Trying to find a therapist in New Zealand can often be a difficult task. Navigating the process can seem like a daunting, endless stream of waitlists and disappointment. Knowing where to look can make all the difference between finding a therapist or not.
Since the dawn of time, we humans have been social creatures. We thrive when surrounded by others who care about us and who cheer for our accomplishments. An environment where we feel supported, trusted, and appreciated boosts our self-esteem and confidence, key factors for personal and professional success.
No, social health doesn’t refer to how many followers you have on social media. But rather, it’s about the interactions you have with the individuals that make up your social circle that make the difference. Friends, teams, co-workers, tribes, student bodies – social groups of all kinds form your social circle and your interactions with them impact your social health.
As with other valuable resources, we protect the relationships we value. We make sacrifices, devote time, and invest to ensure the longevity and productivity of our relationships. As the individuals in these relationships learn and grow, the relationships themselves must also adapt and change. That’s why we’re rarely still friends with our “best friend” from kindergarten, though long-term relationships are wisely valued and cherished.
As individuals, our needs and expectations of a support system change over time, as does our understanding of support and what constitutes a solid social network. And with the increasing speed of information access, these changes happen faster and faster. So, how do we maintain good social health in such an ever-changing and fast-paced environment?
We educate ourselves on healthy relationships – what they look like and how to maintain them. We investigate good communication, conflict resolution, and boundary setting so that we can have the most positive relationships possible. We research, then put to work the tools and techniques we learn.
A Change For Better is the perfect place to start. We understand how important social health is to overall wellness, and we’ve compiled this tremendous Resource Directory to help you in the search for your best health. Enjoy these podcasts, videos, articles, courses, and more as you navigate the sometimes choppy waters of society, knowing that educating yourself will only serve you in your mental health journey!
Those with lived experience of depression, know first hand the monster it can be. This is a depression metaphor for those lucky enough to not have this experience.
Mindfulness can boost the quality of our lives in numerous ways. This article delves into both of these questions and includes plenty of activities for you to start using today.
“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.” – Dalai Lama
We know about the importance of love and compassion for others.
In this post, we’ll outline some key psychological theories on which the practice of life coaching is based, recommend ten exercises and assessment tools for your practice, and give you tips for finding a suitable life coaching accreditation course.
No one is safe except maybe positive psychology practitioners. Maybe you’re already working in positive psychology and wondering how your job will stand up to the test of time, or what your growth opportunity will look like over your career.
Stories and Experiences of Heavy Metal and Mental Health shared by a Mental Health Advocate
The world we live in is unpredictable, but the past several months have really highlighted how little control we have over our environment. Our jobs, money, health, and relationships are threatened, and there is no end in sight for this invisible enemy. It’s terrifying.
To help you out of that rut, here are some motivational quotes that I have found especially useful during these trying and challenging times.
International Men’s Day (which is on November 19th) tag line is ‘Men leading by example’ and is not about fanning the patriarchy, but in fact breaking down those stereotypes and moving forward to a more compassionate culture that sees men for who they really are, just like women, soft and squishy on the inside with their own insecurities and emotional needs.
This podcast is a great resource for those wanting to explore mental health information more in depth.
What is telepsychology? Why is this becoming the emerging trend in mental health during the pandemic. Find out more here.
Instead of having to go and see a therapist in person, you could enjoy therapy from the comfort of your own home. A chat over a video call can be just what you need. But what exactly is telehealth therapy? Let’s take a look.
Generally, depression can be quite distinct from clinical depression.
However, if the same mood persist for at least two weeks and is accompanied with other symptoms that obstruct the normal daily routine, it may be diagnosed as clinical depression or dysthymia.
In this article, we examine ways to deal with isolation from friends during COVID. With some tips and tricks to get you through.
I hope this list of mindfulness TED talks encourages you to try mindfulness for yourself and experience its numerous benefits.
A mini series focusing on lived experience with mental health, this is a great podcast when you need to feel like someone “gets it”. Check out this great podcast today!
The concepts and approaches suggested in this material certainly do not apply to everyone suffering from depression. However, many of the concepts and approaches discussed below may be germane to many, if not most, persons in a depressed state.