This is a quick one. I just learned something for a fascinating book I am currently reading called “A General Theory of Love”. It involves how we learn and how we can get trapped in patterns of thought, simply from the way the brain absorbs, encodes and retains information. Your brain is an association [...]
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There is a state that everyone’s mind goes to when we’re not focused on something in particular, or our brain is not completing a specific task, and unfortunately it’s not Hawaii. Neuroscientists like Dr Kelly McGonigal of Stanford University have called this non directed activity the brain’s “default state”. Curiously when this default state of the [...]
WHAT, ME WORRY? This is the explanation and advice I give to just about every patient I have seen complaining of anxiety. Remember that when you feel anxious, that anxious thoughts will come to you and create more anxiety. It’s an automatic Feeling-Thought cycle, and unfortunately, it’s just how the mind works. Whatever emotion you are feeling [...]
ANXIETY ISN’T THE MAIN PROBLEM Im working on an article about anxiety from the perspective of me as doctor and me as patient as Ive dealt with anxiety my whole life. I don’t really believe that anxiety is the main problem. I think the main issue is a sense of alarm. Trauma, I believe is [...]