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2017 TEDxBeaconStreet Interview with Mel Schwartz. Anxiety has reached epidemic rates in Western society. Most professionals simply try to manage it, primarily through medication.

Psychotherapist and author Mel Schwartz shares his perspective on both the cause and the solution to this mass disquiet. He proposes that anxiety is often due to our relationship with our thoughts. These are thoughts that are perpetually seeking certainty.

The more we try to know the future – which is of course unknowable – the more fearful and and anxious we feel. Mel demonstrates how to shift our relationship with uncertainty and embrace the unknown, freeing us from the grip of anxiety.

About the Speaker

Mel Schwartz

Mel Schwartz

Mel Schwartz LCSW MPhil is a psychotherapist, marriage counselor, author and speaker. He’s in private practice in Westport, CT and NYC and also works with individuals globally. Mel is the author of The Possibility Principle: How Quantum Physics Can Improve the Way You Think, Live and Love and The Art of Intimacy, The Pleasure of Passion. He is one of the first psychotherapists to integrate the basic principles of quantum physics into a therapeutic approach, enabling people to overcome their challenges and live to their potential.