Jenna Hammington

How to say “No” skilfully and respectfully

Picture this: John’s colleague copies him into an email thread volunteering him to take on a new project, without checking with him first. John knows he’s already struggling to meet his existing deadlines. When John shares his concern in-person with the colleague, they are quick to brush him aside [...]

2023-04-27T13:12:47+12:00November 21st, 2022|

When caring comes at a cost I Empathy

Understanding the feelings of another - empathy - can be a super-power. It can promote  social connection and allow us to help others even when we don’t have all the answers. The catch is, being good at being empathic or doing it often can also be a super-stressor.  Caregivers [...]

2022-03-11T15:32:24+13:00February 21st, 2022|

Work rumination: tools and skills for managing rumination

Rumination – even if you haven’t heard the word before, you’ll certainly recognise the process. It happens when we repeatedly think the same negative thoughts. In the dictionary, it means “to chew the cud”. Often, work content features in our rumination so that we spend our free time “chewing” [...]

2021-10-15T17:38:47+13:00September 7th, 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|