2021: HPCSA CPD accredited for 1 general CEU, level 1. “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
2021: HPCSA CPD accredited for 1 general CEU, level 1 “Mindfulness tackles stress not by trying to eliminate or fix it. Instead, it enables us to be more aware of the thoughts, feelings, and sensations that keep it going. With the help of this awareness we can open up available possibilities and take action accordingly.” Ken Verni
2021: HPCSA CPD accredited for 1 general CEU, level 1 “To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” – Dalai Lama
2021: HPCSA CPD accredited for 1 general CEU, level 1. “As long as you are breathing, there is more right with you than wrong with you.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn The primary focus of this course is mindful self-care of therapists.
2021 HPCSA CPD accredited for 1 general CEU, level 1. Auto-pilot: To just exist; to live life being in your mind most of the time, instead of being in-the-moment with all your senses. Mindfulness: Paying attention to present moment experience with open curiosity and a willingness to be with what is. (Diana Winston)
2021: HPCSA CPD Accredited for 1 CEU - The capacity of children to perform juristic acts is limited to protect them from their immaturity of judgment. The primary result of this is legal certainty- everyone (the parent, healthcare worker, judge, educator) is perfectly safe and the legal position is certain - except, if we think about it, possibly the child. In a modern democracy with a Bill of Rights which has the intent of protecting a child's best interest, legal certainty should only be found subjectively, that is, relative to the child and her capacity.
HPCSA CPD Accredited for 1 CEU in Ethics, level 1 - "Every child has his or her own dignity. If a child is to be constitutionally imagined as an individual with a distinctive personality, and not merely as a miniature adult waiting to reach full size, he or she cannot be treated as a mere extension of his or her parents, umbilically destined to sink or swim with them..." Judge Albie Sachs in S v M
HPCSA accredited for 1 CEU. It is important for psychologists to have a basic understanding of the legal consequences that spouses face when they have to negotiate a deed of settlement and resolve disputes relating to wealth, finances and children.
Clients mostly are not in control of these legal processes, and this lack of control is one of the biggest reasons for their stress.
Emotional Intelligence involves the ability to accurately perceive, appraise, and express emotion; the ability to access and/or generate feelings when they facilitate thought; the ability to understand emotion and emotional knowledge; and the ability to regulate emotions to promote emotional and intellectual growth in self and others.” – Mayer & Salovey.
“When you’ve mastered the art of breathing, you will finally be at peace with yourself and the world.” – Danny Penmann
Every human being were born with this friend… this true companion that never leaves us… not even for one moment… this friend that can calm us down when we are stressed… give us energy when we are on dim… strengthen our immunity, remind us to just ‘be’ when we are on automatic ‘doing’ mission, helps us to thrive instead of just survive… This friend we call ‘Breath’…
Sometimes life surprises us in the most magical ways. If we walk through our days on earth awake, looking out for the small gifts life often brings, we often stand gracefully amazed. But, if we are being human in any way, there is also the difficult surprises. Life unfortunately is not always fair. Sometimes we experience difficult feelings because life, others or even we ourselves treated us unfairly.
HPCSA Accredited for 3 CEU's. It is important that we attach meaning to the things we do, because without it, it will be difficult to sustain our motivation or energy (Sterrett, 2014). Even in doing this course, we may find that if we are aware of why we are doing it, maybe to contribute to our clients’ purpose, meaning, motivation and values, we may be more motivated to finish the course.
Image: The Piano, Nieu Bethesda, photo by Jenny Pape
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...
HPCSA Accredited for 2 CEU's. 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.
SACE accredited for 5 CPD points for Educators. Teaching is my Superpower: 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.
HPCSA accredited for 6 CEU'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.
'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
Probably the most under-estimated aspect of community scheme ownership is living as part of a community.
Owners often do not understand the impact and implications of having community members above, below and on each side of them, separated from them by approximately 14cm of brick or concrete.
In this short pogram we take six easy steps into life in a community scheme and we look at what makes that life possible.