11 Dr. Greg Siegle: What if Freaking Out and Shutting Down are Perfectly Normal?
Photo by Anthony Tran on UnsplashDr. Greg Siegle is director of the Programme in Cognitive A'ffective Neuroscience (PICAN) at the University of Pittsburgh. Last month, June 2019, he was also awarded the Honorary Chair in Cognitive Science at the University of Amsterdam. He’s devoted to understanding interactions of cognition and emotion, particularly their associations with mental disorder and recovery such as depression and anxiety. **Shownotes ** 1:00 Lecture at the University of Amsterdam: “what if freaking out and shutting down are completely normal?" 2:50 Most interventions in mental health is to decrease emotions 4:10 “Healthy” people dissociate every day 4:57 Freaking out and shutting down are both part of the process (e.g. spider-phobia) 6:11 Dissociation is stigmatized in mental health field 7:33 There’s a continuum from compartmentalization to total dissociation. 8:26 Detachment in mindfulness share a lot with dissociation 9:02 Pre-frontal cortex lets us put the choice back to our hands 10:02 W