Tag: Avoidance

  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 »

  Attitudes Shaped by Evolution

An article about the potential reasons for the range of very different attitudes that many people have to Covid vaccines and how this might relate to various evolutionary systems for dealing with threat.

  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 »

  The Sustenance of Social Support

Episode 51 – The Sustenance of Social Support  Chris and Rowan discuss the importance of our social connections for our physical and mental health. We talk about some of the benefits that can come from social support and also some of the problems that can arise from loneliness and social isolation.   This Week’s… 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.

  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 »