Tag: Avoidance

  Demystifying DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder)

Episode 44 – Demystifying DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder)  Chris and Rowan discuss dissociative identity disorder, which used to be known as multiple personality disorder. We dispel some of the myths around DID and talk about ways of treating such a complex psychological condition. You may want to listen to the other episodes in our… Read more »

  The Pitfalls of Perfectionism

Episode 33 – The Pitfalls of Perfectionism Perfectionism, or rigid expectations, is often linked with depression. Chris and Rowan discuss the topic of perfectionism as well as some strategies for managing perfectionistic tendencies. This Week’s Links When Passion Becomes an Obsession Passion is One Thing, Obsession Another Character Strengths Survey Rowan’s new podcast – Individuate… Read more »

  The Helpfulness of Hope

Episode 32 – The Helpfulness of Hope How can you boost hope? What is the relevance of hope? How can you tell if someone has lost hope? This week, Chris and Rowan discuss the topic of hope, both from the angle of restoring hope, but also the positive side of hope as a character strength…. Read more »

  Gaining Gratification Through Goals

Episode 31 – Gaining Gratification Through Goals In the first podcast for 2021, Chris and Rowan discuss the topic of goal setting. Many people will have made new year’s resolutions for 2021 and so we discuss some ways to help set goals that are most authentic to us and also some strategies for helping to… 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 »

  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 »

  Episode 6 – Expunging Anxiety

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Expunging Anxiety Episode 6 – Expunging Anxiety  On this week’s episode, Chris and Rowan look at ways of managing anxiety in our current situation and how we can help those around us if they’re suffering. In recent years, positive psychology has changed some of the ways we think about anxiety, so we explore ways… Read more »

  Addressing Avoidant Tendencies

What Is Avoidance? It is understandably common for people to seek to avoid at least some anxiety-provoking situations. However, tendencies to avoidance can become entrenched over a period of time to become quite self-defeating. This is because the urge to avoid situations can be strengthened by the short-term relief that escape from such situations may… Read more »

  Facing Core Fears

Clinical psychologist Chris Mackey discusses the three core fears that are often associated with anxiety and depression. These three core fears relate to a fear of failure, a fear of disapproval and a fear of discomfort.

  Using the Five-Second Rule for Behaviour Change

How can we best get unstuck from a problematic behaviour? It might be frequent procrastination or worry, or addictive behaviour, or angrily overreacting to a situation. Most people can relate to having a bad habit or two. As a psychologist, much of our work involves helping people alter unwanted reactions or behaviour. I rarely hear… Read more »