"How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the cause of it." Marcus Aurelius

August 1, 2022
When your Teen feels Burnt out

Three ways to help your teen when they're feeling burnt out As any parent of a teenager knows, the teenage years can be a time of intense stress and pressure. Teens are under pressure to succeed in school, make friends, and fit in. They may also face pressure from their parents, guardians, teachers or other […]

January 15, 2019
Social Media, Anxiety and Stress.

How Social Media can be Affecting Your Levels of Anxiety and Stress by Patrick Bailey From the time that you wake up until you go to sleep at night, every aspect of our daily lives—our jobs, our finances, our relationships, our health—can contribute to our anxiety levels. In fact,there are more chances to add stress throughout […]

July 24, 2018
Dangers of using alcohol for managing stress and anxiety

Dangers of using alcohol for managing stress and anxiety All of us deal with stress differently. While some prefer to go on vacation to get all of their stress out of their system, some would prefer spending weekend nights with their friends going to the local bar and having a few drinks. Because of this, […]

July 24, 2018
Post-partum Depression

Post-partum Depression (courtesy of Maryville University) Having a baby is typically described as a time of joy: A time to celebrate a new little life that has been brought into this world. A time to be thankful for the family unit that has now been increased by one or more. However, for some women, this […]

August 25, 2015
Tips for dealing with a loved one's anger management problem

If your loved one has an anger problem, you probably feel like you're walking on eggshells all the time. But always remember that you are not to blame for their anger. There is never an excuse for physically, verbally or emotionally abusive behaviour. You have a right to be treated with respect and to live […]

August 25, 2015
Beheer jou woede vir `n gesonde hart.

SKRYWER: Nicola Davies-Laubscher, Health24 Staan jy amper elke oggend met die verkeerde voet uit die bed uit op? Voel dit of jy van vroegdag tot laataand kwets en skel? Oppas, jou woede verhoog jou risiko vir hartsiektes of 'n beroerte! Dis nou maar eenmaal so: die lewe is nie net maanskyn en rose nie, en […]

May 7, 2015
Why you should take Stress seriously?

You have probably heard that stress — just like eating too much, drinking too much, or lying around on the couch all day — is bad for your health. Chronic stress can make you more vulnerable to colds. It can slow wound healing and weaken your immune system. It can raise blood pressure and cholesterol […]

April 30, 2015
What does your body language shout?

Have you ever walked down the passage at work and a colleague asked you "Is everything fine with you?" or "Are you okay?" You answer "yes everything is fine" and wonder why they asked. Often we don't realise how much or loud our body language 'talks'. What would you think when you pass someone in […]

April 30, 2015
How to find relief from your insecurity

We are all in pain to a greater or lesser degree, but most of us find our own way of working around it so that we can get on with our lives. However, our lives would be much richer and fuller if we could identify the pain of our insecurity and relieve it. Then we […]

April 9, 2015
Overcoming the obstacle of anger

Some Relationship advice? Anger is an emotional response from a real or imagined threat. Anger is painful and we need to get relief. We use anger to protect/cover up vulnerable feelings. We learned to deny and suppress our feelings so we will not be in emotional pain anymore. However, when something happens in the present, […]

April 9, 2015
Abused as a child..

As a child, James tried his best to cope with his dysfunctional loved ones as best he could. He withdrew to avoid provoking their painful behaviour. When he was out of their sight, they couldn't torment him. His father punched him in the face with a fist for any reason and chance and his sister […]

April 9, 2015
How can I de-stress while at work?

It is important to realise that although stress cannot be avoided, it can be managed. Prolonged periods of stress become harmful to the body and weaken your immune system to leave you depleted, feeling overwhelmed and prone to illness. The office can be a place of stress for most workers. It is necessary to decompress […]

April 9, 2015
Does your relationship need help?

Communication, or the lack thereof, is usually the most significant problem in a relationship, normally fuelled by anger and conflict, resulting in the relationship to deteriorate. Couples struggle to resolve their conflict and let go, or do not possess the skills on how to resolve their conflict. If you can answer YES to some or […]

April 9, 2015
Do you suffer from Road Rage?

In Cape Town Symon Scott put on Facebook his experience of driving in Beach Road and saw some cyclists approaching the driver of a stationary vehicle that was double parked and started assaulting him violently. He recording the incident on his cellphone where you can clearly see how they battered the vehicle, bent the windscreen […]

April 9, 2015
How to handle Road Rage directed towards you!

It is very important to realise the person showing signs of rage on the road, will not be thinking clearly. He will also not be acting rationally. Make sure to avoid eye contact Try to let it go. Do not take it personally. The action is not against you as person. Keep yourself as calm […]

December 2, 2014
Anger Management is a Thinking Person's Game

Author: Karen van Zyl - Consultant at The Anger and Stress Management Centre, Pretoria  2014 Anger is a natural, normal human emotion but the way that we express it may not be serving us. If it is used to drive revenge and not meaningful change, it leads to destructive behaviours. At the Anger and Stress […]

July 1, 2014
The Misuse of Anger

Anger itself is a normal, natural human emotion and is neither positive nor negative, yet it be very destructive and could even lead to the death of someone.

July 1, 2014
The Importance of Resolving Conflict

Most conflicts can be resolved, but often we don't know how or we don't want to. We think we are proving a point but actually we are harming ourselves in the long run.

July 1, 2014
What Leads to Road Rage?

Road rage incidents seem to be on the increase and this may be attributable to higher stress levels and more cars on the road leading to more congestion and unpleasant driving experiences.

June 30, 2014
Stress and Coronary Heart Disease

Stress is one of the main contributors to coronary heart disease which can eventually lead to our death.

June 30, 2014
Symptoms of Stress in the Workplace

Symptoms of Stress in the Workplace Most of the time the workplace is a stressful environment filled with demands, pressures, deadlines, challenges, difficult people to mention but a few things.

June 30, 2014
The Connection between Anger and Stress

Anger and Stress both produce adrenalin. They are dynamically and directly related to each other and cause ill health over time.

June 30, 2014
Burn Out

Burnout is a state of emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed and unable to meet constant demands.

June 30, 2014
What causes the most problems between couples?

There are so many unhappy couples in unhappy relationships. All to often this is due to a lack of practical tools and an inability to communicate with each other. This results in lots of arguments and fights, which erode the relationship leading to separation and divorce.

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