This short video portrays some of the earliest experiments done on the notion of attachment injuries in the form of separation anxiety. At points, it is hard to watch but it very clearly demonstrates the hierarchy of instincts with attachment being at the top.
Discusses the concept of complex trauma and distinguishes it from classic trauma.
the leading expert in the field of complex posttraumatic stress disorder discuss this the psychological defense mechanism known as minimization. Minimization is when we convince ourselves that something was not as bad as it really was.
By far the best documentary or video I’ve seen on this controversial subject. This video features a few individuals and their family members and describes the difficulties of coping with borderline personality disorder. However, it goes beyond the difficulties to describe solutions as well. It manages to do all of this without demonizing a population who are widely misunderstood, not only by their peers and families, but even by mental health professionals.
This is a documentary that instructs about the function of particular brain cells, known as mirror neurons. Mirror neurons allow us to learn from example, referred to as social learning. Lots of interesting research and real-world examples demonstrating the vital function of these cells and what happens when they don’t work.
This video describes the phenomenon of seeing without seeing. Blindsight refers to the brain’s ability to detect and respond to visual stimuli outside of our conscious awareness. Features lots of fascinating research. Useful in understanding the extent and sensitivity of our implicit memory and unconscious awareness.
I think this is a particularly useful talk in the pursuit of understanding behavior that is often dismissed by society as teens being “difficult”. I will say, however, that it is not mysterious; it is logical. I think it is also worth noting that what she is describing is the emotionally developing brain and the dynamics she is discussing apply to anyone in this developmental stage, whether 15 or 55.
Documentary describing the biological basis of stress and fear and the effect of sustained stress on the body. Demonstrates the connection between mind and body as well as what parts of our social structure give rise to stress and which parts defend against it.
Very short clip but useful if either you or your child needs to take medication but has anxiety about swallowing pills.