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The Science of Stress and How Our Emotions Affect Our Susceptibility to Burnout and Disease How your memories impact your immune system, why moving is one of the most stressful life-events, and what your parents have to do with your predisposition to PTSD.

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Exploring the Surreal with Peter Capaldi – Unlock Art

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"Pensil" (Pencil): Short Film

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The Soup Place Pays it Forward to Melbourne’s Homeless

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Music - Clair de Lune (Extended)

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How the Brain Can Change Your Experience of Pain New research using mindfulness meditation suggests we can ease pain by the way we pay attention to it. By Jennifer Wolkin

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Art as Therapy: Alain de Botton on the 7 Psychological Functions of Art “Art holds out the promise of inner wholeness.”

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Friends with benefits (and fur) . . . Do pets really have an impact on our mental health? Author: Paul Morgan

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Life Lessons From Dr Seuss!

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Using Science and the Creative Arts to Enhance Mental Health and Emotional Well-Being

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Mentally Strong People - What does this mean? Mairead Ashcroft 23/4/16

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Every person on this earth faces challenges. Some challenges may create a little inconvenience in every day life for an individual while for another it may be more difficult, e.g. forgetting where you have put the keys to the car. Other challenges may seem catastrophic and even a life
threatening experiences to one person or an average life experience to another,e.g.  protecting your children while living in a war zone. 
I am no expert on what elements consciousness are instinctual and what parts are learned or practised. I cannot even attempt to discuss where "inner strength" comes from but I do feel qualified to share with you stories that I have witnessed concerning some of the bravest people that I have ever met. They will not be in news headlines, they won't receive medals and many, in fact, might be seen by those in "Normal" society as being of weak character and/or nature. 
Sports people are often praised for their Mental Toughness, "Having the natural…

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Nadine Burke Harris: How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime - I have shared this video before but it has never been more poignant to my life as it is right now. My health is so poor that I can no longer pretend that I am able to function in my daily life. I am struggling every day to complete tasks which a woman of 51 would normally breeze through. My heart is failing, I am in constant pain, I suffer with exhaustion and brain fog and struggle to maintain friendships due to lack of energy to participate. Reaching this point has been creeping up on me for many years and I have been fighting hard to keep going but I feel that I am fighting a loosing battle at the moment.Something needs to change and I am getting all of the help that I can to assist me in making decisions that will result in me living a more fulfilling life. No.1 - more art!

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Music - Chill Out - Relaxing Classical Guitar, Spanish, Acoustic, Classical Music, Part 2

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A Kinder, Gentler World - Is compassion something we only have so much of? Or can we be trained to love more people more of the time? Jennifer Campbell reports. By Jennifer Campbell

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Does Creativity Decline with Age? Psychologist Dean Keith Simonton answers

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Thinking about stopping your medication?

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Cooling the Raging Fires of Anger - Anger can be our undoing, but it doesn’t have to be that way, says Jeffrey Brantley, M.D.

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Unleash Your Inner Creativity

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Take Your Mind for a Walk - Meditation can seem so meaningful and significant that it becomes a great big chore. In fact, with a slight shift in attitude, it can be as simple as walking the dog.

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Magick Runs Through the Art of Ex-Death Row Inmate, Damien Echols

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Bilateral Drawing: Self-Regulation for Trauma Reparation - Cathy Malchiodi

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"The Colors of Feelings" is an experimental dreamlike video rocking us smoothly through circular moves. It is also an analogy of feelings such as anger, love, sadness and joy ; they mix and eventually ease. The visual compositions have been created out of paint, oil, milk, honey and cinnamon.

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