Posted in Royal Commission

Access to literacy support will help reduce barriers for survivors

https://www.abuseincare.org.nz/news/survivors-with-low-literacy-skills-can-now-access-support-to-share-their-experiences-of-abuse-with-t/ NZ Howard League Chief Executive Mike Williams said NZ Howard League is proud to support people in prison who wish to make submissions to…

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Posted in Better Blokes

Corrections (School Notification of Sex Offenders) Amendment Bill

http://www.legislation.govt.nz/bill/member/2020/0313/14.0/whole.html#LMS378655 Currently, the Department of Corrections is placing some sex offenders in a community without informing the local school or schools. This bill seeks to…

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Posted in Psychology

Anxiety : School Phobia

https://www.drugs.com/cg/school-phobia.html School phobia (fo-b-uh) is when your child is very nervous and refuses to go to school. It is also called school avoidance (uh-voy-dunts). A…

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Posted in PTSD

Trauma-Related Sleep Disorders

https://www.sleephelp.org/ptsd-and-sleep Nightmares and flashbacks are very common in PTSD sufferers. Nightmares can cause frequent arousals, which reduce sleep quality. They can also make it more…

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Posted in Government

MSD Standard: The organisation promotes client-centred practice

The organisation involves its clients and stakeholders in planning, implementation, and evaluation at all levels of the service to ensure services are current and responsive….

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Posted in Psychotherapy

Creating a safe space for a client

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-right-mindset/202005/10-common-myths-about-therapy Trained clinicians know that the arrangement and distance between them and the client are critical for a safe and workable therapeutic alliance. Psychological or…

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Posted in Psychotherapy

Myth 1. People who seek psychotherapy are weak, mentally ill, or crazy.

Untrue. Nowadays if you seek treatment, it’s often viewed as a sign of resourcefulness. The average therapy client struggles with many of the same problems…

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Posted in Narcissism

How to Spot the Hidden Signs Someone Is Gaslighting

Learn the hidden signs someone is gaslighting. “That never happened.” “You’re too sensitive.” “You’re overreacting.” “It was just a joke.” Gaslighting. It’s a term you’ve…

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Posted in Anxiety

Breaking the cycle of anxiety and avoidant behaviours

Negotiating boundaries – counselling helps you learn to negotiate your boundaries with people so that you can look after your own interests and stand up for…

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Posted in Vulnerability

Brené Brown on Blame

You are probably a bit of a blamer – most of us are. But why should we give it up? In this witty sequel to…

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