Raising a small child brings all sorts of challenges. Lately, I've found myself waking up early and preparing lunches. During these pre-dawn hours, I've fallen in love with a number of podcasts and listen to them regularly.
As a certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, CBT therapist in West Los Angeles, I was highly impressed by Alix Spiegel and Lulu Miller's first episode of Invisibilia, "The Secret History of Thoughts". It was a compelling exploration of our thoughts and an interesting analysis of mental health's view of thoughts.
The contrast of psychoanalysis, cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness and meditation was useful and relevant not only for people experiencing symptoms like depression or anxiety, but also a good reminder for me as a therapist.
Check it out and let me know what you think.
Another exceptional WTF podcast on Mental Health with Marc Maron and AJ Mendez Brooks
I listen to WTF regularly. I find Marc Maron's conversations to be deeply intimate, connected and I find he also uses many techniques found in Motivational Interviewing and therapy to help his interviewee relax, open up and begin to share extremely personal details about their lives.
The conversation gets into mental health topics with AJ Mendez Brooks around 39 minutes. Highly recommended!
An open, first-person authentic account of life, career and relationships and the trials and tribulations associated with mental health challenges including depression, mania and suicidality, and some of the challenges in seeking support.
Lots of wisdom in this for all. Bravo Chris.
Mental Health and Therapy Writer. As featured on Huffington Post, Vox Media and elsewhere.