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.

    Trauma

    Signs and Symptoms of a Process Addiction

    Despite a lack of awareness around process addictions, certain types of behaviours can be just as addictive as substances, such as drugs and alcohol. Process addiction, sometimes referred to as behavioural addiction, is a mental health condition that can severely affect a person's physical, emotional and mental health. What is a process addiction? A process...

    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...

    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 kind of mental disorders are caused by trauma?

    Although it may seem as though trauma only affects certain groups of people, the statistics on emotional trauma reveal something entirely different. Traumatic event Studies show that over seventy percent of Americans have experienced at least one traumatic event in their lifetime. The National Centre for PTSD reported that over eight million US citizens experience...

    Adverse life experiences; what are they and how do people cultivate resilience?

    The story we build around our lives matters; most of us have experienced difficulty at some stage, whether a traumatic event or other forms of psychological distress. Coping skills Inherently, humans get built to endure adversity, but there is a spectrum on which people continue to cope or not, as the case may be. Those...

    What are the signs of self-sabotage?

    Self-sabotage is a bizarre concept and one that gets written about often, particularly by those in the emotional wellness space.  For example, it's almost impossible nowadays to scroll through social media and not find a Psychology Today article on self-sabotaging. But what exactly is the strange phenomenon, and why do people self-sabotage? Self-sabotaging behavior There...

    The Reenactment of Trauma

    It seems like a riddle: those who have experienced past trauma often put themselves in situations to experience similar trauma. It’s not a conscious decision either. They don’t think to themselves: I will put myself through more pain on purpose.