Here are some videos I'd like to share with you. They have content I have found to be helpful, featuring some inspiring teachers, researchers and thinkers.
Gabor Matté - The Myth of "Normal"
Published on Jan 18, 2016
Dr. Gabor Maté on the Myth of “Normal” in Psychological Disorders. He explains how mental distress and pathology exists in a continuum and are largely a result of a materialist culture that rigidly “idealize individuality and ignores emotional needs,” prioritizing objects over people and well being.
Inside Out: Is Joy the VILLAIN?
Published on Apr 16, 2016
This video takes a new look at the movie Inside Out, making the point that society has acculturated people to think difficult emotions are bad. It highlights the negative bias that exists towards other real and necessary feelings.
How to be Alone
Published on Jul 28, 2010
A video by fiilmaker, Andrea Dorfman, and poet/singer/songwriter, Tanya Davis.
Davis wrote the poem and performed in the video which Dorfman directed, shot, animated by hand and edited. The video was shot in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Published on Oct 29, 2015
What causes addiction? Easy, right? Drugs cause addiction. But maybe it is not that simple.
Alan Watts - The Dream of Life
Published on Oct 24, 2014
Watts was a Buddhist writer, philosopher and speaker. This film is narrated by a popular speech he gave on the topic of life and it's meaning.
Brenne Brown - The Power of Vulnerability
Published on Jan 3, 2011
Dr. Brené Brown is a researcher in the field of psychology who studies human connection - our ability to empathize, belong and 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.
Daniel Siegel - The Wheel of Awareness
Published on Dec 27, 2012
Dr. Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, an author and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. In this video he narrates a guided meditation he created called the wheel of awareness.
Gabor Matté - What is Addiction?
Published on Jan 7, 2014
Dr. Gabor Maté talks about the root causes of addiction and how to deal with them. This is taken from the Q&A part of TJ Dawe's show - "Medicine".