Category Archives: healing

Halting Legacies of Trauma | Brian Dias | TEDxEmory

Brian Dias is a researcher in the field of neurobiology and an active participant in scientific innovation and education. Dr. Dias grew up in India and received his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. Over the years, he has investigated the neurobiology underlying depression, anxiety, PTSD, and anti-social behavior. Currently, Dr. Dias and his team are studying how mammalian neurobiology, physiology and reproductive biology are impacted by stress, and how legacies of stress perpetuate across generations. Among other outlets, Dr. Dias’ work has been featured in Nature, on the BBC, in a list of the 10 Most Important Discoveries of 2014 published by La Recherche Magazine. Most recently, Dr. Dias was quoted in articles about the legacy of trauma (BBC) and the neurobiology of family separation (BrainFacts). In 2017, Dr. Dias received a CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar Award from the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) and is currently an Associate Fellow in CIFAR’s Child & Brain Development Program. In addition to research, Dr. Dias is interested in scientific innovation and education. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

 

Healing with art

Gripping a cane to stabilize his stride, Bradley Books walked past the Firehouse Arts Center in Longmont, promising himself that one day his paintings and drawings would hang on the white walls.
Now four years later, the 37-year-old is inside on a weekly basis, without his cane, and facilitating a monthly program, Art of Possibility, which helps developmentally-disabled participants heal through artistic expression.
“My favorite is they always ask, ‘When are we coming back?’ And to know that’s how they feel, that then encourages me to keep working with it,” he said.
The program is two-fold because working with others also helps Books restore mentally and physically from pain that sometimes still paralyzes his mind and body. MORE HERE