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Solid Ground Wellness promotes the principle that in order to achieve optimal wellness the individual’s well-being on an integrated and holistic level should be considered. Our overall well-being is intricately connected to our daily thoughts, actions and emotions, all of which are connected both to present time life issues and historical life issues. We may be compromising our well-being by re-creating unhealthy choices and behaviours.

Achieving wellness is a dynamic process of waking up to ourselves, to creating awareness, resolve and positive change to the life issues that hold us back from achieving our potential. The process of creating wellness means bringing into our lives conscious choices and changes that increasingly shift us toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness is a constant process of change and growth.

Pam Gillingham

Pam has been in practice as a Social Worker for 27 years, both in the NGO, tertiary educational environments, as well as in Private Practice. She spearheaded specialised services in the field of gender equity issues, sexual and racial harassment; recovery from sexual abuse, rape and gender-based violence at Wits University for several years. Since 2013 Pam held the position of Director of The Family Life Centre, Families South Africa Johannesburg, which is a family services focused NGO.

Her private practice offers a range of family-based therapies where the focus is on building emotional aptitude for individuals and relationships with a specific focus on holistic individual well-being and healthy family dynamics. This includes parenting, individual and relationship counselling, family therapy and a number of support groups. Specializing in medium to long term therapeutic work, Pam offers these therapies in a variety of contexts.

 Her practice includes the therapeutic integration of research-based alternative techniques for trauma and stress reduction, including mindfulness-based practices.

Solid Ground - Pam Gillingham

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.”
Helen Keller

wellness training events

If you wish to learn more or join one or more of the below wellness training events,
please fill in the form below or contact us by email or phone.

CPD Points pending

Autogenic Training (AT) involves learning a series of simple steps to bring about body-mind awareness. It is a form of body-mind meditation which is based on a medical model, and with extensive evidence-based research and practice. AT enables one’s body-mind system to reset itself holistically, where self-regulation on physical, emotional, and mental levels occurs organically.  

Course Objective:
Once the method has been learnt, it requires just a few minutes a day to relieve stress, decrease anxiety and stabilise one’s mind and body. The practice of Autogenics has many benefits including maintaining general physical and emotional health and well-being, lowering blood pressure, increasing T-cell counts, improving work/sport/school performance, enhancing creativity, improving and aiding sleep induction, reduction of symptoms of stress, anxiety and trauma.

17:00 – 18:45
22 Sep to 10 Nov | 8 Wednesday Evenings

8:30 – 9:45
27 Sep – 15 Nov | 8 Monday Mornings

10% early bird discount redeemable until 15 Sep

CPD Points pending

Trauma affects virtually every aspect of a person’s life, often denigrating the very things that have defined safety in that person’s life. Finding their way back to what feels like ‘normality’ or a ‘new normal’ after trauma can be a daunting task for trauma survivors. It means living their lives in the face of fear. This fear, presented in the form of a multitude of behavioural, emotional, physical, and somatic symptoms is very often too overwhelming to deal with. As counsellors and therapists, we need to find our way through the myriad of trauma-based theories as well as deal with our own life issues and traumas in order to be the best vessel to assist our clients with theirs.
In this course, I hope to provide you with some of the processes that will enable you to embrace trauma counselling with greater confidence.

Course Objective:
Participants will gain a greater understanding of the nature and the effects of acute & chronic stress and trauma, which will enhance their ability to provide trauma counselling and containment to their clients. Specific emphasis is placed on the effects of trauma from a body-mind perspective and explores the impact of varied integrative methodologies related to trauma reduction.

9:00 to 14:00
Nov: 1 & 2

10% early bird discount redeemable until 20 Oct

Contact Me

For more information please contact Pam Gillingham
Cell: 067 181 5356 | Email: