Mandy’s personal experiences with depression and anxiety and how she has learned to cope. Mandy Kloppers has Cystic Fibrosis and has suffered from anxiety and depression in her life. She is now a fully qualified CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapist) accredited with the leading CBT organisation – BABCP.
I am writing this on my last day in Tanzania. It’s been a trip of real highs and lows. My son came with us and we spent the first day driving from Nairobi to our safari lodge in Tanzania, near Lake Manyara. We thought […]
It’s late at night. I’m four years old and clutching my teddy bear whilst listening to my mother’s whimpering. She is in the lounge down the passage outside my room. When I can’t bear it any longer, I venture out and plead with Phillip, my […]
I think we have all encountered what I call, “Angry traffic people” in our lives. Angry traffic people are those people who drive on the roads with a great amount of anger. The smallest thing will rile them. Today, I changed lanes causing the car […]
OMG, have you ever been innocently scrolling down your Twitter feed or been on Facebook only to witness a vile video of animal cruelty? Unexpected animal abuse freaks me out and ruins my day. I know that it exists but it leaves me feeling disgusted […]
Cognitive behavioural therapy has taught me a lot. There are life situations that CBT can’t help with but the one thing that CBT has helped me with is the realisation that I have the power to choose my thoughts. My biggest revelation since becoming a CBT […]
Right hemicolectomy – my personal story This is my story of a recent hemicolectomy that I had two weeks ago: Well, that was bloody tough going. FFS… I had a portion of my right colon (right hemicolectomy) removed two weeks ago (recently,a 3.5cm polyp was […]
Currently I am in hospital and each day things swing up and down. I seem to improve in one aspect and then some new challenge will arise. Each day is a challenge and when life is tough, it’s extremely important to stay as mentally strong […]