• The Backwards Law – Why Happiness Is Ruining Your Life
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    The Backwards Law – Why Happiness Is Ruining Your Life

    If we are to be fully human, fully alive and aware, it seems that we must be willing to suffer for our pleasures. Without such willingness, there can be no growth in the intensity of consciousness. 20th-century philosopher Alan Watts referred to this principle, as the backward law or the law of reverse effort. Which proposes the idea that the more one tries to remove, or escape the negative experience of life. The more negative the negative becomes, rather the more one faces it willingly and intentionally the stronger and more equipped they become. And the more meaningful and positive the pain and hardship can become Like gears, we are…

  • The Try Guys Test High Driving
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    The Try Guys Test High Driving

    (upbeat jazzy music) – Over the course of this series, we are going to drive under the influence four times. – We’re gettin’ drunk, we’re getting stoned, we’re gettin’ sleepy, and we’re gonna be textin’. – In this video, we’re gonna drive while high. – Oh, no. – We’ve set up a closed course that is a traffic simulation. -Yesterday, we drove the course sober as a control for our experiment. – I’m actually really curious to see if we can push this to the limit today, and find out, what is the threshold for stoned driving? – I’m worried about how I’m going to act today. I’m more worried…

  • Musings Of A Trainee Battleaxe: World Mental Health Day Vlog. Part 1
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    Musings Of A Trainee Battleaxe: World Mental Health Day Vlog. Part 1

    Hi and welcome to my Video for Mental Health Day. Sorry, it’s a bit disorganized I’d literally just wrote down a load of stuff on paper and it’s gonna go as well as it goes I hate doing video So, excuse me, if I sound a little nervous and I will try to slow down But that’s not a very good skill of mine. So But I’m gonna start with a brief personal history if people know me, they’ll know what I’m talking about But those who haven’t seen the video with me before or my blog or whatever Sorry about the hair. It’s a bit Needs doing but austerity…

  • Musings Of A Trainee Battleaxe: World Mental Health Day Vlog Part 2.
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    Musings Of A Trainee Battleaxe: World Mental Health Day Vlog Part 2.

    with everything, so it’s like why the hell am I jumping out of my skin? it’s ridiculous it sounds ridiculous Even when someone like rings the bell, I’m literally like this *shakey* So yeah, that is the most annoying part. I don’t go out socializing because I get to anxious and I can’t walk into a pub Anymore like even with mates, I just don’t like it I used to be… when I’ve lived down south. I used to go to the pub karaoke all the time but as soon as I come back here, a lot happened here and it can affect you and you don’t realize until it’s…

  • The Mindspace Podcast #13: Lawyer Well being with Yan Besner and Bree Buchanan
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    The Mindspace Podcast #13: Lawyer Well being with Yan Besner and Bree Buchanan

    welcome to the Mindspace podcast I’m Joe Flanders thanks for tuning in the mind space podcast is my personal in-depth exploration of well-being I’m deeply convinced that understanding the science and practice of well-being is the key to living a healthier more joyful and more meaningful life join me as I learn and share the most inspiring insights about human flourishing from leading experts in the field so I actually have two guests on the podcast today my first guest is Yan Besner on award-winning commercial lawyer and partner at the national firm Osler after struggling with mental health early in his career he’s become a champion for mental health…

  • Mental health advocacy: Nick and Paul
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    Mental health advocacy: Nick and Paul

    My name is Nick, I am 39 years old. I have been suffering from mental health problems since I was about 16. My diagnosis is chronic post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, panic attacks and border line personality disorder. I’m from Bristol. My mental illness involved very low moods, suicide attempts, fear of being outside and around other people, visual and audible Hallucinations. At its worst moments it’s completely debilitating. At present using CBT techniques, pharmaceutical drugs to help me to help myself. This is Paul, My advocate. I’m going to interview him and ask him some questions. Tell me about your role, what is an advocate? Advocacy is quite complicated…

  • How to be an Advocate
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    How to be an Advocate

    Hi guys this Gina again. We are here today to talk to you about what is an advocate? At onoursleeves.org we we talked a lot about advocating for mental illness but we don’t talk as much about what that is. To give you an idea about what an advocate is, it does not have to be somebody that is a professional or they’re an expert in any way. An advocate is really just somebody who gives support stays educated on a certain topic and then stands up for what they believe in whatever that might be. That might be the rights of somebody else, that might be the rights of…

  • The Lawyer Assistance Program Experience, Part 2
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    The Lawyer Assistance Program Experience, Part 2

    People come to the LAP to get rehabilitation, so they can function in a healthy professional manner. We’re staffed entirely by licensed mental health professionals, the entire team. The intake interview is where a participant gets to tell the case manager what is going on with them. At the intake I expected that I was going to be charged. Before I walked in the door, but the case manager was spectacular. The intake was extremely supportive and positive. It was the first empathy to my situation that I had felt, since getting a D.U.I. A participants’ first three to four months in the program is what we refer to as…

  • Mental Health Advocate Nikki Webber Allen | PeaceLove
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    Mental Health Advocate Nikki Webber Allen | PeaceLove

    When Matt invited me to speak at this year’s Storytellers I was thrilled. I love talking to people about my passion for mental health wellness, so I enthusiastically accepted his kind invitation but as soon as I hung up the phone sheer panic set in. I started thinking of ways to back out of this appearance. Public speaking absolutely terrifies me. If you can see my hand this is real. Now, I’m not talking about the normal fear that most people have about giving a speech. I’m talking about a paralyzing fear that keeps me up at night, ruminating about all the things that can go wrong. My mind gets…