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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

The Future of Mental Healthcare

7/29/2021
It's the dawn of a new era! Today, Dr. Jade Wu passes the torch to Dr. Monica Johnson as the new host of the Savvy Psychologist podcast. They chat about the meaning of a psychologist's work, the biggest challenges in mental health, and what you can look forward to on the show. 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 Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/...

Duration:00:25:25

How to Cultivate Self-Love

7/22/2021
The most important relationship you have in life is the one with yourself. After all, would you rather be at odds with the person you're tied to for the rest of your life, or would you rather love and cherish them? This is why cultivating self-love is an ongoing and important task. Here's how to do it. 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 Twitter. Links:...

Duration:00:16:23

Pain Is Inevitable—Here's How to Make Suffering Optional

7/15/2021
Pain and suffering aren't the same. You can ease suffering by gently peeling back layers of worry, regret, complaint, and unhelpful story-telling to get to the pain inside. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/pain-vs-suffering https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts...

Duration:00:16:52

Why Self-Care Is Necessary for Parents

7/8/2021
If you've been feeling burned out during the pandemic, you're not alone. Many of us have been primal screaming into pillows, in desperate need of a reset. How can we take care of ourselves in the face of overwhelm? Savvy Psychologist interviews parenting therapist Dr. Nanika Coor to find out. 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 Twitter. Links:...

Duration:00:23:58

How to Overcome Fear of Failure

7/1/2021
The shadow of potential failure can loom over our dreams, making us hesitate to take chances. How can we overcome this fear? Savvy Psychologist will walk you through 5 evidence-based tips for being bold and shaking the doubts. 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 Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/ https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts...

Duration:00:12:30

5 Psychological Benefits of Walking

6/24/2021
We know exercise is good for the body, but did you know that walking is magical for the mind, too? Today, let's go on a mindful stroll together and reap the psychological benefits of walking (pun totally intended!). 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 Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/ https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts...

Duration:00:12:22

Pregnancy Anxiety? Here's How to Keep Calm and Carry On

6/17/2021
Pregnancy is a time of overwhelming emotions. Anxiety is normal! Use these four indispensable tips to keep calm so you can enjoy this magical time. 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 Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/ https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist...

Duration:00:16:36

Does Money Buy Happiness?

6/10/2021
Why do we work so hard to make money and hope that our kids will be wealthier than we are? Savvy Psychologist takes a brutally honest exploration of how money and happiness are (and aren’t) related. (Spoiler: there's bad news, good news, and lots of caveats.) 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 Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/...

Duration:00:12:33

346 - What to Do If You're Lonely

6/3/2021
Loneliness is the new smoking. It's a pandemic sweeping across the world (yes, on top of the other one), making us not only more depressed but more likely to die from physical illnesses. How do we counter it? Savvy Psychologist will walk you through the science and art of (re)connecting. 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 Twitter. Links:...

Duration:00:13:34

5 Signs of Mania

5/27/2021
Everyone has ups and downs. But imagine the normal ups and downs stretched into a roller coaster of extreme highs and crushing lows that derails your life plans, empties your bank accounts, and blows up your relationships. Bipolar Disorder and its hallmark symptom, mania, are often misunderstood. Savvy Psychologist busts myths about Bipolar Disorder and outlines the real signs of mania. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more...

Duration:00:12:26

344 - Can You Trust a Partner Who Cheated Before?

5/20/2021
Rekindling a romance is easier than rebuilding trust. Savvy Psychologist takes an evidence-based look at what relationship science has to say about finding love after infidelity. 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 Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/ https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe...

Duration:00:14:40

The Secret to Bridging Communication Gaps

5/13/2021
We've all been told that assertive communication is the best way to get our ideas across. But what if our assertiveness causes hurt feelings or misplaced frustration? The Savvy Psychologist explains how to navigate different communication styles, plus gives tips on the most powerful communication tool of all - listening! 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 Twitter....

Duration:00:17:17

COVIDsomnia: How to Sleep Better During the Pandemic

5/6/2021
Feeling like your sleep is deteriorating? Or simply having a harder time falling or staying asleep? Today, we talk with Dr. Chuck Crew about why this is happening, what we can do to handle stress, and how to set our sleep up for success as we get closer to "normal." 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 Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/...

Duration:00:27:05

How Porn Affects Your Brain

4/29/2021
For better or worse, the rise of the Internet made sexual images available any time, anywhere. How does this affect our brains? The way we see people? Our sex lives in real life? Let's take a look at the neuroscience and psychology of porn. 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 Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/porn-affect-brain...

Duration:00:15:09

How to Have Lucid Dreams

4/22/2021
Lucid dreamers have been fighting goblins, flying, and conjuring entire galaxies in their dreams for centuries, all while feeling awake and engaged in the action. Now, scientific research tells us that lucid dreaming isn't just the stuff of sci-fi—it's a learnable skill. Would you like to give it a try? 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 Twitter. Links:...

Duration:00:13:00

Can You Control Your Dreams? Pros and Cons of Lucid Dreaming

4/15/2021
Have you ever sprouted wings or swam with unicorn dolphins? Lucid dreamers can conjure these and any other fantastical scenario they can, well, dream of. Is this ancient art a real brain phenomenon? Can you do it, too? In this first part of a two-part series on lucid dreaming, we explore the neuroscience of lucid dreaming and discuss whether it's a good idea to try at home. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology...

Duration:00:14:59

Why Do I Grind My Teeth So Much—And How Can I Make It Stop?!

4/11/2021
Today, I’m excited to share a special episode of the Checking In podcast, a new advice show from SELF magazine. Checking In tackles our most personal health and wellness questions, no matter how complicated or embarrassing. In this episode, you'll hear how anxiety can manifest in our teeth and jaw. And you’ll learn practical tips for relieving the physical symptoms of stress. If you like what you hear, you can find links to all of Checking In's episodes on your favorite podcast platforms at:...

Duration:00:28:23

Afraid of a Loved One Dying? Be Kind to Yourself

4/8/2021
The fear of a loved one's death is a profound, existential anxiety. Let's talk about two different anxiety-inducing scenarios and some ways to stop being paralyzed by worry so you can get the most meaning and joy out of your life with your loved one, instead. 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 Twitter. Links:...

Duration:00:24:20

Surviving Pandemic Career Changes with Guest Rachel Cooke

4/1/2021
If the pandemic has messed with your work life, you're not alone. Whether you're unemployed and searching for a new job or employed but searching for your lost mojo, leadership consultant and host of the Modern Mentor podcast has compassionate, actionable advice to help you not only survive but thrive. 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 Twitter. Links:...

Duration:00:31:23

How to Talk Politics Without Losing Friends (and When to Walk Away)

3/25/2021
Politics drive family and friends apart now more than ever. How can we talk to each other about heated topics when we disagree? These strategies from couples therapy can help us create empathetic conversations that heal our political divides. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links:...

Duration:00:24:19