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EVENT: SIP AND SPEAK – WOMAN YOU ARE RESOURCEFUL, RESILIENT, PHENOMENAL

MAKING MENTAL HEALTH A PRIORITY FOR WOMEN! According to the journal Action steps for improving women’s health “rates of anxiety disorders are two to three times higher in women than men; this includes post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which affects women more than twice as often as men. Women represent 90 percent of all cases of […]

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STOP BEING A VICTIM!

We have adopted dysfunctional coping styles that employ avoidance, denial, self-blame, or detrimental ways of coping such as alcohol or drug abuse. Reson Sindiyo Mental health or psychological well-being is an integral part of an individual’s capacity to lead a fulfilling life, including the ability to form and maintain relationships, to study, work or pursue leisure interests, and […]

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MENTALLY SPEAKING CONVERSATIONS WITH RESON

DEMYSTIFYING THE CONVERSATION AND LIMITED KNOWLEDGE ON MENTAL HEALTH! In this episode Emma shares her unique insights on her role as a therapist and also as a client. Emma helps demystify the misconceptions often associated with therapy and brings a fresh perspective into the benefits of partaking in therapy. She states that we all experience […]

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HOW PHYSICAL FITNESS BOOSTS ADDICTION RECOVERY

This article has been researched and written by Jason Jason Lewis is a personal trainer by day and the primary caretaker of his mom after her surgery. He writes for Strong Well and enjoys creating fitness programs that cater to the needs of people over 65. Many people addicted to drugs or alcohol seek treatment, […]

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INTEGRATING WESTERN COUNSELLING AND AFRICAN CULTURAL TRADITIONAL INTERVENTION

The withered tree will destroy the healthy tree when it falls down.(Maasai Proverb) ‘ A problem shared is a problem halved’ an old saying which simply translates to  when things get difficult or we have to make decisions in our life, sometimes we need someone to listen and ‘hear our story’ so we can get […]

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Webinar

Understanding loss and grief

In this session we interrogate grief and discuss the general overview of how it is manifested especially in this time of solitude and separation. For many Kenyans, the pandemic has been a perennial series of hardships, grief and bereavement and in this regard we believe no one should be left to grieve alone. More than […]

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Therapy / Counselling what is it really about?

“What excites me most about Counselling Psychology is the focus on the promotion of mental health and well being of clients as well as others.”  Reson Sindiyo Mental health challenges affect millions of people globally. According to the Kenya Mental Health Policy (2015-2030), mental disorder cases in Kenya continue to rise rapidly. Government statistics indicate […]

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Reflections of a counselling psychologist.

“If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I warn you that you’ll be unhappy for the rest of your life.” –Abraham Maslow Being aware of the characteristics of an effective counsellor will help me gauge myself and identify areas that I need to work on and areas I […]

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EVENT: Self Care Webinar

On the 30th of January 2021, we will be hosting a live webinar discussion focusing on self care. What is self care and why is it important? Self-care encourages self-improvement. When our self-esteem and self-awareness improves, it has a positive effect on our overall mindset. This, in turn, enables us to care for our friends and […]

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Self care and group therapy

To agree to be a participant in a group therapy session it is important to understand what it is entails. Group therapy is a form of therapy that involves working with several people at the same time. During a group session, group members are encouraged to share their experiences and work on understanding themselves in a compassionate […]