Podcasts provide a valuable and reliable resource for gaining new insights in resilience, stress-relief, and mindfulness. Easy to stream or download and listen to on the go, podcasts can help you learn about insights into happiness and meaning, be them scientific or not!
This "Mental Health is You" blog series is here to help explore the use of mindfulness, empathy, and compassion in Meaningful, Memorable, and Motivational ways. In this blog post, we share five favorite podcasts about learning new skills, strengthening existing ones, and improving how you navigate your way through this pandemic and post-pandemic journey. Explore, listen, and feel free to add your suggestions in the comments.
Note: Some podcasts may require a subscription.
1. The Positive Psychology
Bringing the Science of Happiness to your earbuds with Kriten Truempy, this podcast covers the full spectrum of positive psychology, from light-hearted inspiration to deep, thought-provoking discussions such as Post-Traumatic growth or positive parenting.
2. The Anxiety Podcast
Hosted by Tim JP Collins, this podcast provides a safe, supportive space for those suffering with anxiety, stress, and panic attacks. The show focuses on moving past anxiety and fear through personal stories, new skills, or coping strategies. You are not alone.
3. Meditation Minis
This award-winning meditation podcast by Hypnotherapist, Chel Hamilton, is filled with 'mini' meditations to calm anxiety, overcome negative thinking, increase confidence, and more. 'Mini' means that most of these meditations are just 10 minutes or less.
4. The Hilarious World of Depression
This podcast tries to put a fun spin on a hard topic—depression. It is brought to you by American Public Media and HealthPartners' Make It Okay campaign, who are committed to breaking the stigma around mental health. The Hilarious World of Depression is hosted by veteran humorist and public radio host, John Moe.
5. Cleaning Up the Mental Mess
This podcast is hosted by Dr. Caroline Leaf, a cognitive neuroscientist, author, and mental health and mind expert. She provides practical and scientific tips and tools to help you take back control over mental, emotional, and physical health.