If you’ve been a victim of a serious injury, you may be constrained to your home or even your bed. Recovering from being injured can be exhausting, and your body needs time to heal. At the same time, being bedridden can be frustrating, especially if you considered yourself an active person before your accident.
Having something to pass the time can be helpful, especially if it aids in your recovery. That’s why we’ve handpicked these podcasts for physical and emotional healing after an accident:
This podcast by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describes everything from the leading causes of unintentional injuries and how we can prevent them, to tips for those who have been the victim of an unintentional injury.
Brought to you by the American Physical Therapy Association, this podcast highlights important issues and items of concern for accident victims. They discuss the importance of rehabilitation, suggest exercises, and provide valuable resources to listeners.
Bulletproof is a podcast beneficial for victims of traumatic brain injury, or TBI. You’ll hear stories from the podcaster, who is a survivor of two separate TBIs. He also offers general health information to aid recovery, such as the importance of healthy eating.
Another podcast for those recovering from head afflictions, Adventures in Brain Injury offers community and support. Learn how other survivors have overcome their injuries to live their best lives. You’ll also find resources for caregivers and loved ones taking care of a victim of TBI.
A renowned orthopedic surgeon explains how proper nutrition can aid your body’s natural healing processes and get you back on the road to recovery.
Taking care of your emotional health is important, too. This podcast helps provide perspective and give you the tools to begin your emotional healing. Topics range from diet to the benefits of meditation.
The host of the Daily Boost asks a powerful question: “is your life going the way you want?” Then he helps you find the strength to get it there. It’s a good source of healing for those who find themselves slipping into post-accident blues. Let the Daily Boost give you the motivation to heal yourself from the inside-out.
In this podcast, you’ll hear not only from survivors, but from doctors, policymakers, and caregivers. This is a great resource for either a victim of TBI or their loved ones. If you ever feel alone in this journey, this podcast will make you feel like part of a community.
Laughter can be an important tool in your healing process. The aim of the podcast is pretty self-explanatory – the host takes on the not-so-important issues of the day with a bit of humor. If you’re looking for a light-hearted way to pass the time, this is a good option.
Just think of “Dear Sugar” as the Dear Abby of the 21st Century. But instead of doling out advice on table manners and social etiquette, Dear Sugar offers engaging and honest advice on serious issues – everything from finance to addiction.
The creators of This American Life tell a story in seasons, much like your favorite TV drama. This podcast will have you on the edge of your seat, and, with Seasons 1 and 2 already available, it might even be bingeworthy. While you might not learn much, it’s a great distraction from the boredom and pain of recovery.
If you look hard enough, you’ll be able to find a podcast on virtually any subject, which means you’re sure to find one that suits your personal tastes. In the meantime, these podcasts will offer powerful advice, as well as a little laughter to help your injury recovery process.