Dr Barbara Louw

FAQ

Dr Barbara Louw has a unique, creative and spontaneous approach to presenting keynote addresses, seminars, workshops, lectures, presentations and motivational talks.

Here is some of the conferences she addressed:

  1. Guest on weekly community Radio programmes: Tuks FM
  2. Guest on Various National Radio Stations: RSG, 702, Radio Pulpit, Radio Pretoria, Radio Impact, Radio East Rand, Punt Geselsradio, Radio Rippel, 5FM.
  3. Guest on various TV programs: Fokus, 3 Talk with Noleen, SABC News, ETV News, Wat’s die Storie (Kyknet), Oud en Getroud (Kyknet), Defence TV, Metropolitan TV & ASTV.
  4. Advisor to journalists and Commentator for: Pretoria News, Beeld, Rapport,
    Sunday Times, Rekord Community Newspapers, The Star, Citizen, Keur, Eastern, Vrouekeur, Erdekruik, Servamus, Sarie.
  5. City Council Of Pretoria, Depatment of Social Welfare, 09/1997, Pretoria, How to deal with Victims of Rape.
  6. Rape Crisis Centre/Pta-Oos Ondersteuninggroep: Opleiding en Inligtingsnaweek, 03/1998, Pretoria, Trauma Hantering
  7. Rhema: National Children’s Ministers Seminar 07/1999, Randburg, Children and Trauma: Introduction
  8. Rhema: National Children’s Ministers Seminar 07/1999, Randburg, Children and Trauma: Reactions, Signs and Debriefing
  9. Rhema: National Children’s Ministers Seminar 07/1999, Randburg, Children and Trauma:
    Signs of Delayed Reaction – Sexual Abuse
  10. Die Teater Huisie: Vroue week 2000,08/2000, Pretoria, Die Vrou en trauma.
  11. Inter Trauma Nexus: Success after Trauma Conference 2000,
    University of Pretoria, Vision and Success After Trauma
  12. Technicon RSA: Law Enforcement Officials under Stress, 07/2002, Technicon RSA Johannesburg, Stress Management and One-on-One Support
  13. Thutobopelo Nursing Academy: The Rape Victim – A Holistic Approach, 09/2002, From victim to conqueror – An emotional support system
  14. Themba Lesiswe: National Conference on Victim Empowerment 2003, Midrand, Long-term Management and Utilisation of Volunteer Supporters and Workers
  15. World Society of Victimology: 11th International Symposium on Victimology
    07/2003, University of Stellenbosch, Effective Narrative Therapy for victims of sexual violations
  16. World Society of Victimology: 11th International Symposium on Victimology
    07/2003, University of Stellenbosch, Volunteerism
  17. Marcus Evans Conferences: Health and Wellness in Your Organisation, 11/2003, Somerset West, Making Room for “South African” Problems
  18. Womens’ Agricultural Union North: Vier Seisoene Vrou, 05/2004, Naboomspruit, Die Vrou en Trauma (key note speaker)
  19. Wilgers Oncology Centre: Palliative Care Seminar, 07/2005, Pretoria,
    Marketing of NGO’s – sitting in the middle of the patient versus funds
  20. International Quality and Productivity Centre: Ensuring the Safety of Your Campus, 11/2005, Fourways, Assisting the Victims of Crime and Providing Frontline Trauma Support
  21. The Association for Christian Counsellors in South Africa: Abundant Life 4th South African Conference in Christian Counselling, 09/2006,Pretoria, The Road to Healing for Victims of Sexual Violations
  22. The Association for Christian Counsellors in South Africa: Abundant Life 4th South African Conference in Christian Counselling, 09/2006,Pretoria, Victimology and Traumatology as Part of the Christian Ministry
  23. Grobbelaars & Church Street Funeral Brokers Seminar: 7/2010 Pretoria Journaling my road to recovery (This workshop was presented twice for this company at different occasions)
  24. Grobbelaars & Church Street Funeral Brokers Seminar: 8/2010 Pretoria Teenage suicides
  25. SAFETY AND SECURITY AT EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS CONFERENCE- OCTOBER 2010, Sandton: Gender Violence and Victim Support
  26. SAFETY & SECURITY AT AFRICAN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION. MAY 2011. Sandton: Narrative therapy for rape victims.
  27. Summit on Prevention of Suicide in the South African Police Service: 10/2013: Posttraumatic Embitterment Disorder and Suicide.
  28. 1st SA National Conference on Violence 2016: Violence and Embitterment
  29. Wholeness in healthcare: 2nd Biennial Conference on Spirituality and Healthcare: 2016. From Posttraumatic Embitterment to Wholeness in Healthcare
  30. 3rd Annual Women HR, Learning & Organizational Development Summit 2018: Work & Wellness for Female Leaders – Integrating Your Work, Wellness & Home Life
  31. Women in Procurement and Supply Chain Summit 2018: Workplace Wellness: Key Issues for Female Leaders.
  32. The EAPA-SA and Pan-African Eduweek, 20th Anniversary Conference 2018: Culturally sensitive and wholistic EAP approaches.
  33. Magistrates’ Court Judiciary Tshwane Family Imbizi 2018. Wellness Awareness.

