Dr Aaron Balick – Mental Health and Social Media

Inspirational Keynote Speaker -

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

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

Since publishing his book The Psychodynamics of Social Networking, he has become an internationally recognised scholar on the psychology of technology.

Making the amazing insights from psychology accessible is his passion.

He has also published two accessible self-help books, The Little Book of Calm: tame your anxieties, face your fears, and live free and the illustrated children’s book Keep Your Cool: how to deal with life’s worries and stress.

He is most recently a contributing author for The Book of Hope; 101 Voices on Overcoming Adversity.

A regular contributor of psychological and mental health content for the media, Dr. Balick was the longest serving mental health agony uncle on Radio 1’s Surgery.

He has also appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Digital Human and The Moral Maze. Also active in print media, Aaron has contributed to Wired Magazine, The Independent, The Huffington Post, and The Guardian.

He has been named a 21st Century Professional by Newsweek Magazine.

Aaron holds the academic post of Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex (UK). He is based out of Stillpoint Spaces Headquarters, in Clerkenwell London, travelling frequently to its other bases in Berlin, Paris, and Zurich.

Talks & Topics

Drawing on cutting-edge and proven psychological research, Aaron’s keynotes tackle subjects such as:

The psychology of technology and social media

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.

Psychological wellbeing and excellence in the workplace

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.

Alignment: a different perspective on work/life balance

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.

Aaron 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.