Category: Geelong Advertiser Articles

Chris Mackey’s articles appear regularly in the Geelong Advertiser newspaper in Geelong, Australia.

  The Snakiness of Psychopaths

Episode 29 – The Snakiness of Psychopaths  Chris and Rowan discuss what it means to be a psychopath and how they most often show up in our everyday life. It’s estimated that as much as 1% of the population are psychopaths, so it seems that they are a lot more common than the most… Read more »

  Balancing Acts

This article describes how we can balance out three core systems of human behaviour to support self-compassion and reduce burnout.

  Mind the Genes

This article, mind the genes, is on how we can positively influence our gene functioning and mental health.

  Avoid the Lapse

This article is written in response to recent restrictions imposed throughout the state of Victoria. It draws similarities between a community response to the second wave of COVID-19 to a relapse prevention model in psychology. This model looks at times when a lapse has occurred and identifies strategies to reduce the likelihood another lapse occurs… Read more »

  Enrich and Live

This article, first seen in the Geelong Advertiser looks at the link between addictions and the social environment.

  The Right Words

This article describes some strategies you can use with your kids to talk about suicide.

  Conflict Busters

This article discusses some ways of managing conflict in the home, with a particular emphasis on managing conflict in the context of lockdown.

  Come on Strong

This Addy article by Chris Mackey describes the single most useful positive psychology exercise that he thinks could be of benefit to all of us in dealing with the challenges of the COVID-19 era.

  Just Give it Time

This article reflects on how our reactions and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic will impact not only on our wellbeing as individuals but also the wellbeing of those around us. Please also see a short video from Chris Mackey on applying positive psychology to respond to the coronavirus.