Transcending Trauma

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Episode 8 – Transcending Trauma

On this week’s episode, Chris and Rowan discuss the topic of trauma. We look at some of the more common and complex ways that trauma can present in our behaviours and ways of managing trauma reactions to defuse their intensity.
We discuss a number of specific therapy techniques for addressing trauma, as well as the link between trauma and a number of clinical disorders, including dissociative identity disorder, which used to be known as multiple personality disorder.
As always, we apply an optimistic framework to the topic to hopefully get across the idea that trauma is something that can not only be overcome, but can also provide us with an opportunity to learn and eventually prosper, despite what can often be such negative circumstances.

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This Week’s Links

Click here for a video on how to face a driving phobia using the exposure therapy technique

Click here for an article on dealing with dissociative symptoms

Click here for an article on addressing avoidant tendencies 

Click here for an article on common psychological reactions to traumatic events

Click here for an article entitled “a silver lining” about responding to the trauma of a natural disaster

Click here for a video on EMDR or bi-lateral stimulation

Click here for a video on how to deal with suicidal thoughts

Click here for a video on PTSD and how to treat it

Click here for an article on the impact of church-related sexual abuse

Click here for an article about an optimistic treatment model for sexual abuse

Click here for an article about trauma entitled “turning a bigger problem into a lesser one”

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 300,000 podcast downloads as a presenter and producer.

He currently produces the official Geelong Cats podcast, To the Final Bell 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’ 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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