What if it turned out that anxiety isn’t actually our enemy? What if we suddenly realised our fear was trying to help us?
What would happen if we stopped trying to fight anxiety and embraced it as a trusted friend?
Tim Box is a therapist, author and anxiety expert, and in his youth experienced debilitating levels of social anxiety. Tim has spent a large part of the last 10 years helping people understand and control their anxiety response and at some point during the last decade he started to get the distinct impression that most people dealing with anxiety were thinking about it in entirely the wrong way.
In this talk Tim explains why we need to think about anxiety differently, why the help we are being offered often exacerbates the problem, and how a very simple shift in the way we think about our own emotional responses can free us from our diagnoses and help us all feel a lot less anxious about anxiety. Tim is a remedial hypnotist and mind management expert. He helps people get back in control of the way they think, feel and behave. Having overcome his own social anxiety in the past, he now specialises in treating anxiety issues. In 2017 he published his first book; Clear Your Head: The simple guide to enjoying your life without anxiety getting in the way.
This went on to become an Amazon number 1 bestseller in its category. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
Welcome to the Mikhaila Peterson Podcast, episode 9. This is a brief podcast with my dad Jordan Peterson about what happened to him and my family in the last year. The following are links that may help elucidate some of the topics we discussed in this episode:
“All Things Shining,” Pt 2 The Films of Terrence Malick: Days of Heaven by Matt Zoller Seitz Museum of the Moving Image (NYC) is re-posting a video essay series created by Matt Zoller Seitz in 2011, on the occasion of the retrospective “Moments of Grace: The Collected Terrence Malick,” which is running Nov 15–Dec 8, 2019. More info on the series at http://movingimage.us/malick
“All Things Shining: The Films of Terrence Malick” was originally published on Moving Image Source, a publication of Museum of the Moving Image. Pt 2: Days of Heaven was posted on May 11, 2011. This video was written, narrated, and edited by Matt Zoller Seitz. (Thanks to Joseph Jon Lanthier). To see the original post, visit http://www.movingimagesource.us/artic…
David Eagleman may be the best combination of scientist and fiction-writer alive.
“Sum”, his collection of afterlife alternatives, made a stunning literary debut last year and now appears in 21 languages.
Simultaneously he is a neuroscientist at Baylor College of Medicine, specializing in time perception.
In this talk he spells out how to save the world. “Six Easy Steps to Avert the Collapse of Civilization” was given on April 01, 02010 as part of Long Now’s Seminar series.
The series was started in 02003 to build a compelling body of ideas about long-term thinking from some of the world’s leading thinkers. The Seminars take place in San Francisco and are curated and hosted by Stewart Brand.
The Long Now Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to fostering long-term thinking and responsibility. Our projects include a 10,000 Year Clock, endangered language preservation, thousand year+ data storage, and Long Bets, an arena for accountable predictions.
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