Ashliegh's Story on Ehlers-Dhanlos Syndrome

Today we learn more about ED'S from Ashliegh. She shares her story with us, and what a touching story it is. I love how she has managed to stay positive through it all and hasn't let anything get her down. I think we can all learn a lesson or two from her. Contact us for more information on how you can get in touch with Ashliegh, psychjoy, Miquette or myself to share your story or get support. #spreadingawarenes 


Co-morbidities with Ehlers-Dhanlos Syndrome

As many other chronic conditions, EDS also comes with co-morbidities. In this weeks video Miquette touches on a few co-morbidities with her condition. She focuses mostly on Pastural Orthiostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) along with her personal experiences dealing with these things.

Another major topic Miquette touches on is the fact that MEDICAL AID DOES NOT COVER TREATMENT FOR HER CONDITION!!!! Absolutely ridiculous. Hopefully someone who has the power is able to correct this flaw in the system. 

anyways, follow the link to learn more on POTS.

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Miquette's EDS experience

This week we look more into Miquette's experience with EDS. But more than that she explains more of what EDS is about, how you get a diagnosis and the criteria for it. We also look at the different subtypes of EDS. Miquette does a wonderful job showing us a drawing of the hierarchy and explaining the different levels.

Again, if you want to share your story on any chronic or rare condition, do contact us so we can help you spread awareness. PS a link to our video is attached. 

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Ehlers-Dhanlos Syndrome

Phoenix Counseling has joined hands with Miquette Temlett and Psychjoy to spread awareness for rare conditions. 

We start of with Ehlers-Dhanlos Syndrome (ED'S) because our very own Miquette has been diagnosed with this condition earlier in the year. In this video she shares some of her experience and what she has been through since her diagnosis. We talk a bit about our goal in spreading awareness and the steps we are hoping to take.

If you, or someone you know, has been diagnosed with a rare or chronic condition you are welcome to contact either myself, Miquette or psychjoy and we can help you share your experience and bring awareness to your condition.

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Parenting Teenagers.

Teens are a really tough crowd. They come with a whole new set of challenges that, often times, we as adults forget just how difficult life was as a teenager.

I think the best way to deal with teens as a parent is to draw on your emotional experiences from when you were their age. Of course, you must be terrified that they do the same things and make the same mistakes that you did. But don't forget that that is part of life.

In this video (link above) I look at teenage-specific challenges and provide a few tips on how to handle those challenges as a parent. 

For further information or to book a session for your teen you can contact me on 084 658 0388.

Understanding your Children and the Challenges They Bring.

Every Second Sunday, I give live classes with Healing Clouds. Healing Clouds is a 1:1 online therapy platform that also provides therapist-led courses and live classes.

currently my series is on Parenting and understanding your children. The aim is to help parents handle their children in more positive ways and to provide some kind of guide through the different phases they experience as they grow.

In this first class, (see link to recorded version of live class), we discuss:

- How identity is formed.

- The different personality types and

- How you as a parent, can facilitate your child's identity formation, and relate to them better based on their personality types.

Understanding Your Attachment Styles.

As young Children, we form attachment styles. These attachment styles are formed based on how we are cared for by our primary caregivers. As we grow older and become adults, these attachment styles tend to affect how we relate to others and how we form relationships.


Check out this webinar that provides insight on the four types of attachment styles, how they affect relationships and how you can work on yourself to move from an anxious attachment to a more secure style of attachment.

Listening as part of Social Health.

Having healthy social and interpersonal interactions is a big part of being mentally healthy. We spoke about having empathy, but today we speak about listening. After all, you cant have empathy without listening and hearing what the problem is.

Your challenge this week is to practice your listening skills and also, have a look at the people who are supposed to listen to you. Are they doing it well? How and where do you need to improve on your listening skills?

Follow the link above to see this weeks video content. Remember to like and share:)

Setting Boundaries.

Part of being socially healthy is setting boundaries. Specifically with regards to personal space and time.

Setting boundaries plays a role in keeping you sane, to say the least.

This week I give you two links. The first takes you to my Facebook page where you see my normal weekly blog. The second takes you a a webinar I took part in that is all about boundaries. 


I assist you to find a way to cope with everyday life and challenges (traumatic experience or simply everyday life) that has led to hopelessness.

I am qualified to work with adults, children and teenagers.