Life's beauty is inseparable from its fragility," says psychologist Susan David. In a special virtual conversation, she shares wisdom on how to build resilience, courage and joy in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Responding to listeners' questions from across the globe, she offers ways to talk to your children about their emotions, keep focus during the crisis and help those working on the front lines. (This virtual conversation is part of the TED Connects series, host
Research looks at key developmental influences on adult relationships. Beyarslan and Uzer, authors of a recent paper in the journal Current Psychology (2020) make an important point that our understanding of how children become vulnerable to emotional abuse is limited in spite of the importance of such abuse. Useful work on how parenting approaches may lead to narcissism in children implicates factors such as leniency, caring, abuse, neglect, and others in the development of
Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. Brené Brown, whose earlier talk on vulnerability became a viral hit, explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on. Her own humor, humanity and vulnerability shine through every word.
These factors may cloud your perception. To create a fulfilling life, we need to know what fulfills us. But knowing this isn’t as simple as it may seem. When it comes to career, relationships, health, and other areas of life, psychological processes meant to protect our self-esteem can keep us from digging deeper or acknowledging uncomfortable truths. The following are three ways our genuine desires may be obscured. 1. When something feels out of reach, we might downplay its
How anxious attachment forms and goes on to affect our relationships Relationships are very much about give and take. At their best, they are a back-and-forth flow of love and affection. Things go smoothly when we’re able to attune to another person’s wants and needs, and they’re able to attune to ours. Yet, as most of us know, this sweet and simple sounding interaction is often fraught with complications. One person may want more closeness, while the other needs some space.
I Survived a Suicide Attempt: David Lilley David Lilley survived a suicide attempt in his forties. "I nearly missed out on a lot of my childrens' lives. It's been a real blessing to watch them grow into adults and be blessed with a grandchild." Watch the video above to hear about David's struggle with suicide.
We Can All Prevent Suicide Understanding the issues concerning suicide and mental health is an important way to take part in suicide prevention, help others in crisis, and change the conversation around suicide. We Believe Hope Can Happen--Suicide is not inevitable for anyone. By starting the conversation, providing support, and directing help to those who need it, we can prevent suicides and save lives. We Can All Take Action--Evidence shows that providing support services,
Back-to-school can be a stressful time, but parents can help children successfully cope with the end of summer vacation and the beginning of the school year. Whether it’s returning from a long summer vacation or going to a new school, back to school time can be overwhelming for many parents, children, and teens. The transition from summer to school time can test families’ coping skills in dealing with adjustments such as new teachers and new classrooms as well as managing hec
This is a meditation on dealing with anger in all of it's many forms. It will help you to recognize anger and allow you to better deal with difficult or stressful situations. Reduce unwanted tension and discover a calm and peaceful mind.