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

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Rank #29 in Mental Health category

Education
Self-Improvement
Health & Fitness
Mental Health
Science
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Welcome to psychology for the rest of us. Host Dr. Jade Wu 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. Jade Wu 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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1056 Ratings
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Good Content, Annoying Voice.

By yaa asantewaa - May 25 2020
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It would be awesome if there were no vocal fry.

Always a great take away!

By Yoyokw1025 - Jan 07 2020
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Have followed this show since it’s beginning. Solid info and insights.

iTunes Ratings

1056 Ratings
Average Ratings
857
98
38
39
24

Good Content, Annoying Voice.

By yaa asantewaa - May 25 2020
Read more
It would be awesome if there were no vocal fry.

Always a great take away!

By Yoyokw1025 - Jan 07 2020
Read more
Have followed this show since it’s beginning. Solid info and insights.
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The Savvy Psychologist's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Mental Health

Latest release on Nov 27, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 21 days ago

Rank #1: 254 - Why Negative Emotions Aren't All Bad

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Wouldn’t it be nice if our brains let us be happy and calm all the time? The science of emotions tells us that negative emotions like fear, anger, and sadness are actually healthy and useful.

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Oct 09 2020

16mins

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Rank #2: 293 - Feeling Overwhelmed? Here Are 8 Simple Remedies

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Ever find yourself frantically scrolling through your to-do list thinking, "What next?" When you're overwhelmed, your brain blows a fuse. Savvy Psychologist offers eight simple tips to help you reset your mental circuit breaker.

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May 08 2020

12mins

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Rank #3: 294 - Why "Positive Vibes Only" Won't Make You Emotionally Strong

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Think positive! Just get over it! Avoid toxic negativity! Can we really manipulate our emotions like that? Harvard psychologist and bestselling author Dr. Susan David explains emotional agility, a revolutionary way of approaching difficult emotions.

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May 15 2020

33mins

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Rank #4: 204 - How To Make Friends as an Adult

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Almost everybody struggles with it. But no one talks about it. What is it? How to discreetly sniff your own armpits in public? How not to buy the free sample after you just ate three of them? Not quite; it’s the mysterious process of making friends as an adult. This week, in a twist on the usual episode, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen presents an audio excerpt from her debut book, How to Be Yourself: Quiet Your Inner Critic and Rise Above Social Anxiety. Read the full transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/how-to-make-friends-as-an-adult Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety: http://EllenHendriksen.com

Jun 29 2018

40mins

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Rank #5: 281 - How to Avoid Common Thinking Traps - Part 1

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Your clever brain can work overtime building worst-case scenarios. Here's how to recognize and avoid common thinking traps so you don't get stuck.

Feb 14 2020

10mins

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Rank #6: 246 - How to Stop Worrying

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Worrying doesn't prevent things from happening, it just means you suffer twice if they do. Here are three strategies to help you stop worrying.

Read the full transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/stop-worrying
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Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist
On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety: http://EllenHendriksen.com

May 24 2019

13mins

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Rank #7: 080 SP How Not to be Jealous

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Like an ill-fitting suit, jealousy is clingy and unattractive, plus it saps your confidence. This week, by request from listener Sonia A., Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers five tips to stop feeling jealous. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1hSjK6b

Aug 28 2015

8mins

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Rank #8: 153 SP 3 Toxic Thinking Habits That Feed Your Insecurity

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What makes you feel insecure (besides trying on swimwear under fluorescent lighting?) Surprise! The culprit is your very own mind. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen reveals three toxic thinking habits that keep you feeling insecure, plus offers three ways to feel more confident.

Oct 05 2018

12mins

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Rank #9: 171 - 6 Signs You Were Raised by a Narcissist

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Narcissists are like the sun—they make everyone orbit around them. But what happens when someone pathologically vain and egotistical also happens to be your mom or dad? This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen unpacks 6 signs you were raised by a narcissist. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/6-signs-you-were-raised-by-a-narcissist Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych

Sep 29 2017

9mins

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Rank #10: 020 SP 6 Ways to Beat Social Anxiety

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Everyone needs a room of one’s own, some more often than others. In Part 2 of this series on the various states of solitude, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers tips on how to tell the difference between satisfied solitude and fearful avoidance. Plus - how to ease your social fears.

