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 »
Tag: Health Policy
This article suggests that Australia’s relatively slow uptake of the vaccine may reflect hesitancy related to common thinking biases in weighing up risk.
This article is about the challenge of separating certain types of mystical or spiritual experiences from psychosis. This is a poorly understood issue in mainstream mental health services.
Episode 34 – The Hopefulness of the Hero’s Journey In what is one of both Chris and Rowan’s favourite topics, we discuss the hero’s journey and its relevance in psychological therapy. We go through some of the different stages of the hero’s journey and discuss how we can all relate to them in different… Read more »
This article is about some of the complex issues around gender dysphoria and the process of transition. It is written in response to recent legislation that was passed by the Victorian Government related to conversion therapy.
An article discussing the available resources that you can turn to when appointments with psychologists are scarce or unavailable.
Episode 27 – Supporting Someone to Seek Help As a follow-up to last week’s episode about finding the right mental health professional, this week Chris and Rowan discuss approaching the subject with a family member or friend who may be in need of some support. This Week’s Links How to Talk to Your Kids… Read more »
This article discusses ways of finding the right psychologist for you, should you wish to seek help for mental health.
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 »
Today’s Geelong Advertiser article spells out the main theme that Chris will cover in monthly articles this year, following the theme of “it’s time for positive psychiatry”.