The History of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder:

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...

Communication skills are essential to the workplace

Communication skills are essential to the workplaceEffective 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...

Anger Management Tips and Tricks

Anger Management Tips and TricksAnger 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...

10 tips for stress management

10 tips for stress managementStress 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...

What is industrial psychology?

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...

What is occupational injury?

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...

How to respond to traumatic events in the work place

How to respond to traumatic events in the work placeTraumatic 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...

Workplace trauma and its prevalence

Workplace trauma and its prevalenceEvery 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...

The Workplace and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

The Workplace and Post-traumatic Stress DisorderPost-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...

Post-traumatic stress disorder – signs and symptoms

Post-traumatic stress disorder – signs and symptomsPost-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...

How to prevent workplace traumas

How to prevent workplace traumasTrauma 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...

Hidden costs of workplace trauma

Hidden costs of workplace traumaWorkplace 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...

Improve your Business Communication Skills

Improve your Business Communication SkillsGood 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...

How to cope with work stress

How to cope with work stressIt 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...

What are the symptoms of workplace trauma?

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...

Is stress at work common in South Africa?

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...