Courage to Change

Courage to Change

Contact Info

Johannesburg, South Africa

066 167 8784



Frequently Asked Questions

Abuse takes many forms – physical, emotional, verbal, financial, sexual, and spiritual. The question to ask is “Am I happy in this relationship? Are any of my needs being met? Is he/she building me up or destroying me?”. Your answers will determine whether you are being abused or not.

Emotional abuse involves controlling another person by using emotions to criticize, embarrass, shame, blame, or otherwise manipulate them. There will be a consistent pattern of abusive words and bullying behaviours that wear down a person’s self-esteem and undermine their mental health. While most common in dating and married relationships, mental or emotional abuse can occur in any relationship—including among friends, family members, and co-workers.

The underlying goal is to control the other person by discrediting, isolating, and silencing them. It is one of the hardest forms of abuse to recognize as it can be subtle and insidious. But it can also be overt and manipulative. Either way, this form of abuse is incredibly destructive, and you begin to doubt your perceptions of reality. In the end, you may feel trapped. Emotionally abused people are often too wounded to endure the relationship any longer, but also too afraid to leave. So, the cycle repeats itself until something is done.

In a toxic relationship you feel fearful much of the time, walking on eggshells, never sure whether what you do or say will incur their wrath. You are not a priority; your opinions are not respected, they don’t listen when you talk, and you feel frustrated, unloved and unable to please them. A toxic individual will refuse to resolve conflict and often bullies you.
The fact that you’re asking this question makes it highly unlikely that you are. Everybody has some narcissistic traits which are necessary for a healthy self-esteem. But when the traits become too prevalent and the person believes they are perfect, doesn’t take accountability, blames others for any perceived problems, feels entitled, exploits people and has no empathy, they are undoubtedly narcissistic and may even have NPD (Narcissistic Personality Disorder).
Absolutely. Scroll down on this page and you will find a list of Youtube videos and podcasts given by professionals on the topic. We also recommend books to read that explain codependency and how to heal so you don’t attract the same type of person again.
In a Support Group you meet others who have been abused and truly understand what you have been through/or are still being subjected to. You can share your difficulties in a safe space, either on a WhatsApp platform, or face to face at one of our meetings. The Support Group members listen, empathise, understand and assist you on your incredibly challenging and courageous journey to health and healing.
Scroll down on this page and you will find a list of a variety of professionals, all of whom are very familiar with narcissistic behaviour and can give you the best advice.

Yes indeed. Besides our Johannesburg group, we have face-to-face meetings in CT, Durban, PMB, and PE. Our goal is to have NASG Support Group Meetings throughout South Africa. The WhatsApp Support Groups can be joined by those who pass the screening test. We also have a Facebook page titled Courage to Change.

No amount of love you can give to an abusive spouse will change who they are. The initial “love bombing” or “idealization” phase where they confessed their undying love for you and appeared to be all you’d ever wanted in a partner, was just smoke and mirrors. A narcissist is not capable of truly loving their partner. They see us as merely an extension of themselves there to meet their selfish agenda.

This is entirely your choice and your decision to make. If a person is abusive such that you have lost yourself in the relationship, have no confidence, are anxious, miserable, controlled and manipulated, and feel trapped, then this will affect your mental and physical well-being. Abusive relationships drain you and will eventually destroy you, so you need to ask yourself what is best for yourself and your children. Do you want them to believe that it’s okay to be abused, or that abuse is unacceptable? Leaving will teach them that abuse is never acceptable. Don’t let anyone guilt-trip you into staying if you have had enough and want to leave. You, and only you, know what you are being subjected to and no one has the right to judge you or the decision you make – whether it is to leave or to stay.  

You can use another name and remain anonymous on this site. We’ve called it Courage to Change for exactly that reason as it doesn’t refer to narcissistic abuse. If he/she sees you’re going onto this site, he/she will just believe you are finally taking steps to seek help as they believe we are the ones with the problem.

