Waves of Emotions: Mental Health Awareness Resources to Check-Out

Dear SMU Community,

You and your emotional wellbeing are important. Learn to ride the waves of your emotions and gain some self-care tips from this specially curated resource list in support of the SMU Mental Health Awareness Week.

“ You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf. ” - Jon Kabat-Zinn

Book Title / Author

Anxiety: How to Calm Your Thoughts and Quieten Your Mind / Debbi Marco


Brilliant NLP: Manage Your Emotions, Think Clearly and Enjoy Life / Pat Hutchinson & David Molden


Managing Anxiety with Mindfulness for Dummies / Joelle Jane Marshall


Mindfulness in the Classroom: Strategies for Promoting Concentration, Compassion, & Calm / Thomas Armstrong


Self-Care for College Students: From Orientation to Graduation, 150+ Easy Ways to Stay Happy, Healthy, and Stress-Free / Julia Dellitt


Smarter, Sharper Thinking: Reduce Stress, Banish Fatigue and Find Focus / Jenny Brockis


The Laughing Guide to a Better Life: Using Humor and Science to Improve Yourself, Your Relationships, and Your Surroundings / Isaac Prilleltensky & Ora Prilleltensky


The Laughing Guide to Change: Using Humor and Science to Master Your Behaviors, Emotions, and Thoughts / Ora Prilleltensky & Isaac Prilleltensky


The Laughing Guide to Well-Being: Using Humor and Science to Become Happier and Healthier / Isaac Prilleltensky


The Little Book of Being Brilliant / Andy Cope


The Wellbeing Workout: How to Manage Stress and Develop Resilience / Rick Hughes, Andrew Kinder & Cary L. Cooper


Thinking Good, Feeling Better: A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook for Adolescents and Young Adults / Paul Stallard


Article / Author

Anger Management for an Angry Time / Elizabeth Bernstein

Feeling Upset? Try This Special Writing Technique / Elizabeth Bernstein

Guide: How to Be Happy / Tara Parker-Pope

Why Being Kind Helps You, Too - Especially Now / Elizabeth Bernstein

Why Talking About Our Problems Helps So Much (and How to Do It) / Eric Ravenscraft

Podcast / Author

Emily: Letting Yourself Be Sad / CBC Podcasts

(33:27 min)

Get Out of Your Head & Stop Being Controlled by Fear / Leaving the Prison of the Mind / Nena Lavonne

(33:36 min)

How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep: The Very Best Tips on Sleep / Rangan Chatterjee

(48 min)

Introduction to the 360 Degree View of Emotional Processing / Aaron Keith & Alexander

(32:41 min)

The Emotional Freedom Technique: Tapping with Liz Cunningham / Candice Dick

(35:32 min)



A Mindful Approach to Anger / The Great Courses

(38 mins)

Developing Emotional Flexibility / The Great Courses

(31 mins)

Energy, Emotion, and Loving-Kindness / The Great Courses

(32 min)

Improving Emotional Resilience / The Great Courses

(32 min)

Series: Boosting Your Emotional Intelligence / The Great Courses

(12 h 54 mins, including 24 episodes)


VE-Motion: Helping People Let Go of Negative Emotions / Play TV

(73 min)

Who Cares About Kelsey? Helping Students with Emotional and Behavioral Challenges Succeed / DH Photography

(57 min)

Who Cares About Kelsey? Helping Students with Emotional and Behavioral Challenges Succeed / DH Photography

(57 min)


Emotion-Focused Therapy with Dr. Ladislav Timulak: Understanding Emotional Pain (EFT) / The Counselling Channel

(43:53 min)

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