Navigate Co-parenting like a Pro!

Navigate Co-parenting like a Pro!

Navigate Co-parenting like a Pro! By Hila Carlin, Social Worker Consulting at PsychMatters “Parenting through divorce doesn’t need to be permanently difficult.  With over 50% of marriages terminating, and the psychological, physical and social sequele...
Helping heal a child’s broken heart

Helping heal a child’s broken heart

Helping heal a child’s broken heart, being human means that you will experience sorrow and grief at some point in your life. No one can escape this cycle and fact of life. This reality does not take away the pain and suffering it manifests. The opposite...
A Time To Be Daring

A Time To Be Daring

By Joanna Kleovoulou, PsychMatters Centre Founder l Clinical Psychologist l Writer   M.A. Clinical Psychology (Wits) l B.A Honours Psychology (UJ) l B.A. Honours Business Management (UFS) l B.A Communications (UFS) Contributor of Improving Mental Health in the...
Being a Teen in The 21st Century

Being a Teen in The 21st Century

Written by anonymous teen, learner at St. Benedicts College, Bedfordview, Johannesburg With the exams coming to an end, many teens (and their parents) are relieved and look forward to a much need break before the business of the new year. But for many others, as much...
Self-esteem or is it narcissism?

Self-esteem or is it narcissism?

By Joanna Kleovoulou, clinical psychologist and founder So many of my adult patients loosely refer to their ex-partner, boss or family member as being “a real narcissist!… It makes me so angry when he is patronising!” we all know of someone that winds us up the...

PsychMatters – On Taking responsibility

By Joanna Kleovoulou, Clinical Psychologist & Founder In light of what is happening currently in our country, with an uproar at the violation of our constitution by our president, I have this to contribute about my thoughts on responsibility – or the lack thereof...
Using Empathy

Using Empathy

Empathy is the ability to put yourselves in somebody else’s shoes; to see the situation through their eyes; to understand their feelings given the situation they are in. What does this really mean in everyday life? Why is it important to practice this? How does it...

The Gratitude Attitude

By Sarit Swisa, Clinical Psychologist I’m not sure about you, but many people start off they year feeling quite stressed. They’re bankrupt from the festive season, overwhelmed by how much there is to plan and organise for the coming months and worry just creeps in in...
Can I Change?

Can I Change?

By Clinical Psychologist, Sarit Swisa This is a question that I think inevitably many people are faced with at one time or another during their lives. The fear that change simply isn’t possible could arise for example, for that person who has been ‘planning’ to lose...
How to Talk so your Children will Listen

How to Talk so your Children will Listen

As psychologists we see so many parents who lament, “He just doesn’t listen”, or “I‘ve tried everything; timeout, taking away things, even hitting her and she doesn’t care, nothing changes.” “He goes berserk over the littlest thing, like I’m trying to kill him.” Being...

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