W24 Article: Coping techniques for when you can’t get to a therapist

I recently contributed to an article on W24, the article was published on 19 July 2018, below is the article. Credit : W24 and journalist Thobekile Masombuka Please see original article on https://www.w24.co.za/Wellness/Mind/coping-techniques-for-when-you-cant-get-to-a-therapist-20180706 Coping techniques for when you can’t get to a therapist By: Thobekile Masombuka 19 July 2018 Credit: iStock. It’s important to take care Read more about W24 Article: Coping techniques for when you can’t get to a therapist[…]

Essentials Magazine: Breaking Bad Screen Habits

I recently contributed to an article on ‘Breaking Bad Screen Habits’ which is in the June 2018 Essentials Magazine. The article, written by Leigh Hermon Features writer, is about the influence of tech time on family connections, specially social media and TV dinners. I thoroughly enjoyed contributing to this piece and the challenges that Leigh Read more about Essentials Magazine: Breaking Bad Screen Habits[…]

Vrouekeur Article: Should you fight back during a robbery

Crime in South Africa is an all too frequent occurrence. One where people are under threat in their homes, a place meant to be synonymous with safety.  Recently Shanda Luyt, a jornalist from Vrouekeur magazine contacted me for input on what she described as an increase of potential victims fighting back when under threat of Read more about Vrouekeur Article: Should you fight back during a robbery[…]

Couples in Conflict: The Dance and New Steps Forward

Relationships: Model 2018 Relationships in this day and age are different. What many seek are more meaningful, fulfilling connections within one relationship. As Esther Perel puts it, we expect within one relationship what a village would have previously provided. A More Fulfilling Relationship May Benefit from a New Lens Understanding relationships with a new lens Read more about Couples in Conflict: The Dance and New Steps Forward[…]

Post-Affair Recovery: Online Webinar with Esther Perel

Esther Perel, Belgium native living andworking in America, is recognized as a world leader in couples and sexuality and ahead of the game in thinking about intimate relationships across cultures. Author, speaker and trainer with a special focus on couples therapy is providing an online webinar for couples starting April 27, 2018. The webinar specifically Read more about Post-Affair Recovery: Online Webinar with Esther Perel[…]

International Family Therapy Association: World Congress, Bangkok Thailand 2018

I recently attended the International Family Therapy Association (IFTA), World Congress in Bangkok, Thailand. With 250 family and interactional therapists from around the world presenting the latest work in the field. It was a wonderful experience of idea sharing, learning and meeting fellow practitioners the world over. Together with a colleague, Larissa Ernst, I presented Read more about International Family Therapy Association: World Congress, Bangkok Thailand 2018[…]

Brené Brown -The Power of Vulnerability!

I have been a fan of Brené Brown for some time. She shares views (based on research) on vulnerability, guilt, shame and how to be happy in a practical accessible way.  The audiobook version of Brené Brown’s book “The Power of Vulnerability” is quite incredible. This is one of her many books, availability in print and audio. Read more about Brené Brown -The Power of Vulnerability![…]

Understanding and Acknowledging Emotions

Understanding and Acknowledging Emotions

Understanding and acknowledging emotions in interactions can be really tricky business. I’m sure each of us has experienced responses to emotional stuff in a somewhat unhelpful way. Things like “it will all pass” or “don’t worry” or “just relax”. This is the short cut route to getting a distanced response and probably being on the receiving Read more about Understanding and Acknowledging Emotions[…]

Mental Health and Relationships: How to Talk About This

Earlier this week, I had an interview with Zongile Nhlapo, Lifestyle Reporter from the Huffington Post SA, @HuffPostSA about mental health and relationships, particularly sharing your mental health with your partner. The article was published on the Huff Post online publication on 17 October 2017. To see the article on the Huffington Post website, click Read more about Mental Health and Relationships: How to Talk About This[…]

4.5 Million People Suffer from Depression in South Africa

News in South Africa today, 9 October 2017 – “Depression costs South Africa more than R232 billion or 5.7% of the country’s GDP due to lost productivity – either due to absence from work or attending work while unwell”.   This stat has been release ahead of World Mental Health Day (10 October) from a Read more about 4.5 Million People Suffer from Depression in South Africa[…]