Video Category: Destination Happiness

How to Talk to Your Kids About Suicide

How to talk to your kids about suicide. Angie Hilton talks with clinical psychologist Chris Mackey about what to say during the important conversation with your kids about suicide. We know this is a tricky topic, but it’s a conversation worth having, particularly with the added adjustments related to the COVID pandemic. This video is… Read more »

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Practical Tips for Finding Your Meaning and Purpose

Angie Hilton sits down with clinical psychologist Chris Mackey to discuss some ways to assist you in finding the meaning and purpose in your life. Reflecting on the main things that you like doing, or the things you’re best at can be a way of guiding us towards finding our meaning and purpose. It can… Read more »

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The Importance of Acceptance in Managing Anxiety and Depression

One of the things that you commonly find as a psychologist, is that when someone presents with anxiety or depression, feelings of shame or non-acceptance can lead to that person having a layered reaction, beyond that of the depression or anxiety within itself. These feelings can manifest in such a way that the person is… Read more »

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Strategies for Dealing with Addictions

Dealing with addictions involves more than just willpower. It also involves having practical strategies which can assist a person to get a greater return from their efforts in reducing or eliminating addictive behaviour. There are many types of addictions including addiction to alcohol, cigarettes or certain other drugs. People can also be addicted to certain… Read more »

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Season 3 Audience Q and A – Destination Happiness

Angie Hilton sits down with clinical psychologist Chris Mackey to answer your questions. Is it ever ok to walk away from family members? My anxiety is so bad, I can hardly get the kids to school. What do you suggest I do? What can I do when one of my children gets angry when I… Read more »

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How to Improve Your Relationship with the Five Love Languages

Angie Hilton sits down with clinical psychologist Chris Mackey to discuss ways of improving your relationship, the five love languages. The five love languages are: words of affirmation, quality time, gifts, physical touch and affection and acts of service. It helps to learn both your and your partner’s love language as it can assist in… Read more »

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The Physical and Mental Health Benefits of Spirituality

Angie Hilton sits down with clinical psychologist Chris Mackey to discuss the health benefits of spirituality. Spirituality can be seen as a private thing, so may not often be discussed unless we’re speaking to those closest to us, however, 25-30% of people in the Western world identify as being spiritual without necessarily affiliating with organised… Read more »

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How to Face a Driving Phobia with Exposure Therapy

With the help of clinical psychologist Chris Mackey, television presenter, Angie Hilton faces her phobia of driving on the Great Ocean Road. (Series 2, episode 4 of Destination Happiness) See https://www.chrismackey.com.au/resources/  for more videos, articles, etc, on mental health and wellbeing.

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Seeing Dyslexia Differently: Why it’s Not Just a Disadvantage

Clinical psychologist Chris Mackey discusses why conditions such as dyslexia, bi-polar disorder and autism are not just a disadvantage. There are many famous people throughout history who had dyslexia, such as Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton and Leonardo Da Vinci. This clip was taken from series 2, episode 12 of Destination Happiness.

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