The Melanie Avalon Podcast Episode #23 - Dr. Amy Johnson
Amy Johnson, PhD is a psychologist, coach, author, and speaker who shares a groundbreaking new approach that helps people find true, lasting freedom from unwanted habits via insight rather than willpower. She is author of Being Human (2013), and The Little Book of Big Change: The No-Willpower Approach to Breaking Any Habit (2016). In 2017 she opened The Little School of Big Change, an online school that has helped hundreds of people find freedom from anxiety and habits and live a more peaceful life.
Johnson has been a regularly featured expert on The Steve Harvey Show and Oprah.com, as well as in The Wall Street Journal and Self magazine. Learn more at www.DrAmyJohnson.com
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7:50 - Amy's Emotional And Health History: From Anxiety And Binging To Mindset Epiphany
11:25 - The Search For Control And The Present Moment
12:30 - The Nature And Misconceptions Of "Experience"
16:05 - The Problem With Labels For Health And Mental Conditions
18:00 - The Experience Of Children
18:50 - The Brain's Search For Connections And The Stories We Tell Ourselves
23:30 - Thought Vs. Experience: Why Things Stress Some People And Not Others
28:15 - Inciting Incidents And Diagnoses
30:00 - What Is the Benefit Of Rumination Patterns
34:20 - Behavior Habits Vs. Thought Habits
37:15 - What Do Habits Look Like In Our Brain?
40:05 - Is It Really That Simple?
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49:30 - Is Just Understanding Enough?
53:40 - Understanding Urges For Habit Change
58:00 - Intermittent Fasting And Urges
1:01:25 - The Role Of Willpower
1:08:00 - How To Practically Implement Habit Change?
1:11:45 - Will All Urges Go Away?
1:13:30 - How Our True Nature Is The Sky Not Weather
1:19:50- The Significance Of Moods
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1:22:45 - Does It Matter How Long You've Had A Habit?
1:24:00 - "Actual" Conditions And Health Conditions
1:26:00 - The Mind's Preference To Reverting To What It Knows
1:31:00 - What Is An Insight?
1:33:00 - Should You Be Afraid Of Setbacks?
1:38:00 - Can Anyone Be At Peace?