Intentional Peer Support is a way of thinking about and inviting transformative relationships. Practitioners learn to use relationships to see things from new angles, develop greater awareness of personal and relational patterns, and support and challenge each other in trying new things. IPS is unique from traditional human servicesContinue Reading A part of the sympathetic nervous system, called Stellate Ganglion (a collection of nerves in the neck) seems to control the activation of the amygdala. A recent innovation offers potential in rapidly treating symptoms of PTSD for a prolonged period of time. Placing an anesthetic agent on the stellateContinue Reading

One of the best ways to treat anxiety? A full night’s rest, new research suggests. — Big Think (@bigthink) December 4, 2019 Interestingly, variations in the anxiety levels of the well-rested group appeared to correlate with the amount of slow-wave sleep that the participants experienced the night before.Continue Reading

If you're concerned about someone, we have some information on red flags, how to listen and connect with a professional on our website. Just follow this link… — Lifeline Aotearoa (@LLAotearoa) December 4, 2019 Lifeline believes that suicide is preventable and we are striving to make suicide a “never”Continue Reading

Last Peer Support Group meeting for 2019: Thursday 19th December Browns Bay. First group in 2020: Monday 13th January in Henderson. Three Kings Peer Support Group 7:30 – 9:30 pm 1st & 3rd Mondays 515 Mt Albert Rd, Mt Roskill, Auckland 1042 Dave Passell +6493788823 Henderson Peer Support GroupContinue Reading

Kerala nun bares sexual abuse, illicit relations of nuns and priests in the Catholic Church in autobiography — The South Indian Post (@southindia_post) December 3, 2019 The nun speaks about the sexual advances she has faced and also sexual abuses and harassments faced by several other nuns knownContinue Reading Basically, everyone knows what society expects of them. When you respond quickly, you default to doing what other people expect of you. When you have time to think, then you can choose to respond in a way that fits with who you are. The reason this pattern is interestingContinue Reading

When survivors feel supported, they can develop resilience. — National Sexual Violence Resource Center (@NSVRC) December 2, 2019 A recently released study suggests that the majority of survivors of childhood sexual abuse are able to achieve what the study calls “complete mental health.” Complete mental Health (CMH) is defined,Continue Reading As the festive season gets under way, Wellington police are peppering bars and clubs with stringent messaging about sexual consent, using the slogan: “Don’t guess the yes.” The campaign is designed to educate partygoers about the effects alcohol can have on decision making and consent, and began after policeContinue Reading