Category Archives: Self-care

Corona: Keeping parents out of jail

COVID 19. Working from home. Children too! Yikes! What are you going to do!?

Having our children home for the next few weeks can seem so daunting. Before placing our COVID 19 anxiety and work-from-home-parenting-stress on our children, let us not forget the privilege of spending time with them. A few quick activity ideas to keep the children out of mischief and keep you out of jail. Continue reading Corona: Keeping parents out of jail

Conditions of acceptance: Are you up to the challenge?

Albert Ellis, founder of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy said: “Acceptance is not love. You love a person because he or she has lovable traits, but you accept everybody just because they’re alive and human.” How is it that we so desperately crave unconditional acceptance, but are so slow to give it to others or ourselves?

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Making good decisions

In a world filled with variety and media bombarding you with options, making decisions can be particularly challenging. Mix this with a fear of failure or aversion to uncertainty, and you are set up for experiencing psychological distress to some degree. See how this quick, non-emotive technique can help “Amy” to decide what breakfast she should choose for her family.

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Fees Must Fall: Traumatic, now what?

1 in 10 persons develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after exposure to a traumatic incident. Persons affected by the Fees Must Fall movement could be exposed to traumatic incidents (i.e. witnessing or experiencing violence that threaten a human life or human dignity e.g. seeing a friend being beaten by the police, being threatened and intimidated to leave class). It is important to be on the lookout for signs and symptoms that indicate that additional support could be beneficial to you. Part one of this Fees Must Fall mini-series describes how to deal with traumatic incidents. Continue reading Fees Must Fall: Traumatic, now what?