Tag: Anxiety

  Supporting Someone to Seek Help

Episode 27 – Supporting Someone to Seek Help  As a follow-up to last week’s episode about finding the right mental health professional, this week Chris and Rowan discuss approaching the subject with a family member or friend who may be in need of some support. This Week’s Links How to Talk to Your Kids… Read more »

  Past, Present and Future – Talking about Time

Episode 23 – Past, Present and Future – Talking about Time  Chris and Rowan explore the second aspect of mindfulness to last week’s podcast on arousal management, which is living in the present moment. We look at the idea of living in the present both from the aspect of experiencing our immediate surroundings, but… Read more »

  Drive, Soothing and Threat – Seeking a Synergy of Systems

Episode 21 – Drive, Soothing and Threat – Seeking a Synergy of Systems  Chris and Rowan look at the topic of self-compassion in the context of still aiming to achieve our goals and ambitions. With many unforeseeable events having taken place this year, it can be an opportunity to reassess whether our own recipe… Read more »

  Not Just Genes – A Recipe For Mental Health

Episode 19 – Not Just Genes – A Recipe for Mental Health  On this week’s episode, Chris and Rowan look at the part our genetics play in determining our mental health and how we can best use that knowledge to our advantage. In this episode, we look at some ways of boosting the more… Read more »

  Fighting the Flat Feeling

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Episode 18 – Fighting the Flat Feeling  In today’s episode, Chris and Rowan respond to recent restrictions throughout Victoria and ask what we can do on the day’s when we’re feeling flat and just not up to it. We look to techniques and models from psychology that can help us in the face of… Read more »

  Weaning Off Worry

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Episode 17 – Weaning Off Worry  On this week’s episode, Chris and Rowan discuss the topic of worry. We explore the differences between productive and unproductive worry, find ways of recognising when our worry is unnecessary or excessive and discuss some strategies for distancing ourself from our thoughts. This Week’s Links How to Worry… Read more »

  How to Tame a Phobia

Phobias Phobias are intense, persistent and exaggerated fears of particular objects or situations. Phobia sufferers typically feel panic or a sense of dread when they’re in the feared situation, or in anticipation of it. They typically aim to escape from or avoid the phobic situation where they can. We only describe a fear as a… Read more »

  Facing Phobias

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Episode 16 – Facing Phobias  This week, Chris and Rowan discuss how phobias develop and how they are treated. People can have phobias for a whole range of reasons, but in this episode, we look at some of the similarities between different phobias, how to stop them developing after a traumatic event and how… Read more »

  Easing OCD

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Episode 12 – Easing OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)  On this week’s episode, Rowan and Chris discuss the nature of obsessive-compulsive tendencies and obsessive-compulsive disorder. All of us are unique and have individual differences in personality functioning. Most patterns of personality can have positive and negative aspects. When people have obsessional personality characteristics they may commonly… Read more »

  Addressing Avoidance

Episode 10 – Addressing Avoidance  This week, Chris and Rowan look at the topic of avoidance and avoidant personality disorders. Avoidance is a problem that arises when one’s fears or anxieties get in the way of them either doing or not doing something, which impacts on their quality of life. Those with avoidant personality… Read more »