Individuals – tailor your resilience strategies to your personality style

In our previous article, we introduced the relationship between three personality styles and resilience―some individuals are naturally resilient, others have personalities with fewer protective factors, and yet others have a moderately protective style and well-developed resilience skills. If you haven’t read it, or want a refresher, you’ll find the [...]

2020-02-24T12:11:52+13:00May 1st, 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 [...]

2020-02-24T13:56:38+13:00March 30th, 2019|

Reduce your cognitive load

One of the joys of a holiday for me is noticing that my brain is less “busy”. It’s easier to be fully involved in an activity or enjoy time with another person without a million and one thoughts competing for attention and memory space. Now that most of us are [...]

2020-01-29T10:15:08+13:00January 30th, 2019|

How to stay slow

  Too much to do? Not enough time? Feeling frantic/overwhelmed? Feeling I’m not doing anything properly?   How many of these comments above resonate with you? It’s a dilemma that we are hearing more often, and it seems, more intensely. Many people have described to us how the dilemma of [...]

2020-02-24T14:02:40+13:00February 16th, 2017|