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I am frequently asked by journalists to give information, or my expert opinion as a psychologist, for use in their articles.

I always welcome these opportunities, as it gives me the chance to touch the lives of a greater number of people than I can usually reach with one-on-one counselling, talks or small group training. Although I may never meet the people who read these articles, I always hope that they will be helped by my expertise. Over the years, I have received feedback from readers telling me how useful or comforting these articles have been. This knowledge is immensely gratifying to me.

I trust that you, too, will enjoy these articles. Let me know what you think. Contact me.

Temper Temper

Thursday, 01 September 2016

Article as it appeared in Khuluma - Kulula's in-flight magazine, which can also be found online. By Katherine Graham

You can read the article here on page 127: http://www.khulumaonline.co.za/mags/2016_09_september/index.html#/128

Article as it appeared in Essays of Africa magazine. By Kim Garner

You can read the article "How's Your Relationship with Yourself?" here.

Learn to Laugh Again!

Friday, 01 April 2016

Article as it appeared in Weigh-Less magazine. By Natasha Liviero

Putting a smile on your dial is more important than you think… 

My article was featured in the SME South Africa Online Magazine.

You can read the article here: http://www.smesouthafrica.co.za/15589/Could-your-phone-technique-be-letting-you-down/

Lung Power?

Wednesday, 01 April 2015

Article as it appeared in Forbes Woman Africa magazine.

Is it important to be loud to get your message across in the boardroom? Here’s how to use your voice as a powerful tool. Words Tanya Waterworth.

Article as it appeared in Cosmopolitan magazine.

Your 20s are for taking risks - DARE TO PICK THE ONES that will pay off big time. Hint: they’re the ones that MAKE YOU SWEAT… By Kim Garner

Article as it appeared in Weigh-Less magazine. By Natasha Liviero

 So, you’ve committed to losing weight and following a healthy lifestyle thinking that your efforts will be well received by your significant other. Not so fast! Research suggests weight loss by one partner in a relationship can rock the romantic boat and stress-test the bond between you.

Article as it appeared in Weigh-Less magazine. By Natasha Liviero

Decoding the relationship between depression and weight gain.

Cut Yourself Some Slack

Monday, 24 November 2014

Article as it appeared in Trail magazine. By Sue Fuller-Good

This article could change your life if you have an oversized inner dictator that sets tough goals and puts you under pressure.
Life is tough enough without setting the goal posts so high you can almost never reach them, and then beating yourself to a pulp whenever you mess up.

Attention on Assertiveness

Friday, 31 October 2014

My article was featured in the Tums to Tots Online Magazine

You can read the article here: http://www.tums2totsonline.co.za/attention-assertiveness/

My article was featured in the Tums to Tots Online Magazine

You can read the article here: http://www.tums2totsonline.co.za/giving-receiving-constructive-criticism/

Make Love Not War

Wednesday, 01 October 2014

Article as it appeared in Weigh-Less magazine. By Natasha Liviero

Strengthen your relationships with these simple strategies.

The Habits of Healthy People

Friday, 01 August 2014

Article as it appeared in Weigh-Less magazine. By Natasha Liviero

Medical research confirms several steps that help to maintain optimum health. People who take these to heart are almost always in better shape, enjoying higher amounts of health and longevity. We reveal ten surprisingly simple ways to keep your health in check!

Perfectly Imperfect

Friday, 01 August 2014

Article as it appeared in Weigh-Less magazine. By Natasha Liviero

Be more beautiful by being mindful of your body image.

Article as it appeared in Dischem Benefits magazine - Mother and Child. By Vanessa Papas

There is nothing more precious than watching your child sleep, and nothing more frustrating than battling all night to get them to sleep. Without sleep, even the most happy, calm and loving child can become a tyrant, and the same applies to parents! Is there a secret behind creating a good sleeper? We explore the ABCs of ZZZZZs with our ultimate sleep guide.

Live Life Now

Sunday, 01 June 2014

Article as it appeared in Bona magazine. By Keletso Modisakeng

“The secret of health for both mind and body, is not to mourn for the past or worry about the future, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.” – Buddha

We often worry about things yet to come, past mistakes we wish we could change, and time we wasted and will never get back. One needs to live in the now, focus on the present, and stop worrying about things out of your control. These things are major contributors to stress-related illnesses and can have a negative effect on your mental, emotional and physical health.

