Trying to notice and respond differently to the sensation of being rushed

Last year I listened to this podcast with meditation teacher Christina Feldman - https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/christina-feldman-500 I don't remember much of it, but a key concept stuck. Feldman spoke of setting life intentions and discussed one in particular - attending to and tackling the experience of feeling rushed. 2022 was a year where I committed to getting … Continue reading Trying to notice and respond differently to the sensation of being rushed

Self-care = actions you take to improve your outcomes

First posted on the Student Health and Wellbeing Blog (part of my day job) Since starting my role at Flinders in 2017, I have been trying to clarify my mission, that is, what is it I am working to achieve. At present it is about making available to everyone high quality, evidence-based knowledge, tools, skills … Continue reading Self-care = actions you take to improve your outcomes

If you were able to program a new version of yourself, what aspects of ‘you’ would you keep?

I need you to go with me on this, cause it is going to get a little bit weird (just a little, I promise). The other night, when I couldn't sleep, I found myself amused at the idea of creating a version of myself that I could build into a computer game (like the SIMS) … Continue reading If you were able to program a new version of yourself, what aspects of ‘you’ would you keep?

Sometimes the thing you most need to learn is the thing you least want to study

I've written previously about keeping a learning journal. As a registered psychologist, I am required to both engage in ongoing learning and document it. That requirement ended up sparking an interest in me that is reflected in a couple of my projects: CPD workbook and Digital CPD record for psychologists. In my formalised CPD (continuing … Continue reading Sometimes the thing you most need to learn is the thing you least want to study

Jonah Hill’s ‘Stutz’ documentary provides some useful if not fragmented insights into therapy

It is a hot weekend here in South Australia. A good time to grab a cool beverage and watch some TV [admittedly, I will use any weather situation to justify this combination]. On the recommendation of colleagues, I fired up Jonah Hill's 'Stutz' documentary. It is available on Netflix. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKCmefQdplI&ab_channel=Netflix It's hard to describe what … Continue reading Jonah Hill’s ‘Stutz’ documentary provides some useful if not fragmented insights into therapy

Meaning in life is a question being asked of you, not the other way around

I'm in the closing stages of finishing Victor Frankl's 'Man's Search for Meaning' book. It is very likely you've read it or heard of it. The book chronicles his experiences as a prisoner in Nazi concentration camps (Part 1), with a focus on the psychology of living under such conditions, and the psychotherapeutic method (Logotherapy) … Continue reading Meaning in life is a question being asked of you, not the other way around