How to manage social anxiety during festive season gatherings

How to manage social anxiety during festive season gatherings

As appeared in The Citizen on 18 December 2020: https://citizen.co.za/lifestyle/fitness-and-health-your-life-your-life/2410791/how-to-manage-social-anxiety-during-festive-season-gatherings/ Clinical psychologist Leandri Beyers advises listening to one’s anxiety and knowing when to respect it, and when to challenge it. As far as health is concerned, Covid-19 has taken up much of the focus this year and as we face a second wave of infection, […]

Being a woman AND a person

Being a woman AND a person

  I attended a wedding a couple of months ago, and at some point it was time for the toasts. This is when there would be a speech about the bride, groom and each of their parents. As I was listening to the speech about the mother of the groom, it struck me how often […]

The Benefits of Assertiveness

The Benefits of Assertiveness

What is assertiveness? There is often the misconception that assertiveness means being aggressive, demanding or steam rolling over people – this can’t be further from the truth. Assertiveness is a skill that allows you to clearly express your needs, opinions and feelings in a firm but gentle manner without infringing on the rights of others. It entails standing […]