Recommended Reading List

Additional Reading List

  • The three faces of Evil
  • When shame begets shame
  • The Gaslighting Syndrome
  • In Sheep’s Clothing
  • Character Disturbance
  • Rethinking Narcissism
  • The narcissist Test
  • Codependent no more.
  • The Language of Letting Go
  • Beyond Codependency
  • Choices: Taking Control of your life and making it matter
  • The Polyvagal Theory
  • The Polyvagal Theory: the transformative power of feeling safe
  • The myth of Normal
  • In the realm of hungry ghosts
  • When the body says No. Exploring the stress disease connection
  • Divorcing a Narcissist: One Mom’s Battle
  • Divorcing a Narcissist: Advice from the Battlefield
  • People of the lie
  • The Road less Travelled
  • Yes to Life
  • Man’s search for meaning
  • The Road Back to Me
  • My Road Beyond the Codependent Divorce
  • Quantum Tools to help you heal your life now
  • Codependent – Now What?
  • Loving the Self Affirmations
  • When love is a lie
  • Stop Spinning, Start Breathing
  • I thought it was just me
  • The gift of Imperfection
  • The Atlas of the heart
  • Should I stay or should I go?
  • Don’t you know who I am?
  • The Complex PTSD workbook – Arielle Schwartz
  • Disarming the narcissist – Wendy T. Behary
  • The journey from Abandonment to healing – Susan Anderson
  • Boundaries, when to say yes, how to say no to take control of your life – Dr Cloud and Townsend
  • The Human Magnet Syndrome – Ross Rosenburg
  • The Passive-Aggressive Covert Narcissist – Debbie Mirza
  • Breaking Toxic Soul Ties: Healing from unhealthy and controlling relationships – Tom Brown
  • Sacred Rest: Recover your Life, Renew Your Energy, Renew your Sanity – Saundra Dalton-Smith
  • Freedom: The End of the Human Condition – Jeremy Griffith.
  • Body sense, the science and practice of embodied self-awareness – Alan Fogel
  • Nutrient Power – William J Walsh
  • Thin Places – Mary de Muth
  • The Disease to Please – Harriet B. Braiker
  • Men who hate women and the women who love them – Susan Forward
  • Women who love too much – Robin Norwood
  • Why does he do that? Inside the minds of angry and controlling men – Lundy Bancroft
  • Discover your Strength’s – Marcus Buckingham
  • Why can’t I sleep? – John Levine
  • Inner Bonding: Becoming a Loving Adult to your Inner Child – Margaret Paul
  • I am Enough: Mark your mirror and change your life – Merissa Peer
  • Theres a hole in my sidewalk. The romance of self-discovery – Portia Nelson
  • He’s lying Sis – Stephan Labossiere
  • You can heal your life – Louise L Hay
  • Loving to Survive – Dee L. R. Graham
  • Children of the Self Absorbed – Nina W Brown
  • Echoism – Donna Christina Savery
  • The Tapping Solution for pain relief – Nick Ortner
  • Monkeytraps: Why everybody tries to control everything and how we can stop – Steve Hauptman
  • Psychopath free – Jackson MacKenzie
  • Unmasking Narcissism – Mark Ettensohn
  • The Sociopath next door – Martha Stout

Powerful Online Video Resources

Dr Ramani
A professor of psychology, media expert, and author. She has been sought out in various media outlets for her expertise on narcissistic personality disorder and narcissistic abuse.

