How to Regulate Your Emotions with Dr. Justine Grosso

   By SheSpeaksTeam  Aug 18, 2023

Dr. Justine Grosso

Do you struggle with conflict? Do you want to be more assertive? Are you a people-pleaser?

We sometimes find ourselves asking these questions about ourselves and why some emotions seem to take over, especially when it comes to anxiety, depression, dealing with conflict and learning to be more assertive. Our latest podcast episode takes a dive into why some of these emotions exist and how we can better understand them and learn to regulate ourselves. 

Our guest is licensed psychologist and mental health expert, Dr. Justine Grosso and she's made it her mission to bring mental health into the light, normalizing these conversations and serving as a resource for both her clients and social media audience. 

About Dr. Justine Grosso

Dr. Grosso specializes in the intersection of the mind-body connection, trauma, and relationships. She is particularly passionate about helping people reduce shame through cutting-edge research and education on the neurobiology of stress and trauma. Dr. Grosso received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Baylor University and completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship at Duke Academic Medical Center, specializing in trauma and women’s health.

Dr. Grosso is a sought after media expert and has been featured in dozens of publications including Vogue, Newsweek, MindBodyGreen, Bustle, and Elle. Dr. Grosso enjoys research, training, and speaking on topics related to mind-body approaches for stress management and building psychological resilience at universities, conferences, and academic journals across the U.S. Dr. Grosso’s Instagram @heydrjustine, has amassed a community of over 75,000 in two years and her educational use of social media has been covered by Spectrum News and USA Today .


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

follow @heydrjustine on TikTok or Instagram



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CliffWorth by CliffWorth | alaska, AK
Sep 27, 2023


mrmarissa by mrmarissa | Nuangola, PA
Sep 25, 2023

Lots of great advice to take into account when you feel yourself getting worked up!

AngieDLR by AngieDLR | San Antonio, TX
Sep 19, 2023

Useful and insightful. Finding the differences between anxiety and depression is so complicated since they are often intertwined.

Kandycane by Kandycane | etowah, TN
Sep 19, 2023

Very helpful a lot of great tips and ways to help me or someone else control there emotions

Iglz17 by Iglz17 | Glendale, CA
Sep 11, 2023

This was very helpful. Lots of great tips!

Kenneth12 by Kenneth12 | Patterson, NY
Sep 05, 2023


Kenneth12 by Kenneth12 | Patterson, NY
Sep 05, 2023


Katwall by Katwall | Richland, MO
Aug 29, 2023

Very informative. I feel very inspired

Chrisio91 by Chrisio91 | Fall creek , WI
Aug 22, 2023

I have awful anxiety when dealing with conflicts and confrontation with others. I have a very hard time speaking up for myself.