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Category Archives: Psychology

Steady announced as Finalist in 2021 International Book Awards

Absolutely delighted to be honoured as an Award-Winning Finalist in the Health: Psychology and Mental Health category of the 2021 International Book Awards for my book, “Steady: A Guide to Better Mental Health Through and Beyond the Coronavirus Pandemic” Thank you … to the nominating committee and all those who have bought the book and […]

Appearing on Making Waves: Conversations with Influencers and Disruptors June 30

I’m very pleased to tell you that I’ll be appearing on Making Waves: Conversations with Influencers and Disruptors, June 30 (Pacific Time). This is part of the TEDxSantaBarbara community, and I’m looking forward to not only connecting back with this community and Mark Sylvester who will be interviewing, but also with the wider TEDx world. […]

Front Page of Twizel Update: Speaking on June 28

Yesterday, I had a great chat with the Editor of the Twizel Update, resulting in a front page story of this week’s issue. This is ahead of me visiting Twizel on June 28th to do a public talk in the evening at the Events Centre from 7-8.30pm on COVID-19 and our future from a psychological […]

The Reviews For The Little Book of Sleep Are Starting To Come In: And They Are 5 STAR

My new book has been out for a little over two weeks now – it feels so much longer some how. And the good news is that reviews are coming in And I’m so pleased to say that people are enjoying the book and finding it useful. Here’s another 5 star review from Richard Hulse […]

Register for my LIVE online workshop on August 3: Empathy Fatigue and Burnout – Real Threats, Real Solutions

I’m honoured to be running this in partnership with the Mental Health Education & Resource Centre from 9-11am on August 3rd. Empathy fatigue is sometimes referred to as the ‘cost of caring.’ This workshop acknowledges the impact that it may have for those in caring roles especially in these pandemic times when many have also […]

Interview with Men’s Health UK: Resilience to Stress

It was great to be invited to talk with Men’s Health UK on how to spot and manage daily stress, and how technology can help. In this case, the magazine was featuring a Fitbit device. Personally, I have started using an Apple Watch over the past year during my own experience of trying to manage […]

Interview on Good Day Chicago about The Little Book of Sleep

I got invited on to Good Day Chicago at 2.30am NZ time to talk about my new book, The Little Book of Sleep. There is a not-so-delicious irony about how this wrecked my sleep for the night. But I didn’t manage to get some sleep in the end. Here it is, in all it’s glory, […]

Mid-Year Mental Health Tips Refresher

Everyday life can be demanding. When things seem like they are getting on top of you, here’s a brief reminder of helpful wellbeing behaviours. Try these prompts to preserve your balance, or re-balance yourself. 1. Value yourself: Try to be kind and avoid self-criticism. Whether you want to broaden your horizons or make time for […]

How to prepare for the impact of low-frequency events or HILFs

What can we do to prepare for the impact of low-probability occurrences but with the potential of huge impact? Climate change, solar flares, biological accidents or attacks, and technological malfeasance can all be included in this category – though the probability of these are changing al the time e.g. cyber attacks. Governments should invest in […]

Steady now FREE to read on Kindle Unlimited – Please Share!

It’s tricky trying to do what you love and also make a living. And although I’m busy doing what I love, the ‘making a living’ thing is proving to be a quite the challenge to crack. I’ve discovered that I love writing. Not academic writing: I can do it, but I wouldn’t describe my relationship […]