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

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

Author: QuickAndDirtyTips.com

Subscribed: 19,184Played: 423,919
Share

Description

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.
309 Episodes
Reverse
Becoming an antiracist starts with an important first step—losing our defenses. Confronting the implicit biases we all have means getting uncomfortable ... and it's the only way to grow. 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/how-to-be-less-defensive-about-racism https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Racist encounters are stressful and detrimental to Black and African American mental health. It shouldn't be Black people's burden to right these wrongs—it's everyone's job to be anti-racist. But until there is equity, here are some tools to protect against the toxic effects of racism on your mental health. 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/coping-with-racism https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
You may be surprised by how many ways racism impacts mental health, from the way trauma is transmitted from parents to kids, to how racism affects the way people see themselves, to its impact on the very building blocks of the mental healthcare system. Today we take an unflinching look at racism and how it affects Black and African American people's mental health. 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/racism-black-mental-health https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
The screen casts an eerie glow on your face. You can't tear your eyes away from the bad news. You feel depressed and angry, but you can't stop scrolling. Why do we do this to ourselves, and how can we stop? 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/self-care/stop-doomscrolling https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Do you fall into existential dread when you're reminded that you'll die someday? You may be surprised by the factors that subtly (or not so subtly) change our attitudes toward death. We may even be able to control some of them to master our fear. 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/master-fear-death https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
There's more to postpartum mental health than "baby blues." These lesser-known challenges may not get as much attention as postpartum depression, but they're no less real to new moms who experience them. 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/womens-health/postpartum-mental-health-issues https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
When tragedy befalls those around us but leaves us unscathed, some of us feel guilty. Here's how to understand and cope with survivor guilt. 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/6-ways-to-survive-survivor-guilt https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Are you getting your needs met? The classic Maslow's hierarchy can help you understand why you might be feeling unfulfilled and what to do about it. 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/maslows-hierarchy-needs https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
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 https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Does your otherwise sensible friend believe "chemtrails" are part of a sinister government plot? The psychology behind believing in conspiracy theories is fascinating. Some may even have biological causes. 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/psychology-conspiracy-theories https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
When a loved one is in crisis, many kind, generous people enable their destructive behavior without even knowing it. Here's how to recognize enabling and correct it by mixing empathy, compassion, and healthy boundaries. 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/stop-enabling-start-helping https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Do you really need eight hours of sleep each night to thrive? Savvy Psychologist Dr. Jade Wu breaks down the eight-hour sleep rule and offers three ways to find the best sleep for you. 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/sleep-need https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Every human feels inadequate sometimes. Whether the whispers of “You’re not good enough” come from someone in your life or from inside your own head, these seven tips will help you feel more self-assured. 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/how-to-stop-feeling-inadequate https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Do you dissociate? Probably. Is that a problem? It depends. Here’s how to tell, and three tips to help you stay rooted in the here and now. 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/are-you-dissociating https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
You may believe that anger is something to be suppressed, but science and psychology tell a different story. Feeling anger is not only acceptable, but it can be a motivating force for good. 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/anger-is-okay https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Is it better to be rational or emotional? Psychologists (and Albert Einstein) believe that true wisdom requires you to tap into both. Discover how your wise mind integrates emotion and reason, and learn how to activate it in your daily life.  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/wise-mind https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
If goals are points on a map, values are the North Star that guides you and gives your life meaning. Learn the values that drive you, and make a plan to act on them, using these four steps. Read the transcript. Check out all of 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/meaningful-life-values https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Gaslighting is a form of emotional manipulation that makes you question your sanity. Have you experienced these five examples of gaslighting behavior? Here's how to respond. 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/signs-of-gaslighting https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
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. 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/emotional-agility https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
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. 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/overwhelmed-8-remedies https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/QDTModernMentor https://twitter.com/QDTModernMentor
loading
Comments (27)

Gloria Bertolozzi

how do I deal with family not wanting me to share my mental health journey publicly.

Aug 17th
Reply

Stu Cook

This is my first episode listened to and some very helpful tips here to help distinguish between pain and suffering. One is an event and the other is how we process said event.

Aug 12th
Reply

Ada Ro

This really helped me, thank you.

Jun 4th
Reply

Crystal Windley

This was very helpful in dealing with certain issues that can arise in all types of situations.

Jun 2nd
Reply

Yasmine C

SHAME! A quick and dirty ( ^^) guide to dealing with it!

Apr 6th
Reply

Mustafa Thunder

1. narcissistic shame denying shame accusing and blaming others 2. avoiding shame withdrawn people socially anxious people stage fright not doing things with the possibility of maki a mistake and embarrassing yourself 3. control shame self deprecation make fun of themselves before anyone else 4. listen to shame and try to learn from it. disowning the criticism you receive at work and thinking about totally changing your career. shame can be the result of (childhood) trauma. it can also be the result of being sloppy and some other reasons not related necessarily to trauma. remember that everyone feels shame at some level. the antidote to shame is building pride. setting (realistic and achievable) goals and achieving them is a good way to building pride. it is easier said than done, however. feeling shame because of feeling shame is also a trap we should be careful of. Dr. Joseph Burgo's book is highly recommended.

Apr 5th
Reply

Catherine Alderson

Absolute game changer, you've saved me alot of wasted time and extra anxiety. Thank you a much

Mar 26th
Reply

PsychJill

Completed and committed suicide are terms that are stigmatizing. Please consider using person first language.

Mar 26th
Reply

lexmarcri

I love this podcast and find it quite useful for self-improvement in many aspects. I am the type of person that cries out of anger or frustration/stress. I REALLY want to learn how to control this sort of reaction, because sometimes it happens in a professional setting (usually managing to escape somewhere private first), and I find that incredibly unprofessional and embarrassing. Do you have any episodes covering this issue? Thanks in advance!!

Mar 16th
Reply

Daniel Ho

i got sleepy just by listening to the desciption of what happens when you're sleepy. So, is there a treatment for chronic sleepiness?

Feb 29th
Reply

Seema Gounder

where is episode 263m

Oct 11th
Reply

Olka Olka

I find his language a bit vulgar for a pro

Sep 17th
Reply

bookaddict 4real

I like this DEAR method

Aug 21st
Reply

Chloé

It's a great podcast! practical and interesting information. knowledge is power!

May 10th
Reply

Rita Solomensky

you shoud be ashamed of yourself

May 4th
Reply

Courtenay Turner

This is an excellent resource! Such a practical approach to an issue that can seem so lofty and out of reach x

Mar 30th
Reply

Malcolm More

Disappointing, whilst deep traumatic based shame is mentioned the author only talks about the day to day varieties and how to work with them.

Dec 6th
Reply

JoeAnne McCarthy-Whalen

just got a copy of your book so excited to read it!

Oct 24th
Reply

Kelly Petruzzi-Hiller

really? you Had to diss Kavanaugh? turned me off!!

Oct 12th
Reply

Debbie Wiesenthal

awesome

Oct 9th
Reply
Download from Google Play
Download from App Store