HELPFUL INFORMATION AND RESOURCES
TEDX TALK: BRÉNE BROWN LISTENING TO SHAME
Shame can be consuming and overwhelming, shutting us down and closing us off. Here Bréne Brown talks about how we can all empower ourselves by naming it and being kinder to ourselves in doing so.
TEDX TALK: HEATHER LANIER GOOD OR BAD HARD TO SAY
We believe the stories we tell about ourselves, but how often do you stop to question exactly what story it is you're telling, and, how much our culture and values shape what your story is?
TEDX TALK: JAAK PANKSEPP THE SCIENCE OF EMOTION
Affective neuroscientist Jaak Panksepp talks about the importance of emotions and how animals have given us such rich understanding on human emotions.
TEDX TALK: VINCENT WALSH NEUROSCIENCE AND CREATIVITY
Are you more creative than you realise? How all of us have the potential to be creative, how this is a lifelong possibility and why being wrong is part of getting it right!
TEDX TALK: SIMON SINEK HOW GREAT LEADERS INSPIRE ACTION
A powerful model of leadership showing that those who start with their "why" are more likely to achieve success. Do you know your why?
READ AND RECOMMENDED
LIVING LIKE YOU MEAN IT
Ronald J Frederick does a fantastic job of describing how people can become afraid of their emotions over time and how this fear can stop them from living a life they truly want. Using theory from Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, Ronald uses his own experiences gracefully whilst encouraging you the reader, to honestly explore what may have prompted living in a way where feelings evoke fear. The book skilfully then provides a way to: (1) become more aware of what feelings you are having and gives you the emotional vocabulary for this, (2) gain techniques for managing the fear that feelings generate, (3) experience the feeling fully and finally, (4) to communicate those feelings to others around you.
THE LIES WE TELL OURSELVES
Jon Frederickson captures the ways in which we convince ourselves that the root of our problems are located within others or outside of our capacity to change. This book challenges the way you think about the origin of your difficulties and shows how to create a better life by letting go of our lies and facing reality.
THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE
When people experience trauma, whether this is catastrophic events often called ‘big T’ trauma or repetitive but impactful ‘little t’ trauma it affects the body as well as the mind. Bessel reflects on many years of encountering people whose body had ‘kept the score’ of traumatic stress; medically unexplained systems, chronic physical pain, physical health conditions such as cancers, heart attack, stroke. This book provides new ways of regulating and working through the trauma that has been experienced, so this no longer keeps the person captive physically or emotionally.