Following the national apologies delivered by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten in parliament, this article discusses the positive impact that these apologies may have in the context of the invalidation that someone feels if they experience sexual abuse.
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Chris Mackey’s articles appear regularly in the Geelong Advertiser newspaper in Geelong, Australia.
As a psychologist, when you hear your clients’ deeply personal stories over many years, you learn that often their most profound experiences often have a numinous or sacred quality. This article explores the role of numinous or sacred experiences in someone’s recovery from mental health problems.
This article examines the role of gene expression within the mind body connection, particularly in the context of recovering from a physical illness.
Mainstream media can have a particularly important role in promoting positive physical and mental health. This article examines what that role is and why a more positive approach to mainstream media would be beneficial for consumers.
Bullying is a significant social problem, partly because of its harmful impact on mental health. This article examines the impact of bullying and some practical ways that bullying can be addressed or mitigated. Click here for a video of Chris’s aforementioned session at Unleash the Beast Writing and Well-Being Symposium entitled: Sticks and Stones….Words Can… Read more »
When is it best to compete and when is it best to collaborate? This article looks at the difference between taking a competitive and collaborative approach to a task, particularly in the context of the Thai cave rescue of 12 young soccer players and their coach.
This article examines the work of American geologist Gregg Braden, who contends that our society is being negatively influenced by an outdated understanding of the evolutionary model, due to the fact that it does not account for the significant progress humans have made by employing a collaborative, rather than a distinctly competitive approach to each other.
This article examines some of the take-aways from the science and spirituality conference in Vancouver, Canada in June of 2018.
This article examines the work of Dr Esther Perel, who contends that we can learn much about marriages from looking at affairs.
How can we get unstuck from a problematic behaviour? This article looks at a technique pioneered by author Mel Robbins called the five-second rule for behaviour change.