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Living life with purpose

During a month that has brought terror and disbelief to our peaceful shores, we have also witnessed an outpouring of compassion, care, love and determination to change. First responders, members of parliament and local council, religious leaders and community members were all fuelled by their purpose. Living a purposeful and meaningful life is closely [...]

2019-03-30T08:41:22+12:00March 30th, 2019|

We are shaped by our thoughts

“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think”. Buddha It is well-known psychological knowledge that our thoughts have a wide sphere of influence. Thoughts hold the power to affect our mood, guide our behaviours and impact on our performance.  Yet, when you pause and look in the mirror, [...]

2019-03-30T08:40:04+12:00March 30th, 2019|

Is perfectionism a problem?

Some topics in our work with clients seem to create hearty debate more so than others. One of these topics is perfectionism. As psychologists, we are wary of the negative impacts that holding overly high standards for oneself can have – unnecessary stress, depression, and even underperformance. However, for some people, we work with [...]

2019-03-30T08:39:22+12:00March 30th, 2019|

Health monitoring needs good data

Guidance from WorkSafe New Zealand regarding the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 highlights that organisations hold a duty of care to monitor the health of their employees and to “identify potential signs of potential harm to their health”. We might think that this only applies to risks to physical health, but under the H&S [...]

2019-03-01T16:02:59+12:00March 1st, 2019|