Dr Barbara Louw has a unique, creative and spontaneous approach to presenting keynote addresses, seminars, workshops, lectures, presentations and motivational talks. This list of the presentations reflects her broad base of practical experience, combined with extensive research, which confirms that she is a qualified authority on aspects of pastoral ministry, trauma relief and care of counselling.

Most of the following topics were presented in English and Afrikaans.

To Invite Dr Barbara Louw to participate at your next conference or event.

  • Basic counselling skills
  • Basic crisis handling
  • Being a woman and being special
  • Being successful
  • Being trauma wise
  • Bereavement counselling
  • Biblical perspective of trauma
  • Body language
  • Bullying
  • Cyberbullying
  • Children in trauma
  • Children pursue of misbehaviour
  • Communication
  • Conflict
  • Conflict management
  • Coping with trauma
  • Couples and depression
  • Counselling in the wellness paradigm
  • Crime prevention
  • Crisis management
  • Dealing with rape
  • Debriefing and defusing
  • Depression and suicide
  • Domestic violence
  • Effect of gabling
  • Effective practice management
  • Effective time management
  • Families in distress
  • Fatigue management
  • Gender violence and trauma
  • Gender violence and victim support
  • Group counselling
  • Helping children to cope with trauma
  • Hope for the future
  • Identifying students at risk
  • Identifying survivors at risk
  • Journaling my road to recovering
  • Longevity counselling
  • Male sexual abuse
  • Memory training
  • Narrative therapy for victims of sexual violations
  • Networking and teamwork
  • Neuro Linguistic practice
  • Prevention of substance abuse
  • Parenting in difficult times
  • Positive life skills
  • Posttraumatic Embitterment Disorder
  • Rape counselling
  • Reconstruction of families
  • Retrenchment
  • Rules for victims support workers
  • Sexual violations
  • Specialized counselling
  • Spiritual impact of trauma
  • Stress
  • Stress management
  • Support groups
  • Teenage suicides – Prevention & After care for significant others
  • Teamwork in a community project
  • Trauma
  • Trauma management for managers
  • Value of volunteers
  • Vicarious traumatization
  • Victim empowerment
  • Victim support and crisis workers
  • Victim support in disasters
  • Victimization
  • Volunteer in you company
  • Volunteerism
  • Work & Wellness for Female Leaders – Integrating Your Work, Wellness & Home Life
  • Workplace Wellness: Key Issues for Female Leaders. 

 

2019

  • The Potential for Enhanced Wellness in Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things

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I am passionate about helping people to become free from pain, to learn peace of mind, to build healthy relationships, to experience true happiness, success and to grow in a dynamic relationship with God.

I understand that making the first appointment for counseling or coaching is an important step in taking responsibility for your wellness.

I make my own appointments, since that very first conversation is already part of your growth process. I strive to offer an appointment within 24 to 48 hours from your call. In many cases we can help on the same day.

Even though I work with crisis and trauma, I realize that your time is valuable and we respect your efforts to come to our office. I strive to start all sessions on time for the appointment.

Our facilitators can offer extended hours for appointments for after-care and follow-up sessions of existing clients.

Another client centered service we offer is eAdvice, an electronic counseling service for first time and follow-up electronic advice for clients. For clients with busy schedules or who frequently travel, help is still at hand.

 

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I worked in several South African communities during the past 35+ year, in various capacities, including trauma- and crisis counselling, victim support, employee wellness, training and volunteer management.

My practice is in the context of a non-psychological and non-social work practice. Counselling; coaching; deep relaxation therapy; prayer; journaling; other relaxation techniques; affirmation;  support groups; pastoral counseling and trauma relif facilitation, which includes diet and food; nutritional supplements and exercise are techniques I utilize in my practice.



 

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My PhD study is about using a natural health care approach to treat Posttraumatic Embitterment Reaction The research excursion started with seeking an understanding of the origin of embitterment, the impact on a person and the journey to wellness and wholeness. I acknowledge that there are a large number of natural health care approaches, philosophies and theories. My quest was to find the most effective approach and to construct this approach into a Posttraumatic Wellness Coaching Model. This model aims for a counsellor to enter into a helping relationship with a client, by outlining the client’s unique, current health profile and construct a holistic wellness plan.

Please note that I do not share my clients information with any external researchers; students or any other third party.

 

Our clients are from all walks of life. The fact that trauma touched their lives are a common denominator that caused our paths to cross. Their current crisis or trauma is just a very small part of their lives. It is not life-defining interferences, because our aim is to help them to put trauma behind them and move on.

Our commitment to our clients is that their information will be kept confidential. This means that we don’t make client information available to students for research or for journalists for interviews.

Journalists and students are welcome to contact Dr Barbara Louw, because she is willing to assist with reasonable requests for interviews and research. Interviews about a specific topic or field of expertise can be arranged with the best available facilitator.

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