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 number of photos we take has increased hugely. How does this change our experience of life? #35

For many of you listening to this podcast, taking photos of things and people in our lives has become much more common, as well as documenting our experiences of life. Understanding how the act of taking photos may get in the way of or increase our pleasure in these activities seems like an important topic […]

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The language of ageism, and how we use it against ourselves #34

There has been a lot of recent attention on gender pay equity, the re-emergence of racism in western societies, and how youth mental health has been an increasing concern in recent years. However, the way we talk about older people, and indeed, how older people view and talk about themselves is also revealing of deeper […]

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What do we know about how young women think about food at school?

In this episode I talk to Dr. Eva Neely, a lecturer at the School of Public Health at Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand. She has done some groundbreaking research on the social health meanings of food for youth in schools – which is a step away from the usual health-focused approach used when trying […]

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