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Neurodiversity in the workplace: Different not less

April is Autism Awareness/Acceptance/Celebration month, making now a good time to talk about neurodiversity in the workplace, as an opportunity for organisations and their people to thrive. Neurodiversity refers to the idea that some brains work quite differently to others and encompasses a range of diagnoses (sometimes referred to [...]

2021-03-26T10:26:19+13:00March 26th, 2021|

Social anxiety: The silent stressor in the workplace

Social anxiety (previously known as social phobia) is one of the most common mental health problems, with 9.4% of New Zealand adults estimated to meet criteria for a diagnosis of social anxiety disorder at some point in their lifetime. Social anxiety often has its onset in early adolescence but affects [...]

2021-03-26T10:22:46+13:00March 26th, 2021|

A simple concept we can all benefit from: Watching our thinking

There are times when I’ve wished I could switch my thinking brain off. Unfortunately, I haven’t found such a switch. Humans are a thinking bunch. We literally have thoughts firing off in a matter of milliseconds every day.  At times, it’s easy to get caught up in our mind’s [...]

2021-03-15T11:28:21+13:00March 15th, 2021|