11 episodes

Fear, boredom, grief, confusion—we're all feeling... a lot right now. How do we cope with our heightened emotions during this global pandemic? Susan David—a psychologist at Harvard Medical School—is here to offer us strategies. This show is an urgent response to an urgent moment—a support system, toolkit, and understanding voice during a time of great uncertainty.

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Fear, boredom, grief, confusion—we're all feeling... a lot right now. How do we cope with our heightened emotions during this global pandemic? Susan David—a psychologist at Harvard Medical School—is here to offer us strategies. This show is an urgent response to an urgent moment—a support system, toolkit, and understanding voice during a time of great uncertainty.

    Facing loneliness with Dr. Steven C. Hayes

    Facing loneliness with Dr. Steven C. Hayes

    The pandemic is putting a spotlight on our loneliness. But by confronting it, and understanding how meaningful connection works, we can take steps to mitigate this difficult feeling. In this episode, Susan is joined by Dr. Steven C. Hayes, Foundation Professor of Psychology at the University of Nevada and one of the leading voices in modern psychology.

    • 14 min
    Bonus: A quick loneliness exercise with Dr. Steven C. Hayes

    Bonus: A quick loneliness exercise with Dr. Steven C. Hayes

    Dr. Steven C. Hayes, Foundation Professor of Psychology at the University of Nevada and one of the leading voices in modern psychology, guides us in exercises that help us connect with our experiences of loneliness and loss.

    • 12 min
    What kids need during the pandemic

    What kids need during the pandemic

    One of the best things that parents can do right now to help their children thrive is to teach them emotional skills. For parents, the most effective way to teach these skills is by practicing them yourself. Learn how to help your kids (and yourself) validate, label, and process difficult emotions.

    • 20 min
    Bonus: Self-soothing exercises with Dr. Kristin Neff

    Bonus: Self-soothing exercises with Dr. Kristin Neff

    Practicing self-compassion is so vital right now that we consulted Dr. Kristin Neff on exercises for directing compassion inwards. Kristin is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research and a co-developer of the empirically supported training program "Mindful Self-Compassion." Here she guides us on some self-soothing exercises and unpacks the research on why this approach is one of the most powerful sources of strength, coping, and resilience.

    • 21 min
    Self-compassion for the self-critical

    Self-compassion for the self-critical

    Showing yourself kindness becomes even more important during life's difficult moments, and the current pandemic certainly qualifies. Learn why it’s a misconception that you need to be tough on yourself to succeed, and how practicing self-compassion can make you even more resilient.

    • 13 min
    Keep your relationships healthy in quarantine with Dr. Julie Gottman

    Keep your relationships healthy in quarantine with Dr. Julie Gottman

    Many of us are separated from people we typically rely on. Others are sharing space in closer quarters than they're used to. How do we navigate our relationships under these tough new conditions? Susan is joined by Dr. Julie Gottman, the president and co-founder of the Gottman Institute and co-founder of Affective Software, Inc. As one of the world's foremost experts on relationships, Julie shares strategies for maintaining healthy relationships during this crisis.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

edwannea ,

So helpful

Thank you Susan, you are changing my life.

cynthia.toronto ,

This helps so much

I love the frequency and the length of this podcast. More importantly, It’s like getting a personal pep talk from an objective wise and caring friend. Susan conveys her ideas clearly and in a way that I can apply to my day. Thanks!

sbertiek ,

Helpful and practical!

This is excellent. Short, to the point check-ins with tips we can apply right away to improve our stress.

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