Tag: Anxiety

  Reducing Our Screen Time with David Cherry

Episode 66 – Reducing Our Screen Time with David Cherry    Chris and Rowan are joined by clinical and forensic psychologist David Cherry to discuss how we can reduce our screen time and the screen time of our children. We also discuss some other ways to help build positive habits if we want to… Read more »

  Building Better Habits (and Overcoming Bad Ones)

Episode 65 – Building Better Habits (and Overcoming Bad Ones)    Chris and Rowan are joined by clinical and forensic psychologist David Cherry to discuss how we can introduce good habits into our routine. David gives lots of actionable tips and strategies for changing our behaviour, plus we look at how you can overcome… Read more »

  Technology is Taking Our Focus

This article describes how social media and screen time can disrupt our attention and focus, along with some tips on reducing distraction.

  Fortifying Our Focus in the Age of Distraction

Episode 64 – Fortifying Our Focus in the Age of Distraction  Chris and Rowan discuss the topic of how we can maintain our focus and attention amongst the many distractions in modern life. These include digital media, social media, advertising and others that compete for our attention and want to distract us from our… Read more »

  When Too Much Choice is a Challenge

Episode 60 – When Too Much Choice is a Challenge  Chris and Rowan discuss the topic of decision making and how recognising the way that we make decisions can help our well-being. It seems a bit paradoxical, but when we are presented with too many options, it can stand in the way of us… Read more »

  Regulating Responses to Threat

Episode 55 – Regulating Responses to Threat  In our final podcast for the year, Chris and Rowan discuss Polyvagal Theory, which relates to the way we respond to threatening situations. We discuss the impacts of the freeze-submit, the fight-flight and the social engagement systems and how they are each called upon to address threat… Read more »

  The Intolerance of Irrational Ideas

Episode 54 – The Intolerance of Irrational Ideas  Chris and Rowan discuss the work of Albert Ellis, one of the most influential psychologists of the 20th century. Ellis, along with Aaron (Tim) Beck, who we spoke about in a previous episode, created Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). In this episode, we discuss Ellis’s Rational Emotive… Read more »

  Overcoming Pain with Mark Grant

Episode 53 – Overcoming Pain with Mark Grant  Mark Grant is a clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experience in the treatment of stress, trauma, and pain. Mark’s main interest and experience is in the role of negative emotion (resulting from stress) as a cause and an effect of health problems. In addition… Read more »

  The ABC of CBT

Episode 52 – The ABC of CBT  After the passing of Aaron (Tim) Beck, a pioneer in the field of psychology, we decided to examine his legacy and explore some of the mechanics of cognitive behavioural therapy. We discuss what CBT is, the story behind its development and how we can all benefit from… Read more »

  Regaining Our Social Connections

An article about the importance of social connections to our mental health, something which we can hopefully gain even more from as our Covid restrictions ease.