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

Macmillan Podcasts

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

4 ways to hack your brain for happiness

8/5/2022
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 Tips. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/ https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/savvy-psychologist-newsletter https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych https://www.kindmindpsych.com/

Duration:00:10:36

6 ways to be a gender-affirming parent

7/29/2022
If you're the parent of a kid who is transgender or non-binary, or you just know a kid who is gender diverse, this episode is full of helpful tips on how to be supportive. If you enjoy this episode, you can get more parenting tips from Project Parenthood, another great podcast here on Quick and Dirty Tips. Subscribe to Project Parenthood: Apple PodcastsSpotifyStitcherGoogle PodcastsYou can read the transcript on Simplecast.

Duration:00:16:10

4 ways dieting is ruining your life

7/22/2022
Spoiler alert: you’re about to find out that the latest dieting trend has been secretly undermining you this whole time. 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:00:11:48

12 ways to cope with adult ADHD

7/15/2022
Do you have adult ADHD, or suspect that you might? In this follow-up to last week’s episode, we explore 12 techniques that can help improve executive skills that are affected by ADHD. 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:00:16:58

12 ways adult ADHD causes havoc

7/8/2022
ADHD doesn’t stop making your life difficult just because you’ve grown up. Here are 12 ways ADHD can get in your way. 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:00:09:25

4 legal substances and their effect on you (Part 2)

7/1/2022
Last week, we gave you broad information about substance use and factors related to your biology and family history that leave you at risk for addiction. This week, I’m going to talk more specifically and clinically about 4 legal substances and their effects on you. 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...

Duration:00:13:43

What you need to know about substance misuse (Part 1)

6/24/2022
With the additional stress from the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more people have turned to substances to help cope with their emotions. Are you concerned about your substance use, or wondering if you're at risk for addiction? In this episode, we discuss how substance use affects you so that you can make informed decisions and seek help if necessary. Savvy Psychologist is hosted by Dr. Monica Johnson. A transcript is available at Simplecast. Find Savvy Psychologist on Facebook and Twitter,...

Duration:00:09:07

5 types of touch to enhance intimacy

6/17/2022
Are you struggling to increase the intimacy in your relationship? Do you feel like all types of touch eventually have to lead to sex? Dr. Monica Johnson lays out five different types of touch that can help you engage with your partner. 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:00:10:59

5 Steps to Becoming an Ally

6/10/2022
It can be daunting to learn how to become an ally to minority groups, but in this episode, the Savvy Psychologist shows you that all you need is a little H.E.A.R.T. 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:00:13:51

How do I know if my therapist is the right fit?

6/3/2022
Are you struggling to find the right therapist? How do you know if your therapist is right for you? Here are five things to keep in mind as you seek therapy. 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:00:11:52

5 building blocks of mindfulness

5/27/2022
Do you struggle with staying in the present moment? Here are 5 tips for enjoying the here and now! 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:00:10:22

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