Presented Works on Health

Drowning in Empathy: The Cost of Vicarious Trauma by Amy Cunningham (April 15, 2016)

    • Caregivers and emergency responders are empathetic individuals who risk suffering from Compassion Fatigue, a form of PTSD that is treatable using the steps described in this presentation.

Winning the Mental Battle of Physical Fitness and Obesity by Ogie Shaw (November 18, 2014)

    • Physical Fitness does not have to be complicated. There are psychological aspects to staying motivated for fitness and then a few rules to adopt for success. Ogie Shaw presents his ideas on motivation, measuring your fitness level, and exercises to become fit.

The Connection Between Emotion and Physical Health by Esther Sternberg (October 28, 2013)

    • Esther Sternberg, M.D. discusses the connection between mind and body, between emotion and physical health.

How to Make Stress Your Friend by Kelly McGonigal (September 4, 2013)

    • Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.

Mental Health for All by Involving All by Vikram Patel (September 11, 2012)

    • Nearly 450 million people are affected by mental illness worldwide. In wealthy nations, just half receive appropriate care, but in developing countries, close to 90 percent go untreated because psychiatrists are in such short supply. Vikram Patel outlines a highly promising approach -- training members of communities to give mental health interventions, empowering ordinary people to care for others.