Category: Relationships

November 17, 2021
Nurturing ourselves through the mental health crisis

Dr Jenny Brown was in Adelaide for Breakpoint: Riding the wave of uncertainty in October 2021. While the event was not recorded, this podcast touches on similar points that Jenny made on the night.

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October 18, 2021
The Soil That Makes Friendship Grow

While this is connected with stats in the UK, we can see similar trends in Australia. Sheridan revisits ways to grow friendships and argues they are needed for life

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May 25, 2021
Listening: The neglected gift

Have you ever had the experience of having someone tell you that they are a really good listener or that they are good with people, but within a very short while in conversation, you realise that quite the opposite is true? I remember once running a therapy group a long time back and one woman […]

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May 25, 2021
Gaslighting: The art of making you feel like you are losing it

Origins of the Term "Gaslighting" is a term that has nothing to do with how we used to light our street corners and our homes. Nothing of the sort. Instead, the term originates from the play by Patrick Hamilton in 1938 called "Gas Light" together with the film adaptations in 1940 and 1944 which demonstrated […]

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May 25, 2021
Anger - How do you deal with it?

We all have a tendency now and again to blow our top and rant and rave. Things just get too much and we really let off steam. As it happens, where we seem to get angry most often is with members of our family. Anger though, like all emotions, is a natural human response, but […]

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May 11, 2021
How to approach an office romance (and how not to)

Should you act on that spark of interest between you and a co-worker? Amy Gallo of Harvard Business Review weighs the pros and cons of finding romance in the workplace. Practical advice is given on how to navigate this tenuous territory. "Lots of people meet their partners at work, and yet dating someone in the […]

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May 11, 2021
The importance of positive relationships in the workplace

Elaine Houston, a positive psychology researcher, explores the science and benefits behind positive relationships at work and answers the question ‘Why are positive interactions in the workplace so important?’ "The workplace retains a central role in many people’s lives. With the average person spending more time at work than on any other daily activity, it […]

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May 11, 2021
More Than A Feeling...But The Feeling Still Counts

What is marriage about? Love? Marriage is about more than a feeling, but the feeling still counts. "RECENTLY I ASKED A GROUP OF YOUNG PEOPLE TO JOT DOWN THE world’s take on romantic relationships. There were no surprises in their responses: Get into a relationship if it feels good and get out of it when […]

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May 11, 2021
10 Ways to grow yourself up

Dr Jenny Brown, a counsellor and founder of the Family Systems Institute in Sydney, has written a book called, Growing Yourself Up, How to bring your best to all of Life’s Relationships. Jenny says, "You need to look at yourself and give up putting energy into trying to change others or blame others or complain […]

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August 10, 2020
Communication and Listening Skills

Working relationships can add extra stress to life. They also impact they way we work. Dr Darryl Cross talks to the importance of communication and interpersonal skills in the office. Check out this 4 minute video. Dr Darryl Cross is a clinical and organisational psychologist as well as a credentialed executive and career coach and an […]

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