Tag Archives: anxiety

Alert Level Flexibility is the Key: That Means Down as Well as Up

The New Zealand Government has this afternoon taken the decision to lower the Alert Level of the Auckland Region to Level 2, and down to Level 1 in the rest of the country from later tonight. Auckland’s Level 2 will be reviewed further on Monday. Many people will be relieved. The fact that most children […]

Steady Book Extract Exclusively on The Spinoff: The Lockdown YoYo

Given the re-emergence of community cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand, it seemed timely to offer another extract from my new book today, published by The Spinoff. I hope you find it useful.

More 5 Star Real Reader Reviews

Grateful for another 5Star review of my new book, “Steady – A Guide to Better Mental Health Through and Beyond the Coronavirus Pandemic”  

There is no new normal. There is only change. It can be unsettling.

For some, this might have brought on a sense of deja vu. An evening press conference, being fronted by the Prime Minister. And lots of ‘abundance of caution’ appearing in the afternoon press conference. After an emergency Cabinet meeting this evening, the NZ Government has decided to #ActLikeItIsTheVariant in determining its response to the community […]

First Print Run of Steady Almost Sold Out!

I’m a little SHOCKED. I just got off the phone with my distributor for print books in New Zealand and found out that I only have 30 copies of my book left in the warehouse. I have a handful of copies here with me at home, but this means I’ve almost sold out of my […]

Do Vaccines Mean Opening up New Zealand’s Borders?

Opening up the borders to New Zealand isn’t going to happen any time soon. Other countries are actually tightening their border restrictions, and new variants of the virus are proving challenging to some of the vaccines that have been developed so far. It’s clear that what we are looking at a messier adaptation to a […]

First Professional Review: Kete Books on Steady – Keeping Calm in a World Gone Viral

The FIRST PROFESSIONAL REVIEW of my book is in AND IT IS GOOD (phew). Find more details right here, but here’s a quote: “His professional expertise shines through as he presents the reader with a smorgasbord of ideas and advice on how best to deal with the significant impact the global pandemic has had on […]

Steady Book Extract Published Exclusively in The Guardian

So very pleased to see an extract of my new book published in The Guardian today : Coronavirus is an existential crisis that comes from an awareness of your own freedoms | Dr Sarb Johal

Long interview with Kathryn Ryan on Radio New Zealand about Steady

With the threat of Covid hanging over the New Zealand summer, clinical psychologist Dr Sarb Johal’s new book looks at how to keep mentally well during a crisis. His new book is Steady: Keeping Calm in a World Gone Viral and it covers how stress and anxiety created by the pandemic’s uncertainty can be overcome. He joins Kathryn […]

Covid-19 case in Northland – Keep using the QR code

The investigations into a case in Northland is likely to cause concern and spark anxiety and / or worry for many people. It’s probably going to be a couple of days before authorities gather enough information to make firm decisions about what meaningful action to take next. In trying to figure out what you can do […]