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 »
An article is about silver linings that can result from going through trauma, loss or prolonged stress, including dealing with the pandemic.
Episode 48 – Resilient Grieving with Dr Lucy Hone Chris and Rowan are joined by grief and resilience expert Dr Lucy Hone. Lucy is an author, researcher, Co-director of the New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing & Resilience and presenter of one of the best Ted Talks on the internet. Lucy’s best-selling book, Resilient Grieving,… 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 is a form of dissociation…. Read more »
Episode 44 – Demystifying DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder) Chris and Rowan discuss dissociative identity disorder, which used to be known as multiple personality disorder. We dispel some of the myths around DID and talk about ways of treating such a complex psychological condition. You may want to listen to the other episodes in our… Read more »
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 »
Episode 34 – The Hopefulness of the Hero’s Journey In what is one of both Chris and Rowan’s favourite topics, we discuss the hero’s journey and its relevance in psychological therapy. We go through some of the different stages of the hero’s journey and discuss how we can all relate to them in different… Read more »
Episode 32 – The Helpfulness of Hope How can you boost hope? What is the relevance of hope? How can you tell if someone has lost hope? This week, Chris and Rowan discuss the topic of hope, both from the angle of restoring hope, but also the positive side of hope as a character strength…. Read more »
Nature of Dissociative Symptoms Some of the most distressing symptoms that clients report include dissociative symptoms. These symptoms include persistent daydreaming, forgetfulness and amnesia for recent events, feelings as though one’s body does not belong to oneself, feelings as though things (perhaps even the world itself) are not real, and a sense of acting so… Read more »
This article describes how we can balance out three core systems of human behaviour to support self-compassion and reduce burnout.