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BiPolar Resources

To me bipolar resources mean anything I use on a daily basis, even if is only or two things that help. Sometimes doing one thing for myself is a big ordeal.  I am blessed to have a Dr. that understands how my medicine works for me. I also have an awesome psychologist to talk with me every week, letting me talk to her about my feelings and emotions, I would be completely lost without my friends yhat are also struggling with bipolar. Together we are stronger than when we are alone. It is imperative that we reach out for help no matter how much we don’t want to or how much we don’t feel we deserve to get the help we need. More to come soon…..

Here are some amazing sites I suggest you and your friends and family members visit.

https://www.nami.org/

Click below for details on a wide variety of valuable organizations and programs that promote education, offer support, and provide guidance for living well with bipolar disorder.

http://www.isbd.org/advocacy-and-patient-resources/patient-resources

BiPolar Resources on Video

Hardwiring Happiness : The Hidden Power of Everyday Experiences on the Modern Brain.
How to overcome the Brain’s Negativity Bias.
Rick Hanson is a neuropsychologist and the author of Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence, best selling author of Buddha’s Brain, founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom and an Affiliate of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, he’s been an invited speaker at Oxford, Stanford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide.

Dr. V.S. Ramachandran, Director of the Center for Brain and Cognition at UCSD, discusses consciousness, qualia, and self.

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“Is it okay if I totally trash your office?” It’s a question Elyn Saks once asked her doctor, and it wasn’t a joke. A legal scholar, in 2007 Saks came forward with her own story of schizophrenia, controlled by drugs and therapy but ever-present. In this powerful talk, she asks us to see people with mental illness clearly, honestly and compassionately.

 

Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D., discusses the changes in societal views of mental illness in recent decades, largely due to scientific advances to explain causes and develop treatments. But she challenges the notion that scientific discovery is the only path needed to battle discrimination against people suffering from these very common diseases. This lecture was delivered at the Johns Hopkins 25th Annual Mood Disorders Research/Education Symposium on April 5, 2011.

 

Kay Redfield Jamison gives a stirring lecture about suicide.

 

Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, speaks about her book “Exuberance, The Passion for Life” at a conference on teacher wellness organized by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY). Introduced by CTY’s Dr. Charles Rowins. Topics include: mental health, genius, creativity, moods and mood disorders, depression, bi-polar disorder, teaching gifted and talented children, genetics, risk-taking and the joy of teaching. As Dr. Jamison writes in “Exuberance”: “To teach well, I heard early and often, is to make a difference. To teach unusually well is to create magic.”

 

What happens when life loses any semblance of stability and one is subject to waves of cosmic and sometimes terrifying hallucinations?

 

Geniuses like Isaac Newton and Richard Feynman both had the ability to concentrate with a sort of intensity that is hard for mortals to grasp.

 

Neil deGrasse Tyson says “the greatest of people that have ever been in society, they were never versions of someone else. They were themselves.”


There are approximately 5.7 million people in the United States with bipolar disorder. In an attempt to eliminate the mystery and misinformation surrounding the illness, many throughout the country diagnosed with this condition were interviewed extensively. They diligently explain the struggle to balance themselves between floating to a state of euphoria and sinking to a devastating depression.

In short, “Up/Down” is a personal analysis of bipolar disorder from those living with it. Looking for something with a more scientific or clinical angle? Try a textbook.

“Bipolar disorder is just one of many mental illnesses that is still highly stigmatized in our culture today, and ‘Up/Down’ could certainly be instrumental in changing that fact.”
-Microfilmmaker Magazine, Issue 65

 

Highlights of part one in brief:

  • The radical decision to stand up to the authority of psychiatry.
  • education as a first step toward building the infrastructure, with an emphasis on solutions
  • Nature of finding a psychiatrist that will support “non-compliance.”
  • The journey towards getting off psychiatric medication.
  • Society doesn’t want to feel, thinking life has to be happy all the time. Being non-compliant is about taking responsibility.
  • the withdrawal process as a dark night of the soul
  • husband’s support during her withdrawal period
  • holding the gap between people off meds and still taking meds

http://beyondmeds.com/2014/09/17/interview-with-monica-cassani-on-sept-17/

Jon Kabat-Zinn leads a session on Mindfulness at Google.

