Tag: Depression

  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 »

  When Too Much Choice is a Challenge

Episode 60 – When Too Much Choice is a Challenge  Chris and Rowan discuss the topic of decision making and how recognising the way that we make decisions can help our well-being. It seems a bit paradoxical, but when we are presented with too many options, it can stand in the way of us… Read more »

  Flourishing with Flow

Episode 58 – Flourishing with Flow  Chris and Rowan discuss the topic of Flow, drawing from the work of renowned psychologist Mihaly Czikszentmihalyi. The concept of flow can help us to optimise our well-being by identifying the activities that most engage us. This Week’s Links Finding our Sense of Flow – an article on… Read more »

  Finding Our Sense of Flow

An article about optimising our wellbeing by identifying the activities that most engage us.

  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 »

  Overcoming Pain with Mark Grant

Episode 53 – Overcoming Pain with Mark Grant  Mark Grant is a clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experience in the treatment of stress, trauma, and pain. Mark’s main interest and experience is in the role of negative emotion (resulting from stress) as a cause and an effect of health problems. In addition… Read more »

  The Passing of a Psychology Great

This article is about the enormous lasting contribution of Aaron Beck who passed away earlier this month. This article accompanies a podcast episode from our podcast Psych Spiels and Silver Linings. You can listen to the episode, The ABC of CBT, in the player below, or wherever you get your podcasts. 

  The ABC of CBT

Episode 52 – The ABC of CBT  After the passing of Aaron (Tim) Beck, a pioneer in the field of psychology, we decided to examine his legacy and explore some of the mechanics of cognitive behavioural therapy. We discuss what CBT is, the story behind its development and how we can all benefit from… 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.

  Psych Spiels Celebrates its 50

Episode 50 – Psych Spiels Celebrates its 50 – A look back at the key themes  In celebration of 50 episodes of the podcast, Chris and Rowan look back at some of their favourite themes and topics that have come up on the podcast so far. Plus, we speak a bit about how we’ve… Read more »