This article is written in response to recent restrictions imposed throughout the state of Victoria. It draws similarities between a community response to the second wave of COVID-19 to a relapse prevention model in psychology. This model looks at times when a lapse has occurred and identifies strategies to reduce the likelihood another lapse occurs… Read more »
Episode 8 – Transcending Trauma On this week’s episode, Chris and Rowan discuss the topic of trauma. We look at some of the more common and complex ways that trauma can present in our behaviours and ways of managing trauma reactions to defuse their intensity. We discuss a number of specific therapy techniques for… Read more »
Episode 7 – Dealing with Depression On this week’s episode, Chris and Rowan look at ways of managing with depression using general psychological techniques as well as how to use strategies from positive psychology to ensure that you’re able to keep yourself out of depression. We also share some of our personal experiences with… Read more »
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 »
Speaking of Sport… On this episode, Rowan and Chris ask the question, if sport is likely to be one of the first things to return, how can we best take advantage of it? We look at the importance of sport and the relationship between sport, the character strengths and our wellbeing. Snippet – Why… Read more »
Chris spoke with Tom and Loggie on K-Rock Breakfast Radio in Geelong for the first instalment of their Isolating Not Isolated segment. The segment involves getting an expert on to chat about mental health in the COVID-19 age. Chris spoke about the importance of exercising and ways of using your character strengths to remain optimistic through this… Read more »
Navigating the Noise of the News This week, Rowan and Chris discuss ways of curating a news diet that’s healthy for our state of mind. We discuss why too much negative news is bad for us, how we can use the character strengths to improve our news diet with different sources, including new media,… Read more »
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 »
This Addy article by Chris Mackey describes the single most useful positive psychology exercise that he thinks could be of benefit to all of us in dealing with the challenges of the COVID-19 era.
Clinical Psychologist Chris Mackey discusses some ways to respond to the threat of COVID-19 by applying some of the principles of positive psychology. Next – see a blog with further detail on this topic.