A clear description of how traumatic events can change the brain to increase the experience of anxiety.
Dr. Nadine discusses how childhood events create anxiety into adulthood, sometimes unknown to the individual.
This theory discusses how experiences as a child and adolescent influence how you interact and connect with others.
Johann Hari has a couple of TED talks that are incredibly insightful. This is an important one for anyone dealing with any depression or anxiety to view.
Another TED Talk by Johann Hari about addiction, but I love this one because it speaks further on the importance of social connection.
The polyvagal theory is relatively newer in the anxiety and trauma field, but is becoming more and more significant in understanding anxiety in the body. The Vagus nerve is essentially your parasympathetic nervous system (PNS), or "calm" system.
The polyvagal theory is still somewhat newer in the anxiety and trauma field, but is becoming more and more significant in understanding anxiety in the body. This video describes what it is, and there are other videos for exercises you can do to manage the Vagus nerve. There is an article I wrote on this HERE.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) combines longtime CBT ideals and Eastern philosophy. It discusses acceptance and many other tools to manage anxiety and stress.
Peter Levine is well known in the trauma field. He wrote the book "Waking the Tiger" which is a very important book for anyone with anxiety and/or trauma to read. This video describes an analogy of anxiety and trauma in the body.
The body is as important as the mind in understanding anxiety and trauma. This is a podcast with Dr. Pat Ogden explaining sensorimotor psychotherapy, which is one of the main approaches I use and many other trauma therapists use. Everyone has a window of tolerance, and it is important to understand what yours is.
This video does a good job at explaining some basics of anxiety in a clear way.
This video provides an overview of Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy that is well accepted in the management of trauma and anxiety. Please email me if you have questions.