Love this TED talk about the negative impacts of loneliness on our health. So many of us feel deeply alone, isolating to protect ourselves to avoid rejection or abuse, scared to let people close and risk feeling more loss if that person leaves. This has been and continues to be one of my deepest challenges. For me it has been easier to hide in work and study than risk more loss. I have learned to love any way and to let people close and for that I am eternally grateful. Much love to all who struggle with loneliness, may you take a risk to connect and find your tribe.
Science now shows that the cause of addiction is not the addictiveness of the drugs themselves, but the underlying reasons for taking the drugs – the emotional pain, trauma, and disconnection/loneliness that users feel. The drugs are simply an escape mechanism to avoid feeling the pain and to feel connected to something. If as a society we help people to heal the pain, to feel connected to others and enjoy life, then the use of drugs will decrease. Love and connection is the answer.
Great 3 minute video summarising the research findings around the root cause of addiction, and how addiction can be healed.
For more information, read the article here: http://upliftconnect.com/opposite-addiction-connection/
Why Psych-K works (4:24 mins video)
How Bruce Lipton & Rob Williams met (6:02 mins video)
High-speed mindset change (7:31 mins video)
Important information about Psych-K balances (7:37 mins video)
What does the term Psych-K stand for? (8:48 mins video)
The psychology of change – explaining Psych-K (73:00 mins video)
The evolution of consciousness (28:35 mins video)
This is a beautiful 6 minute video about the healing power of love. The video contains quotes from wise scholars and prophets and is set to images of nature’s beauty and glory. Uplifting and meaningful, it is worth watching. Love heals.
This is a 50 minute video exploring the concept of planned obsolescence – which is the deliberate design of products to breakdown after a certain period of time or number of uses, so that consumers are forced to buy a new product.
It is a fascinating documentary showing that products can last a lot longer. They explore examples from communist countries where their whitegoods were designed to last many decades and a lightbulb that has been burning since 1901! The lightbulb which is at a local fire station has outlived two webcams that were recording it.
The story of stuff is a great 20 minute video explaining the unsustainable nature of our production and consumption systems. It’s quite shocking to see the impact of our use of stuff!
‘From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It’ll teach you something, it’ll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.’
This is one of my favourite videos exploring why resistance to change occurs. It details some important aspects that you need to consider whenever you are designing a program that aims to obtain behaviour change – whether that be for sustainability or on another topic.
This is a great video focused on all the topics I love! Rob Williams who created it describes it as ‘The world is in crisis and transformation. Now, our civilization has the opportunity to evolve it’s thinking. We are beginning to realize that the old ways of competition and “survival of the fittest” are not sustainable, for individuals, businesses, or the planet. Nature may be our most qualified life coach, with millions of years of experience in creating sustainability. It’s time to look to Her wisdom for some answers. It’s time to do something different! The evolution occurs when we try smarter- not harder!’
The video explores what we can learn from ancient wisdom from indigenous cultures, from nature and from neuroscience. It shows how we can change and create a more sustainable world for us all. One of the things I love out of the video is its acknowledgment of the principles of nature including interconnectedness. Rob shares some of the many cultural greetings that acknowledge this interconnectedness including:
- India – “Namaste” – the divinity within me recognises and honours the divinity within you
- Mayan – “In’ Lakesh” – I am another you
- Africa – “Eh-ti-zain” – How is your soul perceiving the world
- Lakota / Native American – “Mitakuye Oaysin” – All are related
- Polynesia – “Aloha” – I recognise the presence of divine breath in you
- German – “Gruss Gott” – Greetings God
He shares findings from neuroscience, physics and biology to show that scientific minds also believe in these principles of nature. For instance, Erwin Schrodinger, Nobel Prize Winner in Physics 1933, is quoted as saying “The total number of minds in the Universe is one.” While Albert Einstein is quoted as saying “A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security”
Rob explains how our subconscious beliefs affect what we think, feel and do. He shows how much of current society is based around beliefs of separateness, survival of the fittest, greed is good, etc and how these have led to the state of the world we see. He explains a scientifically proven process for changing subconscious beliefs called Psych-K and encourages people to change their subconscious beliefs to align with the principles of nature – such as cooperation, collaboration, harmony, balance, and interconnectedness. This would dramatically change the way that we operate in the world.
Psych-K is just one of many techniques now available that enable change of subconscious beliefs. I am trained in Psych-K and use it on myself on a pretty much daily basis to change any negative, self defeating or just unhelpful beliefs that I discover. It has been one of the most significant tools I’ve used in my healing journey.