Engaging in acts of kindness is one of the more reliable ways of boosting our mood. This is no surprise. We know that doing something to help others can make us feel good. But the science of positive psychology has furthered our understanding with these research findings on the impact of acts of kindness on… Read more »
This article is about the personal benefit that can be gained from engaging in acts of kindness towards others.
Many of us would say that what we most want in life is to be happy. But what does this mean? If we work extra hard to achieve goals, but that restricts our family or leisure time, the increased demands on us can compromise our happiness. So pursuing happiness is not as simple or straightforward… Read more »
This article examines what it means to be happy in the context of potential trade-off’s that have to be made in pursuit of happiness.
How can we improve health services across the board? A number of local health professionals in Geelong recently met to discuss this issue. The discussion was especially refreshing as we considered alternatives that wouldn’t require further funding or political support. This might be the way of the future given greatly rising health costs. A common… Read more »
This article outlines the benefits of engaging in activities that we might refer to as our passion, however our passions can get out of hand if our approach and reactions towards discontinuing these activities are compulsive or rigid.
What do you think of when you hear the term mental health? It commonly refers to mental health problems, such as severe depression, but we can also think of our mental health in terms of an asset, like physical fitness. We are then inclined to focus on what enhances our well-being beyond the norm. This… Read more »
This article looks at depression and why it is important to give yourself the best chance of recovery, which often includes calling on the support of those who care about us.
Chris Mackey and Associates released the following information as a press release to numerous media outlets throughout Australia on September 1st, 2010. New study supports clinical and cost effectiveness of psychological treatment under the Better Access Scheme The Better Access (Medicare rebate) scheme funds psychologists and other mental health practitioners to offer treatment in… Read more »
Statistics suggest that approximately one in five adults suffers from an anxiety-based condition of which a prominent feature is some form of worry. Approximately twice that number of people would worry on a regular basis. Therefore, worry is one of the most common forms of psychological distress. Some level of worry may be normal and… Read more »