ACADEMIC/JOURNAL ARTICLES

“Music and trauma” (2015): The relationship between music, personality, and coping style.

Larkin’s Lonely (K)nots” (2011): An exploration of the interactions between the affective, cognitive, and behavioural characteristics of loneliness, as gleaned from an analysis of Philip Larkin’s life and writings.

The First Assignment” (2003): Traversing Academic Gates & Gatekeepers.”

 

ARTICLES ON COMMON SCHEMA PATTERNS & MODES/PARTS

The 18 schemas in a nutshell

“There’s a part of me that worries that the people I feel close to won’t be there for me when I need them.” (The Abandonment Schema – an overview)

“There’s a part of me that feels it will never get the love, care and attention I need.”(The Emotional Deprivation schema – an overview)

“There’s a part of me that finds it really difficult to trust people/situations/life in general.” (The Mistrust/Abuse Schema – an Overview)

 

RELATIONSHIPS

Re-establishing Self-led, caring behaviour in your relationship (AKA: Reromanticizing)

Making Successful Agreements in Relationships

Break-Up Mania: Why Breaking Up (Gracefully) Is So Hard To Do

 

EMOTIONAL REGULATION AND DISTRESS TOLERANCE SKILLS

 What Do We Mean by “Values” (and why are they so important for our mental and physical health)?

Gratitude – The ‘Big Daddy’ of all our Character Strengths?

Procrastination-beating strategies that work.

 

WEB-BASED PROJECTS

Gardening/Life: What gardening (with a bit of positive psychology on the side) can teach us about life and living.

Read Me Something You Love: Writers read me a piece of prose or a poem that they love. We then probe into their selection to see what it tells us about their work/psyche.

Me being interviewed about the psychology of attachment/relationships by Joel White for his Berlin Patient project.