Mind Optimization Part 6: Anxiety & Aesop

Anxiety is essentially an issue of sensitivity. Some of us are wired to be much more sensitive than others. It also leads us into repetitive, safe patterns, and this can be a trap for many. However, it is also clearly useful. It helps us learn lessons from the past, and make changes for the future. Everything is on balance, however, and we must also learn to enjoy the moment.

This video is part six of twenty-six excerpts from a presentation hosted by SOUL Food Salon in March 2019.

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Mind Optimization Part 5: Anxiety

Why are we anxious? Because we are pushed out of our comfort zones, by technology, work, and the overall business of a 24/7 pace of life. It is the result of the departure from nature, and our heart, into the ever-busy mind, for which we are rewarded.

This video is part five of twenty-six excerpts from a presentation hosted by SOUL Food Salon in March 2019.

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Mind Optimization Part 4: Are you OK?

Too many of us suffer quietly, and cannot tell when something is wrong. When a condition begins to have clear impact on our lives, it’s time to take things seriously, and not just plow on.

This video is part four of twenty-six excerpts from a presentation hosted by SOUL Food Salon in March 2019.

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Mind Optimization Part 3: The Bio Psycho Social Model

We are all onions with many layers. Our biology is at our core, followed by our individual psychology. When addressing any issue it is important to start at the ground up.

This video is part three of twenty-six excerpts from a presentation hosted by SOUL Food Salon in March 2019.

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Mind Optimization Part 2: Sleep as a Vital Sign for the Mind

Sleep is perhaps the most important vital sign for the human mind. You cannot push the gas pedal if there is no gas in the tank. Poor sleep is associated with almost every mental issue we face today and can impact mood, anxiety, attention and focus, memory, and impulse control. A good understanding of sleep is the basis of all the work we do at SiliconPsych. Sleep, so often, is the tip of the iceberg.

This video is part two of twenty-six excerpts from a presentation hosted by SOUL Food Salon in March 2019.

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Mind Optimization Part 1: Understanding Fundamental Mood States

A house cannot be built on a poor foundation. At the core of all living things is our biology. Understanding the basic underlying principles of mood, anxiety, energy, and cognition is essential to building the foundation for better mental and physical health. Our psychology and interpersonal relationships are all ultimately dependent on these more fundamental mood states. Here, we analyze fundamental mind states, before looking into more complex psychology, and interpersonal relationships.

This video is part one of twenty-six excerpts from a presentation hosted by SOUL Food Salon in March 2019.

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