Tag: Depression

  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 »

  Gaining from the Gunas

Episode 47 – Gaining from the Gunas  Chris and Rowan discuss a topic from Hindu philosophy, the three Gunas. We discuss the three Gunas of Tamas, Rajas and Sattva in the context of benefitting our mental health. We have found these ideas to be a good way of explaining many of the concepts that… Read more »

  Self-Compassion Bolsters our Mental Health

Self-compassion is important for our mental health and wellbeing. Most of us will suffer from at least some form of mental distress at some point in our lives that could warrant some external help, especially after intense or prolonged periods of stress. There is now much less stigma associated with seeking help for such difficulties… Read more »

  Supporting a Sense of Agency

Episode 45 – Supporting a Sense of Agency  Chris and Rowan discuss the idea of encouraging personal agency in a mental health context. How can we gain more personal agency in order to achieve heightened wellbeing? This podcast episode was motivated by a presentation from Martin Seligman, a pioneer in positive psychology. We talk… Read more »

  Dealing with Pandemic Fatigue

This article includes a range of mental health tips for dealing with lockdowns and restrictions associated with Covid-19.

  Employing the Power of Placebo

Episode 39 – Employing the Power of the Placebo  Chris and Rowan discuss the placebo effect and how we can best use it to benefit our mental health. We also look at what the nocebo effect is and what the implications are for traditional treatments for mental health. This Week’s Links Health services should… Read more »