Meaning & Culture

Podcast Episodes

#89 Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander knowledge for the modern world with Prof Gregory Phillips

Listen on Apple Podcasts | Show Notes

#79 Positive psychology with Dr Tim Sharp, aka Dr Happy

Listen on Apple Podcasts | Show Notes

Online Resources

The School of Life & their YouTube channel: a global organisation helping us understand ourselves, improve our relationships, our careers and our social lives

See Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Care for relevant cultural and patient resources

Books

Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl

Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl’s memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose. Frankl’s theory – known as logotherapy, from the Greek word logos (“meaning”) – holds that our primary drive in life is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful.

Apps

Online Courses

Rites of Passage Institute (patient & professionals)

Various courses & prices. A social enterprise helping people discover their passion and purpose, learn critical life skills and create a positive vision for the future.

Shared Medical Appointments

As chronic and lifestyle-related diseases continue to rise, traditional 1:1 consultations are proving to be an increasingly insufficient and inefficient means of managing the needs of our patients. Shared Medical Appointments (SMAs) may serve part of the solution.

Other Podcasts

10% Happier with Dan Harris: Apple Podcasts

Dan Harris is a fidgety, skeptical ABC (US) newsman who had a panic attack live on Good Morning America, which led him to something he always thought was ridiculous: meditation.  He wrote the bestselling book, “10% Happier”, started an app – 10% Happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics (App Store | Google Play) – and now, in this podcast, Dan talks with smart people about whether there’s anything beyond 10%.  Basically, here’s what the podcast is obsessed with: Can you be the ambitious person and still strive for enlightenment (whatever that means)?

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