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.
Episode 40 – The Mystery of the Mind – Beyond Conventional Healing Chris and Rowan build on the topic of placebo and talk about some of the stories related to the healing power of the mind. There are many stories of people miraculously healing themselves such as when they’ve been told they will never… Read more »
Episode 23 – Past, Present and Future – Talking about Time Chris and Rowan explore the second aspect of mindfulness to last week’s podcast on arousal management, which is living in the present moment. We look at the idea of living in the present both from the aspect of experiencing our immediate surroundings, but… Read more »
Episode 22 – More than Mindfulness Chris and Rowan give some strategies for arousal management. Arousal management is one of the fundamental skills that a psychologist will help someone to bolster as hyperarousal can cause problems related to panic, anger, stress or many other mental health-related challenges. We also look at what some of… Read more »
Expunging Anxiety Episode 6 – Expunging Anxiety On this week’s episode, Chris and Rowan look at ways of managing anxiety in our current situation and how we can help those around us if they’re suffering. In recent years, positive psychology has changed some of the ways we think about anxiety, so we explore ways… Read more »
Chris Mackey demonstrates how he introduces a therapy intervention called “bilateral stimulation” to clients. According to Mackey, this technique is the single most helpful intervention he has yet encountered for managing with worries, anxiety-related sensations and pain. Remarkably it can be accessed in an inexpensive app developed by the excellent clinical psychologist, Mark Grant. The… Read more »
Clinical psychologist Chris Mackey discusses the concept of flow and how you can access it yourself. Being in a state of flow is when we’re fully absorbed in what we’re doing, barely aware of the passage of time. Doing activities which cause us to enter a state of flow helps us to recognise that happiness… Read more »
This article relates to an increase in the number of workplaces drawing upon scientifically supported strategies from the field of positive psychology to bolster mood, well-being, productivity and effectiveness.
An article reflecting some of the advances in the field of positive psychology in recent times, particularly about the way that the mind-body connection relates to the complex ways in which psychosocial factors can impact on our physical health.