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Using Denial to Cope with Grief and Depression - Winifred Gallagher

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/04/30/Mastering_Attention_to_Transform_Experience Winifred Gallagher, an acclaimed behavioral science writer, discusses a study that shows people recover from tragedy with more ease if they do not dwell on their grief. Drawing from this, she suggests it may be best to refrain from "obsessing" over distress and trauma. ----- Can we train our focus? What's different about the way creative people pay attention? Winifred Gallagher, an acclaimed behavioral science writer, makes the radical argument that the quality of your life largely depends on what you choose to pay attention to and how you choose to do it. - Los Angeles Public Library Winifred Gallagher's books include House Thinking, Just the Way You Are (a New York Times Notable Book), Working on God, and The Power of Place. She has written for numerous publications, such as Atlantic Monthly, Rolling Stone, and The New York Times.
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