Media Therapy

What is CBT? | Making Sense of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

This is a fantastic little video about CBT. Definitely worth a quick watch.

ABC model of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

The ABC model of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) explains why you think the things you think, why you feel the way you feel, and why you do the things you do. When we learn to use the ABC model, we can begin to intervene and take control of our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

How to do Cognitive Restructuring

An introductory video about cognitive restructuring (how to change beliefs).

What I learned from 100 days of rejection

This Ted talk describes the story of Jia Jiang who documented his attempts to get rejected 100 hundred times on Youtube. Click here for the 100 videos in which he tries to get rejected.

How to gain control of your free time: Laura Vanderkam

There are 168 hours in each week. How do we find time for what matters most? Time management expert Laura Vanderkam studies how busy people spend their lives, and she’s discovered that many of us drastically overestimate our commitments each week, while underestimating the time we have to ourselves. She offers a few practical strategies to help find more time for what matters to us, so we can “build the lives we want in the time we’ve got.”

How to Deal With Intrusive Thoughts by Mark Freeman

Amazing and informative video for people struggling with intrusive thoughts, particularly those with OCD.

A POWERFUL STORY ABOUT LIFE by Prince ea

This is a little story about perspective, values, and goals in life.

The Power of Habit: Charles Duhigg

Have you ever wanted to make a new habit? Have you wanted to improve your willpower? Pulitzer Prize winning writer Charles Duhigg explores research in an entertaining way to help you improve your life.

Grit: The power of passion and perseverance by Angela Lee Duckworth

Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of “grit” as a predictor of success.

Getting stuck in the negatives (and how to get unstuck) | Alison Ledgerwood

In this video, Dr. Ledgerwood discusses how our minds tend to get “stuck” on negative things. Then she explains how we can change the way we think through the use of gratitude and challenging negative automatic thoughts.

Reply All – Anxiety Box

This podcast tells the story of how one man overcame his generalized anxiety by creating an innovative website. This website (anxietybox.com) externalizes anxiety to help with desensitization. Some profanity in this podcast.

By Making A Game Out Of Rejection, A Man Conquers Fear

Through the use of desensitization, Jason Comely was able to overcome his fear of rejection. After his wife left, he began isolating and withdrawing. After a moment of insight, he realized he was paralyzed by a fear of rejection. He created a game “Rejection Therapy” and a global movement.

How to get better at the things you care about

Working hard but not improving? You’re not alone. Eduardo Briceño reveals a simple way to think about getting better at the things you do, whether that’s work, parenting or creative hobbies. And he shares some useful techniques so you can keep learning and always feel like you’re moving forward.

SMART Goals – Quick Overview

When setting or evaluating goals, consider using the acronym SMART. Using SMART provides structure that helps ensure goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time bound.

Funny Motivational Speaker Billy Riggs talks about Goal Setting

In this video, Motivational Speaker Billy Riggs explains how a key ingredient of a balanced life is a sense of achievement: the ability to set clear goals and progressively achieve them.

Learn the Diaphragmatic Breathing Technique

In this video, Whitney Zweeres, PTA teaches the diaphragmatic breathing technique. This technique can be used for pain management, relaxation, and the relief of anxiety. Using this deep breathing technique will help you to rely on your diaphragm rather than your neck muscles, relieving tension, and slowing down your breathing patterns providing relaxation.

Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech 2005

You only get one life, might as well live it. This amazing speech given by Steve Jobs to the Standford class of 2005 describes the amazing motivational potential of death. Any time you need some motivation to work towards your goals, this is a video worth watching.

Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.

The Power of Vulnerability

Brene Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk at TEDxHouston, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity.

 How to Practice Emotional First Aid

We’ll go to the doctor when we feel flu-ish or a nagging pain. So why don’t we see a health professional when we feel emotional pain: guilt, loss, loneliness? Too many of us deal with common psychological-health issues on our own, says Guy Winch. But we don’t have to. He makes a compelling case to practice emotional hygiene — taking care of our emotions, our minds, with the same diligence we take care of our bodies.

23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health?

A Doctor-Professor answers the old question “What is the single best thing we can do for our health” in a completely new way. Dr. Mike Evans is founder of the Health Design Lab at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of Toronto, and a staff physician at St. Michael’s Hospital.

 How to make healthy eating unbelievably easy

After breaking his leg, undergraduate student Luke Durward used his time to return home and mentor his little brother on healthy eating. While illustrating his brother’s dramatic transformation, Durward shares the obvious secret that is repeatedly overlooked by unsuccessful dieters.

The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong

Everyone has the ability to build mental strength, but most people don’t know how.
We spend a lot of time talking about physical strength and physical health, but much less time on mental strength and mental health.
We can choose to perform exercises that will help us learn to regulate our thoughts, manage our emotions, and behave productively despite our circumstances – the 3 basic factors of mental strength. No matter what your goals are, building mental strength is the key to reaching your greatest potential.

7/7, survival and a whole new life of opportunities

This is a beautiful story of resilience and the human ability to cope with tragedy. Any time you may need some perspective this is a good video to watch.

Martine Wright lost both legs in the Circle line bombing, yet she considers herself a lucky woman.

How to be a perfect non perfectionist

By Albert Ellis

This is an hour long lecture by one of the founding fathers of CBT. His “no nonsense” approach can help you overcome depression, anxiety, anger, and other challenges.