With a name like Max Green, it’s no surprise golf is a favourite pass-time for one young Australian, but it also plays a more important role in helping facilitate Max’s recovery from depression and anxiety due to schoolyard bullying. This clip was taken from season one of Destination Happiness.
Bullying is a significant social problem, partly because of its harmful impact on mental health. I’m especially sensitised to this issue through my involvement in a discussion on bullying at “Unleash the Beast”, a writing and well-being symposium to be held in Toowoomba in October. I’ve seen many therapy clients with enduring psychological difficulties from… Read more »
Bullying is a significant social problem, partly because of its harmful impact on mental health. This article examines the impact of bullying and some practical ways that bullying can be addressed or mitigated. Click here for a video of Chris’s aforementioned session at Unleash the Beast Writing and Well-Being Symposium entitled: Sticks and Stones….Words Can… Read more »
This article examines a number of instances of bullying by political leaders in Australia and beyond and how we can instead take a respectful approach to those around us.
This article responds to the findings in the report from the Royal Commission into Family Violence and some of the interventions that could be implemented in order to change problematic behaviour. After working with men with anger issues in the 1980’s this article details some of the interventions that worked well with that group of… Read more »
It is not just the intention or behaviour of a perpetrator, or their victim, that influences the outcome of violent behaviour, but the reactions of those around – the bystanders. How bystanders react will often make a difference, including to the behaviour of other bystanders. If the first people witnessing a violent assault seek to… Read more »
As parents we can struggle to know what is the right thing to do if our child encounters seemingly insurmountable problems at their school and is miserable and frustrated. Should we tell them to stick it out or do we transfer them to another school? Is there a right time to bail from a school… Read more »