 

60 Minutes, which is the oldest and most-watched news magazine on television, gets to the real story of America’s most prevalent issues. A revolving team of CBS News correspondents contribute segments to each hour long episode. Topics range from hard news coverage to politics to lifestyle and pop culture. In ths segment, Denise Schrier Cetta produces & Anderson Cooper reports on what it’s like to try to achieve “mindfulness,” a self-awareness scientists say is very healthy, but rarely achieved in today’s world of digital distractions. Jon Kabat-Zinn, Jon Kabat-Zinn, who is Professor of Medicine Emeritus and creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School is interviewed.

 

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

 

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

Dada Gunamuktananda: Yogi and Meditation Teacher
Bio: Dada Gunamuktananda has trained in meditation, yoga and natural health sciences in Australia, the Philippines and India. He has been a meditation teacher of Ananda Marga since 1995 and has taught and lectured on meditation in New Zealand, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, and the Far East.
www.anandamarga.org

Title: Consciousness : The Final Frontier
Synopsis: The exploration of inner space, our own consciousness, is ultimately connected to our discovery of outer space. Just as the world becomes a smaller place with increase in communication and transport technology, so the universe becomes a smaller place with the increase in meditation technology!

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

Let My Love Open The Door – Pete Townshend [official video 80’s]

 

Extracted from the Abraham Hicks workshop : Asheville – 2010.10.12. All recorded and printed Abraham-Hicks materials are copyrighted by Jerry and Esther Hicks.

 

Breathing meditation filmed on retreat in Vietnam spring 2007. English translation by Sister Dang Nghiem, a Buddhist Nun. This clip is from the movie “Each of My Steps is a Prayer”. Available in high quality from Parallax Press on the “Mindful Living Every Day” DVD.

John Hagelin, Ph.D ON Consciousness & Superstring Unified Field Theory, How is knowledge lost and The Observor

John Hagelin, Ph.D ON Consciousness & Superstring Unified Field Theory, How is knowledge lost and The Observor

 

Miranda Macpherson is a spiritual teacher, counsellor and author of ‘Boundless love’. Known for her depth of presence and refined capacity as a guide into direct experience of the sacred, Miranda teaches and transmits a powerful synthesis of self-inquiry, depth psychology, devotion and meditation. Inspired by Ramana Maharshi, A Course in Miracles, and extensive study into the world’s wisdom traditions, Miranda has over twenty years teaching experience internationally. In 1996 she founded the ground breaking ‘Interfaith Foundation’ in London, and during her 10 years as spiritual director she trained and ordained over 600 ministers and spiritual counselors. She is now based in the San Fransisco Bay Area, and leads retreats and ongoing programs internationally for those wanting to substantially deepen their practice. Miranda offers an integrated and feminine approach to non-dual realization oriented at facilitating direct spiritual experience while providing a practical foundation for authentic transformation. Her clarity and love offers a deep holding in which to rest undefended in the present, taste deeper levels of consciousness and discover how to embody wisdom in daily life.

While it’s clear that stress can make depression worse, it’s never been clear why this is. Dr. Owen Wolkowitz, a professor of psychiatry at UCSF, explores the biological connection between stress and depression. Series: UCSF Mini Medical School for the Public

This is a public talk that the mindfulness pioneer Jon Kabat-Zinn gave at Oslo University, Norway, on the 27th of April 2011.
Jon talks about the challenges and benefits with mindfulness practice, about research and how this way of being can transform and heal both us as individuals and the society as a whole.

Jon Kabat Zinn talks about the life-changing benefits of mindfulness at an Action for Happiness event in London on 28 March 2013 www.actionforhappiness.org. The introduction to this talk and the subsequent Q&A session can be found in separate videos.

