Episode 43 – Dealing with the Disruption of Depersonalisation Chris and Rowan discuss some strategies for dealing with depersonalisation, derealisation, and other dissociative disorders. We discuss a number of cases of people developing dissociation and share some of their tips for managing their experiences. This Week’s Links Depersonalisation in Panic Attacks (clinical handout) Dealing… Read more »
This article is about the experience of depersonalisation during a panic attack, a little recognised symptom that affects about 5% of adults each year.
Episode 42 – Depersonalisation in Panic Attacks We discuss the symptoms of depersonalisation and derealisation that can occur with panic attacks. These symptoms are often under-recognised as being associated with panic and can lead people to feel as if they are losing their mind. In this episode, we discuss why these symptoms are not… Read more »
One of the most disconcerting symptoms people might experience when stressed is depersonalisation. Depersonalisation involves a sense of being detached from yourself, such as feeling as though your body does not belong to you. It may be accompanied by derealisation, or a sense of being detached from one’s surroundings. Depersonalisation symptoms are commonly associated with… Read more »
This article refers to some of the key tips for mental health and wellbeing including the identification of your individual stress signature. This article contains material from a recent talk given by Chris to the Geelong Young Professionals Network in March 2021.
Phobias Phobias are intense, persistent and exaggerated fears of particular objects or situations. Phobia sufferers typically feel panic or a sense of dread when they’re in the feared situation, or in anticipation of it. They typically aim to escape from or avoid the phobic situation where they can. We only describe a fear as a… Read more »
Episode 10 – Addressing Avoidance This week, Chris and Rowan look at the topic of avoidance and avoidant personality disorders. Avoidance is a problem that arises when one’s fears or anxieties get in the way of them either doing or not doing something, which impacts on their quality of life. Those with avoidant personality… 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 »
Panic attacks represent one of the more common difficulties for which people seek psychological treatment. Panic attacks involve a sudden bout of anxiety or intense fear in the absence of real danger. They typically reach a peak within a few minutes, and involve experiencing a number of characteristic symptoms which may include heart palpitations, sweating,… Read more »