Janet has been in the psychology profession for 12 years, after obtaining her MA degree at Stellenbosch University. She comes from Cape Town, South Africa, moved to Oman this year, and has joined Al Harub Medical Centre. Janet does individual counselling and workshops, works with couples and families as well, and does critical incident stress debriefing for individuals or groups. She was involved with employee well-being for many years, and is working toward implementing some of these skills in Oman.
Emotional trauma affects us all at some stage in our lives. It can happen after the loss of a treasured pet, or a loved one, or after experiencing something bad - even witnessing something bad happening to others, may lead to us being traumatised.
What are anniversaries for? Maybe to reflect on the past, successes and sorrows, maybe to renew, letting go of some of past hurts by giving ourselves a new chance to find joy, happiness, more success?
As we go through life, some of us experience shyness from time to time. Some people are more prone to being shy and feel shy from very young onwards, when the spotlight is on them. Even babies sometimes turn their heads away when paid attention to!
Does your little one seem to save his or her worst behaviour for when you are at the mall, needing to do your shopping? Do you end up shouting at or smacking your youngster at that time, because nothing else seems to make a difference? Maybe these few ideas will ease this situation for you!
Ever wondered why some relationships just seem to flow so well while others appear to get stuck and take the strain? Ever wondered if there are little secrets about life and love that we are missing out on – maybe tricks of the trade that if we knew and applied, would make our relationships run more smoothly and feel more satisfying?