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Calmer. Wiser and happier.  That's the goal of ZEN commuter, the weekday podcast designed to start your day off right. If your days are filled with stress and lacking direction, then you will definitely want to tune in.  I interview amazing thought leaders in order to have you seeing different ways to live a calmer, more purposeful life.  

On the days I am at the mic alone, I help you greet each day with hope and optimism.  And I even help you discover better ways to treat your body and you mind.

Isn't it about time you got to work in a better mood?  You will, with ZEN commuter.

Jun 27, 2017

Dr. Ellen Hendriksen is a clinical psychologist at Boston University's Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD). She earned her Ph.D. at UCLA and completed her training at Harvard Medical School. Her scientifically-based, zero-judgment approach is regularly featured in Psychology Today, Scientific American, The Huffington Post, Susan Cain's Quiet Revolution, and many other media outlets.

The Savvy Psychologist was picked as a Best New Podcast of 2014 on iTunes and was Otto Radio's Best Healthcare Podcast of 2016. In her clinic, Dr. Hendriksen treats everything from depression to trauma to hoarding, but has a special place in her heart for social anxiety. She lives in the Boston area with her husband and two sons. Her debut book, HOW TO BE YOURSELF: Quiet Your Inner Critic and Rise Above Social Anxiety, publishes in March 2018.

Things You Will Learn in this Episode:

  • The Stanford University Marshmallow test on delayed gratification (4:30)
  • Is delayed gratification genetic or learned (6:04)
  • Has technology decreased our ability to delay gratification (9:35)
  • 3 Techniques for delaying gratification (11:16)
  • The app that Ellen uses to strip away distractions while she works (16:35)
  • Is delayed gratification more prevalent in the U.S.(17:15)
  • Is self-control limited for the day (19:27)
  • Ellen's moring routine (22:49)

Links from the episode:

The Savvy Psychologist on the Quick And Dirty Tips Network

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