The podcasts on this list approach anxiety in a number of ways.
Some provide tools and tips that can help you relax in real time and provide solutions you can implement long term. Some do a deep dive into the roots of anxiety disorders, so you can learn and understand more about the whys and hows.
All you need is a phone or a computer to get started on your own personal path to calm.
This podcast series is co-hosted by Dr. Marianne Stout and Dr. Thomas Smithyman, Austin-based psychologists who specialize in anxiety disorders and obsessive compulsive disorders. Stout and Smithyman both specialize in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
Each podcast runs for about 45 minutes. Some segments feature in-depth interviews with other medical experts. Others are more conversational in tone.
Some of their conversations are peppered with easy-to-implement CBT strategies for anxiety management, such as journaling. Other episodes provide deep-dives into specific areas of focus, such as dating anxiety, childhood anxiety, and effective group therapy strategies.
This weekly podcast series has been helping people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), stress, anxiety, and panic attack disorders for over a decade.
Hosts Shann Vander Leek and Ananga Sivyer have conversations with experts in the field. Each podcast provides tangible tips and tools you can use in real time for grappling with anxiety symptoms.
They also produce a series of guided meditations and breathing exercises. Their soothing voices are a huge plus.
Chloe Brotheridge is a hypnotherapist, anxiety coach, and author. Her podcast is chock-full of suggestions and solutions for grappling with everyday anxiety that many people feel when dealing with authority figures, co-workers, family, and other assorted humans.
Brotheridge is warm, engaging, and empathetic. Her guest speakers run the gamut from nutritional experts to meditation gurus. The topics covered are broad-based and informative.
Listen in often, and you’ll not only find anxiety-busting strategies but also increase your knowledge about many fascinating topics, from self-awareness to conservation.
In case you didn’t get the memo, motherhood is stressful. UK-based mum, Zoe Blasky, started this podcast to help mothers of all stripes — from stay-at-homers to corporate executives — live their best, whole lives.
Podcast episodes focus on all aspects of self-care from health to relationships to career.
The host of this podcast series is psychologist Dr. Robert Duff. In his words, the series is dedicated to “the eradication of psychobabble BS.”
Each episode focuses on various aspects of relieving or eradicating anxiety and depression. Duff’s hardcore approach pulls no punches, but also provides easily graspable context on confrontational topics.
This highly informative series features Q&A episodes, monologues, and interviews with experts. Duff’s style is clear and easy to understand. He cautions that some content may be disturbing for people dealing with mental health issues, and should be taken in small doses as needed.
Podcast host Gina Ryan is a regular gal with an incredibly soothing presence. By the end of each podcast you’ll wish she was your neighbor, so it’s a good thing she records two episodes weekly.
Ryan’s goal is to create a relaxing environment, while providing content that is informational and transformative. Each episode is about 20 minutes and designed to be a safe haven for anyone dealing with anxiety, depression, PTSD, or other mental health conditions.
Podcast host Sebastiaan van der Schrier is a former social anxiety sufferer and a current social confidence coach.
Each episode of Social Anxiety Solutions is a rah-rah session, filled with tips, tools, and insights into the roots of social anxiety, trauma, and emotion. Van der Schrier is a soft-spoken, gifted coach who is passionate about shifting people from anxious to confident.
Some episodes feature experts and others are monologues. They range in size from 5-minute bites to around 20 minutes.
Host Kimberley Quinlan is all about the virtual hug. Her goal for each episode is to make listeners feel taken care of. She also imparts real-time tools for combating stress and negative emotions, with a healthy dose of you-got-this inspiration.
Topics covered run the anxiety gamut from living with sexual obsession to learning stress reduction techniques. Quinlan interviews an eclectic array of psychosocial professionals, plus provides cool insights of her own. Episodes range from 15 to 45 minutes long.
While not specifically about anxiety, the Happy Place podcast is a great reprieve from the daily grind many people face.
It features been-there-done-that-and-survived stories from inspirational guests, as well as interviews with people who are unique and interesting to listen to.
Host Fearne Cotton is hell-bent on sharing the happiness secrets of the entire universe with her listeners. You’ll be so enraptured while listening, you’ll forget to feel stressed.
Meditation can provide you with an anxiety-reducing pause at any point in your day. This podcast series comprises short, guided meditations led by host and hypnotherapist, Chel Hamilton.
Each 10-minute episode is geared towards eliminating negative thinking and reducing anxious feelings. A wide variety of meditation techniques are explored.
Anxiety is a natural reaction to stressful situations. Stress can rear its ugly head chronically or occasionally, resulting in symptoms that can make it hard to enjoy life.
For many, podcasts about anxiety can be incredibly helpful. If you’re looking for a way to bring more calm into your life, try a listen. If you think you need a helping hand, speak with a mental health professional.