8 principles to achieve optimum mental health | Dan Banos | TEDxRockhampton

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Dan runs us though 8 points that not only assist our physical health, but our mental health as well.
Dan is a psychologist at Newstart Psychology & Counselling with expertise in adolescents, anxiety, child psychology, couples therapy, depression, HIV-AIDS, spirituality, stress, teenagers and more. He has ample experience administering psychometric tests to support the assessment of individuals cognitive and decision making capacity.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at ted.com/tedx

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Jul 21, 2015




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Castiel Leem
Castiel Leem 2 days ago
8 to 9 hours of sleep... i feel lucky if i get 7 hours of sleep a day and that's very hard to come by. Pepelaugh
philomena phanthagia
What about security? Like being able to go to school in the u.s. or taking a walk in the Cambodian countryside without getting shot or blown up into pieces because of other people's acts of violence?
Erica Duignan
Erica Duignan 13 days ago
Master of the obvious
Cathleen Lucille Thomas
Bravo!!!!! So spot on, thanks for this video 💗🌬
Shea Teeley
Shea Teeley 14 days ago
This kind of talk is probably why TED doesn’t pay their speakers for their appearances. Complete waste of time. Here’s my version: 1) Just be generally healthy
RyanPatrick 19 days ago
not thinking about climate change & believing god will fix all makes you happier
Andrew Cotofan
Andrew Cotofan 25 days ago
This intro has to cut back
george clemenceau
Very good and a nice delivery, thanks.
Daniel Lugo
Daniel Lugo Month ago
you forgot number 9: money
Daniel Lugo
Daniel Lugo Month ago
coffee is not bad its good for us but tea is better
Eric B
Eric B Month ago
This guy is full of it. Water is the new snake oil.
Toka Zhu
Toka Zhu Month ago
tradeoff: exercise requires either meat or too much time that you don't have
Water Ski Lake Austin
Bravo! Well done! Newstart!
james clarke
james clarke Month ago
With the exception of the ‘plant-based’ bit, this is straight GOLD. 🇺🇸
barrel dreamz
barrel dreamz Month ago
I could be wrong but I thought everyone has heard of the word temperance. Also I've read a lot about how tryptophan doesn't have that big of effect on serotonin as much on the brain as previously thought. But who knows
Julie VanBerkel
Julie VanBerkel Month ago
I'm lucky if I get 5 or 6 hours interrupted sleep each night. I'm doomed!
NVofus Month ago
Well done sir, great Ted talk. 👍🏼👏
Anhettige Premachandra
Very useful
john okonol
john okonol Month ago
I wonder if they tried testing the all nighters at different times to see if they really absorbed more information or not?
john okonol
john okonol Month ago
@- m7k0z7 - I'm more interested in knowing how much of the information is retained through the all night method. Maybe, an all nighter could retain and retrieve more information with a good sleep after the all night.
- m7k0z7 -
- m7k0z7 - Month ago
All nighter's brain capability decreases due to lack of sleep. I noticed this upon taking exams. When I take 7-8 hours of sleep; it was very easy for me to think and think outside the box. Unlike when sleep deprived, my brain was on autopilot and didn't have the mental energy to think properly.
Diana Eidson
Diana Eidson Month ago
I agree with most of what he said, which basically consists of common sense. He gave new reasons for doing these things. However, I think everyone is different and certain things, like going to bed early, might not be optimal for everyone.
Diana Eidson
Diana Eidson Month ago
So temperance means no smoking, no alcohol, and no caffeine. Call it abstinence, not temperance.
andiroo42 Month ago
Temperance is leaving out harmful things and a balanced use of that which is good. Abstinence is only avoidance.
ronnyandjamiejoy Sandvick
Diana Eidson i think it means balance in life about the 8 principles - the no smoking and alcohol and caffeine is non negotiable. I work in the medical field and caffeine causes more harm than good. When your body is in OPTIMAL HEALTH - it naturally leaves out certain habits.
Yin over Yang
Yin over Yang Month ago
What’s with the weird Jaws music ar 4:05 ?
