This article includes a range of mental health tips for dealing with lockdowns and restrictions associated with Covid-19.
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 »
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 »
This article is about the challenge of separating certain types of mystical or spiritual experiences from psychosis. This is a poorly understood issue in mainstream mental health services.
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 »
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.
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 »
An article discussing the available resources that you can turn to when appointments with psychologists are scarce or unavailable.
Episode 30 – A Recipe of Resources With waiting times for appointments with psychologists growing all across Australia, Chris and Rowan discuss some of the other options that are available when we cannot get in to see a psychologist or are waiting for an appointment. This Week’s Links Programs MindSpot – Confidential Services For Australian… Read more »
Episode 26 – Seeking a Suitable Psychologist Chris and Rowan give their tips on finding the best mental health professional for your set of circumstances, as well as some ways that you’re able to make the most of the therapy experience. This Week’s Links Australian Psychological Society’s Find a Psychologist Service Relationships Australia Our… Read more »