Conversations on Compassion with Dr. James Doty and Jon Kabat-Zinn, hosted by CCARE at Stanford University on December 14, 2011.

Jon Kabat-Zinn (born Kabat on June 5, 1944) is Professor of Medicine Emeritus and creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Kabat-Zinn was a student of Buddhist teachers such as Thich Nhat Hanh and Zen Master Seung Sahn and a founding member of Cambridge Zen Center. His practice of yoga and studies with Buddhist teachers led him to integrate their teachings with those of science. He teaches mindfulness, which he says can help people cope with stress, anxiety, pain, and illness. The stress reduction program created by Kabat-Zinn, called Mindfulness-based stress reduction, is offered by medical centers, hospitals, and health maintenance organizations.

If happiness is an inner state, influenced by external conditions but not dependent on them, how can we achieve it? Ricard will examine the inner and outer factors that increase or diminish our sense of well-being, dissect the underlying mechanisms of happiness, and lead us to a way of looking at the mind itself based on his book, Happiness: A Guide to Life’s Most Important Skill and from the research in neuroscience on the effect of mind-training on the brain.

Speaker Bio: Matthieu Ricard, a gifted scientist turned Buddhist monk, is a best selling author, translator, and photographer. He has lived and studied in the Himalayas for the last 35 years.

Dana Meads hosts this in depth and entertaining conversation with the wonderful Ven. Robina Courtin about how we all can be our own therapists – and live a better life through the teachings of Buddhism.

This Conversation was part of the R U OK? DAY and was held at Melbourne University on the 11th September 2014

This event was coordinated by Dana Meads on behalf of The Melbourne University Buddhist Studies Society.

 

 

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that most often occurs during the shorter days of winter when our exposure to sunlight is reduced. Symptoms build up slowly and can include feelings of hopelessness, anxiety, weight gain, loss of energy, increased sleep and inability to concentrate.

Mental health expert Thomas Kuhn, M.D., from Holland Hospital Behavioral Health Services talks about how to recognize and manage Seasonal Affective Disorder in yourself or family members.

Dr. Kuhn also discusses use of medications, diet, exercise, counseling and light therapy to treat SAD.

The king of SAD

Dr. Norman E. Rosenthal is the world-renowned psychiatrist and author whose research in describing seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and pioneering the use of light therapy has helped millions of people. His latest book Transcendence: Healing and Transformation Through Transcendental Meditation explores the value of this ancient technique for healing and transformation in our modern world. Filmmaker David Lynch calls it, “The best ever book on Transcendental Meditation”

 

Light therapy has been shown to not only dramatically help those whose depression is caused by seasonal affective disorder (SAD) but also for those struggling with other types of depression as well.

A Conversation with Patrick Kennedy

As part of the Janssen Healthy Minds video library, this new series of videos examines stigma and mental illness. The video series offers discussions about progress in brain research, treatment options, and resources for people with a mental health condition, their families, and communities.

Here, Dr. Husseini Manji, Global Therapeutic Head, Neuroscience, at Janssen, discusses this top with Patrick Kennedy, former U.S. Congressman and champion of mental health awareness.

 

And resources for people with a mental health condition, their families, and communities.

In this episode, Dr. Husseini Manji, Global Therapeutic Head, Neuroscience, at Janssen, discusses this top with Patrick Kennedy, former U.S. Congressman and champion of mental health awareness.

As part of the Janssen Healthy Minds video library, this new series of videos examines stigma and mental illness. The video series offers discussions about progress in brain research, treatment options, a

DBSA

http://www.dbsasandiego.org/

The mission of DBSA San Diego is to provide hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people in San Diego County who are living with mood disorders. – See more at: http://www.dbsasandiego.org/#sthash.oXZWu5lX.dpuf

http://www.dbsasandiego.org/meetings.html

Twice-weekly support group meetings — every Monday and every Thursday of the year — are the primary activity of the San Diego Chapter of DBSA. The maps below — use whichever you’re more comfortable with — show the location of our meetings. – See more at: http://www.dbsasandiego.org/meetings.html#sthash.hfVwQuC1.dpuf

DBSA San Diego is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and, as such, welcomes charitable donations from the public. Gifts are 100% tax-deductible.

