Inspiration and determination create a good foundation but for Rashid Thobega Stewart helping you put your best foot forward was the end goal.
Entrepreneurship isn’t for the faint-hearted Thobega’s entrepreneurial persuits stem from his love for Hip-Hop as an art form, and culture which started in the Bronx USA by unhappy youths who wanted to express themselves with music like “Fight the Power”, eventually spreading across the globe and giving birth to serious entrepreneurs like Percy Miller.
In 2019 Thobega had an interest in formal leather shoes and that would include your loaders, brogues, mules, etc. Which led to him making two formal pairs which would be sampled as he geared up to start the business, yet he realized a large percentage of SA men prefer sneakers or tekkies. The second challenge was the cost of leather, which would then force him to price his newly found brand at a higher price, something he frowned upon. “I therefore chose to drop the idea and went with sneakers rather and it became a success with 300 pairs sold in the first four months.”
Fortunately for Thobega, he realized and capitalized on the thriving and growing sneaker culture and that was the birth of Landlords, a sneaker brand with a name that carries stature.
A brand made for a generation that has hopes of practicing ownership over their lives, regardless of whether you are in business or not, an academic, musician, Investor, etc, it’s for individuals who aspire to own that beautiful space and add value to it and be a LANDLORD.
Landlords was born out of pure faith and hope that your circumstances or situation don’t define you because you are still capable of achieving great things.
Thobega is motivated to inspire! And it is this foundation and mindset that has helped him build a successful customer base by staying true to his word and himself. “A lot has been written with regards to the subject, I just believe staying true to your word and delivering as promised builds relations.”
And he like others, is using social media strongly, as well as other major media outlets and radio stations to market his brand. And because marketing is expensive, especially as a small business, social media has been beneficial because it enables him to communicate directly to the end client in real time.
Thobega has a blueprint to success and won’t be detected by pressures of creating a digital persona that has nothing besides memories of splurging in clubs and having nothing of value. For him success is being able to do what you love, sticking to the script long enough till you see the mountain peak just like a Landlord.
It is said that ukufa ngumakoti womuzi nomuzi, but death be not proud and as somber as this may seem, the challenges and complications that come with sending a loved one to their final resting place has turned into a thriving business for two ambitious entrepreneurs Zolani Matebese and Thabisile Sethaba who co-founded Sendoff.
The silver lining is that they are using technology to simplify logistical matters allowing the bereaved to mourn without the worry of something going wrong.
After 20 years of watching the industry remain stagnant, Matebese wanted a better way to deal with funerals, and saying goodbye to loved ones and the circumstances made it an incredibly compelling business idea. The idea was simple, he wanted a way to make the process simpler, less traumatic, and better.
The beauty is that Sendoff isn’t a funeral parlour but an app that ensures that users have a dignified sendoff for loved ones when they have completed their journey on earth.
Matebese describes Sendoff as a mobile app digitizing the funeral/deathcare value chain. He says it provides convenience, information & a 10x better customer experience for funeral services. “You can do anything related to the funeral on Sendoff and arranging one on the app is an unmatched simplified digital process.”
Sendoff simplifies the planning process because users can choose pre-built packages or create their packages visually. It is a better value for money because Matebese and Sethaba have sourced the best value providers in the market to get the best prices without compromising on quality. It saves users time by enabling them to arrange an entire funeral in less than half an hour. But more importantly, it’s safer, no need to visit multiple funeral homes.
The competitive advantage is that Sendoff manages all the tasks to ensure user satisfaction. Sethaba says “No need to call to make sure that the hearse/cars/flowers/caterer is ready; we do all that. We also have checklists so users know exactly what to do and what is involved with all the aspects of the funeral.”
Even though they are still building and are an app, Sethaba and Matebese empathize with their users and have built Sendoff with their users in mind because their primary values are empathy and “being human” in an industry that views its customers as commodities.
And like so many other entrepreneurs they are capitalizing on the benefits of content marketing and social media because they understand the importance of providing information to their users and prospective clients.
Matebese says “We’ve also been fortunate in the weirdness of Sendoff and being the first app to cover everything related to a funeral, has made our story resonate with several traditional media houses and resulted in significant press coverage.”
“We’re now also starting to roll out our ambassador program called “Sendoff Heroes” which will help ordinary people to refer friends, family, and people in their circle to us and will be a small effort to combat joblessness and poverty” adds Sethaba.
