Tag: Pain Management

  Overcoming Pain with Mark Grant

Episode 53 – Overcoming Pain with Mark Grant  Mark Grant is a clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experience in the treatment of stress, trauma, and pain. Mark’s main interest and experience is in the role of negative emotion (resulting from stress) as a cause and an effect of health problems. In addition… Read more »

  Employing the Power of Placebo

Episode 39 – Employing the Power of the Placebo  Chris and Rowan discuss the placebo effect and how we can best use it to benefit our mental health. We also look at what the nocebo effect is and what the implications are for traditional treatments for mental health. This Week’s Links Health services should… Read more »

  Seeking a Suitable Psychologist

Episode 26 – Seeking a Suitable Psychologist  Chris and Rowan give their tips on finding the best mental health professional for your set of circumstances, as well as some ways that you’re able to make the most of the therapy experience. This Week’s Links Australian Psychological Society’s Find a Psychologist Service Relationships Australia Our… Read more »

  Bilateral Stimulation – Anxiety Release App Demonstration

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 »

  Positive Course

This article examines the role of gene expression within the mind body connection, particularly in the context of recovering from a physical illness.

  Power Within

This article provides an inside perspective on what it is like to receive a grave cancer diagnosis as well as some handy tips and takeaways for going through the harrowing process.

  Dealing with Suicidal Thoughts

How can we reduce the incidence of suicide? This is an ever more pressing question, and not just for mental health professionals. Few of us would be untouched by suicide in our local communities and wider social networks. Over the past month I have learnt of the heartbreakingly sad loss of two people through suicide,… Read more »

  WorkCover System Needs an Overhaul

Our WorkCover system is in need of an overhaul, at least in its handling of psychological injuries. Rather than helping injured workers have an optimal recovery, it often exacerbates their psychological difficulties. Problems include the invalidation of injured workers suffering from conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, unhelpful delays in treatment, and an unnecessarily long… Read more »