THE FOLLOWING MATERIAL comes from a mixture of sources. The ideas they present are meant to inspire curiosity about human behavior, emotions, psychological development and trauma. Some of these clips reference and describe abuse, war, and death. Please be mindful of your own relationship to those ideas before moving on, if you choose to do so.


Consciousness, our private sense of inner awareness, is the one big question to which we might find answers. Robert's Book: The Mystery of Existence: Why Is There Anything At All?


When the DMT is released: Athene's Theory of Everything "This is a fascinating theory that draws from numerous fields of study. Athene's Theory of Everything" No copyright. Upload freely.


The ancient Greco-Roman philosophy of Stoicism explains that while we may not always have control over the events affecting us, we can have control over how we approach things.


Stoicism is a philosophy worked out in Ancient Greece and Rome thousands of years ago, but it remains hugely relevant to our own times: it offers us ways of learning how to cope with anxiety, fear and the dread of losing money, status and love.


Nietzsche and how to become who you are: In this video we shed light on what it means to "become who you are", and in the process, explore some of Nietzsche's fascinating psychological insights.


Attachment Theory and Emotional Regulation: Halifax Psychologist, Brad Peters, talks about attachment theory and emotion regulation, as it relates to emotional intelligence, connection in relationships, and psychological resilience. Attachment is a term that describes an emotional bond - initially in childhood, with the parent or caregiver, but then later in life as well, with close friendships and romantic partners.


Healing Attachment Trauma through Attuned Love: Jacob Ham, a friend and amazing therapist, highlights a therapy session that addresses healing trauma through attuned love.


Childhood development: Dr. Bruce Perry discusses the disconnect between what our children need to thrive and what the modern world has to offer, emphasizing the importance of human connections at early stages in life. He also offers tools for parents to help their children develop healthy minds, nurture friendships, overcome traumatic experiences, and feel cherished.


Advice to My Younger Self - with Gabor Mate. “Just relax kid. Allow life to come to you. You don’t have to force it. Open your heart.”


Dr Gabor Maté, the renowned speaker, physician and author. He has written many, bestselling books including In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction, which is based on his findings, from twelve years practicing medicine, in Vancouver's most concentrated area of drug users.


Dr. Gabor Maté on the Myth of "Normal" in Psychological Disorders. He explains how mental distress and pathology exists in a continuum and are largely a result of a materialist culture that rigidly "idealize individuality and ignores emotional needs," prioritizing objects over people and well being.


It's easy to blame ourselves for not feeling 100% in our minds, but some of the causes of mental unwellness have to do with large systemic problems in our so...


Jake, the laid-back superego: Using Adventure Time’s character Jake as a fun example of the role of the super ego in the structure of the human psyche.


Who is Don Draper? A fictional depiction of a man who’s early trauma haunts him throughout his life.


Life after 40 years in prison: In this video, we introduce you to Danny. A man who served 40 years in prison through 2 separate prison sentences. The first being 24 years, then after 11 months of freedom would end up getting locked up again for 16 years.


Theo Von talks about everything the led up him quitting drugs and alcohol. Excerpt from Washington DC | This Past Weekend


Everybody feels lonely sometimes. But only few of us are aware how important this feeling was for our ancestors - and that our modern world can turn it into something that really hurts us. Why do we feel this way and what can we do about it?

The forgotten Veterans: Vietnam veterans who are physically and psychologically wounded receive no hero's welcome because of their drug addictions. GI Bill, educational benefits as well as medical benefits are not available to them. All they come back home to are heroin and methadone on the streets of New York.


Battered children: A depiction of the increasing problem of child abuse and neglect in the United States. When parents abuse and batter their children, the battered children become abusive parents themselves. New, innovative programs are being put in place to stop this cycle of violence.


Children of Darkness is an Oscar nominated 1983 documentary film produced and written by Richard Kotuk and Ara Chekmayan. It explored the topic of juvenile psychiatry - an acute lack of mental health care in America for seriously emotionally disturbed youth.


Child of Rage: Learn how a young girl, Beth, became a sadistic psychopath, and see her transformation to a feeling human being. Video-taped sessions of her therapy, which includes emotionless confessions, convey the subjective reality of a young girl.