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Mindful Things

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Knowing that mental wellness is a topic that deeply affects each and every one of us, McLean Hospital brings you Mindful Things, a podcast dedicated to real talk about the conditions and situations we face daily yet rarely discuss. In each episode, we sit down with some very special guests,Read more

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Why We Need to Talk About Men’s Mental Health

Nov 30 • 01:08:16
Jenn talks to Dr. Chris Palmer about men’s mental health. Chris explains why there’s still so much stigma present around mental illness in men, shares how we can talk to loved ones about their well-being, and answers questions about the silent mental health crisis occurring in those who identify as male.

Christopher M. Palmer, MD, is the director of the Department of Postgr...

Mindfulness for Kids & Teens

Nov 23 • 57:17
Jenn talks to Dr. Lisa Coyne about mindfulness and its benefits for kids and adolescents. Lisa provides a framework for mindfulness for kids, shares tips to get kids and teens involved in mindful practices, and talks about how we can all benefit from being a little more aware.

Lisa W. Coyne, PhD, is an assistant professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, part-...

Simple Ways To Improve Sleep Hygiene

Nov 16 • 54:07
Jenn talks to Eriana Kirwin about the importance of a good night’s sleep. Eriana shares facts about consistent poor sleep, shares tips to help us develop a nighttime routine, and talks about ways to improve our quality of sleep.

Eriana Kirwin, OTD, is an occupational therapist at McLean’s Pathways Academy. Pathways Academy is a year-round, therapeutic day school developed t...

Turning the Page on Anxiety With Dr. Jill Stoddard

Nov 9 • 58:48
Jenn talks to Dr. Jill Stoddard about anxiety and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Jill shares simple ways to address anxiety, identifies self-reflection questions to ask ourselves, and talks about how we can all be better at accepting anxiety and being mighty in our own way.

Jill Stoddard, PhD, is an award-winning teacher, peer-reviewed acceptance and commitment th...

Understanding the Mind-Body Connection of Eating Disorders

Nov 2 • 57:44
Jenn talks to Dr. Holly Peek about eating disorders and their impact on both physical and mental health. Holly shares insights into how we can better understand the role emotion can play on our eating habits, and provides advice on how we can navigate a stressful world while staying true to ourselves.

Holly S. Peek, MD, MPH, is an instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical...

What You’ve Always Wanted To Know About ADHD

Oct 26 • 01:10:01
Jenn talks to Dr. Roberto Olivardia about ADHD. Roberto shares his own experiences with ADHD, offers strategies to make the condition more manageable, and explains how the condition varies between kids and adults.

Roberto Olivardia, PhD, has been treating patients for the last 20 years since his internship at McLean Hospital. He runs a private practice in Lexington, Massach...

Love Your Life Through the Science of Happiness

Oct 19 • 57:47
Jenn talks to Dr. Lisa Coyne about positive psychology and how we can create happiness hacks in our daily lives. Lisa shares tips and tricks from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to better handle unexpected stress and avoid self-sabotaging behaviors.

Lisa W. Coyne, PhD, is an assistant professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, part-time, at Harvard Med...

Regaining Control Over OCD

Oct 12 • 01:00:03
Jenn talks to Dr. Jason Krompinger. Jason discusses various forms of treatment for OCD, ways to regain and maintain control over OCD, and myths about treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder.

Jason Krompinger, PhD, is a clinical psychologist with expertise in treating OCD and related disorders. He serves as director of Psychological Services and Clinical Research at McLe...

Relieving Pain’s Impact on Our Mental Health

Oct 5 • 01:00:17
Jenn talks to Dr. Laura Payne about pain and its impact on mental health. Laura explains why some pain is beneficial to us, shares how chronic pain can affect mental health, and talks about how to balance pain management and emotional management.

Laura Payne, PhD, is the director of the Clinical and Translational Pain Research Laboratory at McLean Hospital. Her research foc...

The Perks of Powering Down

Sep 28 • 59:03
Jenn talks to Dr. Lisa W. Coyne. Lisa discusses how we can work our way back from digital burnout, shares signs of screen fatigue, and explains the impact of too much screen time.

Lisa W. Coyne, PhD, is an assistant professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, part-time, at Harvard Medical School, and a senior clinical consultant at the Child and Adolescent OCD ...

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