What is an intervention?

An intervention is a preplanned conversation between family / loved ones and the person affected by the addiction. Interventions are often lead by an intervention specialist, family councillor or addiction therapist and are structured in a format whereby the individual...

So What is Therapy?

The complex nature of human beings means that we all need channels to let out frustrated, angry, anxious, compulsive, obsessive and depressive thoughts that plague our subconscious and adversely affect our day to day lives. Finding viable channels to express...

Telepsychology And Recovery

As one of South Africa’s foremost treatment centres for mental health and recovery. The Cape Town-based centre Recovery Direct covers a broad range of options for people that are struggling with substances, eating disorders, depression, anxiety and a wide range...

Till death do us part

In this series I have been exploring traditional marriage vows; in this the last instalment, I explore the final words uttered before “I do” – ‘Til death do us part’. Like all the other vows we make, we’re usually pretty...

Forsaking all others…

In this, the penultimate installation of my ‘Wedding Vows’ series, I explore infidelity. This is the vow that I see broken most often in my couples counselling, and the result of it is really heartbreaking. We pledge to forsake ALL...

For better, for worse

Continuing on with my series on marriage vows, their meaning and their application, this week I am exploring the section that promises ‘For better, for worse’… Hand in hand with this goes: For richer, for poorer In sickness and in...

To have and to hold

I am embarking on a new series that explores the vows we pledge to our partners when we take the plunge into marriage. I don’t use the term ‘plunge’ lightly, because for most people, marriage is not simply something we...

‘Love’

This sculpture is one designed by Ukranian Alexander Milov, and it’s purpose is to demonstrate what’s going on inside of people when we fight. It represents 2 people with their backs to one another in what can be assumed to...

The love we think we deserve

I recently read a book in which this quote featured, “We accept the love we think we deserve”. Relatively simple, absolutely profound. In these few words, so much of human nature is explained; in particular, the reason why people stick...

Fickle Feelings

I’m sure just about everyone is familiar with this picture, or the premise behind it – your reality and mine are different; different doesn’t necessarily mean wrong. Right? While it is true that our own expectations, perspectives and experiences shape...

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