Tag: Physical Health

  Building Better Habits (and Overcoming Bad Ones)

Episode 65 – Building Better Habits (and Overcoming Bad Ones)    Chris and Rowan are joined by clinical and forensic psychologist David Cherry to discuss how we can introduce good habits into our routine. David gives lots of actionable tips and strategies for changing our behaviour, plus we look at how you can overcome… Read more »

  Regulating Responses to Threat

Episode 55 – Regulating Responses to Threat  In our final podcast for the year, Chris and Rowan discuss Polyvagal Theory, which relates to the way we respond to threatening situations. We discuss the impacts of the freeze-submit, the fight-flight and the social engagement systems and how they are each called upon to address threat… Read more »

  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 »

  The Mystery of the Mind – Beyond Conventional Healing

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 »

  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 »

  Extending Our Exercise

Episode 35 – Extending Our Exercise  As with physical health, exercise is one of the best interventions that we have available for mental health. In this episode, Chris and Rowan discuss some of the benefits of exercise to our mental health and cognitive function as well as some ways of ensuring that you’re able… Read more »

  Mind the Genes

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

  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 »

  Episode 5 – Speaking of Sport

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Speaking of Sport…  On this episode, Rowan and Chris ask the question, if sport is likely to be one of the first things to return, how can we best take advantage of it? We look at the importance of sport and the relationship between sport, the character strengths and our wellbeing. Snippet – Why… Read more »

  The Physical and Mental Health Benefits of Spirituality

Angie Hilton sits down with clinical psychologist Chris Mackey to discuss the health benefits of spirituality. Spirituality can be seen as a private thing, so may not often be discussed unless we’re speaking to those closest to us, however, 25-30% of people in the Western world identify as being spiritual without necessarily affiliating with organised… Read more »