Dr. Aaron Balick is an, author, media consultant, and CEO of Stillpoint Spaces, an international hub for the exploration of psychology. As both an academic and psychotherapist with more than 20 years of clinical experience, Aaron is committed to sharing psychological ideas widely and in ways that people can directly apply to their lives.
An internationally recognised scholar in the psychology of technology, Dr. Balick is passionate about applying the latest psychological research to businesses, organisations, and individuals to help them deal with the challenges of today.
Aaron Balick has travelled the world sharing his insights with a wide variety of audiences from entrepreneurs and business leaders to academics and professional bodies. He has been a keynote speaker at Social Media Week, Conference on World Affairs, and Cheltenham Festivals as well as having consulted for Google, Adobe, Penguin, Wired, The Guardian and BBC Radio 1.
Aaron Balick has spoken to a wide variety of different audiences and has worked with a diversity of companies and organisations from airlines and tech companies to fashion, education, and television and other forms of media.
A regular contributor of mental health content for the media, Aaron was the longest serving mental health agony uncle on Radio 1’s Surgery and has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Digital Human and The Moral Maze.
His book The Psychodynamics of Social Networking: connected-up instantaneous culture and the self is among the first apply psychoanalytic research to social media. He has also published two self-help books, The Little Book of Calm for adults and Keep Your Cool for teenagers. He has written for Wired, The Independent, and Guardian newspapers, and is an honorary senior lecturer at the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex (UK).
Navigating the world of mobile devices and ubiquitous social media can be a challenge. From online dating to communicating via Slack in the workplace, we all need to be more cognisant of the consequences of our reliance on technology to mediate our relationships. Understanding the psychology of technology in relation to our personal needs is crucial to solving this universal problem.
Drawing on research from emotional intelligence, mindfulness, positive psychology and clinical psychology, Dr Balick offers direct insights into how leaders, managers, and teams can better work together in psychologically safe and emotionally intelligent workplaces, increasing personal productivity and levels of wellbeing.
There is no such thing as a work/life balance. We spend too much time in the workplace to have to wait until we get home to find balance. Rather, we can think about how the workplace as a place for a particular kind of self-expression with a particular aim in mind. By creating emotionally and psychologically attuned practices at work, we can find that work more satisfying, productive, and nourishing.
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