Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares, and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event. Most people who go through traumatic events may have temporary difficulty adjusting and coping, but they usually get…

Irritability involves feelings of anger or frustration that often arise over even the smallest of things. While irritability can be usual and everyone experiences it occasionally, it may also indicate an underlying condition. Even though occasional irritability is regular, constant irritability can adversely affect our relationships and daily experiences. Continually snapping at friends after the…

“Self-Sabotage is a sweet romance” like a relationship you know is bad for you but just can’t seem to shake – and don’t know why? It can be little things like always seem to be running late, the ultimate procrastinator, being best mates with the fridge and eating your feelings away, fear of committing to…

Before we get started, let’s just take a deep breath in through the nose, exhaling slowly through the mouth. These are some strange and daunting times we’re living in, but we’ve been here before, we know how this works, and we’re better prepared this time around to deal with this situation.  Lockdown is challenging for…

Self Psychology is surprise surprise, a psychotherapy process that focuses on the self of the individual. What is a self? Good question. William James describes a self as “that which we think and feel ourselves to be”. In many ways, it sounds simple or obvious, but this deceptively simple statement is quite profound. How do…

Disability does not only affect the person who has succumbed to a disease or gone through a harrowing accident. Their loved ones also share the burden of picking up the pieces and starting a fresh chapter in life. While there is no single way to help a disabled person cope with the physical or mental…

by Clinton Power Did you know that psychotherapy is one of the best treatments available with the least amount of side effects for treating depression, anxiety, relationships issues and a whole range of mental health issues? I’ll admit I’m biased as I’ve been working in this field for over the last decade. But I base…

A map to finding love, joy and contentment Having published his book on how to break through limitations, John Harradine has released this workshop series to explore and share the ideas that have been benefitting his clients and readers. Whether you have never taken on any personal development work, are already on your personal growth…

10 Saturday afternoons over twelve months exploring some of the secrets and delights of developing a lovely Garden! Facilitated by: Elisabeth van der Veer Somatic psychotherapist, Leura My Somatic Psychotherapy Practice is located in the middle of a lush green haven established over 18 years of caring and planning. People enjoy spending time wandering through it, discovering…

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