VIDEOS

Here are 4 related YouTube videos: Using the breath (first 2 videos) to utilise the power of the Polyvagal system (second 2 videos)that links the mind and body

A very clear and highly personable introduction to basic deep breathing (pranayama) with guided practice.
Please note: Deep breathing can be done almost anywhere in almost any position to be beneficial!
And it is important to practise.

An additional refinement of deep breathing (pranayama) - alternate nostrils (anulom/vinulom)

Stephen Porges - Polyvagal Theory: How you lose control and your body is protecting you

Sally Gray - How to heal using the Polyvagal system

Growth Mindset - Carol Dweck - Why practice and persistence makes you smarter  

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) - Struggle Switch aka Fighting emotions and thoughts

ACT: Be the chess board, not the pieces (aka Defusion)

The basic concepts of how to improve your memory - just like the Greek orators did 2,500 years ago B.G. (Before Google)

Please find a number of insightful  videos by experts in their respective fields  below:

Brian Post explains why maintaining the relationship with your child is the foundation of their behaviour.

Discipline is about teaching, not punishment (Brian Post)

Mindful parenting demonstration

Dan Siegel speaks at length about the neurobiological state of the teenage brain and its benefits.

Relationships - Masters vs. Disasters - 4 Horseman of the Apocalypse - Turning toward and other helpfulbehaviours

Addiction - "When themating season never ends" - The science behind pornography (and other) addiction (TED Talk)

and here is the updated, longer version (over 1 hour) of the presentation above: Your Brain on Porn

Launching pad for the website and numerous videos on pornography: Fight the New Drug

What's it like living with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)

Some basic concepts from a Transactional Analysis approach to counselling:
- What events trigger your Parent and Child states?
- What prevents you from responding from an Adult state?

For a series of videos explaining Transactional Analysis in far greater detail: Ego states - Recognising the voices in your head

And to hear the thoughts of Eric Berne, the originator of TA (Transactional Analysis), watch this 1966 interview (incl. smoking,  only masculine references and even 1960's dancing to the Beatlesin the second part):


The nextvideo (and the many comments made underneath it on the original YouTube site) raises the many real and conflicting issues involving (international) adoption. It focuses on an adult adoptee from Korea and and a 'new' adoptive family.

Brene Brown discusses the many aspects of vulnerability (including the role of shame)  in this high-rankingTED Talk.

Dr Karyn Purvis outlines the background and  major challenges facing children from hard places.

Dr Bruce Perry (author of "The Boy who was Raised as a Dog") speaks about trauma, brain and relationship.

Dr Randy Frost outlines the three main features of classic hoarding.