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PTSD

Mental & Emotional Health
March 18, 2020

Could you be suffering from complex PTSD?

Prolonged or repeated experiences of trauma can take a toll on your mental health. It’s important to be screened, diagnosed and put on a treatment plan to help you heal and improve your wellbeing.
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Mental & Emotional Health
November 9, 2017

Healing trauma with eye movement

Did something happen in your past that still haunts you today? None of us are exempt from life’s distressing moments – and for some, it really takes a lifetime to heal. A simple eye movement may be just what you need to overcome disruptive life experiences. Healing through your eyes Thanks to Dr Francine Shapiro, an American psychologist, EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) is an effective treatment to resolve symptoms of trauma and life-disturbing experiences. Feelings that linger and remain unprocessed can affect the nervous system. This can result in flashbacks, ongoing anxiety and nightmares. Trauma can make you…
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Mental & Emotional Health
October 31, 2017

Why almost every South African needs a counsellor

Updated crime statistics for South Africa were released in October, and they paint a bleak picture. 52 murders, 146 robberies and 46 hijackings per day… and these are just the incidents that are reported. Evidence suggests that over a period of 5 years, close to 70% of all South Africans have becomes a victim of crime at least once. Besides physical injury, being exposed to any type of trauma, be that rape, a mugging, a car accident or even bullying, has implications to multiple regions in your brain. This is one of the reasons why mental health concerns, specifically Post…
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Mental & Emotional Health
July 18, 2016

The ripple effect of shock: PTSD

Have you ever been in a car accident? Perhaps you've experienced an armed robbery, a mugging or some other traumatic event? Even if you didn’t get hurt, you may still find it hard to concentrate at times, or that sudden noises make you jump. It could be Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - also known as PTSD. (more…)
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Stress
April 8, 2014

Murder accused Shrien Dewani is back in SA, but will he stand trial?

3 ½ years ago, Shrien Dewani and his young wife Anni made international headlines when the couple were allegedly hijacked on the outskirts of Cape Town, while on honeymoon. Anni was shot and killed, and what followed was a series of events which saw Dewani leaving the country within days of his wife’s murder. You can read the full details of the Dewani case here. (more…)
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