Strengthening Our Resilience to Stress and Strain

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Episode 108 – Strengthening Our Resilience to Stress and Strain

Chris and Rowan discuss some insights that can be gained from exploring the different meanings of engineering terms such as “stress” and “strain” and applying them to psychology and our mental health.

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This Week’s Links

Stress and strain article – Insights gained from engineering

Discerning Our Stress Signature – Episode 36 of Psych Spiels and Silver Linings that’s referenced in this episode

Supporting Change with Chair Work – Episode 101 of Psych Spiels and Silver Linings that’s referenced in this episode

Feeling Disconnected & Rejected: The Essentials of Schema Therapy – Episode 102 of Psych Spiels and Silver Linings that’s referenced in this episode

Some Basics of Schema Therapy – Episode 87 of Psych Spiels and Silver Linings

More than Mindfulness – Episode 22 of Psych Spiels and Silver Linings

Stress Tips Video



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 of 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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