Tag: Lockdown

  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 »

  It’s a Time for Compassion

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 »

  Supporting a Sense of Agency

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 »

  Agency Helps Us In Tough Times

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.

  Mental Health Literacy Eases Panic

This article is about the experience of depersonalisation during a panic attack, a little recognised symptom that affects about 5% of adults each year.

  Lightening the Load

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 »

  Dealing with Pandemic Fatigue

This article includes a range of mental health tips for dealing with lockdowns and restrictions associated with Covid-19.

  Risk Assessments Jab at our Biases

This article suggests that Australia’s relatively slow uptake of the vaccine may reflect hesitancy related to common thinking biases in weighing up risk.