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Therapy helps beat diabetes
3 years ago

Therapy helps beat diabetes

Clinical psychologist Steve Malcolm talks to Sally Webster about his recent involvement in a diabetic trial and how value and belief work is vital in beating the now rampant disease. …
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Social isolation roots of female mental illness?
3 years ago

Social isolation roots of female mental illness?

If you’re female and have a good social life there’s less chance of you committing suicide – this was at the core of a recently published study, courtesy the Journal …
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Coffee the correctional way
3 years ago

Coffee the correctional way

There’s nothing quite like pouring a new bag of coffee beans into the grinder, filling the portafilter, leveling it, tamping the grind and then waiting for the espresso machine to …
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Self-talk is not schizophrenia
3 years ago

Self-talk is not schizophrenia

Sally Webster re-examines the concept of self-talk after watching an interesting portrayal of Beach Boy Brian Wilson’s mental decline and recovery. 

One of the first scenes we see in currently …
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Zero certainty fuels mental illness
3 years ago

Zero certainty fuels mental illness

Image thanks to justiceeagan.                                                     …
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Industrial Organisational psychology reduces poverty
3 years ago

Industrial Organisational psychology reduces poverty

Image ‘Tanzanian Lunch’  thanks to Michigan State University

When Massey University Professor Stuart Carr received a Fellowship to the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology (SIOP) this June, he wasn’t …
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“Beauty flaws a rubbish notion” – photographer
3 years ago

“Beauty flaws a rubbish notion” – photographer

Featured image: Stephanie O’Connor, Clare, 2014, Giclée print, Collection of the artist

The enthusiastic ‘embrace your flaws’ encouragement offered by those who claim to support ‘natural’ female beauty is not something …
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Healing power of art defined
3 years ago

Healing power of art defined

Art’s healing power is an increasingly popular subject these days.

Last week the fatal shooting of U.S prison escapee and celebrity painter Richard W. Matt uncovered the lucrative culture of …
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WINZ ups mental health training
3 years ago

WINZ ups mental health training

SALLY WEBSTER discovers yet another layer of welfare related outrage was heaped on the British government yesterday. The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies issued a press release stating …
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Emotion via mid-air feed?
3 years ago

Emotion via mid-air feed?

As Doctor Marianna Obrist dons her lab coat each morning at Sussex University, a view of the gently rolling hills of England’s South Downs offering  a calm distraction, SALLY WEBSTER …
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