Relationships: Typical Traps to Avoid

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Episode 92 – Relationships: Typical Traps to Avoid

Chris and Rowan talk about how to enrich and improve our intimate relationships. We discuss the work of John and Julie Gottman, who are world leaders in the field of relationship therapy.
Much of today’s episode also applies to our relationships beyond just our intimate partner as we discuss how to foster connection with those that we care about.

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This Week’s Links

Enriching Our Relationships – Last week’s podcast on a similar theme to this topic

Enhancing Marital Relationships – article by Chris that covers this topic and goes into more depth in some other areas
Enhancing Our Relationships – Podcast with the Gottmans and Brené Brown

How to Improve Your Relationship with the Five Love Languages – Video from Destination Happiness with Chris that’s mentioned in the podcast

Conflict Busters – An article by Chris about managing conflict with those we love

Be Supportive – An article by Chris examining the work of Dr Esther Perel

The Presenters

Rowan Mackey is a content producer and digital creative. After studying sports media and law at the University of Canberra, he found himself drawn to digital media after attending the first conference for podcasters in the southern hemisphere, We Are Podcast in 2016. He is also the principal of Easygoing Digital, where he has been involved in over 700,000 podcast downloads as a presenter and producer.

He currently produces the official Geelong Cats AFL and AFLW podcasts and is a producer of the TV show Destination Happiness airing nationally in Australia on Channel 9 and Internationally with the Discovery Channel. He has also worked with notable organisations such as The Geelong Grammar School and Lyons Construction.

Rowan is the Digital Media Manager at Chris Mackey and Associates.

Chris Mackey is a clinical and counselling psychologist and Fellow of The Australian Psychological Society with 40 years’ psychotherapy experience. The second edition of Chris’s book, The Positive Psychology of Synchronicity: Enhance Your Mental Health with the Power of Coincidence, was released internationally in August 2019.

Chris is also the resident psychologist for TV show Destination Happiness, where he presents the “Happy Mind” segment, involving brief tips based on the science of positive psychology. He also writes a regular opinion column for The Geelong Advertiser and is the resident psychologist on K-Rock radio in the mornings.

Chris was the recipient of the 2019 Australian Allied Health Impact Award for his clinical research and training, media involvement and for authoring a book on positive psychology and synchronicity.

Get in touch with Chris and Rowan – [email protected]

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