Being Well Podcast

There’s a lot of information out there about mental health.
Much of it isn’t very good. We’re trying to fix that.

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The Being Well Podcast explores the challenging parts of being human.

Based on Dr. Rick Hanson‘s 45+ years of helping people, and alongside an amazing group of expert guests, Rick and Forrest Hanson have helped hundreds of thousands of people learn the best lessons from clinical psychology, contemplative practice, and many lifetimes of experience.

Being Well has been downloaded over 15 million times, and is one of the top mental health podcasts in the world. Listen on iTunes, or through your favorite podcasting app.

Recent Episodes

Being Well Podcast: Bias and Prejudice with Dr. Jack Glaser

Being Well Podcast: Bias and Prejudice with Dr. Jack Glaser

We’re all subject to forms of bias and prejudice. On this episode, Forrest and I are joined by Dr. Jack Glaser, Professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, to explore intergroup bias and racial prejudice. This includes what we can do to overcome our innate tendencies, and treat people more equitably.

Being Well Podcast: Sadness and Disappointment Around the Holidays

Being Well Podcast: Sadness and Disappointment Around the Holidays

The holidays are coming up, and for many people they’re likely to be very different this year from usual. Experiencing sadness or disappointment around the holidays is normal even among the best circumstances, and we’re far from those. On this episode, Forrest and I explore how to work with this year’s natural feelings of sadness and disappointment.

Being Well Podcast: Learn Faster, Learn Smarter with Josh Kaufman

Being Well Podcast: Learn Faster, Learn Smarter with Josh Kaufman

Learning is the single most important skill: if you know how to learn, you can get good at anything else. On this week’s episode, Forrest is joined by Josh Kaufman, author of The Personal MBA, to explore the 20 hour rule, the problems with 10,000 hours, cognitive biases, and how you can learn anything more quickly.

Being Well Podcast: Relaxing Anxiety During Stressful Times

Being Well Podcast: Relaxing Anxiety During Stressful Times

If you live in the United States – and probably for many people who don’t – it’s been a bit of a stressful week. Today Forrest and I talk about relaxing anxiety, weathering the storm, and taking in the year as a whole.

Being Well Podcast: 10 Most Essential Lessons, Part 1

Being Well Podcast: 10 Most Essential Lessons, Part 1

What are the most essential lessons we’ve ever learned? Today Forrest and I explore the first half of our 10 most important practices, skills, techniques, and reflections for the long road of life.

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