KEY NOTE SPEAKER – Dr Hannetjie Van Zyl-Edeling

Dr Hannetjie Van Zyl-Edeling is a counselling psychologist, mediator, author and artist, amongst other things.

She believes that we can use our minds to create our best life and find meaning, even in challenging circumstances.

Her mission is to assist people in managing their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual selves in such a way as to grow and reach their fullest potential.

She often appears on television and radio and advises journalists on topics such as preventive nutrition, stress, ethics, spiritual living and positive ageing.

Her workshops are for colleagues and the public - the most recent series being Courageous Conversations for the Second Half of Life; and the Psychology of Retirement. She believes that prevention and timeous planning prevent panic.

Her formal qualifications include a BSc Dietetics (Cum Laude - 1972); a Diploma in Hospital Dietetics (1973); an Honours degree (Cum Laude) in Psychology at the RAU (1987); a Masters degree in Psychology at UNISA (1989); and a Doctorate in Psychology at RAU in 1994. She registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa as a Counselling Psychologist (PS0030066) and is accredited as a mediator with Conflict Dynamics as well as Mediation in Motion.

Life-long learning is a passion for her. She an NLP Master practitioner, qualified Astrologer and has studied Astrology, Reiki, Esoteric healing, various modalities of Hypnosis, Kinesiology and Transactional Analysis.

Gardening, jazz, photography, painting and travel are great sources of joy in her life.

She is happily married and a very involved grandmother of six. She lives and works in Houghton, Johannesburg.

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