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The Savvy Psychologist's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Mental Health

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Welcome to psychology for the rest of us. Host Dr. Monica Johnson takes the science of psychology and makes it both entertaining and relatable. Using a sympathetic ear and evidence-based research, she explains the ‘why’ behind emotions like joy, anger, fear, trust, and anxiety, and helps you better understand the relationships you form with your friends, family, coworkers, and yourself. Seeking a healthier emotional life? It’s time to bring a trained psychologist and mental health expert along for the ride.

Welcome to psychology for the rest of us. Host Dr. Monica Johnson takes the science of psychology and makes it both entertaining and relatable. Using a sympathetic ear and evidence-based research, she explains the ‘why’ behind emotions like joy, anger, fear, trust, and anxiety, and helps you better understand the relationships you form with your friends, family, coworkers, and yourself. Seeking a healthier emotional life? It’s time to bring a trained psychologist and mental health expert along for the ride.

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Welcome to psychology for the rest of us. Host Dr. Monica Johnson takes the science of psychology and makes it both entertaining and relatable. Using a sympathetic ear and evidence-based research, she explains the ‘why’ behind emotions like joy, anger, fear, trust, and anxiety, and helps you better understand the relationships you form with your friends, family, coworkers, and yourself. Seeking a healthier emotional life? It’s time to bring a trained psychologist and mental health expert along for the ride.

Language:

English


Episodes

Can We Overcome Our Childhoods?

5/20/2022
Somewhere in the rows and rows of office cubicles that make up the emotional business of our brains, there’s one employee hellbent on burning the whole place down. Her name…is childhood. Is it possible to pry ourselves from her fiery grasp? Or are we destined to live with one hand on the fire extinguisher? This week, we're bringing you an episode of a brand new podcast called Curious State. Curious State is all about discovering the unexpected gems of knowledge that exist all around us....

Duration:00:14:32

5 Tips to Demolish Decision Fatigue

5/13/2022
Are you in a brain fog from too many decisions? Here are 5 tips for combating decision fatigue. Savvy Psychologist is hosted by Dr. Monica Johnson. A transcript is available at Simplecast. Find Savvy Psychologist on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Savvy Psychologist is a part of Quick and Dirty...

Duration:00:08:39

5 Factors That Make It Harder for You To Cope With Your Emotions

5/6/2022
Have trouble coping with your emotions? Here are 5 factors that get in your way and make regulating your emotions harder. Hosted by Dr. Monica Johnson. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Join the conversation on Facebook and...

Duration:00:12:42

The 3 Functions of Emotions

4/28/2022
Emotions—what are they good for? Today we're going to talk about what functions emotions serve and how to use them as tools in our everyday lives. Read the transcript on Quick and Dirty Tips. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Join the conversation on Facebook and...

Duration:00:11:21

3 Ways to Improve Personal Time Management

4/21/2022
Is your life totally disorganized and chaotic? A healthy routine may be the starting point you need to discover deeper problems. In this episode, Dr. Monica Johnson looks at how to build out a schedule for yourself. Read the transcript on Quick and Dirty Tips. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Join the conversation on Facebook and...

Duration:00:12:25

3 Barriers to Mental Health Treatment (and How To Overcome Them)

4/14/2022
Have you wanted to get mental health treatment, but run into barriers that you couldn’t overcome? In this episode, Dr. Monica Johnson answers some of the questions and concerns she's gotten from listeners about finding mental health treatment, including: Read the transcript on Quick and Dirty Tips. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows—like Money Girl, a podcast to help you with your finances. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Join the conversation on Facebook...

Duration:00:12:38

6 Tips to Reduce Vaginal Pain

4/7/2022
Do you have a vagina and have suffered from pain during sex? Did you think you were the only one and were afraid to talk about it? It’s time to get quick and dirty tips about vaginal pain. Read the transcript on Quick and Dirty Tips. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Join the conversation on Facebook and...

Duration:00:10:38

3 Issues Affecting Women's Mental Health Today

3/31/2022
Are you a woman? Are you an ally to women? Do you have a woman that you care about in your life? Do you suspect that it was a woman who gave birth to you? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please listen to this episode. Read the transcript on Quick and Dirty Tips. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Join the conversation on Facebook and...

