Why should money talk but therapy walk?

This post orginally appeared as an opinion peice in the Sunday News, 4th of August, 2013.  Click here to see the original article... I’ve been a Blues fan longer than I’ve been a therapist.  I grew up with the images of JK running through the entire Italian team in 1987, burned into my consciousness.  And Read More >

Professional Counsel

This post originally appeared on the Public Address Blog site as a guest blog.  Click here for the original... It works: End of story. I often think, it’s a strange job, being a therapist.  From a certain point of view all I do is have conversations with people.  I also often feel deeply privileged.  Just Read More >

Alarm over depression therapy cuts

From: Herald on Sunday, 5:30 AM Sunday Jul 28, 2013, By Sally Webster Psychotherapists anxious as Govt, insurers redirect funds for depression Funding for talk therapy is drying up just as increasing numbers of New Zealanders are feeling comfortable talking about their problems. The country's biggest income protection insurer, Sovereign, says claims for depression have Read More >

Sleep on it

So you thought your brain was resting while you were asleep?  Well turns out parts of your brain are as active when you’re asleep as when you’re awake.  And while science doesn’t fully understand why we sleep, or exactly what function dreams serve, we do know that sleep plays an important role in the consolidation Read More >

It’s people, people, people

In this weeks chat with Wallace, our last of the series on Resilience (see also: Resilience and Emotional Immune System) we talked about how one of the strongest predictors of peoples ability to cope with stress and trauma across life is the quality of our earliest relationship, that of the attachment to our mother.  (Yeah Read More >

Ban poverty

In an unprecedented show of support for the Auckland Council, John Key today announced that the National Government supported a ban on begging be enacted in the Central Auckland region. (Click here for the full story) "Our only concern is it doesn't go far enough" said Key. "We would like to see a full scale Read More >

Emotional immune system

One of the best ways to think about resilience is it's like looking after our emotional immune system.  Just like our physical immunity, we all need to actively make sure we are looking after our emotional health as best we can.  And as Wallace and I talked about last time, their are some clear and Read More >

Resilience

Over the next few weeks Wallace and I are going to be talking about resilience, what is it and how can we all develop more of it.  Much of the resilience research grew out of the known fact that some people respond to stress and trauma better than others and set about finding out what Read More >

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