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Podcast Episodes

#79 Positive psychology with Dr Tim Sharp, aka Dr Happy

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#66 Prescribing happiness with Dr Darren Morton, PhD

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#63 What is lifestyle medicine? with Dr Sam Manger and Dr Edwin Kruys

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#48 Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) with Therrie Rosenvald, psychologist

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#25 Mindfulness in clinical practice with A/Prof Craig Hassed, GP

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#23 Mental health skills with Dr Johanna Lynch, GP

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#19 Concepts around youth mental health with Dr Chris Ganora, GP

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Online Resources

Headspace.org.au: “At the heart of our services is ensuring we meet the evolving and unique needs of young people and those who support them”

Coping with Stress – single page patient handout (pdf)

Self-compassion.org: An all-in-one resource for self-compassion. The official website of Dr. Kristin Neff, pioneering self-compassion researcher, author and teacher.


TED Talk on the space between self-esteem and self-compassion, by Kristin Neff


When the Body Says No, Dr Gabor Mate

Can a person literally die of loneliness? Is there a connection between the ability to express emotions and Alzheimer’s disease? Is there such a thing as a “cancer personality”? Drawing on scientific research and the author’s decades of experience as a practicing physician, When the Body Says No:  The Cost of Hidden Stress — published in the U.S. with the subtitle Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection, and also available in audiobook format — provides answers to these and other important questions about the effect of the mind-body link on illness and health and the role that stress and one’s individual emotional makeup play in an array of common diseases.

The Stress Solution, Dr Rangan Chatterjee

Become a calmer, happier and healthier you with Dr Rangan Chatterjee’s The Stress Solution.  In this book, BBC One’s Dr Rangan Chatterjee, draws on two decades of practice to show you how to make easy-to-follow and sustainable health and lifestyle improvements to your everyday life. Top tips include: how to breathe to feel happier, how to schedule in “me time”, how to become less addicted to your phone, how to find and ignite your passion.  At no extra cost, learn how to slow down and feel calmer and more in control of your life by investing in your long-term health.

Mind over Mood, Dennis Greenberger, PhD

Discover simple yet powerful steps you can take to overcome emotional distress–and feel happier, calmer, and more confident. This life-changing book has already helped more than 1,100,000 readers use cognitive-behavioral therapy–one of today’s most effective forms of psychotherapy–to conquer depression, anxiety, panic attacks, anger, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, eating disorders, substance abuse, and relationship problems.

Online Courses

Mindfulness Programs by Monash University

Free. Monash offers a range of free programs, including the below ‘Mindfulness for wellbeing and peak performance’, which has been completed by over 400,000 people globally.

Mindfulness for wellbeing and peak performance

Free. Learn mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and improve your wellbeing and performance in work and life with this online course.

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) Professional Training (currently under review)

The aim is to provide comprehensive training in the instruction of MBCT group therapy in order to prepare clinicians to provide this therapy in the community.

This Way Up – Coping with Stress Course

Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is a valuable approach to stress management. This course involves learning how to reduce your demands and increase your resources to help you manage the stressors in your life. A large emphasis is placed on active coping. This is all about doing something to change your situation, get extra help, or support yourself through the difficult time.

Shared Medical Appointments

As chronic and lifestyle-related diseases continue to rise, traditional 1:1 consultations are proving to be an increasingly insufficient and inefficient means of managing the needs of our patients. Shared Medical Appointments (SMAs) may serve part of the solution.


Allevi8: App Store | Google Play | Website

Free trial available. Allevi8 brings together an authentic set of mindfulness practices across 5 issues commonly associated with major illness: Managing stress & anxiety, managing pain, managing emotions, healing support, and finding meaning & purpose in challenge.

Smiling Mind: App Store | Google Play | Website

Practice your daily meditation and mindfulness exercises from any device. Smiling Mind is a unique tool developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance to your life. 10 minutes a day is all you need to see real changes. What are you waiting for?

Headspace – Meditation App: App Store | Google Play

Free trial available. Headspace is your guide to health and happiness. It’s the simple way to let go of stress and get a better night’s rest. Learn to relax with guided meditations and mindfulness techniques that bring calm, wellness and balance to your life in just a few minutes a day.

Waking Up: A Meditation Course: App Store | Google Play

Subscription-based. Join Sam Harris—neuroscientist, philosopher, and New York Times best-selling author—on a meditation course for beginners and experienced meditators alike. The purpose of meditation isn’t merely to reduce stress or to make you feel better in the moment—it’s to make fundamental discoveries in the laboratory of your own mind.

10% Happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: App Store | Google Play

Free; in-app purchases. Want to sleep better, be more mindful, improve your relationships, and become just about ten percent happier? This is the app for you. Our guided meditations, videos, talks, and sleep content will help you build (or boost) your meditation practice, and stick with it.

Other Podcasts

Feel Better, Live More with Dr Rangan Chatterjee: Apple Podcasts

“Health has become overcomplicated. I aim to simplify it”. 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.

All in the Mind: Apple Podcasts

From the Australian Broadcasting Company, All In The Mind is ABC RN’s weekly podcast looking into the mental universe, the mind, brain and behaviour — everything from addiction to artificial intelligence.

FoundMyFitness with Rhonda Patrick, PhD – Buffering the negative effects of chronic stress with meditation: Apple Podcasts

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