Working in an industry as sensitive as this requires a team that understands how to deal with every client, and even though everyone does everything, they pull together as a team to get things done and as they grow the company culture will grow as well.
Matebese is driven by creating things and making his late mom and Grandma proud. While Sethaba is inspired by the need to create and leave a legacy. She wants to be remembered for having lived purposefully and made a significant difference in the world and serving humanity.
As innovative as this business venture is, Matebese and Sethaba are always generating new ideas on how to better serve their clients. And as much as Covid-19 has changed the business landscape, they are not letting their fears get to them because the pandemic has normalized death for everyone and they run a deathcare company.
And having succeeded and failed in business and life Matebese isn’t scared of failure. He adds that when he’s anxious about something, he finds an exercise called “fear setting” useful. By thinking about what makes him anxious, and imagining the worst that can happen, it internalizes how he could feel if it did and then think of how to navigate past that.
Sethaba says that her greatest fear is to die and not be remembered for any positive contributions towards humanity. One thing is evident, Matebese and Sethaba are cut from the same cloth. They are resilient and set in helping others. Their definition of success is simple, it’s the feeling one gets when they have achieved what they set out to do or getting very close as well as building meaningful connections, achieving goals, doing what you love, and making money whilst at it.
Even though they might be at the beginning of their journey, Matebese says that every successful entrepreneur has been able to just do it, so leave all the doubts, excuses, fears, self-censorship behind and make something.
One thing entrepreneurs need to have is the willingness to put themselves out there for criticism and ridicule and to continue until they succeed regardless of how many or how big their failures are because the act of creating something makes you vulnerable and it takes a lot of inner strength to open oneself up to that. And they need to remember that everything can be taught but more importantly entrepreneurship needs resilience, commitment, and character.
Despite the challenges and obstacles, entrepreneurship has given Matebese and Sethaba the freedom to make something meaningful and allowed them to build a business that creates jobs and changes lives.
Maybe going forward entrepreneurs need to ask ‘how can I solve youth unemployment using technology’ because the answer could result in a business that provides innovative solutions that shape the future.
We might still be navigating a new terrain due to the global pandemic but life, as fragmented as it is, needs to go on and that means its business as usual. It’s a new year but our mandate is still the same, our goal is to help promote and give a helping hand to entrepreneurs because we know they are part of the solution to the challenges that plague our country. So cheers to 2022 and here is to us playing our part.
One thing that I love about South Africa is that despite the different cultures and languages one thing is certain, drip is forever even though mswenko is subjective. We seem to find or create the rainbow at the end of the storm and understand what we need to keep going.
So here is our take on the top ten brands (services and products) for January that will make the next 360 days (yes January is that long) less gloomy. These brands are sure to help you step out in style, navigate life and all the changes that come with it, carry the weight during hard times and maybe add a bit of colour to your life even though the bank account might be on one bar.
Here is our nice to have, must-haves and services to use in no particular order.
This sneaker business is centred around igniting the hustle and ambition in the hearts of South Africans. The word ‘VAYA’ means “go”, “to go” or “going”, in essence, it’s motivation to “Go get it!” which translates to “chase or go after your dreams.”
2: Nkukhu Box
Nkukhu Box offers high quality grilled chicken products that are on par with international standards and other big brands. Its unique selling point is taste because it embraces African flavours, culture, lifestyle and fashion through food.
Dealing with the passing of a loved one is hard enough without unreliable service providers, pressure sales tactics, unfeeling claims administrators and the predatory behaviours that have come to define parts of the death care industry. Sendoff makes the process of managing a loved one’s passing easier and allows the client to focus on family and grieving, and not the admin.
Droppa is an on-demand delivery service that makes it safer and easier to move office or household goods and furniture. It takes the strain out of the equation and replaces it with efficiency and convenience.
5: SMC Sox
Socks are no longer the gift no one wants, these are a perfect gift for stylish, outspoken and sophisticated individuals who are confident, different, and about cultural preservation.
This eco-jewellery company crafts personalised middle to high-end wooden timepieces and accessories. The products are handcrafted with ancient sustainable wood, steel and 100% genuine leather amongst other materials.
Nothing says welcome than a clean space. Tosh offers cleaning detergents for all your housekeeping needs. Whether you are tidying up or tackling stains or conditioning your garments, they have you covered.
