In episode 90 of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast, I speak with Johnny Crowder, founder of Cope Notes on how using science, psychology, and text messaging can scale mental wellbeing to millions around the world.
Surviving the challenges of suicide and abuse, Johnny Crowder embarked on a journey of personal exploration, seeking tools to navigate his mental health struggles encompassing OCD, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.
Drawing from his lived experience with mental illness, coupled with his advanced studies in psychology, Johnny exudes a rare blend of advocacy and empathy that resonates deeply.
With his unique blend of musical talent and motivational speaking, Crowder’s narrative has touched countless lives globally, unraveling complex psychological concepts and delicate subjects with a mix of humor and insight.
He pursued Psychology at the University of Central Florida, extending his impact through dedicated mental health advocacy within the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
After almost a decade of clinical treatment, voluntary peer counseling, and public activism, Johnny now champions the strategies he shares through Cope Notes to lead a life brimming with newfound happiness and vitality.
Embedded in his identity, the phrase “SAVE THEM” is etched across his knuckles, offering a glimpse into the core of his character like nothing else can.
About Cope Notes
Our minds are intricate networks of thoughts, beliefs, and perceptions that shape our daily lives.
Whether we’re conscious of it or not, our brains are constantly adapting, rewiring themselves based on the information we consume, the experiences we have, and the thoughts we entertain.
This process, known as neuroplasticity, is both fascinating and powerful, as it lays the foundation for our habits and behaviors. But did you know that it can take up to 254 days for a new habit to truly take root?
This is where Cope Notes comes into play, offering a unique solution to help us rewire our thought patterns for the better.
Neuroplasticity is the brain’s incredible ability to adapt and reorganize itself by forming new neural connections. Every thought, action, or experience triggers the firing of neurons, creating pathways in the brain.
The more often these pathways are activated, the stronger and more efficient they become. This mechanism explains why habits are so powerful; repeated behaviors lead to reinforced neural pathways, making those behaviors easier to perform over time.
Cope Notes: Disrupting Old Thought Patterns
Habits can be both beneficial and detrimental to our well-being. While positive habits contribute to personal growth and happiness, negative ones can hinder progress and lead to distress.
Enter Cope Notes, a revolutionary approach to interrupting and redirecting these thought patterns in a positive direction.
Cope Notes understands the power of consistent interruption. By delivering carefully crafted messages directly to your phone, Cope Notes ensures that you receive regular reminders to challenge negative thought patterns and replace them with healthier alternatives.
These text messages act as interruptions, offering insights, encouragement, and guidance precisely when you need them most.
Replacing Old Habits with Healthier Ones
Imagine Cope Notes as a guiding light on your journey to forming healthier habits. Whether you’re working on managing stress, building self-confidence, or cultivating a positive mindset, Cope Notes delivers messages that prompt you to reconsider old thought patterns.
Through repetition, these messages create new neural connections, making it easier for you to adopt positive habits and thought processes.
The Science Behind Cope Notes
Cope Notes leverages the principles of neuroplasticity and habit formation to support your mental well-being.
The consistent delivery of affirmations, mindfulness prompts, and insightful reflections serves as a gentle nudge towards cultivating healthier thought patterns.
The messages are carefully designed to challenge negative beliefs, encourage self-compassion, and promote personal growth.
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