Gaynor Parkin

Grow your gratitude

Be grateful, practise gratitude, count your blessings, write down 3 things you are grateful for… Advice to be more grateful is everywhere, and it is sound advice. A solid body of psychological research has shown that gratitude is consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude also helps people experience more [...]

2020-03-27T14:49:14+13:00March 25th, 2020|

Taking care of your mental health in response to COVID-19

Feeling scared, anxious or worried in response to COVID-19? You are not alone. As human beings we like structure and routine and COVID-19 is causing us disruption and uncertainty. There are a lot of us who are genuinely feeling anxious and worried and our mental health can be impacted. [...]

2020-03-24T09:19:05+13:00March 24th, 2020|

Supporting the wellbeing of your people in uncertain times

Leading well and supporting your people when the world is changing rapidly around you brings new and unprecedented challenges. We all know that there is no “right” way to navigate these unpredictable times. We also know that when operating during uncertainty we can feel unsure where to focus, what [...]

2020-03-24T11:44:51+13:00March 23rd, 2020|

How to help and be helped

Asking for help is hard. In a society where self-reliance is valued so highly, we are embracing vulnerability when we admit that we can’t do it alone. Through asking for help, we are openly admitting that we don’t have all the resources to do it ourselves. As social psychologist [...]

2020-03-24T08:57:13+13:00March 19th, 2020|