The stress days of Christmas

Christmas is a time of celebration but it also brings stress that needs managing carefully,

‘‘ The psychological effects on the adults and children of domestic violence are well documented. Consider a young teen in a family where the risk of violence is high. This is a time of year he or she may dread, and then as an adult with his or her own children, and partner, the same issues can repeat.

Graeme Clarke is a clinical psychologist who specialises in trauma, depression, anxiety, couples therapy, clinical hypnosis and sport psychology. You can learn more about his work at christchurchpsychology.co.nz writes Graeme Clark.
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