Resources for learning about anxiety

Lisa Feldman Barrett on how we make emotions

Here is a powerful TED talk from Lisa Feldman Barrett. She shows how a predictive brain constructs emotions. She shares the results of her exhaustive research that shows we have more control over our emotions than we think.

The ‘constructed emotion’ model is a central theme in Anxiety Is Really Strange. We do not have innate emotions circuits and behaviours, we need concepts from our environment and history to help us make sense of what we feel.

Nadine Burke Harris on Adverse Childhood Experiences

Repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on development. Adverse Childhood Experiences can lead to anxiety, and many other health issues, later in life.

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