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Sips of kindness and compassion

  Connected, healthy relationships are vital for our wellbeing, and for many of us, our relationships are the foundation of purpose and meaning in our lives. During a recent yin yoga class our wise teacher spoke about bringing “sips of kindness and compassion” to our relationship with ourselves, in order that we might be kinder [...]

2018-10-08T21:21:38+00:00October 8th, 2018|

Understanding wellbeing and psychological distress in New Zealand workplaces: Raising the bar of knowledge and practice

This paper is a summary of the presentation by Dr Jeremy Robertson at the HASANZ Conference, September 2018 What is the state of employee wellbeing in New Zealand? What are the work factors that can affect our wellbeing and psychological distress? These are hard questions to answer without good data. There has been growing recognition [...]

2018-09-28T11:52:32+00:00September 28th, 2018|

What’s so hard about recovery

The science on recovery is simple: Scientific research has consistently shown that we perform better at work, experience less fatigue and maintain stronger wellbeing when we balance stressful effort with active recovery (when we purposefully recharge our mental and physical batteries). Oscillating between periods of challenge and periods of recovery is ideal, with planned [...]

2018-09-28T13:31:58+00:00September 28th, 2018|

Check in on your digital wellbeing

Do you fill small gaps in your day with technology use? Check your phone at traffic lights, while waiting for a lift, or your morning coffee?  Do you feel anxious when you are without your phone or irritable when you can’t read and respond to emails? As a potential mental health concern, our digital immersion is [...]

2018-08-31T12:11:25+00:00August 31st, 2018|