When something terrible happens in the world, we can experience an emotional residue (or vicarious trauma) induced by exposure from our social media and news feed. Therapist, Anastasia Pollock gives steps you can take to make sure your mood, functioning, and overall well-being are not impacted.
Lets talk about the nervous system! Expert therapist, Anastasia Pollock stresses the importance of understanding where our reactions, emotions and behaviors are originating. As we do this, we can learn to identify and control which state we are in, and are more likely to create lasting changes and have a happier, less stressful life. Based on the Polyvagal Theory by Stephen Porges.
Anastasia Pollock is joined by Mental Health Counselor, Paige Goldy to discuss the strengths/weaknesses and functions of our right and left brains. Referencing Dr. Iain McGilchrist's work, they make a case for our need to find a balance between both brains. Most individuals (as well as the American public in general) are dominated by the left-brain and would benefit greatly by learning to exercise their right brain 'muscles'. Finding a balance will help with overall well-being and happiness!