Tag: Lockdown

  Dealing with Uncertainty and Omicron

Episode 56 – Dealing with Uncertainty and Omicron  In our first podcast for the new year, Chris and Rowan discuss some ways that we can best preserve our mental health as covid becomes more prevalent in the community. We talk about some ways of minimising and dealing with the uncertainty that we’re all facing… Read more »

  Regulating Responses to Threat

Episode 55 – Regulating Responses to Threat  In our final podcast for the year, Chris and Rowan discuss Polyvagal Theory, which relates to the way we respond to threatening situations. We discuss the impacts of the freeze-submit, the fight-flight and the social engagement systems and how they are each called upon to address threat… Read more »

  Attitudes Shaped by Evolution

An article about the potential reasons for the range of very different attitudes that many people have to Covid vaccines and how this might relate to various evolutionary systems for dealing with threat.

  The Sustenance of Social Support

Episode 51 – The Sustenance of Social Support  Chris and Rowan discuss the importance of our social connections for our physical and mental health. We talk about some of the benefits that can come from social support and also some of the problems that can arise from loneliness and social isolation.   This Week’s… 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 »

  A Freer Future with Physics

Episode 49 – A Freer Future with Physics  Chris and Rowan discuss a number of concepts from quantum physics and how they relate to psychology and our mental health. What quantum physics teaches us is that the world is not black and white and there are some spooky notions that present themselves in the… Read more »

  Overcoming has its Silver Linings

An article is about silver linings that can result from going through trauma, loss or prolonged stress, including dealing with the pandemic.

  Addressing Guilt and Shame with Self-Compassion

Many therapy clients experience difficulty managing guilt and/or shame. These painful emotions both involve a self-conscious or self-critical focus. They can worsen other forms of distress, including anxiety and depression. Guilt and shame tend to strongly draw our attention as they point to some threat. Evolution has taught us to pay more attention to painful,… Read more »