Episode 64 – Fortifying Our Focus in the Age of Distraction Chris and Rowan discuss the topic of how we can maintain our focus and attention amongst the many distractions in modern life. These include digital media, social media, advertising and others that compete for our attention and want to distract us from our… Read more »
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 »
Episode 57 – Revisiting Our Strengths In preparation for talking about flow in the next podcast, Chris and Rowan discuss the benefits of completing the character strengths exercise. An awareness of your character strengths can significantly improve your well-being and enhance your problem-solving capabilities. We discuss the character strengths, particularly in the context of… Read more »
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 »
An article about dealing with current Covid challenges including uncertainty in what lies ahead with Omicron.
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 »
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.
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 »
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.
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 »