This post was previously integrated with my TED Talks for Social Anxiety & Shyness post, but I’ve decided to do some blog spring cleaning. On the original post Helen kindly thanked me for including her TED talk, which I’m very grateful for!
I watch a lot of TED talks, and the ones I’ve listed here are those that have helped me get to terms with my PTSD a little more. Even if you haven’t experienced trauma, these talks may help you to work your way through any difficult aspects of your past.
More TED talks to come soon!
|Jane McGonigal on how video games (and particularly Superbetter) can help you through mental health problems. Image from TED.|
“A traumatic event doesn’t doom us to suffer indefinitely. Instead, we can use it as a springboard to unleash our best qualities and lead happier lives.”
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In this talk, Helen speaks about her experience of being diagnosed with PTSD after struggling with severely high blood pressure, confusion and bodily pain that was bad enough for her to be taken into hospital. After her diagnosis, Helen stated: “But I haven’t been in a war?” The root cause of PTSD in Helen’s case was her move from Iran to America as a child, and the family separation that followed.
My life has been a deeply painful journey. I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. I wouldn’t trade it for anything!
|Image frrom YouTube.|
“The question, ‘Why does she stay?’ is code for some people for, ‘It’s her fault for staying,’ as if [domestic violence] victims intentionally choose to fall in love with men intent upon destroying us.”
What do you think about these TED talks? Do you have any others you’d recommend I add to this post?
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