Causes of Autism

Most scientists believed that autism is caused mostly by genetic factors. But new research indicates that environmental factors may also be important in the development of autism. Babies can be born with a genetic vulnerability to autism that is then triggered by something in the external environment, either while he or she is still in […]

What is Autism?

Autism has a wide spectrum of symptoms. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) appears in infancy and early childhood, that can cause delays in many basic areas of development, such as learning to talk, play and interact with others. The signs and symptoms of autism can vary widely, as do the effects thereof. Some children may only […]

Is Loadshedding Making Your Anxiety Worse?

South Africa has been facing extreme loadshedding which is affecting the everyday life of ordinary people. Psychologists are starting to warn that load-shedding is having an impact on people’s mental health. The constant power cuts can cause anxiety and depression for many, as there are numerous consequences that come from loadshedding, which can include working […]

Does Your Personality Allow You to Work Remotely?

Since Covid-19, remote work has become a norm, and many employers allow their employees the option to work from home and more people are choosing this option. Many thrive in even just a hybrid setup, outperforming expectations to deliver outstanding results. However, while working from home can offer many benefits; many do struggle to work […]

Does a Sedentary life Cause Anxiety?

Sitting for too long every day can be bad for your physical and mental health. Between the increased use of IT and work-from-home situations, you may be sitting more than in the past. Many people sit for more than 8 hours a day! Spending a normal day curled up on the couch with your laptop, […]

How to Have Valentine’s Day without Anxiety

Valentine’s Day is one of those days that you either love or hate, regardless of whether you are in a relationship or not. This commercial holiday of love may create worry, tension, dissatisfaction, and even depression for a lot of people. Society can place a lot of pressure on us to have an amazing Valentine’s. […]

Self-Care Ideas When Someone You Love Is Dying

If you have a loved one or a friend that is dying, you are most likely dealing with a lot of feelings: sadness, shock, disbelief, anger, anxiety, and the list can go on. It is important to know how essential it is to experience these emotions and that you have the right to feel the […]

Self-Care Ideas To Take Into The New Year

Many people make New Year’s resolutions. However, instead of choosing one of the more common ones like losing weight, quitting smoking, and exercising more, why not take a different route and do some self-care for yourself every day. Self-care is the discipline of taking care of your physical, mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual well-being. It […]

How to Deal with Stressful Family Relationships during the Holidays – Part 2

We have continued the list to help guide you through the holiday season. Learn How to Detach When Needed Regardless of the type of holiday you celebrate, there is most likely to be some form of intergenerational conflict of family entrapment that requires you to detach to find peace. When you feel overwhelmed in situations, […]

How to Deal with Stressful Family Relationships during the Holidays – Part 1

Those who say that the holidays are the “most wonderful time of year” did not grow up with difficult family dynamics. As a counsellor who helps people with struggles pertaining to families, many clients feel the holidays are far from wonderful. During the final months of every year, most of us are overwhelmed with images […]