This is not an ordinary stationery brand. It’s unique, colourful, artistic, and African It draws inspiration from our diverse cultures. Thuto offers cool, fun and stylish must-haves that will make navigating life, studying and meeting deadlines a tad more colourful.
Moritelo is a start-up business specializing in manufacturing products for the skin. The products are specifically for teenagers and women with facial skin concerns. The company is 100 % black-owned and managed by Supply Chain Graduate Onneile Khwene, who created a brand and named it in Setswana, Moritelo for its product lines provides natural solutions to Teenage and Women who have facial conditions of Acne-prone, Blemishes, Pigmentations & Uneven skin Toned.
Evoke Advertising Agency is a black owned Integrated marketing communications agency, which provides solutions that tackle brands communications challenges by giving their business a voice through Digital Marketing Solutions.
I don’t know about you but these are the brands and service providers that are currently giving us #FOMO. So ba’ thempele and do it in proudly mzansi products or outsource your needs to a local service provider. And if you have any local brands that make you happy or brands you would like to see on Ourlives please share them with us. All I can say is that these brands are #goals.
Our next top ten brands will add that spice and increase the korobela so that there are flames when you serve those #couplegoals come February 14. In the meantime hope to catch you on the streets pushing proudly mzansi gear and using local service providers because you know mos, local is lekker.
Entrepreneurship is rooted around the saying ‘ Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu’ even though at times it feels as though it’s a solo journey, success is found in collaborations and strategic partnerships.
Entrepreneurship has been dubbed as a solution to the growing unemployment pandemic, however, very few will disclose the sacrifices and difficulties that entrepreneurs face just to make it, let alone grow enough to actually create jobs.
For one entrepreneur, his journey is slightly different because his success is dependent on the success of other entrepreneurs. For Thabang Moye, the founder of Evoke Advertising Agency and the brains behind Ourlives Marketplace, a digital marketplace that offers a platform for other entrepreneurs to showcase their products and services, success for him is helping other entrepreneurs reach a wider target market, increase their foot traffic and make them accessible. In essence, Moye wants to get you excited about local brands so much so that you start preferring and supporting them.
And even though there is a vast array of digital marketplaces, the selling point here is that Moye understands the essence of collaboration and the power it holds. Ourlives Marketplace goes the extra mile by offering various comprehensive tailored marketing services that meet each client’s needs and objectives without breaking the bank.
This business to consumers marketplace is for professionals, stylish intellectuals and brand-conscious individuals who want to plough back and support local businesses while learning and drawing inspiration from each other. Moye urges entrepreneurs to join this growing digital network of like-minded entrepreneurs. He wants you to put your brand in front of thousands of customers who are actively searching for local brands.
Moye’s vision is simple, he wants to give local brands and businesses a platform to showcase their products and services. His wants to make it easier to access these small business thus improving their digital footprint and increasing their reach. Ourlives Marketplace is about supporting local brands and helping create and maintain jobs by helping them succeed.
He encourages people to do their bit to support proudly mzansi businesses or become part of this growing network by getting their small business listed.
Unique sauces, quality service, customer satisfaction and delicious food sums up Mrs Katlego Suze’s one of a kind condiments and business etiquette.
Suze’s love for spicing and creating different flavours that enhance food goes hand in hand with her love for cooking and everything related to food technology, catering, manufacturing of food and even farming.
As a hospitality management graduate and professional Chef, Suze aims to penetrate the food production and supply industry and operate as one of the best female-led retail suppliers in the country. LemmeChew (Let Me Chew) Foods & Beverages founded in 2016, specialises in food manufacturing, food nutrition and culinary education. Her unique selling point is her understanding of what good food is and food production as well as offering clients a creative service while exceedings expectations by diversifying the culture of food.
Quality products that meet customer needs
Her journey started when she made a sauce people loved and were willing to buy. Today, Suze is operating a small factory in Centurion, Pretoria and supplies one of the leading retail stores in South Africa, the OBC Group as well as Spar, numerous butcheries, and restaurants.
Even though there are currently three variants available, Suze plans to grow her offering by including additional flavours and spices that will complement what’s already in the market. The LemmeChew [Flavour] mousse can be used to enhance simple dishes such as scrambled eggs or as a base over meat.
“We are looking into doing herb farming and creating our own unique infused spices that households can use.”
