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August 25, 2017


It may look all good and sunny. 

Truth be told, it holds fabricated illusions.

The woven mask, mastered to hide it fairly well. 

Like a smile with a sarcastic grin. 

It is Your wall built incredibly high, hiding the grey, dark part within you. 

Words loudly spoken to conceal the person you don't want to reveal.

Your make-up so beautifully done to hide the shame in your eyes that you fear they would see.

Your sleeves preferred- long. 

You just don't want them to see the scars, on your arms. 

The hidden pain and suffering.

They will never understand the insane pleasure you receive from punishing yourself for pain you didn't enforce upon yourself, not even a little bit, not even at all. 

Every scar sings a different lyric to your favourite life song, so thinly scarred on a flawless body part.

These, are the wonders behind long sleeves. 

The cliche, "I'm getting cold"; is what

such a young, brave girl can come up with because she has managed to speak to her blade for so ma...

April 17, 2017

Stress: We've all felt it. Sometimes stress can be a positive force, motivating you to perform well at your piano recital or job interview. But often — like when you're stuck in traffic — it's a negative force. If you experience stress over a prolonged period of time, it could become chronic — unless you take action.

A natural reaction

Have you ever found yourself with sweaty hands on a first date or felt your heart pound during a scary movie? Then you know you can feel stress in both your mind and body.

This automatic response developed in our ancient ancestors as a way to protect them from predators and other threats. Faced with danger, the body kicks into gear, flooding the body with hormones that elevate your heart rate, increase your blood pressure, boost your energy and prepare you to deal with the problem.

These days, you're not likely to face the threat of being eaten. But you probably do confront multiple challenges every day, such as meeting deadlines, paying bills and juggling c...

January 6, 2017

The stages of grief...

Whether you are a religious or spiritual soul or not, once you have actually gotten through the work of mourning, you'll look back on it all with wonder. Right now, you won't understand this, but in retrospect, you'll be forced to admit it is a miraculously designed process. 

There is a good reason for each step or stage of the grief process.

Grief  doesn't actually follow a neat little progression of stages or cycles. It's much messier than that. It's a very complicated and personal thing. There will be a lot of regression, or backtracking to earlier "stages" or "tasks". And that's okay. It just means you weren't yet finished, and are fully working it through in your own way.


Important Points About the Stages of Grief

The stages of grief...

We give here a brief overview of the "grief stages" so you will understand better what is happening to you, and what to expect in the future. There are several "theories" about how grief works, and experts have proposed se...

September 19, 2016

I can help you as I have been there myself and here is my story. I want to help so if your story is somewhat similar we can relate so please don't hesitate to get in touch. It is not something to be ashamed of as most people make out. There is help out there and I can help.

September 17, 2016

Benzodiazepine Abuse Epidemic

Benzodiazepines are prescription medications that are commonly prescribed by physicians for individuals with legitimate medical conditions such as:

  • Anxiety

  • Insomnia

  • Alcohol withdrawal

  • Seizure control

  • Muscle relaxation

  • Inducing amnesia for uncomfortable procedures

  • Mood stabilization

Yet, individuals across South Africa are obtaining these prescription drugs illegally and therefore are abusing these drugs to obtain the side effects that one experiences using them.

There is a serious epidemic occurring in South Africa and  according to a recent report released in 2013 from the International Narcotics Control Board, South Africa is now the second largest

per-capita consumer of methamphetamine related substances throughout the world.

In 2012, about 1 million youth, aged 15-24 years, reported having used a psychoactive pharmaceutical in the past year. As a result of this research, Healthcare organizations are cont...

August 10, 2016

Understanding Addiction

Addiction is a learned behavioural pattern which does not need to be cured - it needs to be changed - through appropriate treatment methods.

How Addiction Hijacks the Brain

Addiction involves craving for something intensely, loss of control over its use, and continuing involvement with it despite adverse consequences. Addiction changes the brain, first by subverting the way it registers pleasure and then by corrupting other normal drives such as learning and motivation. Although breaking an addiction is tough, it can be done.

What causes addiction?

The word “addiction” is derived from a Latin term for “enslaved by” or “bound to.” Anyone who has struggled to overcome an addiction—or has tried to help someone else to do so—understands why.

Addiction exerts a long and powerful influence on the brain that manifests in three distinct ways: craving for the object of addiction, loss of control over its use, and continuing involvement with it despite adverse consequences...

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One 2 One Therapeutic Support is an international organization, offering help to clients worldwide through online sessions and also personally at our physical location in Cape Town, South Africa. All qualifications are under the auspices of the MHCPC (Manor House Centre for Psychotherapy and Counseling) and the BACP (British Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy) in The United Kingdom and Great Britain. MHCPC UK registration no. 1131804.

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