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Sophia Elise

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This page contains a variety of articles and resources that may be of interest and help especially during the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown period. 

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Anxiety NZ Trust offers help to those experiencing anxiety during Covid-19

Posted on 22 April, 2020 at 20:15

RESPONDING TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK

The recent outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has had a significant impact on people worldwide, and has implications here in New Zealand. Given the extensive media coverage of COVID-19, many New Zealanders are feeling stressed about the situation. Some anxiety is normal and can help us prepare and reduce our risk. Remember to wash your hands, stay home if you're sick, self-isolate as necessary, and don't spread panic. Make a wellbeing plan w...

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Looking after mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19

Posted on 22 April, 2020 at 20:00

Looking after mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19

https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/assets/COVID-19/MHF-Looking-after-your-mental-health-during-COVID-19-and-beyond.pdf" target="_blank">From the Mental Health Foundation

COVID-19 is changing our daily lives. It’s important to look after our wellbeing and the wellbeing of our whānau and community as we get through this – together.

It’s a tense time for most of us...

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7 Ways to Meet the Marital Challenges of COVID-19

Posted on 22 April, 2020 at 19:55

https://www.psychologytoday.com/nz/blog/evolution-the-self/202004/7-ways-meet-the-marital-challenges-covid-19" target="_blank">7 Ways to Meet the Marital Challenges of COVID-19

Too much togetherness? How to balance dependency and autonomy in a lockdown.

Posted Apr 08, 2020 

Leo F. Seltzer

There’s something comforting about routines. We know what we have to do and there’s nothing preventing it. But with the unb...

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Coping with Uncertainty During COVID-19: An International Gottman Trainer Shares Their Perspective

Posted on 22 April, 2020 at 19:30

https://www.gottman.com/blog/coping-with-uncertainty-during-covid-19-an-international-gottman-trainer-shares-their-perspective/" target="_blank">Coping with Uncertainty During COVID-19: An International Gottman Trainer Shares Their Perspective

 

Michael McNulty, Ph.D., LCSW, Contributor

Apr 9, 2020

Ambiguity related to the ongoing virus pandemic leads to complicated feelings and overwhelm.

 

Uncertainty i...

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How not to destroy your relationship during lock-down

Posted on 21 April, 2020 at 22:50

Two of my colleagues from Couples Therapy New Zealand were interviewed by Radio New Zealand for some tips on managin relationships during lockdown. Nic Beets and Verity Thom are psychologists who are national leaders in relationship and sex therapy. For more information about them please click https://www.relationshipwork.nz/" target="_blank">here

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Self Isolation with your significant other

Posted on 21 April, 2020 at 22:40

This is the second interview by my colleague from https://www.couplestherapynz.com/" target="_blank">Couples Therapy New Zealand Perry King, who offers advice on how couples can work together in self isolation.  

Perry is a specialised Relationship Therapist working with couples and individuals. Check out her website https://www.inrelationship.co.nz/" target="_blank">here 

Self-isolation with your significant other: a...

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A therapists advice for caring for kids in lockdown

Posted on 21 April, 2020 at 22:35

My colleague from Couples Therapy New Zealand has been interviewed for two articles for Mindfood Magazine. In the first one Perry King focusses on caring for children. 

Perry King is a Relationship Therapist in private practice who works with couples and individuals, supporting them to find their way through life’s challenges and the difficulties they face in relationships. She uses a variety of approaches to help clients re-engage and connect with each other, improve th...

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Ways for Couples to Connect During Sheltering in Place

Posted on 21 April, 2020 at 22:30

A colleague of mine at The Couples Institute has written two helpful blogs to support our relationships during this stressful time.

In this second one, Stacy offers 75 different ways to connect whilst staying at home with your partner (and family) over this time. This article can be of great use with or without this crisis and gives you an opportunity to review your relationship connection skills. Have some fun, great connection is good for our mental health and immunity so check this...

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Relationships, Covid-19 and Sheltering in Place

Posted on 21 April, 2020 at 22:15

A colleague of mine at The Couples Institute has written two helpful blogs to support our relationships during this stressful time.

Stacy Lee, LMFT, has been employed at The Couples Institute in Menlo Park, CA, since 2008. She has trained with relationship experts Ellyn Bader, Ph.D and Peter Pearson, Ph.D. to provide innovative tools to couples and individuals. In 2019, Stacy became the Clinical Director of the institute’s therapy services. She is passionate about providing peo...

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