How Your Brain Can Turn Anxiety into Calmness

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Physician, author, speaker, researcher, and consultant Martin L. Rossman, MD, discusses how to use the power of the healing mind to reduce stress and anxiety, relieve pain, change lifestyle habits, and live with more wellness. [3/2010] [Show ID: 17631]

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  1. As an old person, I just want to reassure young people that it's natural to have some level of anxiety and depression with the chaos in the world and modern society. Social media and news media try to keep you angry, fearful and anxious. This was not the case when I was young. So, don't be too harsh on yourselves.

  2. First there is pain and if you dont heal from it develops in anxiety,so the cure is go from the anxiety back to pain and heal slowly from it.

  3. I found the speakers logical and coherent delineation between worry, anxiety and stress, gave me clarity on these mental and physical phenomenon. I feel understand myself better by this explanation. What I found amusing 11 years later is that the mention of the N1 flu being mentioned as a threat that may never happen, but with the Covid pandemic, this was one concern that actually has materialized in a way our imaginations could never have predicted. I thought this was quite ironic.

  4. meditation is the key a technique as old as earth there’s a lot of choices in YouTube to listen – I do this at night it does ease my anxiety – they made a new terminology in medicine – imagery

  5. Tried mdma once it was the best nyt of my life ever. Microdosing of mdma have positive effect on our mental health.

  6. He lost me a little with the "he" as the logical side… "Not that women can't be logical…". I think that is a blind spot for him, and needs to work on it.

  7. Taking an inventory of gratitude can help because it interrupts those patterns in your brain that fuel anxiety and reminds you of your resources.

  8. To all people with anxiety just understand that it is NOT YOUR FAULT you are NOT WEAK for having it and on top of all that


  9. The news of Covid is hard to take day after day. We have to keep up with daily Covid reports as restrictions change but there is to much negative information our situation is getting worse we are in limbo. Many people are bored and go online.

  10. I enjoyed this lecture but there's one thing he didn't address and that is a person's environment. Environment has alot to do with a person's anxiety

  11. I'd like to get an update from Dr Rossman, now that we are dealing with a pandemic…I guess he'd have much the same to say. It was just interesting to hear him talk about flu virus.

  12. I want to ask instead of thinking of a beautiful place to calm your mind can you think about the hardest place and the most horrifying place and staying stoic against it. I find that it might work better in the long term. Because it isn’t real to imagine a beautiful place all the time. But it is more real to imagine yourself in the worst position and staying calm about it. Imagining staying calm in that most stressful moment is for sure hard but it might work better. Also I think it is not about being calm it is about be stoic. No one can be calm all the time trying to stay calm all the time is a false idea but training yourself to be stoic when being face to any stressing event is much more powerful. That’s why I think if u want to heal anxiety you have to push yourself to the limits and assess the worst of you to recognise your strength.

  13. dogs get anxiety 2, as do cows going to slaughter because people eat them (unnecessarily) i would say all animals do but yeah

  14. The mind is a powerful tool and you can tune it the way you want. I have decided not to worry and I have succeeded. Not that I don’t have problems but I have refused to be a servant of worry. When a problem comes up I ask myself: what is the very worst that can happen? I come to peace with the worst, take my camomile tea to calm me down and the following day am fine. I realised long ago that the saying that it’s all in the mind is100% true. Tell your mind deliberately that there is nothing worth stress and direct it to more productive and inspiring activities, and you will find yourself relatively stress free. It’s in the mind, silly!

  15. @47:23. . (2012)
    Note to past self. . . Beware of 2016-2020.
    6/26/21 watching this lecture for at least the 4rth time over the years and im certain I'll reference many more. The information in this lecture after 11 yrs is still true in understanding the 'whys' of 'me'. Thank you dear sir for your contribution to mental/ physical/ spiritual health. To all out there, we are not alone. 🥰🥰🥰!!!

  16. I've untangled a lot of wires and yarns and ropes only after letting go of everything else in the way of my time in the future.

  17. This was absolutely amazing. One of the most insightful videos I’ve ever witness explaining how out thoughts are broken down to our very well being in all aspects. I will be watching this repeatedly to help my anxiety, worry and stresses.

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