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The power of introverts
In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated.
The power of vulnerability
Brené Brown studies human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk at TEDxHouston, 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. A talk to share.
Inside the mind of a master procrastinator
Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn't make sense, but he's never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. In this hilarious and insightful talk, Urban takes us on a journey through YouTube binges, Wikipedia rabbit holes and bouts of staring out the window -- and encourages us to think harder about what we're really procrastinating on, before we run out of time.
How to make stress your friend
Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.
From Waking Nightmare to Living Dream - Thoughts & Conversations with JJ Chalmers
JJ's talk draws on his experience in Afghanistan, his rehabilitation and new career - drawing on themes of resilience, teamwork and overcoming adversity. Turning what could be perceived as a negative as a positive.
Understanding and Managing Stress
Stress is the body's reaction to feeling threatened or under pressure. We all experience stress to some degree. Some stress can be good as it can push us to take action, feel more energised, and get results. But too much stress and prolonged stress can have a negative effect on us psychologically, emotionally and physically.
Fallacies about posture causes pain & suffering
Cheryl Lee was managing a pain problem with mind-body practices. It wasn’t until learning about pain science and undergoing CFT that she learned to optimize these practices and also turned a corner in managing her own pain, being compelled to examine some beliefs and change aspects of behaviour, lifestyle, movement and mindset.
What is the single best thing we can do for our health?
A Doctor-Professor answers the old question "What is the single best thing we can do for our health?" in a completely new way. Dr. Mike Evans is founder of the Health Design Lab at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of Toronto, and a staff physician at St. Michael's Hospital.
Here For Each Other Happy Café - Session 9
As part of our efforts to bring staff from across the system together to share and celebrate wellbeing, Here For Each Other is launching a series of online Happy Café meetings. Chaired by Gerry Clarke from the World Happiness Project, these informal sessions will invite staff working in health and care across Dorset as well as the local councils twice a month to share their happiness and wellbeing experiences in a fun, informative and inspirational way.
Finding Space - Introduction to Mindfulness for Leaders (Week 2)
Aimed at managers and team leaders interested in finding out more about Mindfulness but finding it hard to commit the time to attend a longer course. This is an extended introduction to how Mindfulness can support personal resilience, wellbeing, exercising choice, prioritising and responding rather than reacting.