How to Feel Hope

October 10 was World Mental Health Day. For many people, one barrier to better mental health is the absence of hope. Today we're sharing an exclusive clip from an audiobook meant to inspire you to feel hope again: The Book of Hope by Jane Goodall.

Dr. Monica Johnson
1-minute read
Episode #363
The Quick And Dirty

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October 10, 2021 was World Mental Health Day. It goes without saying that we’ve been living through a difficult time for mental health. Some of us have felt helpless or hopeless.

That’s why today, instead of a regular episode of Savvy Psychologist, we're sharing a special audio excerpt focusing on hope, brought to you by our colleagues at Macmillan Audio. This excerpt comes from the brand-new audiobook The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times by Jane Goodall and Douglas Abrams.

In this audiobook, you’ll hear about Jane Goodall’s philosophy of hope. She discusses how she copes with all the discouragement and despair she’s encountered in her lifetime, from World War II to climate change, in order to remain hopeful. You'll also hear why she believes hope is an essential tool in her work for environmental justice.

Click the red audio player above to hear this excerpt from the introduction to the audiobook, read by Jane Goodall herself. 

If you like what you hear, you can pick up a copy of The Book of Hope wherever books or audiobooks are sold.

All content here is for informational purposes only. This content does not replace the professional judgment of your own mental health provider. Please consult a licensed mental health professional for all individual questions and issues.

About the Author

Dr. Monica Johnson

Dr. Monica Johnson is a clinical psychologist and owner of Kind Mind Psychology, a private practice in NYC that specializes in evidenced based approaches to treating a wide range of mental health issues (e.g. depression, anxiety, trauma, and personality disorders). Additionally, she has a focus on working with marginalized groups of people including BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and alternative lifestyles to manage minority stress. She is also dedicated to contributing to her field professionally through speaking, training, supervision, and writing. She routinely speaks at conferences, provides training and workshops at organizations, supervises mental health trainees, and co-authored a book for professionals on addressing race-based stress in therapy.

Dr. Johnson earned her bachelor's degree from the University of South Carolina, completed her Psy.D. at the Arizona School of Professional Psychology, and completed her postdoctoral training year at Cherokee Health Systems in Knoxville, TN. She currently lives in Manhattan where she indulges in horror movies, sarcasm, and intentional introversion. You can find her on Instagram and online at kindmindpsych.com

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