MedCircle The MedCircle doctors provide in-depth mental health advice packed with actionable takeaways and clear explanations of the most complicated mental health topics.   WATCH ONLINE
Lisa A Romano Certified Life Coach, author, YouTube Creator, and expert in the field of codependency and narcissistic abuse recovery.   WATCH ONLINE
Richard Grannon Coach Richard Grannon provides people with information to help them overcome psychological issues such as C-PTSD, narcissistic abuse, anxiety and depression.   WATCH ONLINE
Melanie Tonia Evans Melanie is an expert in the field of narcissistic abuse recovery & self-empowerment. Learn more about narcissistic abuse and how to break free from abuse.   WATCH ONLINE
Sandra L Brown Referred to as the ‘pioneer’ in the field of relationships with partners who have narcissism or psychopathy, and for identifying cognitive dissonance as an aftermath form of existential trauma.   WATCH ONLINE
Inner Integration The Inner Integration channel was created by Meredith Miller to help you in your recovery after narcissistic abuse so you can bridge the gap between the trauma and purpose.   WATCH ONLINE
Kim Saeed Kim Saeed is a Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Expert, transformative educator, renowned speaker, and bestselling author of How to Do No Contact Like a Boss!   WATCH ONLINE
Sam Vaknin​ This is a channel with insider info, evidence-based tips and time-tested advice. Based on the bible of narcissism: “Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited by Sam Vaknin.   WATCH ONLINE
Christine Louis de Canonville​ A psychotherapist who’s worked with victims of narcissistic abuse for years, helping them to understand the relationship dynamics between narcissists and their victims, i.e. their need for entitlement, control, power, grandiosity and specialness.   WATCH ONLINE
Dr Les Carter A best-selling author and a therapist for over 40 years. He specializes in anger management and narcissistic personality disorder.   WATCH ONLINE
Dr Craig Malkin Harvard Medical School psychologist who addresses the “narcissism epidemic” by illuminating the spectrum of narcissism, identifying ways to control the trait, and explaining how too little of it may be a bad thing.   WATCH ONLINE
Dr Caroline Leaf A cognitive neuroscientist, bestselling author, mental health and mind expert. She provides practical tips and tools to help you take back control over your mental, emotional, and physical health.   WATCH ONLINE
Jay Shetty Jay Shetty is a storyteller, podcaster and former monk. His mission is to make wisdom go viral in an accessible, relevant and practical way. Videos on motivation, wisdom, love and relationships are posted weekly.   WATCH ONLINE
Dr Henry Cloud Inspiring stories about the benefits to your relationships, mental health, productivity and well-being that come when you implement healthy boundaries.   WATCH ONLINE
Brené Brown Brené has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy, and is the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers.   WATCH ONLINE
Marisa Peer Marisa helps clients break through the wall of self-doubt, self-sabotage, and self-shame that they have struggled with for sometimes their entire lives.   WATCH ONLINE
Gabor Maté Through Compassionate Inquiry, the client can recognize the unconscious dynamics that run their lives and how to liberate themselves from them.   WATCH ONLINE
Dr Hew Len Teaches the Hawai`ian practice of Ho`oponopono. By using this potent forgiveness and releasing process, one is able to clear out unconsciously accepted beliefs, thoughts, and memories that are holding you back.   WATCH ONLINE
Steve Hauptman Overcontrolling feelings make us emotionally ill, overcontrolling relationships erode and destroy us, and overcontrolling life in general bankrupts us spiritually. We are only as healthy as our relationships – especially our relationship to ourselves.   WATCH ONLINE
Dr Stephen Porges Focusing on a polyvagal perspective which emphasizes the link between psychological experiences and physical manifestations in the body, facilitating one’s understanding of trauma, anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues.   WATCH ONLINE
Dr Joe Dispenza Using a combination of quantum physics, neuroscience, brain chemistry, biology, and genetics, Dr Dispenza has developed a programme which can rewire one’s mind, heart, and body.   WATCH ONLINE
Dr Albert Mensah Focuses on the management of cognitive disorders such as anxiety syndromes, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, autism spectrum disorder, and childhood and adult schizophrenia.   WATCH ONLINE
Mastin Kipp The Mastin Kipp Podcast – The Reason Why You Feel Like A Fraud   WATCH ONLINE
Alex Howard In this first episode of “In Therapy with Alex Howard” we meet Lauren who is recovering from ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.   WATCH ONLINE
Dr Shefali In this talk from Mindvalley Live 2019 in Los Angeles, clinical psychologist and parenting expert Dr. Shefali Tsabary explains how we’ve all been raised and conditioned to think we’re all so unique, when in reality, we are all more similar than we’d like to believe   WATCH ONLINE
Lisa Nichols Lisa Nichol’s delivers a powerful speech about escaping from an abusive, broken relationship and finding wholeness within herself.   WATCH ONLINE
Rebecca Zung (Legal) Before you divorce a narcissist, watch this.   WATCH ONLINE

Recommended NASG course to Facilitate Healing

A Personal Development and Recovery Programme for victims/survivors of narcissistic abuse compiled by the founder of NASG. Sessions can be held face-to-face in Bryanston, Johannesburg, or remotely which is just as effective. With a lifetime of experience in narcissistic relationships, Penny has the expertise necessary to facilitate the empowerment and healing of victims/survivors of narcissistic abuse.

