The Satisfaction of Spectator Sport

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Episode 97 – The Satisfaction of Spectator Sport

In this slightly different episode, Rowan and Chris discuss what they get out of following sport and why it’s worth following elite sport, even if you’re not very good at playing that game yourself.
Most of the benefits that people speak of in relation to spectator sport relate to doing more sport yourself, but in this episode, we look at what you can get out of being a spectator of elite sport.

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This Week’s Links

Speaking of Sport – Psych Spiels episode 5, the other episode we’ve done about sport

Passion is One Thing, Obsession Another – Article about harmonious vs obsessive passion

Article on experiencing the state of flow 

The Presenters

Rowan Mackey is a content producer and digital creative. After studying sports media and law at the University of Canberra, he found himself drawn to digital media after attending the first conference for podcasters in the southern hemisphere, We Are Podcast in 2016. He is also the principal of Easygoing Digital, where he has been involved in over 700,000 podcast downloads as a presenter and producer.

He currently produces the official Geelong Cats AFL and AFLW podcasts and is a producer of the TV show Destination Happiness airing nationally in Australia on Channel 9 and Internationally with the Discovery Channel. He has also worked with notable organisations such as The Geelong Grammar School and Lyons Construction.

Rowan is the Digital Media Manager at Chris Mackey and Associates.

Chris Mackey is a clinical and counselling psychologist and Fellow of The Australian Psychological Society with 40 years of psychotherapy experience. The second edition of Chris’s book, The Positive Psychology of Synchronicity: Enhance Your Mental Health with the Power of Coincidence, was released internationally in August 2019.

Chris is also the resident psychologist for TV show Destination Happiness, where he presents the “Happy Mind” segment, involving brief tips based on the science of positive psychology. He also writes a regular opinion column for The Geelong Advertiser and is the resident psychologist on K-Rock radio in the mornings.

Chris was the recipient of the 2019 Australian Allied Health Impact Award for his clinical research and training, media involvement and for authoring a book on positive psychology and synchronicity.

Get in touch with Chris and Rowan – [email protected]

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