Sarb Johal

Spreading the art and science of useful and useable psychology since 1991.

In order to help you, Sarb can advise you in in the following areas:

Psychologist, Coach and Therapist
Sarb is a qualified clinical and health psychologist, and holds current valid registrations in both NZ and the UK as well as two doctoral level degrees in. Sarb has undertaken intensive training in contextual behavioural therapies over the past 4 years, especially using ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) processes.
Consultant / Trainer / Facilitator
Sarb is very experienced in consulting in sensitive work environments, but is courageous in delivering straight talk where its needed. He has worked in Government, clinical, academic, NGO and commercial settings delivering professional services for over 27 years. Sarb also has a qualification in Management Consulting from the National School of Government in the UK.
Researcher and Writer
Sarb holds an academic appointment as Associate Professor in Disaster Mental Health at Massey University in Wellington New Zealand. He has published numerous peer-reviewed research articles and book chapters, as well as contributing to mainstream media debate in newspapers, magazines and his blog.
Broadcaster / MC
As well as writing and presenting his own show on BBC World Service, Sarb is a regular contributor to Radio New Zealand's parenting slot, other NZ Radio stations and BBC World News TV. Sarb also MC'd TEDxWellington 2014 and 2016 and has been re-engaged for 2017.

The surprising upside of worrying #28

Worrying can be described as the process of unpleasant thoughts that keep coming back and cause us to be anxious or distressed. Although it’s certainly true that worrying is often seen as a problem, there is increasing evidence that it can also be seen in positive ways too.  In this show I speak with Associate Professor […]

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The recycled self: How our identity relates to whether we recycle a product or not #27

If you drink coffee and buy that in a shop, the barista might call out your name – which may be written on your disposable cup – when it’s ready. Does the fact that your name is written on the cup have an influence on whether you choose to recycle it or not? Even if […]

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How to talk about Manchester, London Bridge (and other terror attacks)

Photo: AFP I’ve been asked by a few people about how to talk about the terrible bombing attack in Manchester yesterday, especially with children and young people. Or even whether to talk about it at all. And now there is London Bridge too, just a few days later. People are also wondering how they themselves should […]

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