The personal development aspect of this course includes goal setting, ascertaining what one’s core values are so you can live in alignment with them, limiting beliefs and how to change them into beliefs that serve you, rules around how to feel good more often, the 6 human needs, communication and projection, responsibility versus justification and blaming, changing your mindset, and discovering your unique identity and life purpose.

The course has been tailormade to address every area regarding this insidious type of abuse.

Equipping clients with the tools and coping techniques they need when dealing with a narcissist, and empowering them through the process of awareness, acceptance, and action, to take back control of their lives.

It’s a courageous step to acknowledge that we as co-dependents have flaws, but essential to do the healing work so you no longer attract narcissists into your life. The healing journey is difficult and painful, but one you will never regret! Survivors need to focus on themselves, practice self-care, learn to set boundaries and communicate assertively. One can only move forward and find a healthy relationship once you’ve done the work and know who you are, assured of your value and worth.

There is LIFE, LOVE, JOY, PEACE, and FREEDOM after abuse!

Contact for details.



I don’t know if I will ever be able to express the life-saving role you played in my life. God sent you to me right at the perfect time. I am still in disbelief at the complete turnaround I have seen in the three months since I met you. I was in such a dark space that I felt beyond saving. I was going through the motions until I wasn’t because of the deep impact our sessions had in saving my life. After the trauma I experienced, I didn’t believe I could ever be myself again. Yet here I am, living. And even more than that, wanting to live, having plans and goals to challenge me and fulfil my life. It’s almost like you gave me new eyes when someone had tried to blind me. I don’t know if you know what a significant role you play in our lives as narcissistic abuse survivors. You bring people back to life because I know it’s possible, from my own experience, to exist every day but not live… that is no life at all. I cannot believe saving souls like you exist to pull people out of that darkness. Thank you.



Before I found the courage to commit to the Recovery and Restoration Personal Development Programme my life swung between highs and lows. My worth and value were determined by those around me until I decided to take charge of my life. I hit rock bottom and stayed there for a long time… In my first session, I realized how much trouble I really was in…and I decided to put full trust in my desire to change and let it carry me through this difficult time. Instead of carrying me through…Penny built me up and gave me the ability to carry myself… She broke down years of low self-confidence and years of devaluation of myself and showed me how to stand up for myself and grow as a strong woman. My emotional and mental state improved. It gave me my life back and I healed in ways that I never knew possible. And the best part is I continue to heal every day. Penny taught me a skill which is invaluable and beneficial to myself and to those I love… Do the homework. Invest in yourself. I will forever be indebted to Penny and the Recovery and Restoration Personal Development Programme.

MAY 2022

Sumaya Kahn

Dear Penny, When we met, I was in a mess. Stuck in a rut and couldn’t move forward. Although I had 5 years of narcissistic and codependent research and experience, I didn’t know what to do with it. I was going around in circles! I was separated from my narc partner but reached out to you due to unhealthy patterns showing up in my family of origin. An argument between my mother and sisters was the catalyst. By confronting that issue together with your coaching skills, I was able to better understand myself and shift my awareness positively. You gently coerced me to put in the work and do the exercises (especially the goal setting one which I THOUGHT was a waste of time and turned out to be the most successful one – thank you), and in the process my family relationships improved, my self-confidence sky-rocketed and I am able to make firmer decisions. I have gone No Contact with my husband and found the strength to go through a legal divorce. What I liked about you is that you are approachable, available, and affordable! We did the 10-week coaching sessions at my pace over 6 months. This helped me to process my thoughts effectively and gave me a chance to implement what I was learning. I am now more confident, happier, and thriving; better able to make decisions and set boundaries without feeling like a bad person. I have been reminded of the good in me, celebrate my strengths and accept my weaknesses … all of this I had forgotten about myself due to the narcissistic abuse that I had endured in my 10-year marriage. I am ready to face my challenges head on, realize that healing is an everyday process that never ends but evolves. I am now ready to be of service to others armed with experience and knowledge.


