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COLINDA has been a clinical psychologist since 1993 and is a former chairperson of SADAG. She specialises in CBT for anxiety disorders (panic, social phobia), and works extensively in the areas of stress management, work-life balance, sleep issues, assertion and mindfulness. Colinda also practises and teaches meditation and founded the self-help CBT website thoughtsfirst.com.

How Do You Break a Fast?

2020-04-27T18:31:02+00:00By |

MANY OF us know the images of the Allied forces liberating prisoners from concentration camps in 1945. We are also no strangers to images of malnourished children in many African countries. The urge to feed and nourish a starving person is instinctive, yet there can be severe consequences when this is done too hastily. There is [...]

Making it Through the Third Leg

2020-04-27T17:53:39+00:00By |

WELL HERE we are, slowly adjusting to the new normal. We also have over three weeks of lockdown and cabin fever behind us, and just over two weeks to go!  And it’s here, right about at the three-quarter mark, where things can be turned around or can get a little hairy. I am deliberately writing about [...]

Who Are You When You’re in Hot Water?

2020-04-13T17:04:30+00:00By |

TODAY IS halfway through five weeks of lockdown – significant for South Africans, though there is nowhere remaining on the globe that some form of lockdown is not happening, where it may, or where it in some cases is being eased. Concepts like hard or soft lockdown, essential services, to mask or not to mask, have [...]

We All Need A Bit of Help from A Friend

2020-04-13T16:53:10+00:00By |

ONE OF the great ironies of the coronavirus lockdown and social distancing is that we are all reminded that anyone can become infected, everyone is affected, and no one is a stranger anymore. This reminds me of a spiritual teaching I heard once, saying that if the foot has a problem (a thorn in it), the [...]

From Cabin Fever to Comfort Eating!

2020-04-27T17:56:44+00:00By |

AMID THE chaos that is Corona, I’ve been writing and talking up a storm in various interviews around anxiety and coping with this virus, now also Lockdown. And as I’m passionate about all things stress and anxiety, and even more so about managing them, I’ve been happy to contribute. What I’ve noticed is that the main [...]

Sleep Problem During Lockdown? Try A Countdown!

2020-04-27T17:56:35+00:00By |

SO HERE we are on a Tuesday morning, fresh from the announcement by our President that we're going to be on a coronavirus lockdown. This is surreal and real, and it’s going to take time to sink in. Never has it been more important to keep it real, doing one day at a time. Or one [...]

So You Think You Know Mindfulness? Watch This!

2020-04-27T17:55:55+00:00By |

OK, SO I've been going on a bit about mindfulness for some time now. Yes, I know what you're thinking. She's gone mad — eaten too many raisins or something. I know it may look that way, but I'm really certain that it can help you in the most profound way. Let me qualify that. I'm [...]

Treat Your Monkey Mind Like A Puppy

2020-04-27T18:11:35+00:00By |

THE PHRASE 'monkey mind' is a fairly well-known one, when we speak about the mind and how it tends to hop around most of the time. Scattered attention seems to be more and more characteristic of the modern mind—just driving to work today I had the option of paying attention to billboards, hawkers, other cars, 8 [...]

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