AMERICAN CORNER CAPE TOWN
This is a place where South Africans, Americans, and other global citizens come together to connect and share ideas.
This space is run in partnership with U.S. Consulate Cape Town, the City of Cape Town, the Central Library, and Friends
Thu, 01 Oct|
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
Time & Location
01 Oct 2020, 20:00 SAST
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.