Getting the Most From Therapy – Openness and Holding Back

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Sometimes we can be our own worst enemy in therapy. We come to the experience wanting help with a problem, wanting to be open, wanting to be able to trust the therapist and hoping that they can help us – but then often hold ourselves back in ways that makes it hard for us to benefit. This is normal. I don’t think anyone comes to therapy without a fair amount of hesitation, uncertainty and protectiveness – it’s a strange and vulnerable experience, after all. As a result, at the same ...

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The Care in Managed Care

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In one week’s time, Relationships Aotearoa will close due to a funding shortfall.  3 years ago, the country’s only 24/7 sexual abuse support line, HELP, nearly closed for the same reason.  In a couple of month’s time, the Problem Gambling Foundation will hear the results from the court ruling that will determine whether they will keep their contracts, or whether they will be forced to close as well.  These situations arise out of our current culture of ‘managed care’, whereby health ...

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