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Stress Management in the Corporate World

I developed and facilitated my first stress management course in 1988 as part of my training as an Occupational Therapist at UCT.  A great deal has changed since then, and that was before the current challenges of Covid 19. If you would like to attend my new condensed...

Suicide – a hidden cost of covid 19?

Suicide rates have never been higher in the world than they are today and this was before the covid 19 pandemic.  In 2019, the WHO released figures indicating that one attempt is successfully completed in the world every 40 seconds, which is 90 every hour if my maths...

Life will never be the same again so you better be looking forward

Just 2 weeks ago I was talking to some friends about how life will never be the same again and that we all need to be looking forward as opposed to back. This was precipitated by hearing the news that two other friends had recently suffered the sudden, unexpected loss...

A simple phone call

Sometimes when times are tough, a simple phone call can be really valuable. While I have some free time on my hands I have been investigating how to make better use of wordpress for long term marketing optimisation, and just a few minutes ago my phone rang.  It was a...

Corona virus and being self-employed

Remember just a few weeks ago the jokes that were circulating about corona virus?  And now today we find our country and the world going into something of a lockdown.  I was watching a news broadcast last night in which it was recommended that if possible, everyone...

Stress Management for Corporates

I was recently asked to prepare a presentation on stress management for a corporate client with the focus on the stressors currently facing South Africans as well as their particular organisation, with which I was familiar from previously facilitating an in-house...

Caffeine and Bipolar Disorder

I was asked at a recent workshop if caffeine can induce a manic episode.  I wasn’t sure so I did some reading.  In a nutshell, I discovered that research in this regard is limited…more is needed.  However, there have been case studies, which have shown...

Upcoming mental illness and burnout workshop dates

Book now for the next Understanding and Managing Mental Illness in the Workplace workshops in Joburg: Thursday 12th March 2020  : 08h00 to 12h00 Friday 8th May 2020            : 08h00 to 12h00 If you have already attended the Understanding and Managing Mental Illness...

Mental Illness workshop in Cape Town 22 November 2019

Another successful, full-house workshop was held at the Southern Sun Newlands in Cape Town on 22 November 2019.  We have been asked to consider a more centrally located venue in Cape Town for people in both the southern and northern suburbs and are looking into the...