William Stixrud, Ph.D., is a clinical neuropsychologist and founder of The Stixrud Group, in Silver Spring, Maryland. He is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine.
Dr. Stixrud is a frequent lecturer and the author of scientific articles and book chapters on topics related to adolescent brain development, stress, and meditation. His work has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Time, and Scientific American. Most recently, he was co-author, with Ned Johnson, of the best-selling book, The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives.
In the first interview, Dr. Stixrud discusses how the current pandemic is causing extreme stress and anxiety for many children, teens, and their parents. He briefly explains the science of stress, resilience, and the importance of a healthy sense of control for optimal development. He also discusses the ways in which the Transcendental Meditation® (TM®) technique can help kids and adults develop brains that are capable of adapting to the dramatic changes we now face.
Watch the first interview with Dr. William Stixrud (51:27)
In the second interview, Dr. Stixrud discusses teenage stress, depression, and anxiety, and the importance of developing an increasing sense of control. He explains that people often resort to substance abuse as a coping mechanism, and offers healthy alternatives to stress management. Dr. Stixrud also highlights the importance of intrinsic motivation for gaining lifelong happiness, and responds to stimulating questions from viewers.
Watch the second interview with Dr. William Stixrud (51:33)
Mario Orsatti, Executive Director of the Center for Health and Wellness, a division of the David Lynch Foundation, interviewed Dr. Stixrud on May 24 and May 31, 2020.
Dr. Stixrud discusses the ways in which the Transcendental Meditation technique can help kids and adults develop brains that are capable of adapting to the dramatic changes we now face.
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