Category: Mental Health

December 2, 2021
Nurture: Confronting a Crisis

Dr Jenny Brown gives three lectures about how nurture can prevent and relieve mental health difficulties. Click on each link for the different lectures.

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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 21, 2021
Pushing Back Against Burnout

Self-care is leading the way regarding resilience as we navigate changes. Lauren brings out a fourth aspect of self-care, particularly for Christians in this time.

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September 14, 2021
5 steps to creating a mentally healthy workplace

A refreshing article that considers what makes a good, healthy workplace. It's not about creating perks but a safe & supportive setting. Whether we're employees or managers, we all want that! 

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June 8, 2021
Coping with the Big "R's": Retrenchment & Redundancy

They are the two big R's. Retrenchment and redundancy. They are very similar in that you suddenly don't have a job anymore. However, in the former with "retrenchment," the company or organisation no longer has need of yourskills or abilities and they let you go. The latter means that the organisation has done away with […]

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June 8, 2021
Resilience in Tough Times

How Do We Manage Ourselves When Our World is Upside Down? The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has predicated terms like “unprecedented”, “never before experienced”, extraordinary", "unimaginable", "unmatched" and “very challenging”, and there is certainly unanimous agreement that it is a changing landscape on a daily basis and it appears to be completely unpredictable with uncertainty about how […]

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June 8, 2021
The Narcissist: What is it and how did they get that way?

Generally these days, you don't have to go far to hear people refer to someone as a narcissist. It could be socially at a party or gathering, it could be in the staff room at the workplace or it could be around the family table. The term is now relatively common place in our language. […]

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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
Anxiety & Depression Fills the Gap

Whenever you move from the present and think or worry about the future, you can expect to experience anxiety. You get "stressed". Maybe you start to feel fear. You get apprehensive, become unsure or uncertain. In other words, anxiety fills the gap between the now and the future. The reason you feel stressed happens is […]

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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
Artificial intelligence in Psychology: 5 Revolutionary Examples

Explore the role Artificial Intelligence might play in psychology. Jeremy Sutton, Ph.D. surveys 5 examples of A.I in psychology at Positive Psychology. "The first chatbot, ELIZA, was created by MIT’s Joseph Weizenbaum as long ago as 1966. Named after Eliza Doolittle from George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion, this early conversational software imitated a psychotherapist..." Source: https://positivepsychology.com/artificial-intelligence-in-psychology/

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May 11, 2021
Coping with Coronavirus Anxiety: Four Lessons From Soren Kierkegaard

Covid brought us lots of anxiety because of the significant change it brought to our lives. Brian Rosner writes for the ABC web page on how nineteenth-century Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, can help. It's a great peace on speaking the good news of Jesus into the public square--and providing help for our anxieties. "As the […]

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