Episode 143

How to Regulate Your Emotions with Dr. Justine Grosso

August 15, 2023

In this episode, we welcome licensed psychologist and mental health expert, Dr. Justine Grosso. We discuss how to define trauma and the connection between our emotions, what we feel and our body/nervous system. This episode is for anyone struggling with trauma, calming themselves, PTSD, people-pleasing tendencies, anxiety, or depression. 

In this episode, you’ll understand:

  • How to define fear, flight, fight or freeze and the fawn response,
  • The difference between anxiety and depression
  • How Covid affected our subconscious 
  • Scientific ways to calm yourself down when you are alone


  • 5:20 Is what you are experiencing trauma? How to know.
  • 8:00 Fight, Flight, Freeze, Fawn Response
  • 11:58 The KEY difference between depression and anxiety
  • 16:24 Healthy vs. Unhealthy Anxiety: What is the Difference?
  • 18:01 What is the Fawn Response?
  • 21:09 Why moving your body is game-changing for your mind
  • 23:37 What is embodied cognition?
  • 25:40 How Covid affected our subconscious
  • 28:11 How to calm yourself when in panic mode
  • 34:47 Learning to understand and regulate our emotions

Links and Resources

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