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trauma

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
September 20, 2015

“I was raped! What now?”

We hope that these words never come from your mouth, and there’s a very good chance that they won’t. But with South Africa’s high sexual assault statistics, it is better for you to have all the information you need - even if it’s just to help someone else. Fear and shock make it very difficult to think clearly, but for anyone who has been the victim of rape/sexual assault, there are some steps that are vital to get through this terrible event: (more…)
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Mental & Emotional Health
August 14, 2015

Why being South African could make you mentally ill

South Africa: high crime rates; 25% unemployment rate (2015); a high disparity between the rich and the poor. There’s no doubt that South Africans experience different types of trauma on a daily basis, and now we have a study as proof. (more…)
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Safety
October 18, 2014

Stay safe around trains!

Many people spend a great deal of time getting to and from work daily – unreliable and often unsafe public transport is an enormous issue day to day. Delays, overcrowding, lack of adequate law enforcement and control contribute to our heightened stress levels and often results in people behaving unsafely to try and get to their destination on time. Rail is one of our key modes of public transport and approximately 500 pedestrians are killed annually in this sector. Here are a few tips to avoid traumatic events: (more…)
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