Lose to Win!

Tuesday, 01 April 2014

Article as it appeared in Weigh-Less magazine. By Natasha Liviero

Milestones – and rewards as you overcome them – are an integral part of weight loss journeys.

Not sure how to reward yourself? We serve up a sumptuous selection of indulgent ideas that involve no food at all! 

Sleep Your Way... To Productivity!

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

My E-Quipped Newsletter article was featured in the Go Multi Online Magazine

You can read the article here: http://www.gomulti.co.za/2014/03/26/better-sleep-better-life-productivity/

If you would like to read my full article on sleep click here.

 

Article as it appeared in Tums 2 Tots Online. By Claire Newton

"Spare the rod, spoil the child" and "No hiding equals no discipline" are familiar adages that offer advice with biblical roots – but are no longer treated as gospel. Indeed, there is no hiding from the fact that research proves corporal punishment is not the most effective method of instilling discipline in children. There are two highly effective alternatives to punishment – positive and negative reinforcement.

The Dark Side of the Moon

Sunday, 01 December 2013

Article as it appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine. By Kim Garner

Full-moon parties are the epitome of summer abandon – but they don’t always end in happy memories.

30 Seconds That can Change Your Life

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Article as it appeared in Cosmopolitan magazine. By Glynis Horning

First impressions are formed in a flash but can shape your future. Make them count!

Finish What you Started

Wednesday, 02 October 2013

Article as it appeared in Weigh-Less Magazine. By Natasha Liviero

Are you in the habit of starting projects without completing them? We offer up some solid solutions for seeing things through to the end. 

Article as it appeared in Cosmopolitan magazine. By Glynis Horning

A better, more fulfilling life could be just seven searching questions away.

It can be tempting to settle for the life you’re living, the career you’re carving, the relationship you’re caught up in. But do they truly tap into your talents and teach you to be your best self?

The Darkness: Teen Suicide Looms

Saturday, 01 June 2013

Article as it appeared in Weigh-Less magazine. By Holly Barnes

In South Africa, almost one in 10 teen deaths is a result of suicide, an alarming statistic that you need to be aware of. We share the hidden myths, regrettable causes and eventual consequences of teen suicide – the darkness that surrounds many teenagers daily.

Is that a New Wrinkle?

Wednesday, 01 May 2013

Article as it appeared in O - The Oprah Magazine. By Kim Garner

Kim Garner asked three experts for quick, empowered responses to the most uncomfortable age-related questions.

Article as it appeared in Weigh- Less magazine. By Natasha Liviero

Feel like you have been pushed-over or passed-over one too many times? If you’re nodding in agreement, it’s time to take a stand and start speaking-up for yourself.  

To Time-Out or Not?

Friday, 01 March 2013

Article as it appeared in Your Baby magazine.  By Cath Jenkin

Sending your tot to the naughty corner is a no-no for some moms. Here's why.

Walk the Talk

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Article as it appeared in Country Life magazine. By Patricia McCracken

 How do you face social encounters if you're feeling burnt-out or nervous? "Being well-prepared is a great confidence-booster however tired you feel - and also for any nervous novice staff", says Durban executive coach and psychologist Claire Newton. 

Summer State of Mind

Thursday, 01 November 2012

Article as it appeared in Cosmopolitan magazine. By Kim Garner

Beach Love. Things are hotting up. Make this your hottest summer ever.

Article as it appeared in Wellness magazine. By Natasha Liviero

From the shape of our legs to the size of our breasts, most of us are guilty of viewing our bodies in a less than sterling light!

Let Them Clap for you

Monday, 01 October 2012

 Article as it appeared in Cosmopolitan magazine. By Kim Garner

Stop dissing yourself and take credit where it’s due. You deserve it!

Communication During Conflict

Friday, 01 June 2012

Article as it appeared in Weigh-Less magazine. By Natasha Liviero

Conflict usually leads to poor choice of communication, making the battle worse. However, conflict in itself is not bad when managed in a positive manner.  People are a package deal. Reasonable conflict facilitates better understanding of each other, ultimately enhancing the relationship. 

It's Never too Late...

Sunday, 20 May 2012

"Fortune Favours the Brave" - Section of the main article as it appeared in Your Family magazine. By Kate Turner

While she loved her career as a successful psychologist, Durbanite, Claire Newton, 46, had also always dreamt of sailing the high seas. 

