Chronic Stress, Anxiety? – You Are Your Best Doctor! | Dr. Bal Pawa | TEDxSFU

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Going from physician to patient following an accident on the same day, Dr. Bal Pawa realized the gap in our current medical system: The vital role of the mind-body connection and self-regulation.
Her story teaches us the importance of taking control of our health and instilling techniques for self-care. One of Canada’s leading Integrative physicians and co-founder of the Westcoast Women’s Clinic, Dr. Pawa is also an author and speaker. She has been in practice for over 30 years using a unique, combined training as a Pharmacist, Medical Doctor, and Integrative Medicine practitioner which was instrumental in recognizing the need for Holistic Healthcare and disease prevention. Dr. Pawa obtained certification from Harvard Medical School in Mind-Body Medicine and also completed training under the direction of Dr. Deepak Chopra. She has made it her personal mission to empower, educate and inspire people to take charge of their health by cultivating a healthy, proactive mindset and bridging that gap. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at


  1. i had an mock interview today n it went bad i feel so embarrassment n worthless n all thought in my mind attacking my heart… anxiety olwz makes my throat and right shoulder pain… i feel so bad today i came here for someone to comfort me… Interviewer must be very disappointed n that gives me bad feeling for not being good…

  2. Thank you for your speech ! It calmed me down and empowered me after a few days of Tunnel-Feeling of anger and sadness. Thank you Dr. !

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  5. This is an amazing TED Talk! God bless Dr. Pawa for all what she is doing to help to the people who need professional medical assistance and help.

  6. Im 34 and just today figuring out the key to my depression, its my stress. My stress feeds my anxiety and has turned into depression as a result, like severe to the point I become irrational and cannot think at all. Then i carry it with me so today I've decided to make a change for my health and for my family. Im going to start doing this every day before I do anything else. Thank you for the TED talk needed this very much

  7. Anxious person listening: "stress causes serious problems, heart attacks, cancer…" 😳😳 anxiety retriggered and the cycle starts all over again

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