Wendy SuzukiMar 30, 2022
Mental Health in Academia 5
Harnessing the Power of Good Anxiety
New Books Network 2022
We are delighted to present All for One and One for All: Public Seminar Series on Mental Health in Academia and Society. All for One and One for All talks will shine the light on and discuss mental health issues in academia across all levels – from students to faculty, as well as in wider society. Seminars are held online once per month on Wednesdays at 5pm CET/ 11am EST and free for all to attend. Speakers include academics, organisations, and health professionals whose work focuses on mental health. Live Q and A sessions will be held after each talk.
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Today’s talk is with Dr. Wendy Suzuki, Dr. Hilal Lashuel and Galina Limorenko
Collectively, we are living through a time of unprecedented uncertainty including what feels like an endless series of real and existential threats to our health and well-being. These unique times have led to some of the highest levels of anxiety that have been reported in the general population. Prof. Suzuki will describe a novel, practical, and science-based approach to transform "bad" anxiety to good. This shift from bad to good anxiety can help you accelerate focus and productivity, boost performance and even foster more creativity. You will leave this presentation with a set of concrete tools that will allow you to harness the brain activation underlying your anxiety and make it work for you.
Dr. Wendy Suzuki is an award-winning Professor of Neural Science and Psychology at New York University where she studies the effects of physical activity and meditation on the brain. She is a best-selling author of the book Healthy Brain Happy Life that was also made into a PBS special. Her TED talk on the brain-changing benefits of exercise has more than 55 million views. Her second book Good Anxiety: Harnessing the Power of the Most Misunderstood Emotion was published in Fall of 2021. Suzuki is a passionate thought leader, spreading the understanding of how we can use the principles of brain plasticity to maximize our brain’s performance and transform our lives for the better.
Galina Limorenko is a doctoral candidate in Neuroscience with a focus on biochemistry and molecular biology of neurodegenerative diseases at EPFL in Switzerland.