Duration:00:13:35

How to Engage Socially When You’re Feeling Anxious

3/24/2022
Feeling anxious, introverted, or awkward in social situations? You're not alone. Dr. Monica Johnson, the Savvy Psychologist, gives you a few tips for calming your nerves before engaging socially. Read the transcript on Quick and Dirty Tips. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Join the conversation on Facebook and...

Duration:00:10:36

Why Am I So Sensitive? Expanding Your Window of Tolerance (Part 2)

3/17/2022
Are you ready to learn ways to reduce your sensitivity and expand your window of tolerance? Dr. Monica Johnson, the Savvy Psychologist, explains how in Part Two of this episode. Read the transcript on Quick and Dirty Tips. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Join the conversation on Facebook and...

Duration:00:09:26

Why Am I So Sensitive? Neuroception Explained (Part 1)

3/10/2022
Do you feel overly sensitive? Are you panicked one minute and tapped out the next? You may be living outside your window of tolerance. Read the transcript on Quick and Dirty Tips. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Join the conversation on Facebook and...

Duration:00:09:40

How to Repair Your Relationship with Your Child

3/4/2022
This week, we're sharing an episode from Project Parenthood, a podcast about parenting from Quick and Dirty Tips. Find Project Parenthood on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Duration:00:12:14

How to EMPOWER Yourself Against Emotional Triggers

2/24/2022
Have you ever felt emotionally triggered because of something you saw on the news, in media, or in real life? Today, the Savvy Psychologist is going to talk about vicarious trauma and an acronym that can help you cope. Read the transcript on Quick and Dirty Tips. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Join the conversation on Facebook and...

Duration:00:11:34

3 TIPs to Reduce Emotional Overwhelm

2/17/2022
Do you often feel anxiety or other negative emotions in your body? Today, the Savvy Psychologist talks about three skills that can keep you from reaching your tipping point. Read the transcript on Quick and Dirty Tips. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Join the conversation on Facebook and...

Duration:00:11:41

5 Myths That Are Hindering Your Relationships

2/10/2022
Have you ever wondered why your relationships are unsatisfying or unsuccessful? Today, Dr. Monica Johnson, the Savvy Psychologist, talks about the myths that stop us from getting the most out of our relationships. Read the transcript on Quick and Dirty Tips. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Join the conversation on Facebook and...

Duration:00:08:23

Silvia Vasquez-Lavado on Climbing Out of Rock Bottom

2/3/2022
Ever hit rock bottom and thought there was no way out? In this episode, Dr. Monica Johnson, the Savvy Psychologist, talks with Silvia Vasquez-Lavado, author of the new book In the Shadow of the Mountain, about how there's no bottom that you can't climb out of. Order a copy of In the Shadow of the Mountain from Amazon, Bookshop.org, or your local bookstore today! And let me know if you read it—I need more pepole to talk about it with! Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe...

Duration:00:21:33

7 Ways to Stomp Out Negative Thinking

1/27/2022
Does negative thinking derail your life? In this episode, the Savvy Psychologist shares 7 tips to help re-shape your thinking. Read the companion article on Quick and Dirty Tips. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Join the conversation on Facebook and...

Duration:00:10:18

How to Hold a Grudge with Nora McInerny

1/20/2022
Has a therapist ever told you to write a letter and never send it, or to just write out your feelings? Did you ignore them? In this interview with Nora McInerny, host of the podcast Terrible, Thanks For Asking, we find out the power of journaling and how it can help in even the most dire of situations. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Join the conversation on Facebook and...

Duration:00:19:53

The 4 Components of Body Image

1/13/2022
Are you looking in the mirror and judging every lump, bump, and wrinkle? In this episode, the Savvy Psychologist looks at the 4 components of body image, and how we can change our minds about our bodies. Read the companion article on Quick and Dirty Tips. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Join the conversation on Facebook and...

Duration:00:14:40

Be SMART about New Year's Resolutions

1/7/2022
'Tis the season of resolutions. Do you want to know how to set a goal that you can actually stick with? Read the companion article on Quick and Dirty Tips. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Join the conversation on Facebook and...

Duration:00:11:31