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Connections - Autumn 2020

Connections - Autumn 2020

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In this issue

This edition is focused on counselling and therapy services. Unprecedented changes brought about by the COVID-19 crisis has turned our lives upside down, with all Kiwis living in highly uncertain times.

We have also seen the world affected by these extraordinary circumstances, and this naturally causes higher than usual levels of anxiety and stress. Looking after yourself and your whānau is extremely important during this time.

There is no simple fix that can make things better right away, but we hope the stories and information in this newsletter will help you to find strength and steps you can take to feel more in control of things.

Counselling and therapy to help you through trauma

Having the ability to reach out for help, and access to resources, counselling and therapy is crucial to those that are dealing with grief.

Using online therapy effectively

Online therapy is a convenient and effective way to engage in counselling and pyschotherapy.

Dreaming after traumatic shock

Insights from Margaret Bowater about dreams you may have after suddenly bereaved of a close friend or family member by homicide.

Taking a leap of faith towards healing

A victim's perspective following the traumatic experience of a homicide.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complicated grief

Find out about two of the most common, and normal reactions to a traumatic and distressing event.

Laughter yoga

A unique exercise routine which combines unconditional laughter with yogic breathing.

Meet the team

Introducing Melissa Gordon - Homicide Team Leader

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