Podcasts to Listen to if You Have Social Anxiety
Are you looking for a good social anxiety podcast to listen to? There are many podcasts that focus solely on mental health or anxiety in general. But, there are also several podcasts that are just about social anxiety!
Podcasts are a neat way to learn on the go. You can throw one on while you go for a walk, do a workout, or even wash your dishes.
They are also a way to quickly absorb bite-sized pieces of information in an easily digestible way.
You can listen to podcasts through iTunes, Android apps like Podbean or Stitcher. And sometimes even directly through the speaker’s website!
One word of advice. If you’re going to get serious about listening to podcasts, I’d suggest investing in a pair of wireless headphones. This allows you to move freely while you listen!
Below are some of my top picks in case you are shopping for headphones.
- Anker Soundcore Noise Cancelling Wireless Over-Ear Bluetooth Headphones
- Waterproof Bluetooth Earbuds with Charging Case
- Apple Airpods with Wireless Charging Case
Now, let’s get on to those podcasts!
Social Anxiety Solutions
The Social Anxiety Solutions podcast by Sebastiaan van der Schrier is an interesting look at how the emotional freedom technique (EFT) can be used to help manage social anxiety.
There’s no question that Sebastiaan has a very good understanding of social anxiety. He’s also an expert in EFT, so if you’re interested in learning more about this procedure and how it might help you, you should check out his podcast!
Okay Now Breathe
A new favorite of mine is the Okay Now Breathe podcast by Meagan, author of the blog by the same name. Meagan shares her own stories of how she manages her mental health, social anxiety, and other issues.
Her focus is on self-compassion and self-love! And her gentle tone and warm demeanor make it a nice podcast to listen to when you need to wind down.
The Confident Mind
Kyle MacDonald is the voice behind the confident mind podcast. Kyle is a psychotherapist who explores how to use mindfulness and other strategies to manage social anxiety. This is one of the podcasts you should definitely put on your listening list!
It’s one of the few that’s focused entirely on social anxiety. And, Kyle has a whole program for overcoming social anxiety that you can look into if you find you like his podcast.
(If you’re looking for a quick fix, listen to the episode below of the Feeling Good podcast! It includes guest host David D. Burns, MD talking about how to get over social anxiety)
Calm Living Blueprint
The Calm Living Blueprint is a podcast hosted by mindfulness coach and naturopath Candace Esposito. This podcast offers solutions based on introspection, self-reflection, and mindfulness.
The premise of the podcast is that you can work with your anxiety and accept yourself as you are, rather than trying to change or fix yourself. You can listen to the podcast through her website or on iTunes or Android using the Stitcher app.
Unf*ck Your Brain
Are you interested in a podcast about how to get over imposter syndrome or feeling like you are never good enough? If you struggle with self-doubt and anxiety, then Kara Loewentheil’s podcast Unf*ck Your Brain deals with exactly this topic!
Kara is a Master Certified Confidence Coach who teaches how to get over self-critical thoughts, beat insecurity, and get the most out of life.
Shrink for the Shy Guy
The Shrink for the Shy Guy podcast is aimed at anyone looking to overcome fear, self-doubt, and social anxiety. Dr. Aziz, who holds a doctorate in clinical psychology, talks about struggling with shyness and social anxiety and how he overcame it.
The podcast may be helpful if you are looking to feel more confident, become a better public speaker, date with confidence, or generally improve your social confidence.
Social Confidence for Life
The Social Confidence for Life podcast helps men and women increase confidence in various areas of life including career, relationships, and social skills. Josh Valentine talks about struggling with depression, social anxiety, and shyness and how he discovered the path to social confidence.
This podcast also deals with topics such as public speaking, social anxiety at work, and how to be assertive.
Please note that while podcasts can be helpful if you have mild to moderate social anxiety, if your anxiety is interfering in your daily life, then you may have what’s known as social anxiety disorder.
Social anxiety disorder is a diagnosable mental health condition that you can receive treatment for in the form of medication and/or therapy. You can also receive accommodations at work or school with a diagnosis.
What about you? Do you have any favorite podcasts that you like to listen to that help with social anxiety? Or, is there a podcast that you think should exist that you’re just waiting for someone to start? I’d love to hear what you have to say in the comments below.
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