Episode 21 – Drive, Soothing and Threat – Seeking a Synergy of Systems Chris and Rowan look at the topic of self-compassion in the context of still aiming to achieve our goals and ambitions. With many unforeseeable events having taken place this year, it can be an opportunity to reassess whether our own recipe… Read more »
Episode 18 – Fighting the Flat Feeling In today’s episode, Chris and Rowan respond to recent restrictions throughout Victoria and ask what we can do on the day’s when we’re feeling flat and just not up to it. We look to techniques and models from psychology that can help us in the face of… Read more »
From Motivational Interviewing Motivational interviewing is a therapy technique developed, in part, by psychologist William Miller. In a recent episode of Psych Spiels & Silver Linings, the practice’s podcast, motivational interviewing was discussed as a technique for helping in the process of making a change. Miller highlights that to successfully make a lasting change, it… Read more »
Episode 15 – Mobilising Motivation On this week’s episode, Chris and Rowan take on the topic of motivation. We explore what factors compel us to act in certain ways and try to answer the question ‘how can you get yourself to do something when it’s hard to do?’ With many of us facing the… Read more »
Episode 14 – Banishing Burnout On this week’s episode, Rowan and Chris look for some ways to prevent and manage burnout. Burnout is typically related to work stress, but in this episode, we explore the general theme that burnout is when our demands outstrip our resources. This relates to more than work stress and… Read more »
Exercising in Exile Rowan and Chris take on the topic of exercising under the current stay at home restrictions and social distancing. We look at why it’s particularly important to exercise during this current time, how the character strengths can apply to exercise and also look at exactly how habits are formed to ensure that… Read more »
How do we find a good work-life balance? This is one of the more commonly requested topics by workgroups for talks about mental health, but I think it’s a more complicated question than it looks. This article looks at how to balance work and lifestyle choices in the context of trying to achieve maximally,… Read more »
Clinical psychologist Chris Mackey discusses how we can develop our ability to focus attention. This clip was taken from series 2, episode 3 of Destination Happiness.
Clinical psychologist Chris Mackey discusses the importance of setting goals and intentions for our overall wellbeing. This clip was taken from series 2, episode 1 of Destination Happiness.
How can we best get unstuck from a problematic behaviour? It might be frequent procrastination or worry, or addictive behaviour, or angrily overreacting to a situation. Most people can relate to having a bad habit or two. As a psychologist, much of our work involves helping people alter unwanted reactions or behaviour. I rarely hear… Read more »