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“If you're depressed, if you're anxious, you're not weak, you're not crazy, you're not, in the main, a machine with broken parts. You're a human being with unmet needs.”
- Johann Hari, Author
Free guided meditations from UCLA Health are a great way to take a break, calm yourself, or help you get to sleep.
Dr. Kristin Neff and Dr. Chris Germer have developed an empirically supported training program called Mindful Self-Compassion. They co-authored The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook as well as Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program: A Guide for Professionals. They also also co-founded the nonprofit Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.
Dr. Neff Guided Practices
Dr. Germer Meditations
TED Talks are influential videos from expert speakers on education, business, science, tech, and creativity. Here are some of my favorites relating to mental health.
Attachment theory explained by Mark Manson, NYTimes bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, a blogger, and internet entrepreneur. There’s also a short, free, and anonymous survey you can take to give you a sense of your attachment style and how it might impact your relationships.
A more robust attachment style test can be found at Dr. Diane Poole Heller's website: Attachment Styles Test.
Alternatively, if you are more visual this YouTube video What is Your Attachment Style is helpful.