An article is about silver linings that can result from going through trauma, loss or prolonged stress, including dealing with the pandemic.
Category: Geelong Advertiser Articles
Chris Mackey’s articles appear regularly in the Geelong Advertiser newspaper in Geelong, Australia.
This article describes the stress-relieving power of showing compassion in our relationships. For a more in-depth discussion about these themes, please listen to our podcast episode, Strengthening Self-Compassion. You can listen on the player below or on your favourite podcast player. For more episodes of our practice podcast, Psych Spiels and Silver Linings, click… Read more »
An article about a main theme from the recent World Congress of the International Positive Psychology Association – the importance of having a sense of agency, especially when facing adversity.
This article is about the experience of depersonalisation during a panic attack, a little recognised symptom that affects about 5% of adults each year.
This article includes a range of mental health tips for dealing with lockdowns and restrictions associated with Covid-19.
This article suggests that Australia’s relatively slow uptake of the vaccine may reflect hesitancy related to common thinking biases in weighing up risk.
This article is about the challenge of separating certain types of mystical or spiritual experiences from psychosis. This is a poorly understood issue in mainstream mental health services.
This article refers to some of the key tips for mental health and wellbeing including the identification of your individual stress signature. This article contains material from a recent talk given by Chris to the Geelong Young Professionals Network in March 2021.
This article is about some of the complex issues around gender dysphoria and the process of transition. It is written in response to recent legislation that was passed by the Victorian Government related to conversion therapy.
This article is about the effects of psychopathic leadership. Sadly, it seems this article is all too relevant to the outgoing US president Donald Trump.