What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘counselling’?
Counselling can be scary for many people. It’s no mystery why it is often avoided. What do you think of when you hear the words ‘counselling’ or ‘therapy’? Lying on a couch telling someone about your childhood? Sitting in a circle on a fold-out chair with a group of strangers around you?
While these are all viable options, I know they’re not everybody’s cup of tea. It’s certainly not the way I do it.
The World Health Organisation defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
While most traditional therapies focus on only the mental or psychological wellbeing side of things, I believe in a holistic approach to healing and wellbeing. This means that I aim to incorporate all facets of health (mental, emotional, physical and social) into the healing process.
School talks are an effective and necessary addition to all school curricula. Our school talks have two primary focuses. The first, to raise awareness around topics such as bullying or HIV/AIDS, subsequently decreasing the stigma attached; and the second, to promote healthy behaviours and prevent future ill-being.
Workshops are an effective tool in catering to crucial psycho-social needs of your students and staff. They can be adapted to fit the specific needs of your school, your learners, and/or your employees.