Normalizing and Understanding Anxiety and Depression

While at my primary care physicians office earlier this week, we began a discussion on anxiety and depression, and how prevalent they are in our society today… especially in first world countries such as ours. As a therapist, I have had the opportunity to learn more about “brain science”, and how our brains are actually working when the unwelcome guests of depression and anxiety unpack their bags in our lives. I’d like to share a YouTube video of a recent presentation at Montgomery Bell Academy here in Nashville. The presenter, Stephen James, does an excellent and entertaining job of giving us more insight into what these two unwelcome guests are up to, and why it makes perfect sense that what we need to shove them back out the front door are frequently well within our reach. Stephen is an author, founder of Sage Hill Counseling, and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Tennessee… here he is: