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Addiction:

The Science of Addiction

Dr. Drew explaining the nature of drug addiction in simple terms.

The Pathology of Addiction

A terrific illustration of one of the central dynamics behind the biology of addiction and what it looks like in the brain.

HBO The Science of Relapse
More science on relapse. A little dry at first, but worth the listen.

Neurochemistry of Relapse & Recovery DVD
Helpful for understanding the bio-psycho-social dynamics behind relapse.

Meth Inside Out: Brain & Behavior - Triggers
Addicts talking about relapse triggers and how to deal with them.

Craig Ferguson: Life As A Recovering Alcoholic
Very funny and poignant. Essentially, he gives his Lead. Powerful.

Helpful Videos: 

Below you will find some interesting short videos that will help you in understanding more about some of the dynamics we might be studying together. These are offered in a spirit of supporting the notion that there is always hope; we all have more in common than we do different, and even small changes can make a huge difference.

 

XANAX - More Addictive Than Heroin

Heroin Kills

XANAX - More Addictive Than Heroin

Heroin Overdose and the drug that can save you

Great Leaders Do What Drug Addicts Do

Heroin Overdose and the drug that can save you

The surprisingly dramatic role of nutrition in mental health

Parenting:

 

Attachment

The role of attachment in infancy on later mental and physical health outcomes.

Shaken Baby Syndrome

A 3D animation of shaken baby syndrome.

Why Parenting Children Is Impossible

Tips for De escalating Conflict Child

Narcissists Lack Empathy Here's How To Spot One

First Impressions: Exposing A Child To Violence

Domestic Violence

 

Dating Violence Awareness

Cycle of Violence

Why domestic violence victims don't leave.

Love Struck

Dating abuse up close

Be A Man: TED TALK

"ALYSSA LIES"
A very moving and true story about a little girl's friend in an abusive family. Set to music. Have the tissues ready!

Tony Porter: A Call To Men
A construct for understanding how men are socialized to believe that emotions are the enemy, and women should be dominated by men. 

Relationships

 

How Guys are Like Cats

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life - TED TALK

It's Not About The Nail
A humorous perspective about why listening is often better than fixing. Very funny and thought-provoking.

More Weird Things All Couples Fight About
Too funny....and true!

Why Mindfulness Is a Superpower: An Animation
Practicing mindfulness is one of the single most powerful things you can do for your well-being.

Meditation 101: A Beginner's Guide

Are you new to meditation, and interested in finding out how to start a practice? We'll walk you through the basics!

Brené Brown on Empathy

Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities.

The Anatomy of an Apology

The five steps to an effective apology.

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse | The Gottman Institute

Certain negative communication styles are so lethal to a relationship that Dr. John Gottman calls them the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Cultivating Collaboration: Don't be so Defensive! 
Ever see red? It's called being defensive, and turns out, it is the single greatest inhibitor to true collaboration. Jim Tamm shares years of experience in getting out of the red zone and cultivating a "green zone" attitude.

How to forgive your ex (or anyone who hurt you).

Trauma

How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime.

Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain.