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[…]

Wellness: Body, Mind and Soul

Wellness is looking after our whole being! Part of this is our mental health which is vital for holistic well-being. Like providing nourishment and a full bout of nutrition as well as a healthy exercise regime, working through interactional impacts and emotional experiences contributes to wholeness.    

Depression in Professional Sports

On Tuesday 30 May 2017 I took part in a much needed panel discussion on depression in professional sports at the HPC in Pretoria this evening. Depression in professional sports is often overlooked and hides behind the expectation of performance and the identity of sportsmen as creatures untouchable. We had a productive discussion with professional Read more about Depression in Professional Sports[…]

Tips for Socialising | Conversation Starters

Tips for socialising, starting conversations, thinking of relevant topics (that is not as limiting as talking about the weather). Esther Perel, Belgium born, New York based family therapist is an inspiring clinician. The way she works and her therapeutic thinking is in line with how I practice as a clinician. She conceptualizes the modern human experience in Read more about Tips for Socialising | Conversation Starters[…]

Rushing, Anxious, Go Go Go! Try slow it down and live in the now

Feeling anxious and experiencing frequent anxiety is often related to a future-only focus, and feeling as though one should have already achieved or completed something, should be more, better and so forth. This can directly affect ones self-esteem and confidence. Finding the pause button in our lives can be so tough, yet bring so much reward. Living Read more about Rushing, Anxious, Go Go Go! Try slow it down and live in the now[…]

 

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