If you’d like to donate online, simply click the DONATE NOW button below (that is also found in the upper right corner of every page) and follow the instructions in the new page that appears. You can pay with your credit card or using PayPal.

If you’d prefer to write a check, please write it in any amount to the order of DBSA San Diego and include your postal address so that we may send you a receipt in the mail. Bring the check to group or mail it to

DBSA San Diego
P. O. Box 12774
La Jolla, California 92039-2774

– See more at: http://www.dbsasandiego.org/donate.html#sthash.uH8IRQ71.dpuf

‘That what I want, basically, what I really want, is what you want. And I don’t know what you want.
Surprise me’.

But that’s the kinship between “I” and “thou”. So when I ask, I go right down to the question, which we started with: “What do I want?”

The answer is “I don’t know”.

When Bodhidharma was asked, “Who are you?” which is another form of the same question, he said “I don’t know”. Planting flowers to which the butterflies come, Bodhidharma says “I know not”.

I don’t know what I want.

And when you don’t know what you want, you reach the state of desirelessness. When you *really* don’t know… you see, there’s a beginning stage of not knowing, and there’s an ending stage of not knowing.

In the beginning stage, you don’t know what you want because you haven’t thought about it, or you’ve only thought superficially.

Then when somebody forces you to think about it and go through it, you say, “Yeah, I think I’d like this, I think I’d like that, I think I’d like the other”. That’s the middle stage.

Then you get beyond that, and say “Is that what I really want?” In the end you say, “No, I don’t think that’s it… I might be satisfied with it for a while, and I wouldn’t turn my nose up at it, but it’s not really what I want”.

The Spirit Molecule weaves an account of Dr. Rick Strassman’s groundbreaking DMT research through a multifaceted approach to this intriguing hallucinogen found in the human brain and hundreds of plants. Utilizing interviews with a variety of experts to explain their thoughts and experiences with DMT within their respective fields, and discussions with Strassman’s research volunteers brings to life the awesome effects of this compound, and far-reaching theories regarding its role in human consciousness.

http://www.dbsasandiego.org/donate.html

Eye-Opening Motivational Video (Joe Rogan, Elliott Hulse, Rich Piana & More … 

Joe and Greg Fitzsimmons talking about how you should be trying to become the best you that you can be.

 

quantum physics is like tomorrow, tomorrow is nothing yet it can be (or is) anything and everything until we experience tomorrow it does not have a single point. so an electron is everywhere until we observe it then it becomes somewhere?? am i getting close??

http://www.ismilebackmovie.com

I Smile Back explores the life of Laney (Silverman), an attractive, intelligent suburban wife and devoted mother of two adorable children. She has the perfect husband (Charles), a pristine house, and a shiny SUV for carting the children to their next activity.

However, just beneath the façade lie depression and disillusionment that send her careening into a secret world of reckless compulsion. Only very real danger will force her to face the painful root of her destructiveness and its crumbling effect on those she loves.

Harvard Law Forum talk 1970 part 1

Experiencing the Transcendental Meditation technique:
David Lynch, Clint Eastwood, Martin Scorsese, Jerry Seinfeld, Hugh Jackman, Jim Carrey, Russell Brand, Liv Tyler, Nicole Kidman, Eva Mendes, Jennifer Aniston, Heather Grahm ,Paul Mccartney, Ringo Starr, Oprah Winfrey, Elllen Degeneres, Howard Stern, Supper models: Ali Stephens, Raquel Zimmerman, Alyssa Miller.

1/16 Wath the bleep do we know-Down the rabbit hole