Edelweiss Bester

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I attended the University of the Free State where I obtained my BA Drama and Theatre Arts degree, Honours in Psychology and Masters in Clinical Psychology.  Thereafter, I did a Clinical Psychology internship at the Free State Psychiatric Complex (formerly known as Oranje Hospital) where I received hands-on training in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of Psychiatric conditions. My Community Service was done in Bethlehem, Free State where I worked in a primary health care setting providing psychotherapeutic treatment to both in- and outpatients. I also have a special interest in trauma healing.

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
Promise me you will not spend so much time treading water and trying to keep your head above the waves that you forget, truly forget, how much you have always loved to swim.
Tyler Knott Gregson
Between the stimulus and response, there is a space and in that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Victor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning
Radical acceptance rests on letting go of the illusion of control and a willingness to notice and accept things as they are right now, without judging.
Marsha Linehan, Ph.D.
The good life is best construed as a matrix that includes happiness, occasional sadness, a sense of purpose, playfulness, and psychological flexibility, as well autonomy, mastery, and belonging
Robert Biswas-Diener
I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.
Carl Jung