Aaron Balick

«THE PSYCHODYNAMICS OF SOCIAL NETWORKS»

Speaker, author & Psychotherapist. CEO, Stillpoint Spaces.

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Dr. Aaron Balick is an author, international speaker, and CEO of Stillpoint Spaces, an international center for the exploration of psychology.

As an academic and psychotherapist with over 20 years of clinical experience, he is committed to widely sharing psychological ideas in ways that individuals, organizations, and businesses can directly apply and benefit from.

Since the publication of his book “The Psychodynamics of Social Media,” he has become internationally recognized as a scholar in the psychology of technology. Making the fascinating perspectives of psychology accessible is his passion.

He has also published two accessible self-help books, “The Little Book of Calm: Control Your Anxieties, Face Your Fears, and Live Free” and the illustrated children’s book “Keep Calm: How to Deal with Life’s Worries and Stress.” Additionally, he is the author and contributor to “The Book of Hope: 101 Voices on Overcoming Adversity”.

 

As a regular contributor of psychological and mental health content in the media, Dr. Balick was the longest-serving mental health advisor on the Radio 1 show Surgery.

 

His talks always provide information that can be directly useful and applicable. With the specific intent of impacting lives, Aaron speaks to global audiences on how they can use the theory and practice of psychology to better understand and manage the challenges they face in their daily lives.

He has also appeared on BBC Radio 4’s “Digital Human” and “The Moral Maze.” Furthermore, he has contributed to publications and articles in prominent media outlets such as Wired Magazine, The Independent, The Huffington Post, and The Guardian. He was named by Newsweek Magazine as “one of the most influential professionals of the 21st century

Aaron Balick is an Honorary Professor of Personal and Psychoanalytic Psychology at the University of Essex (UK). He is based at the central Stillpoint Spaces location in Clerkenwell, London, although he regularly travels to its other branches in Berlin, Paris, and Zurich.

The Psychology of Technology.

Aaron literally wrote the book on the psychology of social media - in fact the first book to apply psychodynamic thinking to this important phenomena. Navigating the world of social media and other technologies, from smartphones to AI, can be a challenge. From online dating to business communication technologies, we all need to better understand the nature of our reliance on technology and the consequences it has on our lives. Aaron draws on his deep understanding of the psychology of technology to enable us to make better choices about how we engage with it personally, as well as how businesses can integrate technology more humanely within the workplace.

Psychological Wellbeing and Excellence in the Workplace.

Drawing on research and practices from emotional intelligence, mindfulness, positive psychology, psychoanalysis, and clinical psychology, Aaron offers direct insights and practices into how leaders, managers, and teams can better work together in creating psychologically safe, emotionally intelligent, flourishingly, productive, and creative workplaces.

The Elements of Personal Leadership.

Incorporating the importance of individual differences and knowing that there is no "one size fits all" approach to human flourishing, Aaron has developed an inclusive psychological model that accepts the complexity within us all. Before we can lead others, we must learn to lead and trust ourselves. We can do this by identifying our own conflicting needs and developing an "internal leader" to guide us in the direction that best suits us and those around us.

The Psychodynamics of Social Networking: connected-up instantaneous culture and the self.

Over the past decade, the very nature of the way we relate to each other has been utterly transformed by online social networking and the mobile technologies that enable unfettered access to it. Our very selves have been extended into the digital world in ways previously unimagined, offering us instantaneous relating to others over a variety of platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

Drawing on his experience as a psychotherapist and cultural theorist, Dr. Balick interrogates the unconscious motivations behind our online social networking use, powerfully arguing that social media is not just a technology but is essentially human and deeply meaningful.

The Psychodynamics of Social Networking: connected-up instantaneous culture and the self.

The Little Book of Calm: Tame Your Anxieties, Face Your Fears, and Live Free.

Calmness is possible, and The Little Book of Calm has the magic formula. This essential guide offers techniques, advice, and inspiration on the most effective ways to manage anxiety. From exercises to help put your worries into perspective, to techniques to relax when anxiety strikes, clinical psychotherapist Aaron Balick shows you how to feel more at ease and achieve a sense of calm.

The Little Book of Calm: Tame Your Anxieties, Face Your Fears, and Live Free.