Dr Sarah McNeil

Clinical Psychologist based in Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand.

Specialising in mindfulness-based therapies, emotion focused therapy, relationships and couples therapy.


The Busier You Are, the More You Need Quiet Time

"Recent studies are showing that taking time for silence restores the nervous system, helps sustain energy, and conditions our minds to be more adaptive and responsive to the complex environments in which so many of us now live.."



How to Be a Better Spouse

Simple and effective things relationship research tells us about how to be a better partner: Being nice, paying attention and praising a partner’s strengths all pay off in a long-term relationship

scientificamerican.com Being nice, paying attention and praising a partner’s strengths all pay off in a long-term relationship


14 Ways To Create The Best Relationship Of Your Life

Create a fulfilling and safe relationship and restore the romantic love bond:

www.mindbodygreen.com After 30 years of working with couples and researching how people repaired their relationships, I suddenly realized that we had really reached a pivotal moment; all our studies, stories, and the


Mindful in May | One Month Meditation Challenge for Clean Water

Mindful in May starts tomorrow and today is the last day to register. The commitment is 10 minutes a day of mindfulness practice, with the goal of bringing more focus and effectiveness into your daily life. It's $30 and you get daily guidance delivered to your email inbox. This year features a string of internationally renowned mindfulness teachers!

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Mindfulness as good as pills for treating recurrent depression, study finds

In the first study of its kind, mindfulness based cognitive behaviour therapy has been demonstrated as effective as anti-depressants (SSRIs) for depression, and especially more helpful than the pills for those with abuse histories.

theguardian.com Medical best practice is for people with history of depression to take antidepressants for two years – but cognitive therapy may be equally effective


What A Day Of Mindfulness Looks Like

5 simple ways to bring mindfulness into your daily life

mindbodygreen.com Mindfulness is paying attention, deliberately and non-judgementally to each moment of your life. Knowing how to tap into this skill will change your life, because it's the very cause of joy. It's not


The Power of Authenticity to Create Intimacy

Authenticity creates a climate conducive to connection

huffingtonpost.com Being authentic in relationships is easier said than done. It requires that we tend closely to our actual felt experience. Rather than defend and protect ourselves, it means finding the courage to allow ourselves to be vulnerable and then show that t...


Where does Love Go Wrong? | Dr. Sue Johnson

Three destructive patterns that wreck relationships, aka "the demon dialogues"

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