Nov 27 2015

9mins

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Rank #11: 232 - What to Do When Nothing Feels Good

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Imagine feeling blah, but on steroids. Or unmotivated, but supersized. Feeling like nothing is enjoyable (and that nothing matters anyway) is a serious symptom called anhedonia. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers two science-backed ways to beat the capital-B blahs. Read the full transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/what-to-do-when-nothing-feels-good Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety: http://EllenHendriksen.com

Feb 01 2019

11mins

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Rank #12: 072 SP How to Set Boundaries for Healthy Relationships

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Setting boundaries in a relationship sounds formidable, as if it involves barbed wire or palace guards, but actually, boundaries are respectful and healthy. Boundaries need not be approached with a “keep out” sign--it’s just a matter of knowing where you end and another person begins. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen explores how to set boundaries and how to know if yours have been breached. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1SlTC04

Jun 05 2015

8mins

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Rank #13: 264 - 3 Symptoms of Childhood Trauma We Don't Talk About

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Complex childhood trauma is insidious and lingers in the body and mind. Here are three little-known long-term consequences.

Read the full transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/3-symptoms-childhood-trauma
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Oct 18 2019

15mins

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Rank #14: 262 - 4 Surprising Ways Depression Affects Your Body

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Depression may be a mental illness, but your body feels it, too—in your gut, under your skin, and even through your eyes.

Read the full transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/depression-affects-body
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Oct 04 2019

15mins

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Rank #15: 229 - 7 Secrets to a Long-Lasting Relationship

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Whether you’re just starting a committed relationship or you’ve got 50 years under your belt, whether your song is "Thinking Out Loud" or "Love Me Tender," whether your next anniversary is paper or diamond, we all need to tend to our relationships. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 7 science-backed secrets to making a relationship last. Read the full transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/7-secrets-to-a-lasting-relationship Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety: http://EllenHendriksen.com

Jan 11 2019

13mins

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Rank #16: 076 SP 5 Ways to Practice Self-Compassion

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Self-criticism can be a healthy motivator or an opportunity for learning. But too often we go overboard, lashing ourselves with insults and magnifying our faults. How to rebalance? Enter self-compassion: rather than judging yourself when things go wrong, you comfort and care for yourself. This week on the Savvy Psychologist podcast, Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 5 ways to practice self-compassion. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1faR0DU

Jul 17 2015

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Rank #17: 061 SP What Is OCPD?

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Affecting 3-8% of the population, Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD) is the most common of all the personality disorders. This week, the Savvy Psychologist explains the 8 traits of OCPD.

Mar 13 2015

10mins

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Rank #18: 255 - How to Be Assertive Without Being A Jerk

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Are you assertive? Or do you hold your tongue because you don’t want to seem “pushy” or “dramatic?” Savvy Psychologist Dr. Jade Wu talks about what assertiveness is (and isn’t), and offers a fool-proof formula for asserting yourself while maintaining relationships.

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Aug 16 2019

15mins

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Rank #19: 218 - 5 Signs You're Too Self-Critical

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Are you harder on yourself than 40-grit sandpaper? Do you feel like you’re falling short, no matter how high you’ve climbed? Are you tough as nails on yourself, but soft as mashed potatoes with others? Welcome to the esteemed yet insecure club of the highly self-critical. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 5 signs it’s time to release the pressure. Read the full transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/5-signs-youre-too-self-critical Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety: http://EllenHendriksen.com

Oct 19 2018

9mins

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Rank #20: 205 - Stop Comparing Yourself to Others with These 5 Tips

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Comparing yourself to others inevitably leads you to feel bad about yourself. Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 5 ways to stop pining for that greener grass. Read the full transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/stop-comparing-yourself-to-others-with-these-5-tips Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety: http://EllenHendriksen.com

Jul 06 2018

9mins

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