Professionals with Experience in Narcissistic Behavior

Cape Town

Joanne Kaschula – Counselling Psychologist

57 Belvedere Road
073 056 4687

Lynette Woodberg

The Greenhouse Collective
Unit B6, Block B
N1 City Mews
5 Manus Gerber Street
N1 City, Goodwood
068 099 4955

Carina Johnson

Innesfree Road
Cape Town
082 311 0396

Jorgan Harris

Fontana Gesondheidsentrum
8 Fontein Road
Cape Town
0861 567 426 / 0861
083 261 6239

Karen Kleinot

5 Melkhout Crescent
Hout Bay
082 346 1590
Med Pages – Karen Kleinot

Samukelisiwe Mthembu

46 Roeland Square
50 Drury Lane
Cape Town City Centre
Western Cape
+27 76 292 9654

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Tamryn Sprunt
Counselling Psychologist

14 Sanders Road
073 632 7269


Dr Barbara Wade

Olive Branch Trauma Centre
37 Wordsworth Avenue
Farrarmere, Benoni
011 849 7473
072 122 4766

Psychologist and Social Worker,
practising individual and family therapy, specialising in trauma.

Orit Grossman
Medico-legal, trauma counselling – adolescents and young children mainly

083 350 2628

Siobhan Clarke

Your Space for Wellnesss
7 Zircon Avenue
Jukskei Park
062 455 8353

Dr Lize Visagie

258 Weltevreden Road
084 509 7777

Giada del Fabbro
Forensic and Clinical Psychologist

Unit G, The Village Medical Centre
12 7th Ave, Parktown North
066 293 9205

Lana Levin

41 Durham Street
083 268 6562

Dr Strous

Suite 103
Highlands North Medical Centre
Cnr Louis Botha & 3rd Avenues
Highlands North
011 885 2237
082 387 5056

Pam Norton

673 Eagle Canyon
Blueberry Street
083 268 0404
Med Pages
– Pam Norton

Lara Wesson

4 Francis Road
083 792 2662

Alet Mattheus

862 Wekker Street
083 452 0255
012 997 1210
Pages Alet Mattheus

Eleen Polson
Counselling Psychologist

35 Ayton Street
299 Kruger Ave
Lyttelton Manor
072 212 1719

Kantha Pillay
Clinical Psychologist/Mindfulness Consultant


011 726 5846
071 897 5407

Rivka Hadar
Psych Central

Top floor, Block F
Homestead office park
37 Homestead Road
Rivonia, Sandton
066 259 1627

Bronwyn Davies

Driefontein Road
Rivonia, Sandton

+27 83 272 7017

Debra Myburgh
Adult and Child Therapy

5a, Franschoek Road
071 592 9690

Penny – Founder of NASG

Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Coach. Move from fear and chaos to peace and freedom.


Jo’Hara Hassem

Certified Master NLP practitioner
Emotional wellbeing coach working with Muslim women
Gallo Manor

Western Cape

Aumji Kistan
Breathwork Coach (In-person & online) & Transformation Life Coach

Chiropractor Wellness Centre
116 Longships Drive
073 294 3064

Avra Poelman
Intuitive Healer

Cape Town

082 728 1926

Michelle Booth
Art therapist

Cnr Bokmakierie Street and George Rex Drive
Lower Old Place
084 806 4775



Dr Bulatov – Homeopath

2nd Floor
Naturally Yours Centre
Cnr. Main and Culross Rd.
+27 11 463 3604
+27 72 460 3163

Candice Clark
Counsellor and Yoga Therapist specializing in trauma and mental health


