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Synchronicity videos

This blog includes links to a series of videos that outline core themes from the book, Synchronicity: Empower your life with the gift of coincidence. Synchronicity, or meaningful coincidence, can have a profound impact on our lives. As a clinical psychologist, I am struck by many clients’ stories of how their lives were shaped by… Read more »

A Healing Voice

As a psychologist, when you hear your clients’ deeply personal stories over many years, you learn that their most profound experiences often have a numinous or sacred quality. Such experiences can have a life changing impact, which makes them potentially important for our mental health. Here is a relevant example. I recently ran into a… Read more »

Synchronistic Experience: Enlightenment or Psychosis?

How could an enlightened state of mind be confused with psychosis? How could legitimate mystical experience, which a person relates to their further spiritual awakening, be dismissed as mere pathology? This issue relates to how we define mental health. In my view, our mental health is too often viewed solely in terms of what we… Read more »

Synchronicity on Geelong Bay FM in 2018

These are the radio segments for 2018 on Talking Synchronicity. Chris talks with Roxie Bennett, Daryl Reader and callers on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month on 93.9 Bay FM, Geelong. The first segment from 14th February is about stories that people gave Chris as a gift for his synchronicity jar. The second… Read more »

Synchronicity and soul in mental health

One of the clearest emerging directions for mental health interventions in the 21st-century is the need to acknowledge a spiritual dimension in life. Spirituality partly involves a belief in some larger consciousness beyond ourselves that affects our lives. Religious people might refer to God, whereas others might consider that they receive messages or guidance from… Read more »

Synchronicity on radio

Synchronicity is a phenomenon whereby we encounter coincidences that are very uncanny and personally meaningful. Some coincidences seem so uncanny and so meaningful that they suggest that some events are meant to be. They point to an underlying order or pattern in the universe beyond what we might ordinarily see. They point to connections between… Read more »

How Brett Whiteley found his purpose

Recent census data show that Australia is becoming a more secular society. Even so, 70% of people continue to identify themselves as having a religious affiliation, of whom 52% identify themselves as being Christian. On the face of it, this might suggest that spiritual issues are not so important to around a third of the… Read more »

A synchronistic tale of two war heroes

One of the most remarkable ANZAC stories I’ve heard is even more memorable because of the synchronicity involved. A friend at a school reunion, after learning about my interest in synchronicity, described how his family had only become aware of details of his grandfather’s war experience at Gallipoli from a chance meeting 90 years later…. Read more »

Synchronicity radio in 2017

Here are our synchronicity radio segments at 5:40pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month on 93.9 Bay FM Geelong with Roxie Bennett and Daryl Reader. We invite listeners to call and tell of their own stories of uncanny and meaningful coincidences. The radio segment below is from 24th January, 2017. Sue describes the timely… Read more »

Synchronicity and healthy grieving

Synchronicity is intriguing. It cannot help but evoke a sense of wonder when we experience a profoundly personal and meaningful coincidence that relates to an intimate detail in our lives, seemingly beyond chance. Sometimes it helps connect us closer to others, including those who are no longer with us. I heard this touching example when… Read more »