Episode 41 – Lightening the Load As Melbourne has recently been in a fourth lockdown of the pandemic, we thought we’d cover some ways of coping through times of prolonged stress. We discuss the effects of prolonged stress, as well as some ways that you can assist with managing those effects. This Week’s Links… Read more »
Episode 36 – Discerning Our Stress Signature Understanding our own individual response to stressful situations is one of the best things we can do for our mental health. In this episode, Chris and Rowan discuss the benefits of being able to recognise when your stress is building up and how you can find your… Read more »
This article refers to some of the key tips for mental health and wellbeing including the identification of your individual stress signature. This article contains material from a recent talk given by Chris to the Geelong Young Professionals Network in March 2021.
This article describes how we can balance out three core systems of human behaviour to support self-compassion and reduce burnout.
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 »
Episode 15 – Mobilising Motivation On this week’s episode, Chris and Rowan take on the topic of motivation. We explore what factors compel us to act in certain ways and try to answer the question ‘how can you get yourself to do something when it’s hard to do?’ With many of us facing the… Read more »
Episode 14 – Banishing Burnout On this week’s episode, Rowan and Chris look for some ways to prevent and manage burnout. Burnout is typically related to work stress, but in this episode, we explore the general theme that burnout is when our demands outstrip our resources. This relates to more than work stress and… Read more »
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 »
“Burnout” is a term which relates to symptomatic distress we may experience after being in stressful circumstances associated with persistent demands placed on us. Burnout occurs when the demands on us outstrip our resources including strategies for coping. For example, we may become “burnt out” after a period of excessive work demands, especially when there… Read more »
How do we find a good work-life balance? This is one of the more commonly requested topics by workgroups for talks about mental health, but I think it’s a more complicated question than it looks. This article looks at how to balance work and lifestyle choices in the context of trying to achieve maximally,… Read more »