Julie McCarthy
Certified EQ Life Coach and Nia Teacher


083 325 6076

Ursula Tobler
Art Counsellor


082 852 1629

Carol Grave

Bryanston Drive
083 602 5112

Christos Daskalakos

VisVita Centre
37 Dennington Ave
Winston Ridge
083 449 5375

Christine Williams
Creative coach, pottery and art

31 Franci Roaad
083 655 1509

Pierre van Mossevelde
Nutritional Health Practitioner (Live Blood Analysis)

127 Greenway Village Green Shopping Centre
076 405 0664

Lesley Burns
Occupational therapist, gives talks regarding mental health

29 Murifield Road
+27 11 646 9649


Fumani Moshidi

Unit 19 Pinehurst Lodge 2 Hogsback Ave Quellerina Johannesburg 081 774 7196

Western Cape

Anne Cawood

Address: 6 Kenilworth Road,
Kenilworth, Cape Town
Cell: 083 480 0822
Work Number: 021 761 3864

Alison Brown Family intervention, support and counseling, mediation

Corner Health 19 Recreation Road Fish Hoek Cell: 021 782 6958 Work Number: 073 587 5960

Additional Support Resources

Christine Louis de Canonville –

SomaSensing Somatic Therapy –     

Mental health radio –

Ross Rosenberg –

Quora –

Becoming who you are –

Psychology Today –   

Psychotherapy and Psychology online training – www.nicabm

Dr Eric Perry – www.makeitultrapsychology.wordpress

The Neuromovement Revolution –

For the Intense, Sensitive and Gifted –

Advice on narcissism –  

D: The dark factor of personalities –

Help Guide – guide to mental health and wellness –


Inner Bonding – Margaret Paul –

Dr Lize Visagie –


South African Association for Social Workers in Private Practice. Can assist in family court, and also do trauma debriefing.
066 472 3638


Social welfare organization.
072 254 5009


Free counselling and shelter provided to all SA women in need. POWA has 6 satellite offices and 2 confidential shelters.
011 642 4345


Domestic violence, sexual assault – confidential services provided to all victims at no charge. 24hr free SMS service. Emergency Shelters.
010 590 5920


0800 055 555


074 080 8315


24 hr mental health line 0800 456 789
Substance Abuse 24hr helpline 0800 12 13 14/SMS 32312
Suicide Crisis Line 0800 567 567
Depression and anxiety help line 0800 70 80 90
Akeso Psychiatric Response Unit 24hr 0861 435 787
Police and Trauma Line 0800 20 50 26


021 465 7373


Care centres for rape victims
Chris Hani Bara 011 933 1140
Koponong Hospital 016 428 5959
Mamelodi Day Hospital 012 841 8413
Tembisa Hospital 011 923 2180


Assists in cases of domestic violence and trauma, divorces and mediation
011 975 7106/7


In need of trauma counselling or support please contact lifeline on 0861 322 322. Offering phone or face to face counselling
JHB 011 728 1331
Midrand 062 155 4770
Benoni 011 421 0384
Pretoria 012 804 1853
Soweto 011 988 0155
Krugersdorp 011 665 2281
Alexandra 011 443 3555


For codependent people in relationship with addicts 24hr helpline
0861 252 666


Codependents Anonymous SA


Support for men who were sexually abused
078 457 4811


Legal assistance so parents have equal rights to see their children



Mediation for divorce – done in front of 2 trained mediators at a subsidized price.


Soweto 011 984 4290
Pretoria 012 542 1121


Psychiatric Hospitals – inpatient and outpatient treatment for a range of psychiatric illnesses ie anxiety and depression, substance abuse and addiction, eating disorders, ageing disorders and PTSD.
Clinics throughout SA
AKESO Response Unit – 0861435787
Emergency contact 011430 1890 24/7


Determine What You Can Pay at reduced Interest. Debt Administration, Debt Counselling, Debt Review.
087 700 5609


011 484 4554 (Office hours only)

For Women – Gender Based Violence Command Centre

0800 428 428
*120*7867# (free)

