The Facebook Cure

Every time a new study is published about the perils of social media, and how it makes us more anxious, less social and unhappy, the media snaps it up.  But is it an accurate picture of the research?  Is social media harmful or helpful?  Mark Sainsbury and I discussed this on his Radio Live show Read More >

Nutters Club: Talkback

On the 24th of August Richie Hardcore and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club." We talked with callers about the Ashley Madison controversy, kindness and how it helps anxiety and the importance of creating positive experiences in life not just buying "things" to be happy. To listen to the audio of the show Read More >

Oh the memories…

Consumerism has its fair share of critics, and without question most people who have given thought to these things know that you can't buy happiness.  But how should we spend your disposable income to maximize your happiness?  And why doesn't that new iPhone make us happy for longer than it's first battery cycle?  Mark and Read More >

Nutters Club: The Black

On the 22nd of August Richie Hardcore and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club." We talked with Josephine Stewart-Tewhiu critically acclaimed writer and performer about her new play "The Black" about to premiere here in Auckland.  (Click here to see more about the play...) To listen to the audio of the show, it’s Read More >

Sunday, 9 August 2015, 4:33 pm Press Release: New Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists   Domestic Violence Review needs to include consideration of treatment This week the Government announced a review of laws relating to family violence by Minister of Justice, Amy Adams. The New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists welcomes this review, as dealing with family Read More >

Not such a bright idea

Do you read you phone or iPad in bed?  Are you reading this blog in bed right now?  Well research has focused on how the bright light of such devices can disrupt our natural sleep patters, and possibly have some ongoing health effects.  Mark and I talked about this, and some tips to get a Read More >

Nutters Club – Tom Scott of Homebrew

On the 27th of July Richie Hardcore and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club." We talked with Tom Scott of the Homebrew Crew and the Average Rap Band, about his life, childhood and being a self described "anxious lyricist." To listen to the audio of the show, it’s in two parts, click the Read More >

Ethical torture?

Recently the American Psychological Association (or APA) has been in the media due to a report that has confirmed that psychologists have been involved in the approval of so called "enhanced interrogation techniques" (spin for psychological torture), despite many years of denials.  Mark Sainsbury and I talked about this on his Radio Live Sunday Morning Read More >

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