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Propinquity- the Surprising Nearness of You: Chris Mackey, EP 248

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Australian psychologist Chris Mackey has become a propinquity magnet. He “accidentally” meets people he knows in strange places and his friends have caught his buzz. Like the aboriginals in the Outback of Australia, he expects to meet people without prior arranging and he does.

Our guest, Chris Mackey is a clinical and counselling psychologist and Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society with over 40 years’ psychotherapy experience gained in public and private mental health settings. He is the Principal Psychologist at Chris Mackey and Associates in Geelong.

Chris has presented at numerous national and international scientific conferences over the past 25 years on such topics as psychological therapy for anxiety, depression, and trauma reactions and drawing on synchronicity in psychotherapy. Chris is author of The Positive Psychology of Synchronicity: Enhance Your Mental Health with the Power of coincidence, released internationally by Watkins Publishing in 2019. https://www.synchronicityunwrapped.co… and https://www.chrismackey.com.au/

Our host Dr. Bernard Beitman is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to systematize the study of coincidences. He is Founding Director of The Coincidence Project. His book, and his Psychology Today blog, are both titled Connecting with Coincidence. He has developed the first valid and reliable scale to measure coincidence sensitivity, and has written and edited coincidence articles for Psychiatric Annals. He is a visiting professor at the University of Virginia and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended Yale Medical School and completed a psychiatric residency at Stanford. Dr. Beitman has received two national awards for his psychotherapy training program and is internationally known for his research into the relationship between chest pain and panic disorder. Learn more at https://coincider.com.