meditation by Doreen Virtue: Watch

Helpful Links:

Brain: 
Train Your Brain to Let Go of Habits – 10 Steps to Create New Neural Pathways of the Brain

The Science Behind Intuition

Offline Learning: How The Mind Learns During Sleep

Control Your Urges with a Ride on the Mind Bus

Scans Show How Hypnosis Affects Brain Activity

The Neural Magic of Hypnotic Suggestion

Depression:
Staying Well Once Your Depression is Treated

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

New York Times article on depression

Positive Psychology article

How to stop procrastination 

Antidepressant Skills Workbook

Self Care Strategies

Antidepressant Skills at Work:  Workbook


Sleep:
Importance of sleep and impact on mental illness

Seven tips for better sleep

Brain Basics:  Understanding Sleep

Choosing the Right Sleep Medicines, or None at All

American Psychological Association article on why sleep is important

Tips for Getting a Good Night's Sleep

Twelve Tips to Improve Sleep from the Division of Sleep Medicine at 
Harvard Medical School

Sleep light that can help you wake up

Anxiety:
Generalized Anxiety Disorder:  Symptoms and Treatment

Coping strategies for dealing with fear

Anxiety and Cognitive Therapy

Therapy for Anxiety Disorders

Codependency:
The St. Apricot story is funny and can help shift our thinking

Mental Health America:  Codependency

Grief:
Five Stages of Grief

Mental Health America:  Coping with Bereavement

Coping with Grief and Loss

AARP - Articles on grieving and end of life issues

Griefcase:  A place to share and access resources

Parenting:
CNN article: 9 Things You Shouldn't Say to Your Child

​Postive Psychology:
The Momentum of Negative Energy

7 New Exercises to Boost Happiness​

Self Compassion and Mindfulness:
40 Ways to Practice Self Kindness

20 Scientific Reasons To Start Meditating Today

Stress:
Information and handouts on dealingwith stress from nursingschool.org

Seven Ways to Practice Emotional First Aid

Workbooks
The following workbooks are from The Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI) in Australia.  The workbooks are developed from current evidence-supported practice.

Improve your Assertiveness: "Being assertive is an important communication skill which can reduce your levels of depression and anxiety and improve your self esteem."

Coping with Depression: "This workbook is designed to provide you with some information about depression and suggested strategies for how you can manage your mood."

Facing Your Feelings: "This information package is designed to provide you with some information about distress intolerance and suggested strategies for managing distressing or uncomfortable feelings more effectively."

Overcoming Health Anxiety: "This workbook is designed to provide you with some information about health anxiety, including how it develops, how it is maintained, and how to decrease your health worries and concerns."

Overcoming Low Self-Esteem: "This information package is designed to provide you with some information about low self-esteem - how it develops, how it is maintained, and how to address this problem."

Coping with Bipolar Disorder: "This workbook is designed to provide you with some information about bipolar disorder and suggested strategies for how you can manage your mood."

Overcoming Disordered Eating - Part A: "This information package is designed to provide you with some information about disordered eating - how it develops, how it is maintained, and strategies to start to change the problem behaviors associated with disordered eating."  

Overcoming Disordered Eating - Part B: "This information package follows on the Overcoming Disordered Eating - Part A, and provides some strategies and techniques to change the thinking patterns associated with disordered eating."

Coping with Panic Attacks: "This workbook is designed to provide you with some information about panic attacks and panic disorder and suggested strategies for how you can manage your panic and anxiety."  

Overcoming Perfectionism: "This workbook is designed to help you understand what is helpful and unhelpful about being a perfectionist.  The goal is not for you to give up your high standards altogether but to learn to pursue healthy high standards rather than unrelenting high standards that negatively impact your life." 

Overcoming Procrastination: "This workbook is designed to provide you with some information about procrastination and some suggested strategies for how you can address this problem." 

Coping with Social Anxiety: "This workbook is designed to provide you with some information about social anxiety and suggested strategies for how you can manage your anxiety in social situations."

Mastering Your Worries: "This workbook is designed to provide you with some information about chronic worrying and generalized anxiety disorder and suggested strategies for how you can manage your worrying and anxiety."  


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