Category: Geelong Advertiser Articles

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

  The Dumb Loop

This article relates to a recent session by political journalist Laura Tingle on the impact of staff cuts on what news is reported and the way that it is reported. The session was at the Word for Word Non-Fiction Writer’s Festival that took place in Geelong in November 2017.

  Positive Case

This article relates to the idea that mental health is often conflated with mental illness, which can distract from the notion of mental health as being a positive attribute that we can all further develop.

  Artful Dodges

This article relates to a number of cultural events that were on in Geelong in November 2017 and their positive impact on the community and individuals that attend.

  Truths That Heal

This article relates to the concept of repressed trauma memories resurfacing in therapy and how conscious therapists should be of the risks of implanting a false memory into someone’s recollections.

  Harness Mood

This article relates to an increase in workplaces drawing upon a number of scientifically supported strategies from the field of positive psychology to bolster mood, well-being, productivity and effectiveness.  

  Be True to You

An article reflecting on the de-stigmatisation that has occurred around mental illness within society and the benefits that are provided by speaking out and taking a proactive approach to any difficulties faced.

  Cool to be Kind

This article is about the personal benefit that can be gained from engaging in acts of kindness towards others.

  Think Healthy

An article reflecting some of the advances in the field of positive psychology in recent times, particularly about the way that the mind-body connection relates to the complex ways in which psychosocial factors can impact on our physical health.

  Our Spirit Level

An article in response to recent statistics highlighting that Australia is becoming a more secular society, with roughly a third of the population identifying as not having any religious affiliation.