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New Zealand welcomes pioneers in child, adolescent and family therapy

Press release: Robert Street Clinic

 1st April, 2015

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Auckland’s Robert Street Clinic is playing a role in changing the way children and families receive therapy in New Zealand.

Both Peter Slater and Emma Turner have joined the Ellerslie clinic after recently arriving from the UK and bring a wealth of experience as well as world-leading training […]

Binge drinking: know the research, understand the risks

New Zealand’s newspapers, magazines, talkback radio, tv media and websites love nothing more than a good old story about Kiwi drinking patterns.

But like it or not, alcohol consumption is a major part of our lifestyle with heavy sponsorship in sports and a constant repetition of its branding – even its negative impact such as […]

Cannabis and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

There’s little in counselling and addiction research more divisive than the use of cannabis to help treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

PTSD is caused when someone experiences or witnesses a terrifying event – such as warfare, sexual assault or a natural disaster – which can change the brain’s chemistry through the hyper-response of adrenaline and […]

Panic attacks, what are they?

A panic attack is a combination of mental and physical symptoms which your body experiences as an overwhelming rush.

They can occur without warning and at any time although they are usually brought on by a stressful situation. Figures from the UK’s National Health Service reveal that at least one in 10 people experience occasional […]

How mindfulness can improve your relationship

Mindfulness is not about burying your emotions – it’s about understanding them. And that’s what makes it such a wonderful tool when it comes to dealing with romantic relationships.

Living with a partner or spouse can be a potentially stressful situation – especially when it comes to both knee-jerk reaction rows and long-term simmering stress.

Quite […]

Online porn addiction

The decline in how many couples are getting married has been blamed on a whole host of reasons – but late last year media latched on to new research which pointed the finger at a new culprit: online porn.

The findings, which were published in The Institute for the Study of Labor in Germany, claimed […]

Anxiety rates in NZ

She’ll be right, ay? Well, actually, no.

Regardless of how many adverts and pop culture references try to instill it in our everyday lives, more and more New Zealanders, if current research is to be believed, don’t subscribe to the old larrikin Kiwi ideology that it’ll all work out well in the end.

According to a […]

Mindfulness as good as therapy

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) has been the main go-to for those seeking counselling or psychotherapy, but more and more, researchers are producing evidence that mindfulness techniques can also help.

In cases of depression or social anxiety, for example, therapy allows someone to assess their current situation, reconsider their situation in the light of that assessment, […]

Anxiety: the fear of fear

The most difficult thing for those seeking anxiety treatment is to be able to break out of what they often see as a downward spiral.

It is all very well being afraid of, say, spiders – but to worry about being afraid of spiders can lead to a constant anxiety about coming into contact with […]

Let’s get physical: How mindfulness can actually alter your brain

Mindfulness has certainly been one of the major buzzwords of the past 12 months – but rather than it being simply the latest Hollywood star fad, there is real science behind its success.

Core mindfulness skills – which are one of the sets of skills taught in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy – help people deal with […]

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