Press release Kyle MacDonald: New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists 13th January, 2014 Mr. Craig’s statement today in the press that that he continues to use physical discipline against his own daughter, is disappointing, and out of step with the research on the effectiveness of physical discipline as a parenting technique says Kyle MacDonald of the Read more

Look at me

The word of last year, according to the Oxford Dictionary, was “Selfie”: “Selfie – a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website” – has been named word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries editors, after the frequency of its usage Read more

Sick of work

Feel free to call me a communist, but the value placed on human labour these days troubles me.  Our labour laws here in New Zealand have taken a hammering of late, from the point of view of the worker.  But it’s not just here, it’s a global shift in the west.  Wallace and I talked Read more

Everyday courage

What is courage? We can easily identify one type of courage, brave gallant action: the fireman rushing into the burning building.  But would you think of yourself as a courageous person?  And if not can you learn how to be more courageous?  This is what Wallace and I talked about this week on his show Read more

Sticks and Stones

We’ve all heard of, seen and maybe experienced being bullied as kids.  But it is now well recognized that bullying happens no matter how old you are, and the most common place to experience bullying as an adult: the workplace. Wallace and I talked about adult bullying this week, Sunday morning on Radio Live, how Read more

ACC to rethink abuse link

The following article appeared in the Sunday Star Times on 8/12/13 (Click here for the original article…) To view the full judgement this story is reporting on click here…   “A judge has ruled in favour of an ACC claimant in a case expected to have “enormous” ramifications for the way mental health patients are Read more

Better dead than… give a speech?

That’s what most surveys say anyway, time and time again when asked about their fears people rank public speaking as number one, and death usually comes in around four or five.  But how can we make sense of such an extreme and consistent response?  Wallace and I talked about this on his Sunday Morning show Read more

Clinical points of view on sexual abuse

On Sunday morning Wallace Chapman on Radio Live spent an hour talking with various people about the victims perspective of the recent “Roast Busters” rape cases. Here’s a link to my chat with him about the psychological effects of sexual violence, and what we can do as a community to stand up and not allow Read more

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