31 minutes | Nov 16, 2020

Understanding The Body Budget with Lisa Feldman Barrett, PhD

Host Anna Lindberg Cedar, MPA, LCSW talks with Lisa Feldman Barrett, PhD who explains how neuroscience can help you better understand your physical needs and their associated moods. Dr. Barrett shares the analogy of the “body budget” to explain that the brain’s core function is to regulate complex needs in the body. She goes on to describe how difficult moods can serve as an abstraction of these needs, giving you important cues to care for yourself. Dr. Barrett explains that a difficult mood may not necessarily be the sign of a psychological defect, and shares suggestions for how individuals can use emotional intelligence to better interpret their physical needs. Listen in for a discussion of how to understand your own body budget and survive in an environment that constantly saps the body’s resources. Dr. Barrett’s latest book, “Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain” will be released the same week that this episode airs. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. TherapyForRealLife.com
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