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.
Dr. Rick and Forrest open up the mailbag and answer questions from listeners focused on getting the most we can out of therapy, processing old painful experiences, and sabotaging ourselves.
Forrest and Dr. Rick explore what workaholism is really, the psychological functions it serves, and how it relates to other addictive behaviors.
Forrest and Rick sit down with Dr. Susan David, the creator of the concept of Emotional Agility, or what allows us to navigate our complex emotions, make choices aligned with our values, and ultimately lead more authentic and fulfilling lives.
Forrest and Dr. Rick explore impermanence anxiety: the fears we have related to change, including how we can become more resilient in the face of change.
Dr. Chris Palmer, assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, joins Forrest to discuss the relationship between metabolic function and mental illness.
Dr. Rick and Forrest explore emotional intelligence, including what’s “in” it, balancing emotional closeness and distance, and how we can become more self-aware, self-regulated, and empathic.
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