See a counsellor for severe post-traumatic stress symptoms

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can show up after a person has a traumatic event. Even though the immediate threat to the survivor of the trauma has passed, the survivor feels as though it is still there. Examples of the disorder can be flashbacks, nightmares and sleep disturbances. Post-traumatic stress symptoms can be severe. Someone experiencing [...]

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See a psychologist if you are suffering from work stress.

Work-related stress has become one of the greatest forms of stress in the modern world. While there are many strategies that can be used to remove work stress, sometimes these are just not enough. This is when counselling for stress at work becomes necessary. Employees often believe that this work-related stress will eventually pass, or [...]

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Is stress at work common in South Africa?

In recent years, South Africa has emerged as one of the most stressed out countries the world. Stress at work is high on the list. One study ranked South Africa as the second most stressed-out country on the globe. It has been found less than fifty percent of South African employees make use of their [...]

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What are the symptoms of workplace trauma?

Workplace trauma can have a serious impact on productivity in the working environment. Indeed, trauma that stems from the workplace increases the chance of experiencing both physical and mental health problems. Depression and substance abuse are common problems. What is workplace trauma? Trauma can be defined as the event of being psychologically overcome or overwhelmed. [...]

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms and Counselling

Post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms are brought on when a person witnesses or experiences a psychologically traumatic event. It is always wise to go for counselling soon after a traumatic event to avoid the onset of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms. While some people heal over time after a traumatic event, others see their symptoms getting worse [...]

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How to cope with work stress

It is to be expected to experience stress at work. However, it is when stress at work is chronic that it can hamper your productivity and have a negative impact on your physical and emotional health. Unfortunately, you can’t control the stressful situations that you are faced with at work, but you can control how [...]

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Improve your Business Communication Skills

Good business communication skills are the glue that keeps any business thriving. For a company to be successful, those working within the company need to have highly developed business communication skills. For one to communicate effectively, one needs not only to effectively communicate verbally but also listen effectively.  Encouraging good business communication skills will not [...]

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Hidden costs of workplace trauma

Workplace trauma is trauma that develops in or as a result of the workplace and the conditions therein. Indeed, trauma can have adverse consequences on employees, and can wreak havoc on emotional, psychological and physiological well-being. When a person is traumatised, he or she is emotionally and psychologically overcome, and the individual experiences feelings of [...]

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How to prevent workplace traumas

Trauma can be defined as the feeling of being psychologically overwhelmed. When a person goes through trauma, he or she feels powerless, and is unable to handle the situation mentally or emotionally. Trauma can also have a serious impact on one’s psychological and somatic health, and often results in depression, anxiety, paranoia, aggression and other [...]

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Post-traumatic stress disorder – signs and symptoms

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental disorder that emerges for some people after they have experienced or witnessed a life threatening, adverse or horrifying event. While it is natural to be scared during and immediately after experiencing a traumatic event, and to experience an array of different emotions and responses to traumatic situations (such [...]

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Risk factors of post-traumatic stress disorder – get help from psychologist Louw Alberts

After one lives through or witnesses a traumatic event that is dangerous and shocking, there is the risk of developing Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This mental disorder extends past regular feelings of fear and shock after going through such an experience. Indeed, this disorder emerges when a person continues to experience symptoms persistently, despite the [...]

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The Workplace and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a trauma and stressor-related psychiatric disorder that occurs in individuals who have experienced or witnessed life-threatening events, sexual violence or serious injury. People who experience or witness events like a natural disaster, terrorist attack, a serious accident, war, or a violent personal assault can develop post-traumatic stress disorder. Apart from [...]

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Workplace trauma and its prevalence

Every business is susceptible to workplace trauma, regardless of what the business deals with or how big or small the business is. Any traumatic event that happens in the geographic vicinity of a particular workplace can result in workplace trauma for the employees of that workplace. As such, the situations which can cause workplace trauma [...]

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How to respond to traumatic events in the work place

Traumatic events in the work place are becoming more and more common, and every company is susceptible to them. There are many events that can result in trauma for the employees of that place of work. Any traumatic events that occur in the geographic area where a business is situated can affect the people who [...]

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What is occupational injury?

An occupational injury is bodily damage that is the direct result of working conditions or caused by the work done. The most common organs affected by occupational injury include the head, skin, skeleton, eyes, spine and hands. Usually, an occupational injury is caused by poor ergonomics, manual handling of heavy loads, the misuse or failure [...]

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What is industrial psychology?

Industrial psychology is a field of psychology that employs the scientific principles of psychology to a methodical investigation of the workplace, so as to make it a more productive and enjoyable environment. By applying the scientific study of human behaviour to the workplace, employee, employer and consumer satisfaction is increased by industrial psychology. Industrial psychologists [...]

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10 tips for stress management

Stress is a part of a modern lifestyle, and usually unavoidable. What’s important is not that you don’t get stressed, but that you learn stress management techniques so that you can use your stress positively. If left unmanaged, stress can have dire effects on your health. Prolonged stress has been linked to migraines, headaches, back [...]

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Anger Management Tips and Tricks

Anger is a normal, and even healthy, emotion when dealt with constructively. Uncontrolled anger on the other hand can have a negative effect on your state of mind, health as well as on your relationships.  Anger management can teach you to control your temper so that you can remain composed, instead of flying off the [...]

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Communication skills are essential to the workplace

Effective communication skills are invaluable. So much so that many companies spend a lot of money to train their employees on effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills. It is essential that an employee knows how to communicate effectively in various situations, both in how they speak as well as how they write emails or reports. [...]

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The History of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder:

Looking at how our understanding of PTSD has changed, and what this means for psychiatry P and the way that mental illness is viewed by the public. Mental illness has been widely misunderstood in the past, and people suffering from mental disorders have long been accused of simply having ‘weak personalities’ – an accusation that has [...]

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