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Thu, Oct 01


First Thursday 10/01/2020

How to mindfully stay balanced in uncertain and stressful times

Maintaining mental health for a happy, healthy and balanced life

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How to mindfully stay balanced in uncertain and stressful times
How to mindfully stay balanced in uncertain and stressful times

Time & Location

Oct 01, 2020, 8:00 PM GMT+2

First Thursday 10/01/2020

About the event

This month, as part of National Mental Health Awareness Month in South Africa, join us for a

helpful session on how to maintain emotional wellbeing and manage stress.

We live in unprecedented times, which emotionally and mentally have been incredibly stressful.

Some have coined the resulting emotional instability the “Corona-coaster”. Now, as we move

towards the end of the year, anxiety and stress levels are at an all-time high. In our careers, there are increased deadlines as industries work towards the end of the year, and in our personal lives, finances are being stretched as we move towards the holidays. On top of this, we are continually adjusting as COVID-19 limitations change, but we are still uncertain of the future.

Join us for an enriching discussion with Mental Health Professionals, as they provide helpful tips

to manage anxiety and stress, and guide us on how we can maintain emotional and mental

wellbeing in current times.

This session will focus on some of the below elements:

● Managing the stress of multitasking, adjusting to a different workflow, managing health, caring for family members and coping with career interruptions

● Defining stress and recognizing its impact

● Healthy communication during highly stressful times

● Learning relaxation exercises

● Setting goals for building wellness plans

● Getting healthy sleep

● Finding a positive perspective

● Copying with what you can control and what you cannot

The Conversation will be guided by Senior Journalist, Radio and Podcast Host Ondela Mlandu,

who is passionate about mental and physical health balance, particularly for women as

showcased in the podcast she hosts called Go Hustle - a podcast for career and women’s


A panel of three health and wellness professionals will provide a holistic look at the subject. Dr. Keneilwe Lehloenya who is the Head of Psychiatry at Summit Clinic and has an interest in mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma and psychotic disorders will be joined by Tam Hayward, a Self Worth and Abundance Coach who helps women discover their hidden potential and unlock their true nature. Along with the sought-after presenter, emcee, virtual trainer and endurance athlete Liezel van der Westhuizen, who understands only too well how the condition of one’s body can have an influence on one’s mind.

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