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You may have heard of or interacted with Sanctuary Christian Counselling Centre, also known as “The Sanctuary”. We have come a long way and are always looking for ways to share, encourage and help those we come in contact with. In line with that we are now using a wider selection of social media platform to do exactly that. I hope the words, clips and snippets we share are that little extra to see you through, make your day or encourage you when you need it.

 

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Have you ever felt rejected, unworthy, unlovable, a failure and a disappointment? If you have, you are not alone.
It can be that gut wrenching gnawing sensation in the pit of your stomach or a slight feeling of tension and unease, but it always…
Have you ever felt rejected, unworthy, unlovable, a failure and disappointment? If you have, you are not alone.
Today the Sanctuary Soul Care Center would like to introduce a wonderful series of four seminars by Sandra Sellmer on the subject of HEALING SHAME…
Are you suffering today and feeling discouraged? Please take heart. No matter what your situation, peace and relief can be found.
Please take heart. No matter what your situation, peace and relief can be found. At The Sanctuary Soul Care Center we see that no matter…
Talking to a friend or family member about their suicidal thoughts and feelings can be extremely difficult for anyone. But if you're unsure whether someone…
It is helpful to developing a set of steps that the person can follow during a suicidal crisis. Identify potential triggers and offer the number…
Have You Been Having Suicidal Thoughts? If you need it, help is only one call away. Don’t put it off any longer, contact us today,…
Beware of some warning signals of potential suicide:   •    Fascination with the subject of suicide•    Depression and anxiety•    Withdrawal•    Change in behaviour    …
In this video we talk about a rather serious subject suicide. Lorraine Mitchell who is a clinical social worker who worked at life line shares…
Suicide is on the rise across the world and we need to be informed and know what to do if we do come across someone…
In October, we are having a Healing Shame Workshop by Sandra Sellmer, facilitated by Jenny McMillan and Miemie Redelinghuys, who both work closely with the…

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Many of us, especially Christians, tend to wear masks. We look pretty, capable, efficient and like we have it all together, but inside it is…
“I also believe that professional therapists (psychologists, social workers and registered counsellors) are anxious when working with clients who are experiencing suicidal thoughts and that…
Four years ago Lorraine started Suicide Survivors in Edenvale, with her focus on empowering the public to be suicide alert and to know where to…
“Laughing contributes to the management of physical pain through the relaxation of the muscles and increase of oxygen intake” Read more at www.thesantuary.org.za
“A merry heart does good like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.” Proverbs 17:22 (NKJB)  Laughter as an essential part of the healing process, is…
Life is a journey filled with seasons and new beginnings and special moments to celebrate. The Sanctuary Soul Care Center recently celebrated a glittering milestone…
“When we are so concerned about what’s going to happen tomorrow we don’t actually get everything that God has for us today. We have to…
Anxiety is a dream killer and a thief. I know this first-hand because I’ve dealt with anxiety in my life and even went through what…
An antidote to toxic thinking is to examine our thoughts and our beliefs to see if they are really true before we just accept them…
“AS A MAN THINKS SO IS HE” (Proverbs 23: 7) We are not only what we eat, but we are what we think.   Did…
A good friend is the greatest gift one can have. Are you the kind of person someone could confide in? If not, would you like…
Turning Life's Lemons Into Lemonade: Part Of The Recipe - Find A Friend, Be A Friend!   Recently we have been discussing ‘TOXIC THINKING’ and…
We worry about so many things, but when we wait in the presence of the Lord, God reminds us that Only One Thing is Needed.…
This week we continue to look at Dr Michelle Strydom’s insights on the relationship between ‘toxic thinking’ and illness and how worry can detrimentally affect…
People are weighed down by fear, pressures and anxiety everyday. Look at the world around you…   If you feel you want to learn more…
Stress, Anxiety and Toxic Thinking from the article ‘How long-term fear, anxiety and stress affects your body’ by Dr Michelle Strydom   Did you know…
Does your life feel mundane and ordinary? Do you feel like your days are routine and purposeless? Maybe you don't truly understand the purpose of…
Among the many heart-breaking reasons as to why we need a counselling ministry in South Africa, the most pressing reasons include single parent households and…
It should not be a taboo subject because through communication and comfortable conversations retirement can be something that does not need to be feared but…
Retirement and how retirees are affected by the technological advancement of the world.   This week the topic of discussion is retirement and how retirees…
Watch this video and see how easy it is to misread a situation. Visit our website and sign up for our basic counselling course so…
Thinking of working a few more years just to be sure? Financial planning for retirement is more complex than ever. It’s no longer just about…
Or…… To many retirement is a long-awaited dream come true. I am thinking of a judge I know who feels like a kid just let…
Check out the top 10 tips on things to know before having a baby to help you sift through the pills of baby advice that…
The Stress Factor: While the birth of a new baby is indisputably miraculous, the demands are daunting, making the first year as exhausting as it…
During the 1st two years of marriage, each couple has 7 tasks that need to be accomplished to grow intimacy ... if these tasks are…
Fair Fight! 6 Simple conflict resolution skills for your marriage by Dustin @ Engage marriage   If you are married or in a serious relationship,…
Watch this heart-warming testimony of a womens experience as a first time mother, the ups, downs, tears and smiles. Listen to her story and allow…
Godly discipline is where love and freedom replace punishment and fear as the motivating forces in the relationship between a parent and child. It allows…
Olga Fredericks talks about sex, marriage and the basics that make it all come together for a full and happy life as a couple and…
‘Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm; for love is as strong as death, jealousy as cruel as…
Here is one example of a women who took charge of her situation by coming to Sanctuary, learning she wasn't alone and through the help…
Conflict is inevitable. No relationship is immune. When managed biblically, conflict can serve as a catalyst for change and an opportunity for spiritual and relational…
Don’t continue to let your dark thoughts and anxieties run your life. Go to www.thesanctuary.org.za and make a change today.
We long for God's peace “Don’t worry. Be happy!” It’s not that easy! I know, I used to be plagued with anxiety and I’ve been…
“Instead of concentrating on your problems and getting discourage, focus on God and meditate on His promises for you. You may have fallen down, but…
The problem with depression is a skyrocketing crisis in our society today. Lorraine Mitchell, a psychologist with a practice in Bedfordview who provides family counselling…
“When we are so concerned about what’s going to happen tomorrow we don’t actually get everything that God has for us today. We have to…