Although some restrictions have recently been lifted, many of us are still facing challenges such as isolation, stress and anxiety as a result of measures we must take to protect ourselves and each other from COVID-19.
If you find yourself struggling, that is normal and OK. Here is a list of FREE podcasts that you may find useful in managing your mental health.
Most of these podcasts are available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify, as well as other podcast apps.
1. Tara Brach: https://www.tarabrach.com/talks-audio-video/
“Tara Brach’s teachings blend Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices, mindful attention to our inner life, and a full, compassionate engagement with our world.”
Offerings includes audio and Video talks, guided meditations, blogs, reading resources, articles, etc.
“A show about clinical depression…with laughs? Well, yeah. Depression is an incredibly common and isolating disease experienced by millions, yet often stigmatized by society. The Hilarious World of Depression is a series of frank, moving, and, yes, funny conversations with top comedians who have dealt with this disease, hosted by veteran humorist and public radio host John Moe.”
“Yale professor Dr. Laurie Santos has studied the science of happiness and found that many of us do the exact opposite of what will truly make our lives better… Laurie will take you through the latest scientific research and share some surprising and inspiring stories that will change the way you think about happiness.”
This podcast has a “Coronavirus Bonus” season specifically about how to cope with the changes and challenges that have accompanied the pandemic.
4. Wellbeing Podcast with Sophie Gregoire Trudeau: https://www.we.org/en-CA/get-doing/activities-and-resources/wellbeing/we-well-being-podcast/
“Challenge the way you see mental well-being through tackling taboos and frank conversation.”
“Helping people with anxiety to become calmer, happier and more confident.
Chloe Brotheridge tackles topics like how to reduce negative thinking, ways to heal trauma, and manage grief. A recent episode of this podcast specifically talks about how to be productive and manage stress while working from home during the coronavirus pandemic.”
6. A Mindful Moment:
“Are you thriving or just surviving? Increase your mindfulness to shift into living a life of purpose and meaning. Mindfulness improves your health, relationships, finances and career. Tap into your full potential by learning tips, techniques and new perspectives on a wide variety of topics.”
“The Anxiety Coaches Podcast is a relaxing and inspiring show sharing lifestyle changes to calm your nervous system and help you heal Anxiety, Panic, and PTSD for life! We Bring you 2 episodes every week. There is no need to walk this path alone. Join us for a relaxing, informative and inspiring time and start your journey out of anxiety-panic!”
8. Your Anxiety Toolkit: https://kimberleyquinlan.libsyn.com/
“Your Anxiety Toolkit aims to provide you with helpful tools to manage anxiety, stress and other emotions that get in the way.”