White River Manor is open during lockdown in South Africa

White River Manor is a registered essential service provider and amidst the COVID-19 pandemic continues to offer a world class therapetic programme. We have taken every precaution to maintain the integrity of our environment and screen clients both before and on arrival. Our staff too undergo regular testing and screening to ensure the safety of our clients.

    Giles Fourie

    How to Overcome Mental Exhaustion

    Do you constantly feel tired? Not just physically tired but a crushing exhaustion that threatens to derail your life? Like you just don’t have the energy to keep going? Your mind is foggy, you’re forgetful, short-tempered, feel overwhelmed, overeating or not eating at all and you don’t sleep well even though you’re desperately tired. These...

    The Truth About Addiction and Creativity

    Think of well-known musicians such as Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, and Jim Morrison, who died way too young from addiction-related causes. Then there are writers, like Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Edgar Allan Poe, and Earnest Hemingway. The “Master of Horror,” Stephen King, lived through alcoholism but is sober today: King is the author of 65 novels and approximately 200 short stories (and writing!)

    How Gratitude Can Make us Happier

    It was Karl Barth who once quoted that: ‘’Joy is the simplest form of gratitude’’, and he wasn’t wrong.Numerous studies show that having gratitude leads to gratefulness and fullness of life. Those who practise gratitude daily often have better health, a satisfaction of life and tend to be far happier in general.