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011: Dr. Lynn Johnson on How Positive Psychology Transformed His Life and Career

Dr. Lynn Johnson
Dr. Lynn Johnson
Dr. Lynn Johnson, psychotherapist and author of Enjoy Life! Healing with Happiness, shares how picking up a book 23 years ago impacted his life and changed his direction as a veteran psychotherapist. Lynn also shares how cultivating happiness through the Positive Psychology concept of learned optimism is helping his clients in their own healing journeys. Push the play button above to listen to the show or use the links below to listen on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

Some of my favorite insights from Lynn during the show were:

“Life is painful… suffering is optional.”
“The optimist doesn’t think of the bad events as being horrible, they think of how this will be a challenge to cope with… what can I learn from this? How can I grow from this?”
“Self-efficacy… There’s something about not taking to heart bad events.”
“The Positive Psychologist tends to say: The character flaws just sort of disappear if your focused on happiness. The character flaws you sort of lose interest in them when you’re focused on your happiness.”
“That’s what makes me happy about being a shrink, I’m constantly learning.”


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Check out Lynn’s books below:

Enjoy Life! Healing with Happiness by Dr. Lynn Johnson

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The Healing Power of Sleep by Dr. Lynn Johnson

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“I Hate My Job,” He Said. by Dr. Lynn Johnson

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Lynn also mentioned the book by Dr. Martin Seligman that he picked up 23 years ago on Positive Psychology called Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life 

You can also get this book as a FREE audiobook @ FREESHRINKBOOK.COM

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002: Bob Parkins, LMFT on Isolation and the Risk to Connect

Bob Parkins, LMFT
What about Bob? This week’s show features Bob Parkins, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, in private practice. Bob shares about his own struggle with isolation and how that has helped him to understand this struggle in the clients he sees. Bob also talks about his passion for group therapy for sexual compulsivity and addiction. Push the play button above to listen to the show or use the links below to listen on iTunes or Stitcher Radio. So, Baby Step your way over and have a listen. Take care.
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Introducing The Shrink On The Couch Podcast

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I uploaded the first show today to set all of the feeds to the directories such as iTunes and Stitcher Radio. The first show is actually a teaser to talk about what the show is all about. But the very first full episode should go live next week! Very exciting. And it’s a great first show with a very special guest who really opens up about her own journey and how that has impacted her work with her clients. Listen to the new show teaser below in the audio player. The wait is almost over… Take care.