Episode 38 – The Sustenance of Spiritual Experience We discuss the psychological benefits of having spiritual beliefs. We discuss some of the research that has been done into the link between wellbeing and spiritual beliefs. This includes the work of Ken Pargament and others, whose research suggests that spiritual beliefs shouldn’t be dismissed or… Read more »
Chris Mackey is a clinical psychologist with over 40 years clinical experience across public psychiatric hospital and private practice settings. He is author of the book, The Positive Psychology of Synchronicity: Enhance your mental health with the power of coincidence. One of his key roles in 10 years as a senior clinical psychologist in psychiatric… Read more »
Episode 37 – Separating the Psycho-spiritual from Psychosis We speak about one of Chris’s favourite topics, facing a spiritual crisis. In this episode, we discuss what a spiritual crisis is, and how other mystical experiences and trans-personal phenomena can be of immense benefit to our mental health. We also look at the difference between… Read more »
Episode 25 – Positive Psychology, Science and Synchronicity As a follow-up to last week’s introduction to the topic of synchronicity, Chris and Rowan look deeper into the wellbeing benefits of acknowledging synchronicity. We look at some stories of uncanny coincidences and how they have benefitted those involved, as well as what can be lost… Read more »
Episode 24 – Synchronicity and Psychology Chris and Rowan discuss synchronicity and how it relates to our wellbeing, the topic of Chris’s book. We share stories of meaningful coincidences and how they’ve helped people to form some sort of deeper understanding or meaning in their lives. This Week’s Links Synchronicity Unwrapped Blog Synchronicity in… Read more »
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 »
This article is a reflection upon some of the striking cases of synchronicity that Chris experienced during his recent book tour to the United Kingdom, which included finding a beer called the Hoptimistic Monk.
This article sums up the main themes of The Positive Psychology of Synchronicity and plans for the book launch at Watkins Books in London.
Chris joins Daryl Reader and Roxie Bennett on 93.9 Bay FM Geelong every alternate Wednesday at around 5:40 pm for a segment on synchronicity. We especially like to hear stories from callers (call Bay FM on 5229 9939 to share your story) to help appreciate the value of meaningful coincidences in our lives. The segment… Read more »
Acknowledging a spiritual dimension to life is something that is important to many people, even those who don’t identify religious. This article examines the relationship between spirituality and well-being and reminds us that it’s important to celebrate our own private or public acknowledgement of our beliefs.