It is often difficult for us to understand what our clients experience during a panic attack. Usually, they just tell us about it during a psychotherapy session – not many of us experienced it firsthand or observed a panic attack in the moment while a client is experiencing it.
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. “Whether or not one is alive depends on whether one is mindful.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
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.