News and Updates

News and Updates

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Kyle MacDonald: Contemplating life after lockdown spawns new worries

Kyle MacDonald is a psychotherapist and mental-health advocate and will answer your lockdown questions including:

How can I get my toddler to sleep when as parents we're so stressed ourselves from juggling work at home and childcare fulltime?

And

Do I actually need to shower and brush my hair while working from home if I'm okay with not doing that? Nobody is going to see me anyway.

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12325771

I'm feeling exhausted in lockdown: Is this normal?

Kyle MacDonald is a psychotherapist and mental-health advocate and will answer your lockdown questions including:

What if I don't want to use the video function of a digital workspace meeting? My home is private, and I don't want all my colleagues to see how I live

And

 How do I resist the temptation to reach for the bottle?

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=12...

 

Locked-down 21yo is using app to play sharemarket - fun or danger?

Kyle MacDonald is a psychotherapist and mental-health advocate and will answer your questions including:

My 21-year-old son and his girlfriend are spending a lot of time "playing the stock market" with a small amount of money via the Sharsies app. How can you have a conversation re behaviours that may start off as harmless time-wasting but could turn into addictive/destructive behaviours?

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12323784

 

Kyle McDonald: Why we need to talk about a 'shovel ready' mental health response

When the Canterbury area was devastated by the massive earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, we knew there would be a significant mental health impact. At first the impact was obvious: people were stressed, dealing with grief, loss and dislocation.

Help was dispatched, and a crisis response mobilised. However those of us who had worked with trauma and anxiety for many years knew we were not even at the beginning of the emotional fallout, and predicted that the real spike would be as late as three years later. As life returned to normal and people moved out of crisis mode only then would anxiety really peak.

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/author/kyle-macdonald/

Anger over 20-somethings pushing the lockdown rules

It's the virus that has sparked fear and disruption around the world. And New Zealand is not immune from this - we are now in a four-week lockdown to eliminate Covid-19.

So, how do we get through the coronavirus pandemic?

Kyle MacDonald is a psychotherapist and mental-health advocate and will answer your questions including:

I know a lot of 20-somethings who are pushing the boundaries of their quarantine, including meeting friends for "secret" drinks. I'm feeling so furious at them! There is little I can do, but have this burning frustration at them and have even lost sleep through my anger. I want to scream at them! How can I get my anger under control? I feel helpless and overwhelmingly frustrated that they may well be the reason we are all in lockdown longer. Grr! Regards, Frustrated Mama

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=12...

Lockdown tips: Bubble of one enough to make you scream

It's the virus which has sparked fear and disruption around the world. And New Zealand is not immune from this - we are now in a four-week lockdown to eliminate Covid-19.

So, how do we get through the coronavirus pandemic?

Kyle MacDonald is a psychotherapist and mental-health advocate and will answer your questions including:

Bubble of one here. I keep busy. I walk. I Facetime, call, text and use social media. And yet, and yet ... I can feel myself coming unmoored by the lack of human contact. I've started having urges to scream. Other times I feel like burying my head in a pillow and crying. How am I going to get through the next three weeks (or more???) of lockdown?

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12321939

Grumpy, trapped or alone: Solutions to your lockdown fears and worries

Kyle MacDonald is a psychotherapist and mental-health advocate and will answer your questions including:

Is it normal to feel grumpy about all of this? If so, how do you maintain a positive outlook?

And

I'm a British national in a bubble of one living out of a motel room in Christchurch. My usual sanctuary is outdoors in the wilds of nature. I have no local links and my small network of family members/friends are across the globe. What would you recommend for maintaining physical and mental wellbeing.

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=12...

 

How to cope with the people in your lockdown bubble

It's the virus which has sparked fear and disruption around the world. And New Zealand is not immune from this - we are now in a four-week lockdown to eliminate Covid-19.

So, how do we get through the coronavirus pandemic?

Kyle MacDonald is a psychotherapist and mental-health advocate and will answer your questions in a twice-weekly column.

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=12...

 

 

Best mind, body exercises in lockdown; how to calm panic-buying

It's the virus which has sparked fear and disruption around the world. And New Zealand is not immune from this - last night we began a four-week lockdown.

So, how do we get through the coronavirus pandemic?

Kyle MacDonald is a psychotherapist and mental-health advocate and will answer your questions in a new, twice a week, column.

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=12...

 

 

Coronavirus: Psychotherapist Kyle MacDonald answers your questions

It's the virus which has sparked fear and disruption around the world. And New Zealand is not immune from this.

So, how do we get through the coronavirus pandemic?

Kyle MacDonald is a psychotherapist and mental-health advocate and will answer four of your questions in a new, twice a week, column.

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12317884