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The impact of covid-19 on marriages and family

The impact of covid-19 on marriages and family

Different definitions exist when it comes to defining “marriage’ and “family”. Although sociologist cannot seem to agree on one definition, for the purposes of this post marriage can be defined as a legally recognized social contract, traditionally based on a sexual...

What is Trauma and Trauma Counselling ?

What is Trauma and Trauma Counselling ?

Trauma can be defined as a deep psychological wound triggered by traumatic experiences , it can have a profound and lingering effect on the emotional well-being ;everyday functioning of individuals and groups of individuals(e.g family), community and society at large....

The Psychological Impact of The Covid-19 Pandemic

The Psychological Impact of The Covid-19 Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has presented a stressful environment for everyone  across the world. Research by the National Institute on Health  concluded that  the psychological Impact of Covid-19 has confronted us with the realities of unemployment, the loss of a family...

What is Mental Health?

What is Mental Health?

Like the saying goes “It's not only black and white” and defining Mental Health is the same. I guess it is the grey shade within the broad definition of “Health”. However, if we are being specific about it, mental health can be defined as our emotional, psychological...

Trusted Play Therapy Techniques

Trusted Play Therapy Techniques

What is Play Therapy? Play therapy is a tried and trusted approach used by trained child psychologists and professional social workers to aid in expressing and processing traumatic events in a child’s life. Often children are unable to emotionally process or express...

Five Common Marriage Problems and How to Solve Them

Five Common Marriage Problems and How to Solve Them

Marriage and be exciting and fun, but often after the "honeymoon phase" has ended couples start noticing some problems within their marriage. Within any relationship or marriage when two different personality types come together as an entity, they have to learn to...

Can a Marriage Survive Infidelity?

Can a Marriage Survive Infidelity?

This question is probably one of the most frequently asked questions I encounter in marriage counselling. The answer is often not a simple or straight forward one, but will require some form of behavourial changes from both spouses. The emotional impact of infidelity...

5 Benefits of First Aid Training

5 Benefits of First Aid Training

Are you interested in First Aid Training? The skills that you gain from these courses have many benefits. First aid benefits You’ll learn how to provide the initial assistance that is required in emergency situations before the paramedics arrive. These relatively...

5 Reasons Why Basic First Aid Training is Important

5 Reasons Why Basic First Aid Training is Important

Would you like to be fully equipped in First Aid? Life Counsel shares 5 Reasons Why First Aid Training is Important. 1. Provision of a Holistic Employee Approach It is of immense importance that an individual or employee has the basic knowledge of first aid, so to...

How to Manage Relationship Expectations

The importance of managing expectations Are you looking for relationship advice? We Share 3 Way's on how to Manage Healthy Relationships. Starting a new romance is exciting but it can also be stressful if you put too much pressure on your new partner. High...

How to Restore your Relationship after an Affair

8 Steps to Restore your Relationship after an affair In this article we take a look at how to survive an affair and Restore Your Relationship. It Would be of great importance to have professional help in how to restore your relationship after an affair. We provide you...

Identifying a Narcissist

5 Signs in Identifying a Narcissist Are you dealing with a narcissist? Whether the person is a romantic partner or a co-worker, coping with narcissistic behaviour is tough. Knowing the 5 signs of a narcissist is the first step to understanding how to deal with the...

Why Employee Wellness?

Why Employee Wellness?

Why Employee Wellness – In the South African Context Employee wellness is at the core of any successful business. Employees who are happy, healthy and motivated are more productive at work. In South Africa employees are facing a range of complex challenges. The high...

Why Men avoid Counselling?

Why Men avoid Counselling?

Why do Men so often avoid Counselling?   Does marriage counselling work? Marriage counselling requires a commitment from both partners in the relationship. However, men often avoid counselling which can make it difficult for couples to find the help that they...