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.

    Stress & Anxiety

    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 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...

    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...

    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...

    What influence has psychodynamic psychology had on modern-day mental health treatments?

    Much of what takes place in mental health today has firm foundations in psychodynamic psychology. Sigmund Freud first brought about psychodynamic therapy, an Austrian psychoanalyst also known as the father of psychoanalysis. What is psychodynamic psychology? Freud proposed the psychodynamic theory in the 1890s, where he developed a collection of therapeutic techniques and ideas that...

    High-functioning anxiety: Signs, symptoms and treatments

    High-functioning anxiety is a mysterious condition, mainly because those who experience it usually hide it well from the world. On the outside, people with high-functioning anxiety come across as super successful, organised and are often over-achievers. However, on the inside, they are driven by fear and live in turmoil; experiencing debilitating worry, stress and tension...

    Stress Management: Tips and techniques to manage and reduce stress

    There’s a humorous meme that says, “If stress burned calories, we’d all be supermodels”. So true; we live in a world that leaves so many of us overwhelmed by stress; ranging from politics, crime, pollution and climate change to family dynamics, relationship and work pressure. Stress is an unavoidable fact of life. And it’s not...