The expansion plan also includes growing the business to endorse other manufacturers and bringing them under the Limit Shoe Holdings umbrella so they can manufacture other FMCG products.
And whether you prefer the hot, mild or lemon and herb sauce, her products are organic and healthy and created with the consumer in mind. She says, “The lemon and herb sauce is a health-conscious option that is our Vegans Banting and diabetic-friendly option that can also be used as a salad dressing, or to marinate fish and/or chicken.”
Secret ingredient to customer retention
One thing that sets LemmeChew apart is its strategic marketing plan. “Our marketing plan is created to go where our customers or potential customers are. We market our products via social media and on our interactive website page but we also do in-store promotions that allow us to either interact with our clients and allows them to taste and feel the product, making it easier for them to pick up one of our products while they do their grocery shopping.”
Visibility gives LemmeChew a competitive advantage and the taste and price point raises the bar even higher.
Success and growth
However, Suze’s success is rooted in her people. She has a strong marketing team that works extremely hard in getting the brand out there.
“My husband Sam heads the sales and marketing team of the Limited Shoe Foods business. He’s done an excellent job in that field. They do our advertising, promotions, marketing and business development. They bring in all the sales and new businesses that we have.”
Sam’s experience and knowledge has helped grow the brand, increase sales and expand LemmeChew’s customer base.
She adds: “Our brand is rooted in integrity and the art of giving back. Through our success, we intend on educating and providing less privileged and disadvantaged communities essential, healthy and unique food products at affordable prices. And we are also trying to create employment and grow the business inside our country.”
Suze adds that she is very strict in terms of business values and culture. “The culture within the organisation is teamwork, while the business values include accountability, professionalism, and integrity. So we need to be accountable for every single thing that we do in the business. We want to be take pride in what we do, good or bad.”
Suze says to be successful and be able to grow, entrepreneurs need to be open and able to deal with customer feedback regardless of whether it’s positive or not. “If we get criticism, we acknowledge it, apologise and offer a solution. ”
LemmeChew was birthed from Suze’s need to do more and to earn more. “I envisioned myself as a businesswoman. So I knew I had to do something.” Based on LemmeChew success, Suze is heading in the right direction and putting in the work needed to make this business a success.
The devastation of Covid-19 and lockdown forced everyone to look at alternative ways to make money. What was once a daunting task has now turned into a thriving business for civil engineer Lufuno Rasoesoe.
Rasoesoe recalls how her mother’s love for soap making, a self-taught skill, was a daunting exercise that required her to assist and remember all measurements as she poured in the raw materials. “They smelt awful, and only now do I realise that she never used fragrances but I loved cleaning. I love clean spaces, for every item I buy, I smell the product.”
It was this love for cleaning and a passion for fragranced products that birthed the idea to fuse the two and offer a product that does the job and leaves your home smelling good.
Today, Rasoesoe is the founder of Touch, Opulence, Scent and Harness (Tosh Detergents), a manufacturer of a wide range of quality household cleaning detergents. Although it launched in March 2021, Tosh Detergents is listed with ProudlySA. Its wide range of cleaning products such as dishwashing liquid, pine gel, thick bleach, window cleaner, laundry liquid, fabric conditioner can be found at SPAR centurion and Venda soon.
Customer service counts
She credits her success to a well-established customer base built from retaining customers from various platforms such as social media platforms, radio and TV interviews. And how much Africans have embraced the brand and shown support. “Africa is ready to embrace its own. Entrepreneurs need to keep happy clients happy because they will draw more customers to you. Nothing is as satisfying as receiving a call from a customer saying I just want to support one of our own.”
Her culture of transparency, honesty and excellence is what sets her apart. “For me, it’s easy, treat your clients the same way you want to be treated. Be honest, deliver when you have to and don’t make empty promises. I realised that customer’s value honesty and that makes them loyal.”
Rasoesoe greatest motivation is her belief. “I believe I am born for greatness, and if I haven’t reached greatness, then that is what must wake me up each morning. My kids also motivate me to work hard, I don’t want them to experience the harsh ills of unemployment.” And even though she feels as though her greatest failure is never living a purposeful life, a life without impact. She surrounds herself with positive people and positive environments. “And I’m careful about what I read or listen to. If it instils fear, I detach. I keep my well full with positivity.”
Success for Rasoesoe is waking up each day no matter what and finishing what you started. No matter how much you fall, but treading forward against all odds, no matter what.
