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.

    Mental Health

    How to Recognize the Signs of Illness Anxiety Disorder and How to Get Help

    There is a whole range of terms used to describe anxiety disorder. The news and the internet are awash with words related to health anxiety and illness anxiety disorder; some of the content is helpful, others not so much. Other illness anxiety-related terms Depending on who it is you are speaking to -the terms used...

    What is cognitive behavioural therapy and why it’s important for your recovery

    In the 40-something years since its introduction, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has been studied extensively and proven to be highly effective in treating a wide range of disorders; ranging from alcohol and drug addiction disorder to psychiatric disorders, psychological problems and medical issues with a psychiatric component. When patients change their underlying beliefs about themselves,...

    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.