“Envying your friends on Facebook actually leads to depression,” declares Amy Morin, a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist. In this powerful talk, she reveals the three kinds of destructive beliefs that make us less effective and rob us of our mental strength.
She narrates her own story of coping with a series of huge tragedies to drive home the point that the secret of being mentally strong is to give up your bad mental habits. Mental strength is a lot like physical health. To become physically fit, if you really want to see results, just exercising regularly is not enough; you even have to give up eating junk food. Likewise, to be mentally strong, you need good habits like practising gratitude; but you also have to give up your bad habits like resenting the success and happiness of your fellow beings.
Amy says that each of us possess the ability to build mental strength, but most don’t know how. She invites us to reflect on our bad mental habits that are holding us back, the unhealthy beliefs that are keeping us from being as mentally strong as we could be.
About Amy Morin
Amy Morin, a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist, has been counseling children, teens, and adults since 2002. She also works as an adjunct psychology instructor.
Amy’s expertise in mental strength has attracted international attention. Her bestselling book, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, is being translated into more than 20 languages.
Amy’s advice has been featured by a number of media outlets, including: Time, Fast Company, Good Housekeeping, Business Insider, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Success, Glamour, Oprah.com, TheBlaze TV, and Fox News. She has also been a guest on dozens of radio shows.
She is a regular contributor to Forbes, Inc., and Psychology Today. She serves as About.com’s Parenting Teens Expert and Discipline Expert.
As a frequent keynote speaker, Amy loves to share the latest research on resilience and the best strategies for overcoming adversity and building mental muscle.