- A Guide to Recovery After Trauma - Part 1
Trauma is a shocking event where one has experienced an intense threat or horror. It is different for each of us - what may seem like nothing to someone else, could be a traumatic experience for you. Strong emotional and physical reactions are normal and most people recover in 3 to 4 weeks. Being ov....
- A Guide to Recovery After Trauma - Part 2
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP YOURSELF?
· You are normal and having a normal reaction – don’t label yourself as crazy or weak
· Recognise that this will pass and give yourself time and patience
· Give yourself permission to feel rotten and afraid - ....
- Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
A 33-year prospective study of male children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at age 8 has identified long-term repercussions of the diagnosis. Researchers at New York University Langone Medical Center found that children diagnosed with ADHD have worse educational, occu....
By: Elizabeth Oosthuizen
“Yet through depression we enter depths and in depths we find soul. Depression…. brings refuge, limitation, focus, gravity, weight and humble powerlessness. The rolex replica true revolution begins in the individual who can be true to ....
- Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is a serious crime against society and has an unacceptably high incidence in South Africa. An act of domestic violence often starts a debilitating cycle of violence from which the victim finds it increasingly difficult to escape. Many women are trapped in abusive relationships for ....
- Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual: "Genetic" or "Mental Disorder"?
This question often brings clients to the psychotherapist's office. Not when you are a member of the majority of the population whose sexual identity (experiencing yourself as either girl or boy from childhood) and sexual....
- Help For Addiction
“The first thing we should do if we think that we or our loved ones may have a problem with drugs and alcohol is get help from professionals specializing in this field. Instead, it is usually the last thing we do”, says Paul Coetzee – addictions counsellor consulting to the CIC (Co....
What constitutes Hypnosis?
Hypnosis generally occurs when there is a heightened state of suggestibility during a state of trance. Trance is one of many states of consciousness, from coma to extreme focus. Supposedly one's brain is lead to "an altered state of consciousness" from a 'norma....
- Instant Feel-Good Techniques
Instant Feel-Good Techniques
“Every thought you have impacts you. By shifting in the middle of a weakening thought to one that strengthens, you raise your energy vibration and strengthen yourself and the immediate energy field.” – Dr. Wayne W Dyer
99% of our thinkin....
- Mood Swings
MOOD SWINGS – Reinette Steyn [Clinical Psychologist]
Assessing the stability of one’s emotional experiences and behaviours is a key diagnostic element.
Many people talk about having mood swings – and, really, it is NOT just due to pregnancy or PMS!
Mood swings can vary from s....
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER [OCD] - Information prepared by Clinical Psychologist Reinette Steyn [see www.selfgrow.co.za ]
OCD is classified as one of the Anxiety Disorders. There are two components:
OBSESSIONS are recurrent and persistent thoughts [e.g. Red is a dirty colour], impulses [e.g. to....
- Passive Music Listening & Anxiety
Passive music listening & anxiety
By Elizabeth Oosthuizen
“Music is the essence of humanness, not only because man creates it, but because he creates his relationship to it. Music is an essential and necessary function of man. It cheap rolex replica influences his behaviour and condit....
Have you ever experienced that terrible feeling when you are so afraid of something that is not dangerous enough to warrant extreme panic, that you’ll do anything to avoid it? Afraid you would faint if someone just mentioned or showed you a picture of that feared object or event? S....
- Quick De-stressing Tools
Quick De-stressing Tools
What I offer here are Quick Tools for instant relief, from many wonderful inspirational sources I’ve been privileged to learn about over the past decade and more.
I know these tools will help you relax quickly when you feel stressed and strained. They can be ....
- Terg Gedrag By Kinders
TERG GEDRAG BY KINDERS
Elizabeth Oosthuizen - Sielkundige
KINDERS WAT TERG
Eenvoudig gestel – sommige kinders terg andere deurdat dit hul “goed” laat voel, altans hulle dink so.
“Kyk na my”
Enige aandag is beter as geen aandag. ……….. Die beho....
- Trauma & EMDR
EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITISATION AND REPROCESSING
Psychoanalyst David Grand calls this phenomenal and highly efficient new form of psychotherapy
"Emotional Healing at Warp Speed"
I was very dubious when I first heard this description but over the past several years of using EMDR an average....
- What is Forensic Psychology?
Forensic Psychology focuses on the provision of psychological services within the justice system. The Forensic Psychologist is closely allied with and draws upon the knowledge bases of psychology, sociology, criminal justice, and the law.
The term forensic psychology is derived....