Podcast - Psychologists Off The Clock
About This Show
Ever wonder what therapists talk about over coffee? We are three clinical psychologists who take a modern and casual look at psychology. In this podcast you will glimpse into the books on our bedside tables, the research we apply in practice, and the behavioral principles we use to thrive in our own lives, "off the clock." Whether you work in the field of psychology or are just curious to learn more, please join us for Psychologists Off The Clock.
Most Recent Episode
Ep 11: Flourish in the New Year (Part 2)
EPISODE 11: FLOURISH IN THE NEW YEAR (PART 2) DO YOU WANT TO TRANSFORM YOUR HEALTH IN THE NEW YEAR? ARE YOU LONGING FOR A MORE MEANINGFUL, ENGAGED, AND CONNECTED LIFE? ARE YOU READY TO MOVE FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING? THEN JOIN US FOR PART 2 OF OUR 2 PART SERIES ON FLOURISHING! Recently the field of psychology has been shifting away from medical models of pathology toward models of wellbeing. Positive psychology researcher Dr. Barbara Fredrickson defines "flourishing" as living "within an optimal range of human functioning, one that connotes goodness, growth, and resilience." In Part 2 of Flourishing, Drs. Diana Hill and Debbie Sorensen will continue with the last 4 principles of Flourishing: 4. Promote sleep 5. Generate self-compassion 6. Practice social connection over social comparison 7. Embodiment in the Present Moment In this episode you will learn: * What are telomeres and how can our behaviors and environment impact our cell aging? * Why sleep is like a "dishwasher for our brains" and why does a good night's sleep start the moment you wake up? * What strategies could you apply to promote a better night's sleep? * What is self compassion and where can you learn more about it? * Why Facebook may be making you depressed, and how to practice social connection over social comparison * What is happening in our brains when our minds are wandering, and why is it a problem? * Why practicing embodiment and present moment contact may be a necessary modern day antidote to our digital society Resources to explore: The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer by Elizabeth Blackburn and Elissa Epel American's are sleeping less Association between sleep duration and leptin Beta amyloids and the glymphatic system in the brain Mathew Walker's research on sleep deprivation and the brain Steele et al. (2014) Seeing Everyone Else's Highlight Reels: How Facebook Usage is Linked to Depressive Symptoms Youtube capuchin monkey video on social comparison with cucumber vs grape McDaniel and Coyne (2016) "Technofereence": The interference of technology in couple relationships and implications for women's personal and relational wellbeing. Bo Forbes Killingsworth and Gilbert (2010) A Wandering Mind is an Unhappy Mind Norman Farb et al (2010) Minding one's emotions: Mindfulness training alters the neural expression of sadness.