While the digital medium has taken over our lives over the past six months, one thing we can be thankful for is the resources it provides us. One such thing is the mental health podcasts you can tune into for some calm.
COVID-19 and self-isolation have gotten us hooked to the digital medium– from cooking apps, colouring apps, and at-home yoga to bodyweight workout at home, online learning, and more. There is, however, no denying that it being constantly ‘tuned-in’ plays havoc on our stress and anxiety levels. To help alleviate that, listen to these mental health podcasts that focus on mindfulness.
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Dan Harris is an ABC newsman whose panic attack live on Good Morning America led him to search out the benefits of meditation. Harris then wrote the bestselling book 10% Happier and started a podcast series shortly after. Harris has an episode purely on how to deal with Coronavirus anxiety. Listen to the episode and any of his shows on Apple Podcast for free.
An award-winning host, storyteller, viral content creator and motivational speaker, Jay Shetty is a familiar face on the internet whether you are a regular podcast listener or not. His content revolves around mindfulness, sometimes bringing in celebrities like Alicia Keys on his show. On Purpose with Jay Shetty is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, the website and his YouTube channel.
Caroline Foran’s calm, soothing voice may be exactly what you need in this time of chaos. She’s the author of Owning It: Your Bullsh*t-Free Guide to Living with Anxiety, which she then translated into a podcast. She shares her personal story of experiencing anxiety since her early 20s, along with expert input to help you deal with anxiety. Owning It: The Anxiety Podcast is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Acast.
Dr. Laurie Santos is a Yale University professor of psychology and she implements evidence-based tools on dealing with anxiety. There are currently six episodes on the various types of Coronavirus anxiety, such as dealing with loneliness, how to maintain a relationship despite being in isolation and how to be calm in this crisis. The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and the official website.
The Anxiety Slayer podcast was created in 2009 by Shann Vander Leek and Ananga Sivyer, with more than six million downloads. Listeners can tune in every week as new episodes will be released and it’s available via Apple Podcasts, Spotify as well as the website.
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This story first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Singapore.