‘Empathy’s the antidote to shame. The two most powerful words when we are in a struggle: me too.” Brene Brown
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Over recent years scientists and health practitioners have been interested in the health benefits of mindfulness meditation,
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Dysfunctional or distorted thinking is fundamental to our brain’s activity and distorted thinking makes up the nuts and bolts of cognitive therapies
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Most parents experience concern and anxiety when their children and their peers start to drink alcohol.
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Over the past few months the media has featured a number of stories of high profile people with alcohol and other drug problems, from our own Zac Guilford to the early deaths of singers Whitney Houston and Amy Winehouse.
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The clinical psychologists at www.christchurchpsychology.co.nz have been writing regular columns for The Press for some years, each writing about his or her own area of speciality. Today, the six clinicians have come together to write about some of the psychological effects of the ongoing earthquakes in Christchurch on various aspects of everyone’s lives.
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Children (of all ages) who experience frequent, intense and poorly resolved conflict and harshness between their parents suffer terribly. These children are also at risk for a number of negative psychological outcomes including depression, anxiety, aggression, hostility, and poor social skills.
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How do we get information about things in life? Through direct experience, through education, and through observation. Whilst most of our observation is of things going on around us in everyday life, a lot of our observation is through the media – that is rather than observing “real life” we observe the lives of others in fiction and it’s estranged sibling “reality TV”.
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ONE STOP SHOCK SHOP
Earthquake Recovery Information Sheet
The essential list for everything recovery.
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