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When you picture rehab, you probably imagine celebrity-types swanning about in bath robes luxuriating with mediation and massages. However, at South Pacific Private, we believe rehab that works is not a passive activity. It’s less like a relaxing break in a private hotel, and more like...

While Christmas can seem like a happy time of the year, for many, it can be challenging. We’re often rushing around buying presents, attending social events, making sure the kids are looked after during school holidays, cooking, cleaning… the list goes on. While the responsibilities of...

Consultant Therapist and supporter of South Pacific Private, Sharalyn Drayton from ARISE Counselling Solutions has shared with us her recent article on Betrayal Trauma. ABSTRACT Imagine being in a car accident. Out of the blue, someone smashes into you. You didn't see it coming and you are not...

Addiction and Recovery I smoked my first cigarette when I was 11.  My parents both smoked.  My mother had beautiful hands and lovely nails which were always varnished light pink.  I thought she looked extremely glamorous the way she held and smoked her cigarette.  I couldn’t...

Have you listened to any of Russell Brand's podcast series, 'Under the Skin'? We highly recommend this insightful, thought-provoking and intelligent podcast series. https://www.russellbrand.com/podcasts/  Recently, we listened to 'Power versus Kindness' which involves a wonderful discussion between Russell and Jordan Peterson, Clinical Psychologist & Professor at the University...

Is everything we think we understand about addiction wrong? Have we traded stuff for connections? Are we addicted because we have bonded with something that enables us to escape from the realities of our lives? These are all questions asked by Johann Hari in his Ted...