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Adolescence is not a period of being “crazy” or “immature.” It is an essential time of emotional intensity, social engagement, and creativity.

- Dr Daniel J Siegel -

Navigating our way through adolescence can be challenging. 


This period is bound to be confusing and confronting - not just for adolescents, but also for us as their parents and guardians.


The following questions beg consideration:


1. Is it possible to turn our experience of adolescence into one that can be embraced and enjoyed, rather than merely tolerated - or dreaded?


2. How do we use this season optimally so as to prepare our adolescents for the ever increasing competitive, changing world that they will have to navigate not too long from now? 

How can we ensure that they are equipped with the necessary skills that will see them successfully transition into adulthood?

How do we enable them to live meaningful, joyous and fulfilling lives while hopefully also making a positive contribution to society?

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Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better.

– Sydney J Harris -

but if we can help them understand it and see it in a different light, then it can turn into an exciting adventure. This is a time


Not only do these perceptions often crush the adolescent spirit, but they also influence the way they see themselves - and how they behave.


The truth is our adolescents are individuals filled to the brim with untapped potential.

their dreams, The key is to empower them and inspire them to view themselves in new, helpful and positive ways as we are more likely to steer them towards the fulfillingmaximising their potential but

also to see that  and enable them to theirrealise


but if we can help them understand it and see it in a different light, then it can turn into an exciting adventure. This is a time


A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.

- Joseph Campbell -

Without fanfare or recognition, you deliver unwavering care each day.

You do it selflessly and with compassion.

And not only do you deliver healthcare but, more importantly, you deliver 'human care'.


You are a hero.


But even heroes grow weary and suffer from burnout if they don't take care of themselves. Your self-care is JUST AS IMPORTANT as the care you continue to offer to others.

For our



Caring for those who Care


Our customised programs and workshops for healers, helpers and carers are designed to support and nurture.


In a confidential and compassionate environment, we combine evidence-based research with psychotherapeutic approaches, creative expression and effective communication strategies.


The goal is to take care of your immediate and long-term wellbeing, while allowing you to refresh and replenish you mental, emotional and spiritual resources.

Effective, experiential, enjoyable.

Results-oriented and solution-focused.

Tailor-made, adaptable, individual.

NOT a presentation.


Groups, and a combination of group and individual sessions.

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