Jake discusses the emotion of fear in this episode. What is the adaptive function of fear? What does fear tell us is going on in our environment? In brief, fear tells us that there’s a threat or a danger present. It’s probably safe to assume that compared with our ancestors, in this day and age we have little to fear in our day-to-day lives. Why then in places like the US, Europe, and Australia is there a reported general increase in overall anxiety? Jake discusses fear (both rational fear and irrational fear) and anxiety further and talks about how the two are related. (more…)
Mental Health Podcast Episode 7: Shame / Guilt (Part 2)
Jake from Zephyr Wellness is your host again in this episode of our ongoing mental health podcast series. This episode is Part 2 of Shame and Guilt. Part 2 discusses potentially unhealthy cycles of shame and guilt. We encourage you to think of instances in your life where you may be requiring deed based performances from people in order for you to extend forgiveness, and ask yourself are these deeds really necessary for you to forgive them? ...Continue Reading
Mental Health Podcast Episode 6: Shame / Guilt (Part 1)
Jake from Zephyr Wellness is your host again in this episode of our ongoing mental health podcast series. This episode discusses the emotions of Shame and Guilt. This is a 2 episode podcast on the emotions of shame and guilt, as these two emotions are closely related. In brief, shame tells us that we failed to meet someone else's expectations, and guilt tells us to make a repair for failing to ...Continue Reading
Mental Health Podcast Episode 5: Sadness
In this mental health podcast episode Jake discusses the emotion of Sadness. (more…)
Being mentally healthy doesn’t mean never going through bad times or experiencing emotional problems. We all go through disappointments, loss, and change. And while these are normal parts of life, they can still cause sadness, anxiety, and stress. Listen to the Jake’s final overview on emotions. Hope you enjoy it!
Feelings are sparked by emotions and colored by the thoughts, memories, and images that have become subconsciously linked with that particular emotion for you. But it works the other way around too. For example, just thinking about something threatening can trigger an emotional fear response. While individual emotions are temporary, the feelings they evoke may persist and grow over a lifetime. Listen to Jake explain further. Hope you enjoy it!