The Impact of Childhood Trauma - Nadine Burke Harris

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We are only just now beginning to understand the depth of changes and damage caused by childhood trauma. People who are exposed to intense levels of trauma are triple the risk for lung cancer and heart disease, along with a 20 year difference in lifespan, but these are symptoms of a bigger issue. These childhood traumas change how translation and transcription occurs in our DNA. Nadine Burke Harris, a pediatrician working in California, reaches out to underserved neighborhoods in San Francisco, working with children to treat not just the superficial ailments but to heal the root of the problem.

How stress affects your body - Sharon Horesh Bergquist

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Our hard-wired stress response is designed to give us the quick burst of heightened alertness and energy needed to perform our best. But stress isn’t all good. When activated too long or too often, stress can damage virtually every part of our body. Sharon Horesh Bergquist gives us a look at what goes on inside our body when we are chronically stressed.

Amygdala hijack fight or flight response | how to stop anxiety

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This anxiety switch controls what is called the fight or flight response. In a persons day to day life, your amygdala, is set in 'off' mode. This "switch" should only activate during moments of danger or threat. This is perfectly normal for these type of situations. However, when this 'switch'is repeatedly triggered in times of stress, sadness, grief or anger, it can get 'stuck' in the on' mode. When this happens, a person can start to develop acute phobias , anxiety disorders and also trigger panic attacks .

What we learn before we're born

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When does learning begin? Answer: Before we are born. Science writer Annie Murphy Paul talks through new research that shows how much we learn in the womb -- from the lilt of our native language to our soon-to-be-favorite foods.

Role and Function of the Human Brain

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Dr Joe Dispenza, D.C., studied biochemistry at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. He has a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in Neuroscience. Over the last 10 years, Dr. Dispenza educates people about the role and function of the human brain. His approach, taught in a very simple method, creates a bridge between true human potential and the latest scientific theories of neuroplasticity. In this video, he explains how thinking in new ways, as well as changing beliefs, can literally rewire one’s brain.