He's not a doctor, but he knows what's in your head. Join podcast pioneer and SiriusXM radio host Greg Willits as he dives into mental health issues (including his own) and how to live a life of greater joy in the midst of a broken brain. For those who suffer and those who love them, More Than Mental is your home for finding balance in mental, spiritual, emotional, work, family, and all areas of life.
Elliott Rodriguez, Exercise, and Your Brain
Elliott Rodriguez is a health and wellness coach, fitness trainer and pro-league paintball competitor. His goal is to help people reach their fitness goals despite the mental roadblocks people may place in front of their way.
Beth Schrader and Caring For Your Spouse
Beth Schrader courageously shares her story as the spouse of someone suffering from mental health issues and joins Greg to discuss the difficulties of loving someone who is in such pain.
Does Meditation Really Help Mental Health?
I've never really liked the idea of just plain meditation, in part because I never really understood why I should meditate on nothing, and in another part because whenever I meditated on nothing, I ended up either thinking of more items for my to do list, or I ended up just complaining to God.
That changed earlier this year, though, when I learned an incredibly simplified method of meditation that is not new age-y or overly distractive.
So in this episode I share with you a simple way to find more calm in just 5-10 minutes each day.
But I also want to share with you some of my own tricks for deeper prayer, because studies show that both meditation and prayer provide benefits to your brain.
Take a listen, and be sure to like and subscribe!
Links from this episode:
Article on Meditation and Gray Matter
More Than Mental Big Brain T-Shirt
How My Wife Helped Me Through 20+ Years of Mental Illness
My wife, Jennifer Willits, joins me on the show to share her perspective of walking along with her spouse through more than 20+ years of mental illness.
Proof That You Suck
Uncovering unhealthy core beliefs, figuring out where they came from, and developing healthy core beliefs based on positive evidence from your life.
Dr. Elizabeth Dybell and Helping Kids Understand Mental Illness
Dr. Elizabeth Dybell is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. For over 20 years, she has worked with parents, children, teachers, and adults, providing psychotherapy and assessments. Dr. Dybell also lectures widely on topics relating to mental health and education concerns.On this episode of More Than Mental, Dr. Dybell joins Greg to talk about the difficulty of explaining mental illness to children when one of their parents is suffering. We also touch upon how to go about getting counseling help for children with their own mental health needs.Books mentioned on the program:Dr. Elizabeth Dybell's WebsiteWhy Are You So Scared?: A Child's Book About Parents with PTSDWhy Are You So Sad?: A Child's Book about Parental DepressionWishing Wellness: A Workbook for Children of Parents with Mental Illness
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It has been an enjoyable and enlightening podcast so far. Greg shows off his skills as an interviewer to lead his guests through discussions about a variety of mental health topics. He truly explores multiple facets. It’s not just a discussion about the mind, but body, spirit, and relationships too.
Mental health is a topic that is still too often only whispered. In our society where people can be disconnected from each other even though we can be so connected electronically, it is vital to understand mental health challenges. I am glad Greg has been willing to bring this topic out of the shadows.
Thank you for pulling back the curtain
I've been listening to Greg and Jennifer for over 10 years with their Adventures in Imperfect Living (formerly known as Catholics Next Door) podcast. Check out that podcast if you want to hear what Greg's gone through over the last two years or so; it's pretty incredible how far he's come. He speaks honestly and openly about his personal struggles with mental illness. So brave, and so eyeopening for those of us who know someone struggling with mental illness. I think this is a timely podcast as people in today's world seem more open to understanding mental illness.. Thank you for pulling back the curtain on a difficult subject. I look forward to more episodes.