Dr. Peter Levine on Trauma
And, now a visualization of what life would be like if all the contraction from trauma was gone that Dr. Levine talks about with his slinky model in the video above.
Polar Bear Coming Out of Freeze
Here we see a polar bear that was chased down by a tranquilizer dart wielding scientist in a helicopter. As the polar bear comes out of its chemically induced freeze state we see the shaking that discharges the fight or flight energy. If you look closely the movements are completing the protective motor plan of running away from the threat. Notice the deep breath that signals the end of discharging that energy. This is why animals in nature are seldom traumatized. They can discharge the huge amount of "survival energy" that is mobilized by the threat. Also note that how we go into freeze determines how we come out of it.
Balance of Power
Dr. Robert Scaer on Healing Trauma
Dr. Scaer is a neurologist who has studied trauma for years and has become one of the leaders in the field. He is interviewed by Twig Wheeler one of my favorite teachers of Somatic Experiencing.
Part 2 Dr. Robert Scaer / Twig Wheeler
Dr. Helen Fisher: The Brain in Love
Dr. Ellen Langer: Reversing AgingDr. Langer talks about her book "Counterclockwise" and research she has performed that demonstrates that changing our mindset can change the physiological age of the body.
The Boy Who Sees Without Eyes
Another Way of Seeing Without Eyes
Dr. Russel Targ discusses the classic remote viewing experiments carried out at scientific think tank SRI International which was funded by the U.S. military.
Dr. Jill Bolte-Taylor - Stroke of Insight
Dr. Bolte-Taylor had a stroke and while her brain was shutting down she was able to study its functioning. As the left hemisphere was coming online and going offline she found her consciousness was radically altered.
Dr. V.S. Ramachandran
Dr. Ramachandran is a brain researcher at UC San Diego. In this video he talks about mirror neurons, empathy.
In this video (at 9:39) Dr. Ramachandran discusses the fascinating case of phantom limb pain and how he cured it with a $3 device he invented.
Dr. Jorge D. Flechas, MD - Oxytocin & DHEA
Dr. Flechas discusses the importance of Oxytocin and DHEA in sex drive and orgasmic response in women.
Has Your Amygdala Been Hijacked?
The amygdala is the "smoke detector" of the brain that alerts us to danger. Under perceived threatening conditions the amygdala can hijack the brain and push us into fight or flight, and right out of our neocortex, so that we stay alive but our IQ drops by about 25 points.
Jim Tucker, MD of the Division of Perceptual Studies at the University of Virginia, 6/25/07. Dr. Tucker, successor to Dr. Ian Stevenson, describes the Division's ongoing efforts to investigate the phenomenon of spontaneous past-life memories in children.
Do You Have a Vitamin D Deficiency?
Could Vitamin D deficiency be a modern day epidemic? Well, think about it...today we live and work indoors.Dermatologists have convinced us to wear sunscreen. We evolved naked, outdoors, near the equator. Check out this video and you decide.
Best Motivational Video
The Answer is Always Love
Brené Brown on Shame and Vulnerability
The Power of Mindsight
with Dr. Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.
Fascia and the Body
Dr. Mark Hyman on Functional Medicine
Chameli Ardagh - The Fierce face of the Feminine