At Psychealth we always like to make sure that there is a constant expansion in knowledge. Our training services is one of the ways in which we like to help achieve that! We give training seminars on various topics in psychology, from eating disorders to family therapy. Whatever you would like to learn more about, please let us know, and we will try our best to create workshops and seminars to best suit your interests.
Not only do we like to acknowledge people's interests in psychology, we also like to help sharpen the skills of those already in the mental health profession. Psychology is a fast growing field with new, more efficient techniques discovered everyday. We like to keep our fellow collegues up to date through these workshops.
Clinical Division - Adults
We can help you overcome any personal difficulties you may be facing from depression to eating difficulties. Below you will find some statements relating to some personal issues you may have suffered from. You never know, maybe someone close to you has exhibited some of these symtoms. Please read on...even if you havent felt the need to go see a therapist, the information below may provide some valuable information.
- For a period of two weeks, have you been feeling depressed or experiencing a loss of interest or pleasure in activites that you previously enjoyed?
- In addition to the above, have you lost or gained a significant amount of weight due to an either increased or decreased appetite?
- Have you been having trouble falling asleep? (Insomnia), Or have you been overlseeping (Hypersomnia)
- Have you been experiencing extreme restlessness, or a general loss of energy? Has everything been feeling like it's too much effort?
- Have you been overely sensitive, easily irritated or crying more than usual?
- Have you been feeling extremely worthless or inappropriately guilty?
- Have you been having recurrent thoughts of death?
- Have you been thinking of suicide, or have attempted suicide in the past? If the answer to this is YES, please seek our immediate attention
- Have you been experiencing extreme mood swings, swaying from an extremely low to an excessively elevated mood?
- During the depressive episode, you experience a constantly low mood and a loss of interest in most activities. In addition to this, you have disturbances in weight and appetite (either an increase or decrease), as well as in sleep (insomnia or hypersomnia). You will also feel like your exerting too much effort on simple tasks, due to a general lack of energy. Oversensitivity, irritability and excessive crying may also be present. You may be feeling guilty, worthless and thinking about death or suicide.
- In contrast to the above, you experience a phase of increased happiness during which your mood is elevated and expansive. You may experience an exaggerated sense of self, and a decreased need for sleep. You may also feel an extreme need to talk more than usual, and that your thoughts are racing in your mind. You may be extremely distractable, restless, and need to participate in a lot of activities at the time, for example, you may undergo excessive shopping, sexual indiscretions or foolish business investments.
- Have you been experiencing extreme fear in social conditions, or in situations that require you to perform tasks infront of a crowd?
- Do you feel embarrassment and judgement from others? Do you fear that they will percieve you as anxious, weak, "crazy" or stupid?
- Poor social skills inlude poor eye contact, cold clammy hands, tremors, a shaky voice, feelings of inferiortiy, low self-esteem and a difficulty in being assertive.
- Do you end up avoiding these situations? and if you endured, do you experience stress and anxiety after the situation?
- Symptoms of anxiety may include heart palpitations, tremors, sweating, gastrointestinal discomfort, muscle tension, blushing and confusion?
- Do you find yourself hypersensitive to criticism and fear of evaluation by others?
- Does this fear interfere with your daily routine, or your social and professional functioning?
Have you ever suddenly felt extreme panic to the point where your heart starts to race and you feel as though something terrible is about to happen?
- These sudden panic attack episodes usually come suddenly, without warning and may last up to 10 minutes. During these episodes you may feel shortness of breath, accelerated heart rate, feelings of choking, sweating, chest pain or discomfort, feelings of being detached from reality (you feel that you are someone else or somewhere else), shaking, light headedness, nausea, chills or hot flushes, numbness or feeling of tingling and feelings of losing control.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Have you ever had haunting thoughts that seem to be beyond your control? Have you ever attempted to get rid of these haunting thoughts by engaging in a particular action that takes up a lot of your time? Have these actions started to get in the way of your social or occupational life?
- The emotions that you feel during these haunting thoughts could be anxiety, fear, guilt, disgust or depression. Carrying out certain rituals after these thoughts are aimed to help, but the relief does not last very long.