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.

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    How our attachment styles can predict whether we develop a personality disorder in adulthood

    When psychologists talk about attachment style, they refer to how humans relate to others in relationships. Attachment style theory Attachment theory was first developed by psychologists Mary Ainsworth and John Bowlby in the 1950s. The attachment style model is based on the paradigm that our early attachments to primary caregivers profoundly influence how we respond...

    Is there a difference between male and female addiction?

    Most clinical research on substance addiction shows how men and women get addicted to substances differently. Note that the keyword in the above sentence is "differently." Inherently, both sexes struggle with addiction - just in markedly different ways. The stigma surrounding addiction and substance abuse is rife, even in today's culture, where we tend to...

    Sevens signs of a codependent relationship

    Codependent relationships can leave us feeling drained, exhausted and resentful, yet so many of us find ourselves in codependent situations with loved ones. How does codependency manifest? Psychotherapist Sharon Martin says that codependency occurs in many relationships. Codependency can take place between friends, parents, siblings and even co-workers. Martin says that codependent relationships prevent us...

    The dangers of buying drugs online

    Buying medicines online seems to have increased in popularity over the years, with more people buying drugs online than ever before. The question is, is it safe? What are the risk factors for buying drugs online? A global drug survey report conducted in 2018 showed that many people turned to the dark web to buy...

    Recovery from burnout and stress: How White River Manor can help

    Remembering that we're only human and can only do so much in twenty-four hours is often a far-out concept for many. The above is true if you're an overachiever or highly ambitious individual. Experiencing burnout Emotional exhaustion and burnout are often the result of constant striving and working excessively long hours to achieve your goals....

    How White River Manor can help you recover from dependency, trauma and stress

    Experiencing a traumatic event - whether it's a global crisis or a personal tragedy- can profoundly impact your emotional well-being and mental health. Effects of trauma Managing daily tasks and functioning as you ordinarily would sometimes feel impossible after a tragedy or challenging event. Traumatic events can leave us feeling vulnerable, scared, jumpy, anxious, and...

    Getting sober through individualised treatment programs at White River Manor

    White River Manor offers a world-class therapeutic program to help people seeking sobriety from substance abuse such as alcohol or drug addiction. Co-occurring mental health disorders As well as treating substance addiction, we also treat individuals suffering from co-occurring disorders such as depression, burnout and trauma. White River Manor Nestled within White River's sublime, quaint...

    What are the five major symptoms of burnout and how to get treatment

    Work-related stress is one of the leading causes of burnout - a condition that often gets attributed to specific professions, for example, physicians, paramedics, and firefighters. Although, burnout can affect anyone at any time and for several reasons. What is burnout? Burnout occurs when people struggle to cope with the demands of workplace stress. The...