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The Freedom of Divorce

The Freedom of Divorce

Freedom from the Past brings Freedom to build a Future As we were celebrating Freedom Day in South Africa recently, commemorating the transitions our country and its people have gone through over the past 20 odd years, it made me think about the freedom that the transition of divorce brings. Don’t’ get me wrong, I’m […]

3rd May 2017 | By | Reply More
Play Therapy – A Parent’s Guide

Play Therapy – A Parent’s Guide

What is play therapy? Play therapy is individual intervention, which means the child has their own private space and someone who is there just for them. It offers the opportunity to work through difficulties through play, as well as talking. In using play, one engages the natural means through which children learn and express many […]

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Angelina & Brad Disgrace Wedding Vows

Angelina & Brad Disgrace Wedding Vows

Why we have to keep our promises, especially when we get divorced. We don’t know exactly what Angie and Brad promised each other on their wedding day, but from the tabloids we do know that their children helped to write their vows and one of them was “to say sorry, whenever they had a fight”. […]

27th February 2017 | By | Reply More
7 Ways Infidelity Destroys Your Children

7 Ways Infidelity Destroys Your Children

When you decide to be unfaithful to your partner, you also decide to destroy your children. The day I held my daughter for the first time, an immense (almost impossible to bear) sense of responsibility came into my life. Her sky-blue eyes looked at me intensely as if to say: “Here I am, now you […]

26th January 2017 | By More
Are You Walking Away or Being Left Behind?

Are You Walking Away or Being Left Behind?

How do you feel about your divorce – are you ready to get on with it or are you resisting the process? Upon his return from a business trip, Sean greets Rachel with a nonchalant brush on the cheek. “We have to talk” he whispers in her ear as he pushes past her to tuck the […]

27th October 2016 | By More
A Father’s Loss – Moving Out

A Father’s Loss – Moving Out

A common divorce scenario for families with children, looks like this: Dad moves out of the marital home into a small apartment while Mom and the kids remain in the family dwelling. While it seems like a sensible option, it is important not to underestimate the severe sense of loss a father has to deal […]

23rd November 2015 | By More
An Indigenous Approach to Healing Trauma

An Indigenous Approach to Healing Trauma

The Healing Power of Listening in Stillness People have always experienced pain, and in the vast span of time before the colonial expansion of western culture, indigenous cultures weren’t without their methods of dealing with trauma. For centuries we’ve largely ignored the wisdom of those among us who are still directly connected to ancestral ways of knowledge. As our […]

27th July 2015 | By More
Child Protection Week

Child Protection Week

This week is Child Protection Week (1-7 June 2015) Is your child protected from the horrors of your divorce?                               C: Consider and respect everyone’s feelings of anxiety, disappointment, fear, uncertainty, anger, resentment etc., during the divorce process, not only your […]

1st June 2015 | By More