Happiness: Giving, Relating, Exercising

happier_living

The Ten Keys to Happier Living
Vanessa King of Action for Happiness
TEDxStPeterPort
Apr 1, 2016

2:12 Having a sense of control in our lives is an absolutely fundamental ingredient in happiness.
[related: https://franzcalvo.wordpress.com/category/behavior-sense-of-agency ]

mindful awareness

17:20 It’s a menu, it’s not a prescription.
What works for each of us is different. And we need different things at different times.

 

Dr. J. Doty: Hacking your brain for happiness


Hacking your brain for happiness
Dr. James Doty
TEDxSacramento

Apr 5, 2016

Dr. James Doty explains the neurological benefits of Compassion. “Project Compassion” has now turned into a leading research and educational institution and the only institution solely focused on the study of Compassion, Altruism and Empathy.

James Robert Doty, M.D., examines the neural, mental, and social bases of compassion. He serves as Professor of Neurosurgery at Stanford University School of Medicine and Founder and Director of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) – of which the Dalai Lama is the founding benefactor. He serves as Chairman of the Dalai Lama Foundation and as a member of the International Advisory Board of the Council of the Parliament of the World’s Religion.

He has just release his first book, Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart.

Borderline Personality Disorder


BPD: A pervasive disorder of the emotion regulation system

Social cognition in borderline personality disorder
Frontiers in Neuroscience. 14 January 2013
http://www.frontiersin.org Volume6|Article 195 | 1
Stefan Roepke, et al.
Department of Psychiatry, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Berlin, Germany

research consistently shows that BPD patients have biases in mental state attribution (e.g., evaluate others as malevolent)

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a severe psychiatric condition characterized by a
pervasive pattern of marked impulsivity and instability in affects, self-image …

affective instability

aggressive outbursts

increased emotional reactivity

found that BPD patients had a tendency to assume that “the world and others are dangerous and malevolent” (Pretzer,1990; Arntzetal., 2004).
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Borderline personality disorder
Lancet 2004; 364: 453–61
Klaus Lieb

intense unstable relationships, which are characterised by two separate but interlocking types of problem. The first is a profound fear of abandonment, which tends to manifest itself in desperate efforts to avoid being left alone—eg, calling people on the phone repeatedly or physically clinging to them. The second is a tumultuous quality to close relationships, which are marked by frequent arguments, repeated breakups, and reliance on a series of maladaptive strategies that can both anger and frighten others—eg, highly emotional or unpredictable responses.