On the day of Oasis’ long-anticipated outing with Ocean Blue Adventures, we awoke to glorious weather conditions in Plettenberg Bay. The sun was shining, the sea was calm with gentle little azure waves and there was just a hint of
Either in the press or by word of mouth, stories around the bliss of motherhood are abound, but often the flipside of the coin – in the form perinatal depression (PD) pre and post childbirth – goes undetected and untreated,
Like in many other countries, a significant number of South Africans, young and old, during their lifetime suffer from mental health disorders, preventing them from realising their full potential, coping with the normal stresses of life, working productively and fruitfully,
In South Africa, where crime and violence such as physical and sexual assault, hijacking and domestic violence are part and parcel of everyday life, post-traumatic stress disorder (PSTD) is common in the general population, negatively affecting a large number of
In a world where images are everywhere, is it any wonder that image has become everything? Megan Hosking, psychiatric intake clinician at Akeso Specialised Psychiatric Clinics, discusses the dangers of low self-esteem, and explains how psychotherapy can help those caught
Demystifying hypnotherapy and hypnosis and looking at the benefits of hypnotherapy in the field of modern psychotherapy. Hypnosis has been seen as a debated practice, sometimes linked to negative connotations of mind control and associations with stage theatrics. But the reality
Wherever we find ourselves, there is colour. It is everywhere we look – and everywhere we’re not looking, too. Part and parcel of our lives, it not only colours our own little world; colour, colouring and colour/art therapy are increasingly
Another Oasis Testimonial in the form of a indescribably beautiful and honest share from one of our ex-clients I woke up this morning just like most other days. I had my coffee, I walked my dog, I had a shower.
It is a special day when you come into Oasis Treatment Centre to find a little gem from a client who is doing well, taking life day by day and putting the changes they have learnt at Oasis into practice. This
In recent years casinos have become part and parcel of South Africa’s entertainment scene, luring a growing number of people to have fun and enjoy the thrill of winning money. Sadly however, before they may know it, some gamblers develop
Addiction is a term that has found its way into casual conversation throughout our world. “I’m addicted to this new show” or “You should try this new product, I’m addicted to it.” But what is addiction and how does it work?
Outward Bound always offers a physical illustration of how we approach life. Once these approaches have been highlighted by the Outward Bound staff and peers, it allows us to broach things in a new and different way. Getting to the