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A “smelly” exercise to boost performance and reduce stress

We are all being led by our noses – literally! We have 7 senses, not just five. They are the "visible" senses that we all know; see, hear, touch, smell and taste. And then we have two "hidden" senses that account for movement of the body, the vestibular and proprioceptive sense. The latter two senses [...]

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Authentic listening is a dying art!

We are in deep, deep trouble........listening is dying! In the world of today we are swamped with digital information, access various communication devices and social platforms and contest with information overload. The "noise" around us has created a form of disengagement and we are unconsciously switching off to what is going on around us. I [...]

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Change is constant

Things change, daily, all the time. Sometimes it frustrates us and sometimes it excites us. The reality is that change is constant. It is necessary but often creates havoc in organisations as well as lives of people. We evaluate what is working and what is not in order to facilitate new developments, thinking and innovations. [...]

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Chewing gum for concentration: Friend or foe?

I love gum! To the disgrace of my husband and many teachers in school systems that I suggest use it.... Gum is a habit frowned upon by many but is getting way too much flack. It is a cheap, easy and effective way to get the brain more alert and make children and people more [...]

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Five tips for thinking creatively as a critical business strategy

We run regular one-day workshops for call center executives, corporate teams and leaders about sensory processing and its influence on behavior, performance, teamwork and wellness. I ask for feedback from every single person that goes through our hands and I do take their feedback seriously. A few months back, particular feedback kept me awake at [...]

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“I don’t have time”

Being too busy and having no time have become this ridiculously insane norm which leaves us all flustered, stressed, angry, irritable and tired.  This is relevant across all contexts – in your home, with your family, friends and colleagues.  This is not a contest people – the busiest person with the least amount of time [...]

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The alternative to road rage

Our society is in a pressurised and stressed spiral! Health insurance companies are seeing a significant increase in psychiatric disorders.  People are not coping.  Anger, irritability and depression are rife among South Africans.  The World Health Organisation predicted that depression will be the leading occupational disease of the 21st century, and their predictions are coming [...]

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Goal setting – a must for your therapy toolbox – Dr Annemarie Lombard*

I hated goals! After finishing my 4 years of studies at Stellenbosch University in 1988, I had goals coming through every pore of my body. I just had enough of goals morning, noon and night and I vouched – never again! And I didn’t. I started clinical work with enthusiasm, but not a single goal [...]

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Do women have ego?

I was asked this during dinner conversation recently:  Do women have ego?  My immediate response was “NO, of course not” but it made me think long and hard afterwards.  Was this an answer based on my personal perception or was I reflecting something about womanhood in general? My first, intuitive, gut “NO” response was driven [...]

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Moms and the elusive balancing act

“I want to be a balanced mom, but I just don’t know how!” Does this sound familiar? In the modern busy lifestyle that we lead today, mothers ironically have to juggle their balancing acts more and more. Moms are in constant demand to ensure that all family members are happy and healthy, that their kids [...]

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