Terence Hill
Terence Hill 2 months ago
Good presentation. Fundamental things, but many people just won't get what you are talking about. It's sad. Take some countries in Europe. They run after money all day in a job they don't like, give their children to daycare, send their grandparents to a nursing home and numb themselves for a few hours in the evening with beer and TV series. That's what they call life! And don't try to argue with them, this is the way it HAS TO be. I'm speechless by such a waste of life
capgains Month ago
What’s the alternative to this way of life?
Rose J
Rose J 2 months ago
Sugar could have been added to temperance or total abstinence or reduction like the meat in nutrition category.
Rose J
Rose J 2 months ago
Sugar could have been added to temperance or total abstinence or reduction like the meat in nutrition category.
Kay Crowder
Kay Crowder 2 months ago
He is a good speaker: lots of pauses, looks at the audience, some humor, brings in previous concepts, analogies, data.
Susan Schafer
Susan Schafer 2 months ago
Thanks. I enjoyed this. I think most of us know a lot of what was discussed but it helps to be reminded and get refocused on our health. It's easy to get distracted with our busy lives and the frequent distractions. Without health we really can't live optimal lives and enjoy the other things people strive for.
damok9999 2 months ago
undefined mental health? I'm sure everyone has the exact same idea of what it means right?
funny sisters challenge or show Mclawrence
Do you guys know that all what this gentlemen have said can be found in the first 2 chapters of the bible in genesis.i wonder if he is a seventhday adventist because the teaching is similar and according to research seventhday adventist lives 10 years longer than the average person.
NMtransfer-email Email
Actually they find that nuns live the longest more than anyone in the whole world into their 100's
Renan Cevallos
Renan Cevallos 3 months ago
everything he said may work.except go out and breath the air and trust...this days the air is poisoned by those chemtrail...is real ..hard to believe.
Sangeetha Kapany
What we give will definitely return to us back.. so try to trust 1st so automatically all vil trust each other
Madison Dohnt
Madison Dohnt 3 months ago
How important is mental health! My non-negotiable is that I have to go to gym at least every Saturday morning to start my weekend in a good mindset!
Jeannie Campbell
Jeannie Campbell 3 months ago
love the way he expresses himself thank you ...love this video
K Moses
K Moses 3 months ago
Simple but true
bro perfect
bro perfect 3 months ago
So simple things but doing hard
Glenn Robinson
Glenn Robinson 3 months ago
Some parts of the world there's extremely low levels of sunshine, so...
Glenn Robinson
Glenn Robinson 3 months ago
How on earth can some people get enough sunshine. Office workers etc who live closer to the poles. Get real. Dont put burdens on people they cant bear or live up to you dimwit.
Shakti_91 4 months ago
Very comprehensive!!! Good lesson!
V. Dargain
V. Dargain 3 months ago
Uh-huh . The simplicity of the list he gives makes it doable . Even for the busiest schedule .
Shafiul Abid
Shafiul Abid 4 months ago
Nice sir..... I Do
Albert Albert
Albert Albert 4 months ago
excercise, water and sun are good? How come Vampires live thousands of year lying still inside a coffin?
Rajesh d m
Rajesh d m 4 months ago
Include meditation in your subject...
Rajesh d m
Rajesh d m 3 months ago
@V. Dargain you dont know proper meaning of meditation..its not for rest..this have lot of meaning in it.. you can study about pathanjali maharshi..there are lots of books available what are all the benefits in meditation they reaveld
V. Dargain
V. Dargain 3 months ago
Meditation would be classified under rest , because you are deliberately putting yourself into a restful state
Shubham Speedcuber Vibhuti
Kurious Beats
Kurious Beats 4 months ago
“We live in a society”
Michael Nawrot
Michael Nawrot 4 months ago
Can you give a source for the research about gathering together giving 14 years more life expectancy? Id like to look deeper into that :)
Sean Scott
Sean Scott 4 months ago
Hail Hydra!
anonymous anonymous
I can do this all day..
Graham Trave
Graham Trave 4 months ago
He could be right ... Could have just said.. Moderation in everything and surround yourself wth people you love and who love you.
Megha D
Megha D 4 months ago
Good talk but could have maintained a neutral accent
Jenny g
Jenny g 4 months ago
mighty meat gang
mighty meat gang 4 months ago
is that pitbull?
