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Using skills to navigate hard times

Richard’s reflections as the year comes to an end I have worked as a clinical psychologist for the last 38 years. Over that time, much of my work has focused on helping people learn the best skills to navigate through difficult times in their lives. In the latter half [...]

2019-12-01T08:04:58+13:00November 30th, 2019|

The power of compassion

Steve’s reflections as the year comes to an end Looking back on 2019, I have been most struck by the importance and utility of compassion, toward both others and ourselves. In my psychology practice and training conversations, I have often been reminded of how hard we can be on ourselves. We [...]

2019-12-01T08:04:16+13:00November 30th, 2019|

Unhook from going with the flow

Andrea’s reflections as the year comes to an end A few months ago, I completed the “emotional agility” assessment by psychologist Dr Susan David, having been a follower of her writings and TED Talk. According to Susan’s research, emotional agility means having any number of troubling thoughts and emotions [...]

2019-12-01T07:58:24+13:00November 30th, 2019|

Boost your wellbeing with compassion

If you are reading this in the midst of a frantic day, you may be thinking swear words in your head. I don’t have time to even catch my breath, how on earth can I fit in compassion?!? Harnessing more compassion for ourselves, and others, may be, however, just the [...]

2019-10-29T16:06:11+13:00October 28th, 2019|