Family violence, Child Protection and sexual offences unit

0800 150 150

Halt Elder Abuse Line (HEAL) – helpline for elderly people

0800 003 081

Woman Abuse Helpline

0800 150 150

Lifeline Counselling Number

0861 322 322

Suicide Crisis Line

0800 567 567
0800 456 789

Pharma Dynamics Trauma Helpline

0800 206 026

24hr Substance Abuse Helpline

0800 121 314

Human Trafficking Helpline

0800 737 283 (08000 rescue)
082 455 3664

SAPS Crime Stop

08600 10111

National Crisis Line

086 132 2322

South African Police Service – Crime Stop and Anonymous Tip-offs

08600 10111

Flying Squad/SAPS Emergency




Dr Reddy’s Mental Health Helpline

0800 212 223

South African Federation for Mental Health

011 781 1852

Central Gauteng Mental Health Society

011 984 4038

Adcock Ingram Depression and Anxiety Helpline

0800 708 090

SA National Council for Child Welfare

011 339 5741

Law Society of South Africa

0800 202 036
012 366 8800


Abused Women and Children
19 Link Street
Lenasia ext 1
011 854 5804
011 231 5050


People Opposing Women Abuse
64 Mitchell Street
011 642 4345


Abused Women
176 Smit Street
011 242 3000


C/O Millbourn Rd and Viljoen Street
011 614 3245


Girls between 12 and 18 years old
60 Olivia Rd
074 587 7057


Refugee Women and Children from 3 mnths
36 Terrace Road
011 624 2915


Boys who have been on the street
1 High Street
084 620 1465


Provides safe houses for children born into unsafe and violent homes
+27 82 803-3866
+27 82 654 5733

  • Art therapy
  • Sculpture / Pottery /Painting
  • Dance eg Biodanza / any form of dance
  • Play – Laughter Therapy
  • Somatic Movement Therapy
  • Neuromovement – the Anat Baniel method of healing trauma and pain
  • Yoga / Stretching
  • Breathwork
  • Meditation and Mindfulness
  • Prayer
  • Journalling / Affirmations
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Sound Therapy
  • Healing the Inner Child – Inner Bonding
  • 12 Step courses – CoDa or Al-Anon
  • Support Group/s
  • Nutrition – Homeopaths, Nutritional Health Practitioner (Live Blood Analysis), Naturopaths

CBT – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – focuses on how your thoughts, feelings and behavior influence each other.

DBT – Dialectical behavior therapy – works on the same things as CBT, but emphasis is given more towards regulating emotions, being mindful, and learning to accept pain

BWRT – Brainworking Recursive Therapy – Brain Working Recursive Therapy is a one-to-one talking therapy that gives you the tools to reprogram your emotional or habitual responses, through the power of your thought alone. Very effective way to rewire the brain.

NLP -Neuro Linguistic Programming – Using mind techniques such as visualization, you can change the way you think and feel about past events, fears and even phobias. Unlike Psychoanalysis which focuses on the “why”, NLP assists you to move forward by focusing on the “how” – empowering you to take control of your mind, and therefore your life.

TRE – Tension and Trauma release exercise – an innovative series of exercises that assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma. The exercises safely activate a natural reflex mechanism of shaking or vibrating that releases muscular tension, calming down the nervous system.

EMI – Eye movement integration – is an innovative and amazingly effective treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other difficulties stemming from highly emotional memories.

EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing – is an interactive, systematic, and practical psychotherapy technique used to relieve psychological stress. It is an effective treatment for trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as psychological difficulties stemming from traumatic events in childhood.

EFT – Emotional freedom technique – is an alternative treatment for physical pain and emotional distress. It is also referred to as tapping or psychological acupressure. People who use this technique believe tapping the body can create a balance in your energy system and treat pain.

Domestic Violence ACT 116 of 1998

Domestic violence affects millions of people it causes significant harm to the physical and mental health of survivors and their families, undermines their economic stability and overall well-being, and is a stain on the conscience of our country.

Studies show that living with domestic violence can cause physical and emotional harm in the following ways: ongoing anxiety and depression. emotional distress. eating and sleeping disturbances.

Personal help is available for victims of narcissistic abuse!

Sometimes support groups and chat forums just aren’t enough and professional coaching from an expert in the field of narcissism is necessary.

Click below to book a very affordable session with the founder of NASG.

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