NMtransfer-email Email
Kay Crowder
Kay Crowder 2 months ago
That goes in with Trust
NMtransfer-email Email
Excellent refresher
NMtransfer-email Email
@V. Dargain I'm glad I got that correct LOL
V. Dargain
V. Dargain 3 months ago
Correct .
kevindanielpg 4 months ago
1. Nutrition: Acording to centenarian studies eat beans. 2. Exercise: It produces good neurotransmitters dopamine, serotonin, etc. 3. Water: Helps with the transport of triptophane. 4. Sunshine: It helps you sleep, and it helps with the pain. 5. Temperance: Equilibrium or Ecuanimity of experience, for example don't abuse Drinking Alcohol/Coffe and don't smoke cigars 6. Air: Spend time Outdoors/Nature. 7. Rest: Don't Overwork, basically you're not a machine, you need it. 8. Trust: have Friends, Family, a Community that you love and loves you, that and a Purpose. This is a bad resume but a I try to summarize it as simple as I could so you don't have to see all the talk, its quite boring.
Doa Alhajaj
Doa Alhajaj 13 days ago
Thanks saved me time
Sonia Kiran
Sonia Kiran Month ago
Thanks for putting up this helpful list.
keecefly Month ago
@barrel dreamz 🖕 😶
barrel dreamz
barrel dreamz Month ago
@keecefly "sane"
The Phoenix
The Phoenix Month ago
I want such summary on each of the Ted videos!
Gabriel HH
Gabriel HH 4 months ago
What a poor talk! Some generalizations
Lean 3 months ago
Too obvious not Ted talk material at least for me sorry.
NMtransfer-email Email
Lol. It's a concise list. I think it was good
Wendy Manson
Wendy Manson 5 months ago
Thank you so much for this.
V. Dargain
V. Dargain 3 months ago
Yes . Thanks ! I'm getting the help I need , but hearing it reinforced is also a help .
Casanova Casanova
Casanova Casanova 5 months ago
This guy cant even keep his hair.. first grow some hair .
asma dirrir
asma dirrir 3 months ago
Stop the personal attack
Casanova Casanova
Casanova Casanova 3 months ago
asma dirrir shame on your mom
asma dirrir
asma dirrir 3 months ago
Shame on U
NMtransfer-email Email
David Wilder
David Wilder 5 months ago
Sound advice.👍
Beknazar Suranchiyev
Thanks! My picks: 1. Water 2. Exercise 3. Temperance 4. Trust
Batshit Crazy
Batshit Crazy 5 months ago
Nice pics
Livon Diramerian
Livon Diramerian 5 months ago
Good lecture.
Marion Fiedler Music
I clicked on this video by coincidence during my jogging session. Feeling goooood now as I cherish the jogging hours especially when I feel sad. Thanks for sharing these principles. I will ponder on them. This was precious.
Paul Clay
Paul Clay 5 months ago
I like this, although it is a bit difficult to remember what all the letters stand for! Maybe there should be one for things we should consider stopping or reducing, as they can harm mental health - S-T-O-P (S - Social Media, T- Texting (addicted to your mobile phone) Obesity (too much sugar and refined carbs) P - Procrastination). OK, perhaps as contrived as NEWSTART, but worth a try :-)
Paul Clay
Paul Clay 3 months ago
@NMtransfer-email Email I agree, I don't, but many people I come across seem to need pointing in the right direction to sort their lives out.
NMtransfer-email Email
You don't need all of those abbreviations to remember how to live.
grundid 44
grundid 44 5 months ago
Now that OZ has spoken, I think he thinks to practice his English. Nothing new here. Learn to enunciate. Go back to school. Really you must be joking me, go listen to Allan Watts for a little piece of mind/ trust.
Lean 3 months ago
@GRUNDID I just posted a comment in the same line of thinking without reading yours. This guy is a Dr he is not serious, terrible accent. His introduction was full of mistakes . This talk is very basic .
yvonne blake
yvonne blake 5 months ago
This sound like our Adventist Health Message :-)
Freen Nutricion Funcional
Excelente conferencia, explicada con claridad y simpleza. Muy bien. Muchas gracias.
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