Empowering Women through Education – Women’s Month

With August coming to an end, I reflect on how fortunate I have been this month to speak at a number of Women’s Day events. I am grateful to be able to do what I love every day, whether it is one-on-one as a therapist or to an audience as an inspirational speaker. August is […]

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Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy: Setting Realistic Expectations

Have you ever considered how your expectations of certain outcomes influence how you react to a situation? For example, you graduate top of your class and enter the job market, perhaps convinced that you’ll be able to pick and choose a company to work for. That expectation that the job search will be easy will […]

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Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy: Our thoughts are what limit us

Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an approach in Psychology that makes a great deal of sense in my life and I see it work in my practice. The focus is on our thoughts and how they impact on our functioning. One of the greatest life lessons I’ve learned is how our thoughts are what limit us […]

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Disability Training: Changing Perceptions of Disability

Disability training in the workplace is not always a hot topic. In fact, as a group, people with disabilities are often last on the agenda when it comes to Employment Equity (EE). This is slowly changing, if not to reach EE targets set by government, but many corporates are recognizing that people with disabilities make […]

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Applying for your Psychology Masters?

I have lectured Psychology Honour’s students for seven years, which means that at this time of year, I’m inundated with requests for referee reports for Psychology Masters applications! There is much mystery surrounding the selection process. Who will be selected? What is the interview process like? What if I don’t get in?  Most students are […]

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Procrastination

Procrastination. I am yet to meet someone who can honestly say that they have not been guilty of the art of “putting things off” at some stage of their lives. I am sometimes guilty of this too (take this blog post as an example!). I was a presenter at the last Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Bimonthly […]

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The Cost of Fame – South2North on Aljazeera

I first met Redi Thlabi last year when she was MC at the No Student Hungry (NSH) Fundraiser in Bloemfontein. NSH is an incredible programme at the University of the Free State, funding meals for bursary students who would otherwise go hungry. I was the guest speaker for the function and Redi and I have […]

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October is Mental Health Month

October is Mental Health Month. You didn’t know that? Well, there hasn’t been much mention of it in the media. While the stigma of mental health certainly has improved in the last decade or so, there are still many people who are wary to disclose their psychological health issues for fear of prejudice. Along with […]

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Hushing Your Inner Critic

I was the guest Psychologist on Leigh Bennie’s “A Word on Psychology” show last night (Cape Talk/702 Talk Radio). The topic was “Hushing Your Inner Critic.” Interestingly, we did not have many callers but there was a flood of sms’s and emails to the studio. Understandably, it illustrates how difficult it is to admit our […]

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