Episode 79 – A Rewarding Release: Autobiographical Writing Chris and Rowan discuss the benefits of autobiographical writing, which can help us further develop our thoughts and process our emotions about events that have been important to us in our life. We talk about the importance of the stories that we tell ourselves and how… Read more »
Episode 78 – Mentors and Our Mental Health Chris and Rowan discuss the topic of mentors and how having a mentor can benefit our mental health. This episode begins a short series of episodes that focus on the theme of what we can do for our mental health outside of therapy. This Week’s Links… Read more »
Episode 71 – Metanoia: A Model for Breakdown and Growth Chris and Rowan discuss the idea of a breakdown and how we can use this seemingly negative opportunity to grow. We look at metanoia, a Greek term that has been written about for thousands of years including by Swiss Psychologist Carl Jung who… Read more »
Episode 70 – Late Midlife and Other Life Crises Following on from last week’s episode about the midlife crisis, Chris and Rowan discuss the topic of a late midlife crisis, where these feelings can reemerge in our 50’s. We also look at other life stages that can involve a sense of discomfort relating… Read more »
Episode 69 – The Meaning of a Midlife Crisis Chris and Rowan discuss the topic of a midlife crisis. We look at what a midlife crisis is, why it happens, what we can do if we find ourselves experiencing these feelings and the positive side of dealing with a midlife crisis. This Week’s… Read more »
Clinical psychologist Chris Mackey discusses some tips for ageing well. Ageing well physically and ageing well mentally go hand in hand. Many activities that are beneficial for the way we age physically, such as physical exercise, are also beneficial for the way we age mentally. This clip was taken from series 2, episode 11 of… Read more »
This article examines the role of gene expression within the mind body connection, particularly in the context of recovering from a physical illness.
There is much we can learn from the elderly, and not just from their wisdom born of long experience, but the power of their intellect. To me this is never more evident than when attending the Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference held every four years at the Anaheim Convention Centre, most recently in mid-December. As usual,… Read more »
There is much we can learn from the elderly. We can learn not only from their wisdom, born of long experience, but also the power of their intellect. This article explores the on-going contributions to the field of psychology made by a number of elderly academics.
Many people express concerns about the potential impact of their ageing on their abilities, and especially their cognitive functioning. Our perceived mental abilities can be an important aspect of our sense of identity and wellbeing. Fortunately, recent scientific findings show how we can bolster our cognitive functioning to help counter or reduce the impact of… Read more »