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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.

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

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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.

    How to Stay Hopeful

    How to Stay Hopeful

    October 10 was World Mental Health Day, and for some, it's hard to focus on mental health when the world feels hopeless. That's why this week we're focusing on hope, with the help of a special excerpt from a new audiobook from our colleagues at Macmillan Audio. 
    Get your copy of The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times by Jane Goodall and Douglas Abrams wherever books or audiobooks are sold.
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    • 10 min
    How Do Boundaries and Self-Esteem Affect Your Relationships?

    How Do Boundaries and Self-Esteem Affect Your Relationships?

    Do you find that your relationships are affected by poor boundaries and self-esteem? Or do you perhaps have too many boundaries and too much self-esteem? Dr. Monica Johnson, the Savvy Psychologist, dives into these common issues so that you can be on the lookout for these relationship patterns.
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    • 12 min
    How To Cope With the Urge to Self-Harm

    How To Cope With the Urge to Self-Harm

    Have you ever tried to injure yourself on purpose? You're not alone. In this episode, the Savvy Psychologist helps us cope with the urge to self-harm.
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    • 12 min
    6 Ways to Cope With Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors

    6 Ways to Cope With Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors

    Have you or someone you know had suicidal thoughts? It’s a lot more common than you think. In this episode, the Savvy Psychologist explores the warning signs and ways to cope with suicidal ideation.
    The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached at 1-800-273-8255.
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    • 14 min
    Childlessness: How to Decide if Motherhood Is for You

    Childlessness: How to Decide if Motherhood Is for You

    American fertility rates continue to be at record lows as women increasingly opt out of bearing children. However, that doesn’t mean the social pressure to have a family has declined at the same rate. Savvy Psychologist explores the main reasons behind the choice to be childfree, plus 5 tips for how to come to your own decision.

    • 13 min
    Sizeism: What Is It and How to Fight It?

    Sizeism: What Is It and How to Fight It?

    Have you ever been made to feel less than human based on your weight? Dr. Monica Johnson, the Savvy Psychologist, explains what sizeism is, and how you can deal with it in your everyday life.
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    • 13 min

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1.2K Ratings

Visiitor ,

I like short episodes

I like that the episodes are short and to the point. The host also has a very soothing voice. I started lucid dreaming when I was 5. It’s easy for me, but I also have hypersomnia. I’ve learned how to wake myself up from bad dreams. Helps me with nightmares.

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Awesome podcast!

The host of the Savvy Psychologist's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Mental Health podcast, highlights all aspects of mental health and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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5 star podcast

Timely, smart advice on current issues.

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