Tag: Synchronicity

  Psych Spiels Celebrates its 50

Episode 50 – Psych Spiels Celebrates its 50 – A look back at the key themes  In celebration of 50 episodes of the podcast, Chris and Rowan look back at some of their favourite themes and topics that have come up on the podcast so far. Plus, we speak a bit about how we’ve… Read more »

  A Freer Future with Physics

Episode 49 – A Freer Future with Physics  Chris and Rowan discuss a number of concepts from quantum physics and how they relate to psychology and our mental health. What quantum physics teaches us is that the world is not black and white and there are some spooky notions that present themselves in the… 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 »

  Synchronistic experiences and spiritual crises

Many people feel overwhelmed if they start to experience a huge increase of weird coincidences. This may be especially unsettling if people haven’t experienced such frequent or striking coincidences before. It can be hard to make any sense of them. In such situations, people may fear that they are going mad. Otherwise, they might believe… Read more »

  The Sustenance of Spiritual Experience

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 »

  Separating the Psycho-spiritual from Psychosis

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 »

  Positive Psychology, Science and Synchronicity

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 »

  Synchronicity and Psychology

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 »

  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 »

  Heady Days

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.