Tag: Motivation

  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 »

  The Pitfalls of Perfectionism

Episode 33 – The Pitfalls of Perfectionism Perfectionism, or rigid expectations, is often linked with depression. Chris and Rowan discuss the topic of perfectionism as well as some strategies for managing perfectionistic tendencies. This Week’s Links When Passion Becomes an Obsession Passion is One Thing, Obsession Another Character Strengths Survey Rowan’s new podcast – Individuate… Read more »

  Gaining Gratification Through Goals

Episode 31 – Gaining Gratification Through Goals In the first podcast for 2021, Chris and Rowan discuss the topic of goal setting. Many people will have made new year’s resolutions for 2021 and so we discuss some ways to help set goals that are most authentic to us and also some strategies for helping to… Read more »

  Balancing Acts

This article describes how we can balance out three core systems of human behaviour to support self-compassion and reduce burnout.

  Mind the Genes

This article, mind the genes, is on how we can positively influence our gene functioning and mental health.

  Drive, Soothing and Threat – Seeking a Synergy of Systems

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 »

  Fighting the Flat Feeling

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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 »

  How to Motivate Yourself with Change Talk

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 »

  Mobilising Motivation

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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 »

  Banishing Burnout

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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 »