Tag: Conflict Management

  The Snakiness of Psychopaths

Episode 29 – The Snakiness of Psychopaths  Chris and Rowan discuss what it means to be a psychopath and how they most often show up in our everyday life. It’s estimated that as much as 1% of the population are psychopaths, so it seems that they are a lot more common than the most… Read more »

  Managing with Anger

Managing with Anger One of the more common problems related to mental health is difficulty managing with anger. Anger problems typically involve repeated verbal or physical aggression, or destructive anger outbursts that are out of proportion to the level of provocation. Such anger problems would be displayed by approximately 5% of people at some point… Read more »

  Interpreting Anger

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Episode 11 – Interpreting Anger  This week, Chris and Rowan look at the topic of anger. Recognising that there are many situations that it’s ok to be angry, we focus more on ways of controlling your anger and being able to use it as a tool to serve us, rather than get us into… Read more »

  Conflict Busters

This article discusses some ways of managing conflict in the home, with a particular emphasis on managing conflict in the context of lockdown.

  Episode 3 – Quelling Quarrels in Quarantine

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Quelling Quarrels in Quarantine  This week, Chris and Rowan discuss ways of using positive psychology to manage the added conflict and situations that we’re all likely to face over the coming months. We discuss what conflict is and some of the main conflict styles that people tend to use, ways of using the character… Read more »

  Sorry is a Start

Following the national apologies delivered by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten in parliament, this article discusses the positive impact that these apologies may have in the context of the invalidation that someone feels if they experience sexual abuse.

  Enlighten Up

This article examines the work of American geologist Gregg Braden, who contends that our society is being negatively influenced by an outdated understanding of the evolutionary model, due to the fact that it does not account for the significant progress humans have made by employing a collaborative, rather than a distinctly competitive approach to each other.

  Harness Mood

This article relates to an increase in the number of workplaces drawing upon scientifically supported strategies from the field of positive psychology to bolster mood, well-being, productivity and effectiveness.  

  Bystander Response

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 »