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Are You Listening?

Are you your body? your deepest Self? your inner wisdom?

While I have written over 100 practical articles on emotional health, and a book showing how to use emotions and the Change Triangle to ease anxiety and depression and enhance wellbeing over a lifetime, I know many people prefer listening to podcasts. That’s great! Podcasts give me more time to explain how emotions work in the mind and body. Podcasts allow me to share more detailed personal examples to bring the Change Triangle to life. And because hosts get to ask whatever questions they want, I cover a wide range of topics all related to emotional health and all grounded in current science. The following episodes will enhance your well-being as you listen, just like I was helped back in 2003 when I first heard these ideas.

Below is a selection of my best podcasts that will surely help you grow and thrive:

"Every single human has surely suffered with feeling invalidated for their emotions. Author of ’It’s Not Always Depression’ and psychotherapist, Hilary Jacobs Hendel joined us to explore her ground-breaking work on emotions. Many of us have never really learned the true anatomy of our emotions. As Hilary explains, we can build our lives around avoiding the true feeling of our emotions. For many of us our early experiences with emotions involved us being told to ‘get over it’ in one way or another. Fully embracing emotions like anger and hurt means going against our conditioning, and some of these emotions seem downright scary. Could we end up lashing out in rage? Or could embracing our pain actually open the pathway toward calm, composure and compassion? Hilary walks us through the model she uses that allows people to experience - often for the first time in their lives - how to fully feel a feeling, and the freedom that this experiences offers us."

The Mental Illness Happy Hour is the most popular podcast I've been on. Paul Gilmartin is a TV personality, comedian, and mental health advocate who openly discusses his struggles wth depression. I've received many emails from Paul's listeners sharing that they never miss an episode and feel such gratitude towards Paul for his work. Click here to listen.

Another reason I love doing podcasts is that some hosts ask fantastic questions about things I might not normally address. Leo Flowers on his show, "Before You Kill Yourself." was one of those hosts. For example, we touched on jealousy and how to handle it when it comes up in friendships. We also discussed how to manage positive emotions in a way that improves our mental health. Click here to listen.

Relationship ALIVE! is a show to grow better relationships. Host Neil Sattin's questions and style bring the Change Triangle to life. You can also find episodes with Diana Fosha, Ph.D., the developer of accelerated experiential dynamic psychotherapy (AEDP), which is the main psychotherapy method that I use to help people in my practice. To listen click here.

The One You Feed is an award-winning podcast. Host Eric Zimmer is a father, businessman, recovering heroin addict, and a man on a mission to help people feel and do better. In this Interview, Eric and I discuss many aspects of emotions including:

  • How grounding and breathing helps

  • The role of core emotions to ready us for action

  • Self-criticism and self-judgment

  • Healthy shame vs toxic shame

I hope you enjoy one, two, three or all four of these shows and share them with others who might benefit.

Let me also take this time to thank each and every one of you for your interest in being part of my email list and for being an advocate for emotional health and mental health. I value and appreciate each and every one of you.



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