Recovering from Trauma

Psychological trauma is a reaction followed by an event that our nervous system perceives as life-threatening to ourselves or others that involves a complex debilitation of coping abilities—emotional, cognitive, physical, spiritual, and social. Trauma may occur as a...

Grief Counselling – What to expect

Most people will experience loss at some point in their lives. Grief is a reaction to loss and bereavement is a type of grief involving the death of a loved one. The process of grieving is different for every individual. Certain factors such as beliefs, values and...
Bringing Gaslighting to Light

Bringing Gaslighting to Light

“You’re crazy….” “You’re just being emotional…” Sound familiar? If so, you may have experienced gaslighting, a sneaky, difficult-to-identify form of manipulation (and, in severe cases, emotional abuse). Gaslighting leads victims to question the soundness of...
Physical and Mental Health Connections

Physical and Mental Health Connections

Decades of research has linked our mental health with physical health. Professionals in this field have developed tools for assessing and improving our mind-body connection. Our thoughts, feelings, and attitudes can affect our biological functioning, and what we do...
Barriers and tips for Self-actualization

Barriers and tips for Self-actualization

Self-actualization is a concept which attempts to describe what motivates people and what is the driver of human behaviour. It explains the goals in life that shape behaviour and how individuals can realise their full potential.   What is Self-actualization?...