The meaning of life has been debated throughout history from different philosophical and religious perspectives but what about the meaning of death? The topic is somewhat taboo in modern western societies and talking about death can be met with resistance and fear. However, we fundamentally cannot separate life from death as they (along with taxes) … Continue reading Café Psych: Death – what does it mean to you?
Last night the first Café Psychologique Sydney of 2019 saw the largest turn-out yet with a number first-timers. As always, it was incredible to hear people's perspective and experiences on Monogamy and the associated topics. I'm looking forward to the next two café's which will focus on appearance, in February, and Toxic Femininity, in March. … Continue reading Café Psych: Monogamy – essential or outdated?
On Wednesday 28th November the final Café Psychologique of 2018 focused on free speech. It was a valuable discussion with a number of thought-provoking ideas and exchanges. This was our thirteenth café and we have some exciting topics planed for 2019, beginning with Monogamy on Wednesday 30th January. Please keep updated with these events through … Continue reading Café Psych: Free speech – who has the right?
At this month's Café Psychologique Sydney we will be joined by professional storyteller Jo Henwood to consider 'The Power of Stories'. Come along and join in the conversation where we'll be considering a range of ideas and questions about the importance of stories in our lives. 7-9pm at The Horse, Surry Hills, 381 Crown Street, 2010, … Continue reading Café Psych: The Power of Stories
My application to present at the Australian Association of Family Therapy (AAFT) Conference has been accepted. I will be presenting on Thursday 11th October from 2.15-3.00pm on 'Community psychology and everyday psychological practice'. Below is the abstract for my presentation: Reliance on the medical-model of 'mental illness' typically hides social adversity that is often at … Continue reading AAFT Conference Sydney 11/12th October
The next Café Psychologique Sydney will take place on Wednesday 29th August at the Horse, Surry Hills. We'll be considering our relationship to the past and what impact it can have on our lives now and in the future. Please check out the link below for more information and to register. I look forward to … Continue reading Café Psych: Nostalgia – does looking back stop us moving forward?
There are different ideas about how we should live our life and what might make a life fulfilling. For some people, this might be working towards a 'dream' that they've always had and for others it might be about living by their values or religious beliefs. At the next Café Psychologique we will be considering … Continue reading Café Psych: What does it mean to have a good life?