Wellness podcast and app recommendations: Anxiety Slayer and MindTools

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Wellness podcast and app recommendations

Podcasts and apps can be an excellent complement to your self-care routine. The Campus Wellness blog will be posting recommendations for podcasts and apps that might help you find motivation or cope with stress. These recommendations are made for educational purposes only, for health and wellness advice, always speak with your doctor or make an appointment with a counsellor.

Podcast recommendation

Title: Anxiety Slayer

Favourite episode: “Why comparison makes anxiety worse” 

Shann Vander Leek and Ananga Sivyer are Life Coaches and the Anxiety Slayer podcast focuses on strategies for dealing with anxiety and ideas for how to manage life with anxiety. You can learn triggers for anxiety and how to plan to deal with anxiety in your day to day life.

Average length: Episodes are 12 to 16 minutes long. You could listen to a 13-minute episode on the walk from the SLC to Waterloo Park.

App recommendation

Name: Mind Tools – Google Play

What it is: A depression focused app – offers information and tools.

Cost: Free

What it does: Mind tools is an educational app that offers lots of information and tools for managing depression. You can read information about depression symptoms, causes and treatments, take a test, or watch a collection of videos including meditations, soothing sounds and motivational talks. There is also a Thought Diary, which encourages you to write down your negative thoughts and challenge them. Mind Tools has an Activities bank that includes a list of activities you can do when you are feeling down.

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