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This video was developed to give a basic introduction and overview of how trauma and chronic stress affects our nervous system and how those effects impact our health and well-being. Including using alcohol and drugs. Much of the content is based on the groundbreaking work of Stephen Porges and his Polyvagal Theory and inspired and informed by the work of thought leaders Deb Dana, Vincent Felitti, Robert Anda, Gabor Mate, Dan Siegel and Peter Levine. To learn more about trauma recovery and nervous system health resources, please visit:
The Trauma Foundation (www.thetraumafoundation.org) and the Polyvagal Institute (www.polyvagalinstitute.org).
Website Resources for Mental Health
800-273-8255 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Video Resources for Mental Health Modalities
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Cognitive behavioral therapy is a treatment option for people with mental illness. It is an evidence-based treatment that focuses on the relationship between thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and behaviors.
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Dialectical behavior therapy for adolescents and young adults (DBT) is a clinical program within the Young Adult and Family Center that targets high risk, multi-problem adolescents.
Information about Exposure Therapy
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You can overcome your fears, phobias, anxiety, and OCD using an exposure hierarchy. It's a skill of breaking your fears down into tiny steps and facing them in your growth zone.
EMDR Therapy And How It Can Benefit You
(Video about 12 minutes)
Patricia "Tricia" Kim Walsh is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization. Reprocessing can help people heal from their traumas.
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This is a follow-up episode of EMDR therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) with Timothy Meyer, LCSW. Dr. Meyer explains what EMDR is and the benefits of this modality.
Learn About Tapping and The Healing Points Within You
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Adrienne Cerulo says a healing technique known as tapping freed her from four years of excruciating pain. Cerulo is still pain-free after two years; Ortner says it's been two years since she started using it.
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EFT is a powerful stress relief technique based on the combined principles of ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology.
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Kati Morton, a licensed therapist making Mental Health videos! Katie discusses Somatic therapy which is very effective for trauma.
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This video is included in the free online Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course (MBSR) by Palouse Mindfulness (http://palousemindfulness.com).
Video Resources About Treating ADHD
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George Cicci was diagnosed with ADHD late in life. Since his diagnosis, he has become obsessed with learning to hack "The Superpower" as he calls it.
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Pediatrician Hansa Bhargava notes that one in two children with a new ADHD diagnosis are not prescribed behavioral therapy even though the CDC recommends it as part of first line treatment.
Healing The Mind and Body With Supplements & Nutrition
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In this video we discuss 4 vitamins for depression and anxiety (vitamins good for depression/ vitamin for anxiety).
Checkout Dr Janelle’s online course Real Relief Foundations. https://www.drjanellesinclair.com/eco....
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There are ways to change your thinking and actions that actually change your brain chemistry. Don't get sucked into the unhelpful pattern of believing you just have to suffer through life. I go into a lot more detail on this in my online course "Change your Brain".
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Caroline Leaf is a communication pathologist and cognitive neuroscientist. Since the early 1980s, she has researched the mind-brain connection.
(Video is about 1 hour and 23 minutes). *She does discuss drinking alcohol in moderation.
Good Food is Good Medicine blog: https://health.ucdavis.edu/good-food/ Dr. Liz Applegate is Director of Sports Nutrition and Distinguished Lecturer at the University of California, Davis.
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Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes will speak about to her peers about Neurotransmitters and their functions. Symptoms of excess & insufficiency... Most antipsychotic drugs are dopamine antagonists. Dopamine antagonist drugs are also some of the most effective anti-nausea agents.
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In this video Dr. Talia Marcheggiani, ND highlights the features of the Impossible Task, (Depression) explains why it exists from a biochemical/neuroscience perspective, and how to tackle it with curiosity and compassion.---Learn more: www.taliand.com
Learning Self Compassion
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Forgiving others is hard, but forgiving yourself can be even more difficult. When guilt and regret fill your past, believing in your future seems impossible. But God wants you to step out of the shame that holds you back and into the freedom He has for you.
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Kristin Neff, Ph.D. is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on self-compassion, being the first one to operationally define and measure the construct almost twenty years ago.
Devices for Stress
Click here to Tips and step by step for using CalmiGo, your calming companion. To learn more visit their website www.calmigo.com.
The Science Behind CalmiGo; When we are anxious or feel stress, our sympathetic nervous system is activated, and as a result, our breathing rate increases  ; specifically, the duration of our exhalation becomes shorter  . A few symptoms caused by the high breathing rate are:
The Tapping Solution
Tapping, also known as EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), is a powerful holistic healing technique that has been proven to effectively resolve a range of issues. It is based on the combined principles of ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology.
The basic Tapping technique requires you to focus on a negative emotion at hand - a fear, a worry, a bad memory, an unresolved problem, or anything that's bothering you. While maintaining your mental focus on this issue, you use your fingertips to tap 5-7 times on 9 specific meridian points of the body.
Tapping on these meridian endpoints, while verbally or mentally addressing the root cause of distress, sends a calming signal from the body to the brain, allowing you to feel relaxed and in control.
*For more Resources see our section on STRESS