Are you a Builder or a Breaker?

Friday, 20 April 2012

Article as it appeared in Vroukeur magazine. By Carien Grobler (Translated into English)

The word "criticism" sounds negative and unacceptable in a world where everyone says you should focus on the positive. It can however be positive, writes Carien Grobler.

I was interviewed for Umhlanga Life Blog, in my capacity as President of the Durban Chapter of the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa (PSASA) and convenor of the convention. To read it click here.

Your Life Diet

Sunday, 01 April 2012

Article as it appeared in Wellness magazine. By Natasha Liviero

Discovering what you really want in life, or how indeed to achive it, is not always easy. It may even evade you.

I Can’t Stop Stealing

Friday, 03 February 2012

Article as it appeared in Vrouekeur magazine. By Carien Grobler (Translated into English)

People suffering from kleptomania often spend their lives keeping silent about their condition out of fear of the shame it may bring.

Rebound From Rejection

Saturday, 01 October 2011

Article as it appeared in Weigh-Less magazine. By Natasha Liviero

An unwelcomed fixture on the life circuit, rejection affects everyone in some way or form. From friends rebuffing issues close to our hearts, to lovers ending relationships and bosses declining deserved promotions ... life often draws more rejection than acceptance!

Reach for the sky!

Saturday, 01 October 2011

Article as it appeared in Weigh-Less magazine. By Natasha Liviero

We all have dreams and aspirations and we are all capable of great things. It's our belief in ourselves that determines whether we fulfill our potential or not. 

Getting to Grips With Insecurity

Monday, 01 August 2011

Article as it appeared in Wellness magazine. By Natasha Liviero

Feeling like you aren't good enough? Struggling with poor body image? Experiencing inner turmoil from lack of clear direction? If any of these feel fittingly familiar, you may suffer from a sense of insecurity.

Trauma can Derail Your Brain

Friday, 28 January 2011

Article as it appeared in Vroukeur magazine. By Lize Maritz (Translated into English)

Exposure to trauma as a child, such as witnessing your parents ongoing violence towards each other, may have repercussions in your adult life. Most adults, however, do not associate their adult behavioural patterns with their childhood trauma. Understanding this link empowers you to make powerful changes in your life.

Article as it appeared in the Vrouekeur magazine. By Lize Maritz (Translated into English)

Sex addiction has recently been a focus of media attention and many people are asking the question: "Is sex addiction a real disorder or just an excuse?"

Sex addiction is a real disorder, but it may not manifest itself in the way that the average person thinks - that is, it is not necessarily about engaging in the actual act of sex frequently. A person can be classified as a sex addict without in fact having any physical sex at all!

My Partner was Raped!

Friday, 25 June 2010

Article as it appeared in the Vrouekeur magazine. By Lize Maritz (Translated into English)

If your partner has been raped, it does not only change her (or his) life, it also changes yours. 

Such a traumatic experience can impose great strain on a relationship, but it is possible to survive it as a couple and in fact come out of it positively. For this to happen, you need to support each other and have the support of family and friends.

My Partner is Depressed

Friday, 18 June 2010

Article as it appeared in Vrouekeur magazine. By Lize Maritz (Translated into English)

There are thousands of people suffering from depression and many do not receive treatment. Their partners, however, suffer too and even less is said or done for them. This article is for the partners of those who suffer from depression.

The Stress Bailout-Package

Thursday, 01 April 2010

Article as it appeared in Wellness magazine. By Natasha Liviero

Managing moderate amounts of stress is a normal part of daily life. It’s when stress becomes relentless that dangers creep in. 

Help! I am Burning out!

Saturday, 01 August 2009

Article as it appeared in the Vrouekeur magazine. By Tanya de Venter (Translated into English)

Are you working more but feel as if you are getting less done?

Are you becoming more critical of your own, or other people's inabilities?
Have you lost your sense of humour?

If this sounds like you, you could be burning out. Take the Burnout Test to assess your risk, and read what you can do to help yourself.

Assert Yourself at Work

Sunday, 01 June 2003

Article as it appeared in Woman's Value magazine. By Lee Curry

Confident people find the working situation easier, and experience greater success. If you want to enjoy the benefits of being confident at work, then this is a useful article to read.

Practical, do-able advice which anyone can apply to their own life – with positive, tangible results.