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|

The power of celebrating small successes

Big wins are great, but they’re rare and can take a long time to achieve. They might be even rarer in a year like 2020, which has forced many people to rethink what success looks like. In her TED talk, Mehrnaz Bassiri suggests our technological advancements are at least [...]

2020-12-03T12:08:25+13:00November 27th, 2020|