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 19 – Not Just Genes – A Recipe for Mental Health On this week’s episode, Chris and Rowan look at the part our genetics play in determining our mental health and how we can best use that knowledge to our advantage. In this episode, we look at some ways of boosting the more… Read more »
Episode 18 – Fighting the Flat Feeling In today’s episode, Chris and Rowan respond to recent restrictions throughout Victoria and ask what we can do on the day’s when we’re feeling flat and just not up to it. We look to techniques and models from psychology that can help us in the face of… 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 »
This article describes some strategies you can use with your kids to talk about suicide.
How to talk to your kids about suicide. Angie Hilton talks with clinical psychologist Chris Mackey about what to say during the important conversation with your kids about suicide. We know this is a tricky topic, but it’s a conversation worth having, particularly with the added adjustments related to the COVID pandemic. This video is… 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 »
One of the things that you commonly find as a psychologist, is that when someone presents with anxiety or depression, feelings of shame or non-acceptance can lead to that person having a layered reaction, beyond that of the depression or anxiety within itself. These feelings can manifest in such a way that the person is… Read more »
Do you have an inner critic? Do you have an internal voice that sometimes criticises something about you or what you’ve done? This article is about dealing with the inner critic, a common contributor to depression.