On this site you will find brief details of the services I offer, information on different workshops and courses I have developed, or provide, and the areas of practice that I tend to work in.
Psychological skills apply, and are used in all walks of life and situations. If you are a high performance athlete who wants to continue to improve, the leader of a busy and competitive business that needs an extra edge, or someone who feels stressed, depressed and unable to cope. I can assist you to improve your situation, and to live a more satisfying and meaningful life.
Psychologists are by way of their training, basically problem solvers, and skill builders. A good psychologist will help you analyse what is working, or not working, and use the benefit of their broad knowledge of psychology, and the latest scientific evidence to find answers to your dilemmas.
I generally do this by providing a skills-based approach to broaden your range of options. Clinical Psychology is a science, and evidence-based. At its best it is science with a heart; providing solutions that blend science, and skill development with an understanding of the difficulties of the human condition.
I have a long standing interest in Mindfulness, and mindfulness-based therapies. and in bringing the findings of modern research to help improve peoples’ lives. I have a particular interest in mindfulness based approaches to leadership (including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - ACT), and in the use of effective behavioural strategies within organisations. If you are interested in these approaches as an individual, or for your organisation just give me a call.
On my blog I will post information and resources that may be of interest. I hope you will find my site useful. I welcome your enquiries.
With an optional pre-meeting day of mindfulness on Friday 13 March
For more information contact:
Jim Hegarty at [email protected] or ph: 027 426 6710
Kovido Maddick at [email protected] or ph: 027 357 2884
Public Talk – 6 November 2014
Dr James Hegarty is giving a on behalf of Parkinson’s New Zealand
The role of mindfulness and acceptance processes in managing Parkinson ’s disease and other chronic illnesses.
A one hour interactive workshop
Venue: St Frances Xaviar Community Hall, Benhar Street, Mornington, Dunedin
Time: 10 am 6 November
To register contact Paula Ryan, Parkinsons’ Community Education at
or PH: 03 4557260
One day Introductory ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) workshop in Dunedin.
Presented by James Hegarty and David Mellor
6 September 2014
For more information contact David at [email protected]
Or Jim at [email protected]
Public Talk - 2 September 2014
Dr James Hegarty is giving a Public Talk sponsored by the Alexandra Insight Meditation Group
Mindfulness, Happiness, and Mental Health: An introduction to mindfulness, and its application in therapy and in general wellbeing.
Dr James Hegarty
Alexandra Community House
7pm Tues 2 Sept.
Mindfulness Group Programmes
Jim Hegarty and Kovido Maddick will be running two Mindfulness courses for the Southern Primary Health Organisation starting May 5th.
These courses are now full. For further information you can contact the PHO, or Jim at [email protected] or via the contact page.
Conference Presentation: a two hour workshop
“Working with Mindfulness: We think we know what it is, but do we know what we are doing?”
At the joint conference of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association and the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychology
Christchurch, New Zealand
Well looks like today is the day; there are now more than 100 published or in press randomised control trials on ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). This is the result of over thirty years of...