Podcasts and Audio Books

Positivity

Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig

The true story of how Matt Haig came through crisis, triumphed over an illness that almost destroyed him and learned to live again. You can find out more about Matt’s journey here.

Trauma

A Trauma- and Social Justice-Informed Yoga Practice by Beyond Asana

Hala Khouri lights a fire within yoga communities and beyond to respond to injustice and support our collective liberation. Hala is one of the creators of Off the Mat, Into the World, a nonprofit dedicated to utilizing the tools of yoga and somatic practices within a justice framework to inspire people to be conscious leaders of change. Hala has been teaching the movement arts for more than 20 years and has a background in counseling, psychology, somatic experiencing, liberation studies, and, of course, yoga. On this episode, she shares her interdisciplinary approach to responding to suffering, showing up in social justice work, and avoiding harm through trauma-informed yoga practices. 

The Super Power of Trauma by Jeff Krasno and Hala Khouri

When we don’t fully process our traumas we get trapped in the past, and events in our present can trigger emotions and sensations that impede our ability to function — let alone thrive. But with a thoughtful, delicate balance of embodied practices and personal reflection we can begin to heal our traumas, leading us to live a more joyful life, and maybe even help others to do the same. Hala Khouri, co-founder of Off the Mat, Into The World joins us for an actionable conversation on a difficult subject.

Sleep

Sleep and Relax ASMR

Sleep and Relax ASMR is a weekly podcast that creates audio experiences designed to help people sleep and relax. The show uses various ASMR triggers including whispers, gentle speaking, relaxing background noise, and general ambiance to help people unwind and relax from their busy lives.

Sleepy by Otis Gray

Doze off to classic stories with Sleepy. Each week, baritone host Otis Gray reads old books in a low, rhythmic tone to lull you into a deep slumber so you can have a fresh start the next day. Sweet dreams. Zzzzzz

How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep: The Very Best Tips on Sleep by Dr Rangan Chatterjee

Sleep is one of the most undervalued components of our health – if we can improve the quality of our sleep, we can improve the quality of our lives. Getting more sleep improves every aspect of our lives – it makes us less prone to injury when we exercise, boosts our productivity and enhances our ability to lose weight. Yet so many of us struggle to get a good night’s sleep and wake up feeling refreshed.

Mindfulness & Mental Health

Wellbeing in the Workplace for Lawyers and Professionals with Adam Pipe and Brendan Beder

Diverse Minds with Leyla Okhai

The Therapy Edit with Anna Mathur

Twice weekly, bitesize episodes bought to you by Anna Mathur, Psychotherapist and mum of 3. Find useful tips, insights and reflections to support your mental well- being. Anna’s passion is to take therapy out of the therapy room. Her desire is that her thoughts, both personal and professional, will calm, inspire, challenge, encourage and equip you.

Mental Health Foundation Podcasts

The Mental Health Foundation podcast features interviews with a number of interesting people involved in mental health, including people who have experienced mental health problems, campaigners and mental health experts.

Untangle – Mindfulness for Curious Humans

Experts and ‘real people’ share stories about how mindfulness practices have changed their lives. Hear experiences from business leaders, psychologists, neuroscientists, nutritionists, authors, mindfulness teachers, storytellers and more. We cover everything from why it’s important to meditate to how self-compassion practices change us from the inside out to why meditation helps with anxiety in adults and kids. A rich collection of interviews with a range of thoughtful guests who share their true and heartfelt experiences with mindfulness and other contemplative practices.

Heart Widsom with Jack Kornfield

The Jack Kornfield Heart Wisdom hour celebrates Jack’s ability to mash up his long established Buddhist practices with many other mystical traditions, revealing the poignancy of life’s predicaments and the path to finding freedom from self-interest, self-judgement and unhappiness.

The Mindful Podcast

Mindful meditations and mindfulness practices, and conversations for modern conscious living.

Podcast: mental health and wellbeing with Annmarie Carvalho – The Law Society

On this podcast Annmarie discusses how we can all support our mental health and wellbeing during remote working and periods of stress. Annmarie worked as a family lawyer and mediator at Farrer & Co before becoming a therapist.

Talking in Circles with Laura Miller

In this podcast series Laura talks to guests about postpartum depression, motherhood and teaching compassion.

Inner Space Podcasts with Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen

Named to TIME Magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2012, licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen discusses mental health, emotional well-being and finding our healthy “inner space”. She talks with public figures in sports, entertainment, business, religion and politics to help us learn more about developing healthy habits, recognizing the signs of emotional pain in ourselves and our loved ones, and finding ways to care for those who are suffering.

All in the Mind by the BBC

Programme exploring the limits and potential of the human mind

Selfie with Kristen Howerton and Sarah James 

Let’s talk self-care. Sarah James, a lifestyle blogger and self-help aficionado, is joined by bestie Kristen Howerton, a writer and psychotherapist, as they tackle the tricky and often elusive aspects of caring for ourselves. Their weekly conversations explore questions like: Why don’t I eat the way I should? How do I get enough sleep? What aspects of my personality make self-care tricky? And what’s the best way to deal with pubic hair? From the silly to the serious, Kristen and Sarah are taking a vulnerable and often humorous look at body, mind and spirit . . . and maybe a touch of the random, all while looking at the distractions and defenses that keep us from caring for ourselves like we should.

Happy Place with Fearne Cotton

Fearne’s HAPPY PLACE podcast series builds on the success of the top 10 bestseller HAPPY where Fearne draws on her own experiences and shares advice from experts on how to work through feeling blue to finding joy each and every day. Whatever your reason may be for feeling lost or frazzled from the pressures of this fast paced life, there are ways to put one foot in front of the other and help you unlock that inner happiness. In this series Fearne delves into this subject further through chatting to inspiring individuals who have either made a change in their own lives or who help people every day to find a different way of looking at life

Health and Nutrition

The Doctor’s Kitchen Podcast

Welcome to The Doctor’s Kitchen Podcast with Dr Rupy Aujla. Covering a range of topics from the principles of healthy eating to how to prevent and treat illness, Dr Rupy and his panel of experts draw on the latest research to give you actionable tips to help supercharge your health.What you choose to put on your plate is one of the most important health interventions anyone can make. 

The Food Medic with Dr Hazel Wallace

Welcome to The Food Medic podcast hosted by medical doctor, personal trainer, blogger, and author, Dr. Hazel Wallace. In this podcast you will hear from leading experts in their field who share evidence based advice on how we can live healthier lives and cut through the confusing information that we find online.

Feel Better. Live More with Dr Chatterjee

In this podcast, we hear stories from leading health experts and exciting personalities who offer easy health life-hacks, expert advice and debunk common health myths giving you the tools to revolutionise how you eat, sleep, move and relax. Hosted by Dr Chatterjee – one of the most influential GPs in the country with nearly 20 years experience, star of BBC 1’s Doctor In the House, and author of international best-selling book ‘The 4 Pillar Plan’ – Feel Better, Live More aims to inspire, empower and transform the way we feel. When we are healthier we are happier because when we feel better we live more.

Grief

The Griefcast with Cariad Lloyd

Funny people talking about death and grief, a podcast. Hosted by Cariad Lloyd. Podcast of the Year 2018.

Grief Encounters: a podcast about love, life and loss

Grief Encounters is a weekly podcast series that looks at an issue that affects us all and yet remains so difficult to talk about: grief. Hosts Venetia Quick and Sasha Hamrogue hope to open up the conversation around loss and create a modern platform for people to share their own experiences, and start an open dialogue around the subject of death and all that comes with it.