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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    What Are the Three Types of Transference in Therapy?

    The term transference describes a psychological phenomenon in which a person transfers or redirects their feelings and emotions from themselves onto another person. Transference Transference is an unconscious process that often occurs in a therapeutic setting, for example, between a client and therapist. However, transference can occur in various other situations, not just within a...

    The Link Between Dissociation and Trauma: Signs, Symptoms and Coping

    There is much evidence to suggest a strong link between dissociation and trauma.  The above is especially true in childhood abuse and neglect cases where dissociative disorders are the most prevalent. Adverse childhood experiences and dissociation It appears that dissociation and dissociative disorders are significantly present in those with a history of childhood abuse or...

    Does Remote Working Fuel Burnout?

    The Covid-19 pandemic prompted a quick transition from the office to our homes.  Two years into the pandemic, we are understanding the impact of remote work on mental wellbeing. Although it was a welcome change for some, studies show working 100% remotely is not the dream for everybody. Microsoft’s 2022 New Future of Work Report...

    The Origins of Histrionic Personality Disorder Explained

    According to researchers, histrionic personality disorder, or HPD, is one of psychiatry's most ambiguous diagnostic categories (Historical Roots of Histrionic Personality Disorder, Filipa Novais et al., September 2015). The origins of histrionic personality disorder The origins of HPD stem back to the Ancient Egyptians and Greeks, who believed that a displaced womb was the cause...

    How Does Long-Term Workplace Trauma Affect You?

    When people think of a traumatic workplace, a heroic yet dangerous occupation such as firefighting, army officer, war zone reporter, or healthcare worker comes to mind. However, people are increasingly reporting trauma developed from toxic jobs or workplaces.  In fact, research published in The International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine found that banks, retail...

    The Benefits of Entering an Executive Wellness Treatment Program

    Workplace stress is a prevalent problem, especially in today's ‘'work hard, play hard'’ culture. Stress statistics in South Africa Statistics from the South African Federation of Mental Health report that most adults spend 50 - 80% of their waking lives at work. Additionally, around 70% of employees experience severe stress that disrupts their daily functioning...

    What It Feels Like to Enter an Alcohol Addiction Treatment Program

    Alcoholism sometimes referred to as alcohol addiction, is a prevalent disease that affects people from all backgrounds, regardless of gender, race, and life circumstances. Substance abuse Nobody is exempt when it comes to alcohol addiction or substance abuse. Various factors can put you at risk of an alcohol use disorder, including: Behavioural factorsPsychological factorsGeneticsChildhood or...

    What It Feels Like to Suffer From PTSD

    PTSD has two sides: life before trauma and life after. People living with post-traumatic stress disorder can often clearly recall the exact moment their life changed forever.  It could be surviving a near-death situation, assault, abuse, witnessing a traumatic event, or living through serious health problems or emotionally distressing situations. While the typical image of...