Feeling Emotionally Disconnected?

01 Sep
loneliness

Counteracting Emotional Disconnection Years ago, Albert Schweitzer said: “We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness.” Strangely, this seems more relevant today than ever before. We have never been so technically connected to individuals in all corners of the earth and yet simultaneously more emotionally disconnected and isolated. In this country, our neighbours […]

Psychotherapy Meets Africa – World Congress in Durban

27 Aug
3 dolphins

Durban hosts World Psychology Congress   The World Council of Psychotherapy is meeting for the first time in Africa.  Durban, South Africa has the honour of hosting this event.   Approximately 50 countries are being represented, and themes wide and varied from work with families, relationships, culture and politics, training and research, to neuroscience are […]

Choice and Attitude

27 Aug
A Miracle

Choice and Attitude “The one thing you can’t take away from me is the way I choose to respond to what you do to me. The last of one’s freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given circumstance.” These words come from the world famous neurologist and psychiatrist Viktor Frankl (1905-1997) who survived the […]

Robin Williams

19 Aug
Robin Williams

Robin Williams’ suicide has brought to our awareness the potentially devastating consequences of some mental illnesses such as depression and bipolar disorder. The enormous amount of commentary on social media reflects how we are trying to get to grips with why an individual who is seemingly so successful and loved would take this final act […]