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.

    Affluence Magazine Interview with George Georgas and Vusi Thembekwayo

    We are very excited to bring you this exclusive and enlightening interview by Editor-in-Chief of the prestigious Affluence magazine, Ronald Nair, with guests George Georgas, our New Business Development Manager, and venture capitalist, entrepreneur, business speaker, and author of Thrive in Disruption, Vusi Thembekwayo. 

    The subject is burnout: what it is, how to spot it, and the best ways to treat it.

    Avoiding Burnout

    In these strange and stressful times of the global COVID pandemic, many top-tier business executives are having to work ten times as hard to keep their companies afloat.

    Profit levels are dropping, anxiety levels are rising, and it’s hard for these high achievers to slow down and switch off, due to an inability to disconnect from their work concerns. An early sign that there’s a danger of burnout is constant exhaustion.

    Such fatigue is not a weakness – it’s a sign that your mind, body and soul are in urgent need of maintenance: you need to prioritise yourself. George explains that White River Manor caters to exactly this type of corporate professional burnout.

    These are successful people who urgently need to recalibrate mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically. “Anxiety can lead to depression – if you don’t catch burnout soon enough, it may escalate into more dramatic mental health issues,” warns George.


    The White River Manor treatment programme lasts 7, 10, 14 or 21 days, and is individually designed for each client, based on a holistic approach to their needs –psychologists and therapists can discuss issues, and help the client to plan strategies for when they leave, so they can maintain their new-found strategies and equilibrium.