100 episodes

Change is natural and easy. Is that your experience?



What about when it comes to breaking bad habits, or ending worry or anxiety? When it comes to bouncing back from disappointment or loss, or changing habitual patterns and reactions?



Most of us experience change as difficult, with results that are shallow and short-lived. But that’s only because we’re stuck in an old paradigm, using strategies that don’t go deep enough.



Join psychologist and author Dr. Amy Johnson for Changeable, a podcast about a new paradigm in psychology that reveals the ironic way change really works. It’s easier than you think.



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Dr. Amy Johnson | Life Coach | Self-help | Self-improvement | Psychology | Philosophy | Psychologist

dramyjohnson.com

Changeable Podcast Dr. Amy Johnson

    • Self-Improvement
    • 4.8, 150 Ratings

Change is natural and easy. Is that your experience?



What about when it comes to breaking bad habits, or ending worry or anxiety? When it comes to bouncing back from disappointment or loss, or changing habitual patterns and reactions?



Most of us experience change as difficult, with results that are shallow and short-lived. But that’s only because we’re stuck in an old paradigm, using strategies that don’t go deep enough.



Join psychologist and author Dr. Amy Johnson for Changeable, a podcast about a new paradigm in psychology that reveals the ironic way change really works. It’s easier than you think.



______________



Dr. Amy Johnson | Life Coach | Self-help | Self-improvement | Psychology | Philosophy | Psychologist

dramyjohnson.com

    EP103: How I Write and What it Shows Me About my Mind

    EP103: How I Write and What it Shows Me About my Mind

    In this episode, I talk about my vomit-filled writing process and how writing is like doing a puzzle.



    I talk about the crazy alive feeling of life creating through you which is probably the number one reason I write. I discuss stepping aside and throwing your mind a bone so that magic can work through you.  And I share the emotional roller coaster that is writing for me and what my feelings are always showing me. 



    This episode is not only for writers! If you create anything (and you do), or you are interested in how the mind works, please tune in!

    • 37 min
    EP102: Freedom from Planning and Control with Michele Vineyard

    EP102: Freedom from Planning and Control with Michele Vineyard

    It has been incredible watching Michele change over the past few years.



    Not long ago, she lived and died by her planner. She scheduled life from her estimated death date backward, to the present day. Really.



    There is nothing wrong with a good plan. But as she describes in this episode, it felt heavy to her. It was an old habit, an old attempt to control life that began long ago.



    In the past few years, Michele has transformed. She’s barely recognizable in many ways.



    In this episode, she talks about her change. She shares how she went from emotionally controlled to more open, in part through a huge loss she experienced.



    She discusses how, even as “controller”, she deeply knew it was okay to let her son live abroad from the age of 15.  



    This conversation is so honest and real and pretty amazing, really. You’ll hear Michele talk about being a “slow learner” when it comes to this new paradigm. But man…when it clicked, it really clicked. And it continues to click and deepen for her.



    Enjoy this conversation with Michele!  You can see more about her here: https://essence-experience.com/

    • 39 min
    EP101: Unchangeable

    EP101: Unchangeable

    Changeable is about the ironic way change works. Ironic, because the less we push, manipulate, and try to make change happen, the more we see that change is always already happening. Change is unavoidable. We simply miss it when we’re lost in our heads in our efforts. 



    Why does it work this way? Isn’t it too good to be true that relaxing and fighting less gets us everything we’re searching for?



    Change works in this ironic way because of what’s unchangeable. 



    What’s unchangeable is the backdrop behind all experience. The system. The design. The consciousness within which all of that changeable stuff rises and falls. 



    Relaxing into what’s unchangeable is the point. Understanding what’s always changing is great, but primarily because it opens us to what’s unchangeable. 



    Thank you for spending 101 episodes exploring with me! I can’t wait for the next 100+!

    • 27 min
    EP100: When World Events Wake You Up: A Conversation with Barb Patterson

    EP100: When World Events Wake You Up: A Conversation with Barb Patterson

    The murder of George Floyd has rocked the world. In many ways, it’s been rocking my world and my friend Barb’s world too. 



    In this episode, we stumble through trying to articulate what we’ve been seeing in the past couple weeks. We share our own personal insights and what this has shown each of us in our own lives. 



    We also discuss some of the huge questions we routinely get around how the new paradigm helps in times like this. 



    Please listen to this episode as a conversation between two people who are still on a steep learning curve. We are just at the beginning, realizing how little we know. 

    • 55 min
    EP99: The Evolutionary Reason Your Brain Creates Anxiety

    EP99: The Evolutionary Reason Your Brain Creates Anxiety

    The human brain hasn’t changed much in the past 200,000 years. But--you may have noticed--the world has changed a lot since then.



    What this means is that there are many things your brain does that were necessary and adaptive in the world of 200,000 years ago, but that are unnecessary and irrelevant today. Fear, for example, was incredibly important in the past. It alerted people to danger that was real and present. Modern humans’ ability to act on fear is what kept them alive.



    But this isn’t necessary today. Our brain still broadcasts fear and potential threats, but because our world isn’t full of real and present danger today, our fear turns to anxiety. We swim in it, analyze it, and try to fix it...but with no actual danger, there is nothing to do.



    We can’t change our brain overnight. We can’t make them catch up to modern society. But we can do even better--we can see how they work. 



     



     

    • 28 min
    EP98: Freedom from Codependency with Del Adey-Jones

    EP98: Freedom from Codependency with Del Adey-Jones

    Del grew up in some unusual circumstances and her mind did all that it could to protect her. It did all that it could to heal the hurts of the past, as minds do. 



    As a result, Del was caught up in narcissistic relationships and codependency for many years. 



    Now, she experiences things very, very differently. What she’s been through and how things have changed for her are incredible. Her experience is so hopeful. It points to the fact that we can not be permanently damaged by anything that happens. 



    I can’t wait for you to listen to this remarkable conversation with Del!

    • 50 min

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150 Ratings

150 Ratings

Tuavale2989 ,

Excellent podcast

I love Dr. Amy’s podcast. She is down to earth, kind, caring and truly easy to understand. She uses stories to get her point across and allow you to see yourself in the message. The podcast has helped me shift my
Mindset and see an easier more relaxed way of living this life. I highly recommend you start from the beginning. ❤️

blactress ,

Balance episode

The podcast on balance is just sublime! Really excellent. Looking toward what’s true not as a belief that we all agree is true (conditioning) but as what’s left when everything else is stripped away, that is default really hit me. I want to see that. I’m having exciting glimmers. Thank you!

anonymous pseudonymous black ,

Amazing stuff!

I have read Amy’s book and was lucky enough to spend time learning from her at a weekend Reset Retreat in Santa Monica. The podcast is such a gentle reminder to take a step back and look at things with a different perspective. Each episode I listen to helps me make that shift. Highly recommend!!

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