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When we’re troubled by a situation, research has found that it doesn’t work particularly well to put our head in the sand and try to suppress our feelings. But there are ways of getting some healthy distance from a problem so that we can handle it more effectively – and that’s what this episode will cover.
Uncertainty and upheaval can cause us understandable anxiety, and this anxiety sometimes announces itself in unpleasant and unwanted sensations that make us feel on edge. But research shows that there’s a technique for reframing those sensations that quickly reduces their negative hold on us, and that’s what this week’s episode will focus on.
By definition, dilemmas are hard to think through – in Greek, the word “dilemma” means there are “two propositions” rather than one nice clear obvious path forward. But there are some techniques that can help us feel less stuck and less stressed when making decisions in the face of dilemmas, and that’s what this episode will focus on.
There’s a lot of talk these days about the importance of self-compassion. But why is it so good for us? In this episode Caroline will explain what self-compassion does to our brain, why it’s a helpful first port of call in a storm, and how we can deploy it effectively in the heat of the moment.
When a situation feels challenging, uncertainty makes it feel even more stressful – and this stress hampers our ability to make good choices about what to do next. In this episode, Caroline talks about ways we can ground ourselves in certainties, to restore a sense of calm and clarity in our thinking even in the middle of chaos.
In this episode Caroline discusses how the human brain can get into an unconscious negative spiral when exposed to challenging news, and she explains a practical technique you can use to hit ‘reset’ and see more of what’s good around you.
Two Happiness & Productivity Experts on the Challenge of Taking Your Own Advice – Conversation with Shawn Achor and Caroline Webb