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.
The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos
This week, we're sharing something special with you: An episode of The Happiness Lab featuring Susan. On the show, Yale professor Dr. Laurie Santos reveals science-backed strategies you can use to embrace your least favorite emotions.
Many of us assume that leading a happy life means avoiding negative emotions like stress, sadness, and anger, whenever we can. But what if these bad feelings are telling us something important?
In this episode, Susan shares strategies with Laurie that help us become more emotionally agile—explaining how we can show up for our negative emotions and harness them to thrive and live a happier, more successful life.
You can hear more Happiness Lab episodes at https://link.chtbl.com/checkinginhappinesslab
Wisdom for the future
It’s possible to create extraordinary beauty in the face of stress, separation, and illness. Explore the value of music during this difficult time with Richard Kogan, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical Center, and noted concert pianist. Guided by the life story of Frédéric Chopin, one of the greatest composers in history, Susan and Richard reveal ways to move forward into an uncertain future.
Your past, present, future self
Join Susan for a guided exercise that can help you connect with how you want to move forward in the future. Ask yourself: What do I need to let go of? What parts of my life have not been working for me? What does the child in me need? And what does the future in me need?
What do you value?
The conditions we live in under COVID-19 have put many of our goals in conflict — parenting vs work, comforting our loved ones vs social distancing, and more. They can feel like impossible choices in chaotic times. But there's a way to feel more confident in making tough decisions: getting clear about what we value. What's more, our present circumstances might actually offer us the opportunity to make choices that move us closer to the values we want to live by.
How to tame burnout when your office is your bedroom
Even before COVID-19, many of us were teetering on the edge of burnout. With the pandemic ushering in changes to daily life, many of our stressors have only worsened. While we can’t change our situation, we can change the way we relate to it. Being intentional about when to grit and when to quit, and reassessing what goals are currently realistic can lead us on a path towards restoration.
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.
5 Star Checking In With Susan David Podcasts
Absolute 5 star quality podcasts by Susan David. The year 2020 is I believe being aptly described as “unprecedented”. Susan David’s podcasts have not only provided valued support, but also the guidance and encouragement for us to be able to look inward, to revisit our values, and help us emerge from this Global Pandemic with kindness, and understanding perhaps a little more about what’s really important, what really matters to us, and what matters to our fellow humans. Susan’s podcasts provide superb coaching, and incredible life learnings. I am thankful for everything you have given through these enlightening, and supportive podcasts Susan. Stay safe, and be well to you and your loved ones. Kind regards, Dawn
This is the podcast I look forward to the most. It’s an antidote to the oppressive nature of a lockdown.
We all need a little self compassion
I wish this was every day! It was wonderful to stumble across this and take some time to pause, reflect and be kind to myself.