Self-Care should be part and parcel of a Therapist's lifestyle. It should really be unnecessary to talk about a legal framework in this context, and even though the legal rules must always be there, they should be in the background. A spiritual and mindful approach makes taking self-care exciting and full of personal growth.
Watch this space… 1. Lessons from a Concentration Camp (Victor Frankl’s Logotherapy + Life Purpose Questionnaire 2. Finding Meaning as the Last Stage of the Grieving Process 3. The Ten Principles in Finding Meaning 4. The Motivation behind the Meaning 5. Allowing Values to Give Direction Tweet
Acting from higher motivations makes us happier and carries more meaning and contentment.
Higher motivations or “higher needs”, as Maslow would call them, include exploration, gregariousness and cooperation, power-within, and mastery.
If we start to become aware of our motivations, it becomes possible to move up the scale and make a paradigm shift to higher motivations.(Zohar & Marshall, 2004.)
A free Resource... the groundedness you need is not in the space around you, but in the space within you. Start just there. That is where love, wisdom, grace, and compassion reside. What will keep you going throughout is to lean in often with open honesty about your difficult experience, but lightly…and to acknowledge your experience in whatever unbounded space you are with lots of grace and kindness for yourself.
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In Emotion-Focused Therapy for Depression, Leslie S. Greenberg and Jeanne C. Watson, well-regarded scholars and leading figures in the field, provide a manual for the emotion-focused treatment (EFT) of depression.
The authors discuss the nature of depression and its treatment, examine the role of emotion, present a schematic model of depression and an overview of the course of treatment, and suggest who might benefit. (The book is) written with a practical focus rather than the more academic theoretical style of previous books...
This Self-Care Space will guide healthcare professionals to keep on finding the balance between being a container for patients’ and clients’ traumas, losses, and physical and mental illnesses on the one hand, and focusing on their own emotional, mental and physical health on the other hand, so to promote emotional resilience.
Each of us today experiences extensive and rapid change. This is a given in the era we live in and nowhere more true than in our schools. As educators we have to manage the change that our scholars and colleagues and their families experience, as well as the change that we and our own families experience. In this context the ABC of Mindful Educators will make an impact on our lives in the HERE and NOW by helping us to stay strong and resilient. Mindfulness is for everyone. The program leader is Dr Mariki Smith, a practicing psychologist and therapist with more than 25 years of experience.
This course is accredited for 6 CPD's. To be fully present for your clients and the people that surround you, you need to become fully present for yourself first. You need to lean in lightly and acknowledge your pleasant and unpleasant feelings, accompanying thoughts, bodily sensations and breathing first. In this way, you can become a calm container for your clients. Research suggests that daily mindfulness can lead to stronger immunity, better focus and resilience, self- and other -compassion, dealing better with stress and preventing burnout and compassion fatigue of healthcare professionals.
When you lose someone you love, and your heart and life is shattered, it is good to remind yourself that you were born with the gift to grieve. It is one of the givens of life that everything changes and come to an end. But, you have been created being able to take this difficult journey patiently, one step at a time, until you find the acceptance, meaning and abundance to live your life to the fullest again. Although time alone is not enough to heal, in-the-moment, non-judgmental awareness can help you to walk from the moment of your loss, through shock, denial, healthy anger,bargaining, sadness, to radical acceptance, and eventually a fulfilling, meaningful life. This short excursion is a step back into your story of which you are the leader.
In my psychology practice of 25 years, I’ve seen magical moments of how we as humans have been created to be able to heal, to grow, to thrive. Slowly but surely I became aware of how every human being is born with this friend we call "Breath", this true companion that never leaves us, not even for one moment. Our breath is a friend that can calm us down when we are stressed, give us energy when we are down and strengthen our immunity. It reminds us to just ‘be’ when we are on an automatic ‘doing’ mission, and helps us to thrive instead of just survive. Our Breath is at the core of our acceptance of and victory over life's challenges and the changes we constantly face.
'n Afrikaanse Mindfulness Reeks: Ons almal, elke mens, ervaar nou uitgebreide en intensiewe verandering, en onsekerheid in ons lewens en gemeenskappe. Dit is in hierdie konteks waar Vreugde van Volbewus -Wees in die HIER en NOU wesenlike impak op jou lewe kan maak, sodat jy jouself kan handhaaf. “There are circumstances that must shatter you, and if you are not shattered, then you have not understood your circumstances. In such circumstances, it is a failure for your heart not to break… Do you wish to preserve the old life? Of course, you do, the old life was a good life. But it is no longer available to you. It has been carried away. So, there is only one thing to be done… transformation must be met with transformation. Where there was the old life, let there be the new life. Sink, as to rise…” – Leon Wiesteltier
This is a short introductory overview of the trust in South African Law and Practice. It is a short course, in other words it does not purport to set out trust law or the use of trusts in full. Not all aspects of trusts are covered. A trust should not be established merely on basis of information found here.
The purpose is to make prospective trustees and/or beneficiaries aware of what they are about when they agree to become trustees or have to determine their position as beneficiaries.
“Mindfulness is a way of life, simply, with full conscious awareness of NOW, without judgment or critique. We must re-wire our minds to achieve this way of life.” Dr Mariki Smith
“Scholarliness alone is not enough; there is a knowledge of the heart that gives deeper insight. The knowledge of the heart is in no book and is not to be found in the mouth of any teacher, but grows out of you like the green seed from the dark earth.” C. G. Jung, The Red Book