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 »
An article is about silver linings that can result from going through trauma, loss or prolonged stress, including dealing with the pandemic.
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 »
This article describes the stress-relieving power of showing compassion in our relationships. For a more in-depth discussion about these themes, please listen to our podcast episode, Strengthening Self-Compassion. You can listen on the player below or on your favourite podcast player. For more episodes of our practice podcast, Psych Spiels and Silver Linings, click… Read more »
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 »
An article about a main theme from the recent World Congress of the International Positive Psychology Association – the importance of having a sense of agency, especially when facing adversity.
This article is about the experience of depersonalisation during a panic attack, a little recognised symptom that affects about 5% of adults each year.
Episode 41 – Lightening the Load As Melbourne has recently been in a fourth lockdown of the pandemic, we thought we’d cover some ways of coping through times of prolonged stress. We discuss the effects of prolonged stress, as well as some ways that you can assist with managing those effects. This Week’s Links… Read more »
This article includes a range of mental health tips for dealing with lockdowns and restrictions associated with Covid-19.
This article suggests that Australia’s relatively slow uptake of the vaccine may reflect hesitancy related to common thinking biases in weighing up risk.