The essence of entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship can be a lonely journey but when your strength shines through, it’s so fulfilling. Self-Motivation is doing it even though no one is cheering you on. Consistency is showing up each day, no matter what. And this is what she lives by. And she adds “It’s surprising how strong, powerful, creative and daring I am.”
Entrepreneurship is a journey that seeks to fill in a gap but what many often forget is that it needs to span from something you love. And in Rasoesoe’s case, it was her love of cleaning and the ability to make soap, thanks to her mom’s teachings. And even though she might be doing business in an already saturated market, she is claiming her place and getting noticed.
Rasoesoe loves what she does, and has always known that there is so much more inside of her and that she needs to share it with the world. For her, Tosh Detergents is a way to better her life, her society but more importantly a way to contribute to positive change in the world.
Article written by Sibongile Gura
Growing up in an area where failure was the norm and seeing talented people lose hope could harm a person, but Themba Makamo dreamt of creating something that would encourage people to go after their dreams.
His desire to inspire people through stories saw a journalist realise that he did not have control over the stories he could write. Makamo concluded that he needed to build something tangible that could carry out his vision.
This was the birth of Vaya Footwear, a South African sneaker brand that not only celebrates ambitious people but reminds them to keep working on their goals no matter what.
His desire to inspire others is translated into the name Vaya. Makamo says “It was simple, since the business is about inspiring people to go for the dreams, and it was born in the township, it only made sense to call it ‘Go,’ but in a township slang Vaya.”
Even though Vaya Footwear started operations in February 2021, Makamo believes that people are born with dreams. And Vaya was created to protect and nurture those dreams by being a daily reminder that you can achieve your goals. The brand has grown in strength through its transparency, appreciating feedback, and evolving with the needs of its customers. “Our business was established on social media and through great brand communication, we were able to achieve and grow a lot through social media marketing.”
The beauty of having a clear vision is transparent in the way the brand’s culture of ambition is encouraged internally. Employees are encouraged to nurture their personal goals and to achieve them. “We believe go-getters like everybody else go through hardships and challenges. And we exist to remind them to keep reaching regardless of any internal or external factors.” This explains why Makamo says he used to fear failure until he realised that God did not create him to be fearful. And it’s this entrepreneurial spirit that still sees him waking up at 3 am to write down an idea he just had and understanding that success is just about achieving one’s life goals.
Purpose driven business
Makamo is motivated by the desire to change lives. “I have a team that meets regularly to review business activities and come up with efficient ways to improve how we do things.”
To be a successful entrepreneur, you need to believe in yourself, never give up, and be honest with yourself because self-introspection is important.
Vaya Footwear is putting its best foot forward. Their sneaker range is as colourful as our rainbow nation. And having opened their first store after only 9 months of being in business further proves they have a bright future ahead.
Tech-driven fashion brand, Mebala, is anchored on a collection of bold designs, quality materials and expert craftsmanship. Its core goal is to provide solutions to the problems its clientele experience with their luggage and to redefine the luggage and accessories space.
Its uniqueness lies in the fact that it infuses technology into its offering. With the slogan ‘fashion is innovative’, Tlhalefang Moeletsi believes that fashion doesn’t need to come at the compromise of functionality and style.
Mebala, ‘colours,’ is made in Africa, by Africa but for the world and is built on a client centric-approach and a passion for innovation. It was birthed through Tlhalefang desire to find a specific backpack with a unique design, and when he couldn’t, he sought to make his own and this is where he realised that there was a need for a brand that enabled clients to customise their design. Mebala filled this gap by offering products that could be personalised and were innovative without compromising on quality.
Even though it was conceived in 2017, it was only in 2019 when Tlhalefang started doing business but in the last two years, the brand’s reputation speaks for itself. Tlhalefang plans to contribute to a new African narrative – in essence, to be part of the made in Africa campaign through his work and to create solutions that are sustainable, innovative and create opportunities that add value to the lives of his clientele.
Building on a foundation of ubuntu
His work ethic, passion for problem-solving and product development has filtered down to his people. And has managed to not only build a team that shares his vision but has upskilled and trained other artisans. Tlhalefang passion for manufacturing, expert craftsmanship, comprehensive customer service and creating proudly African products that are innovative is evident in the range of Mebala products.
Having worked in the corporate industry to avoid some of the toxic traits he witnessed, the growth of Mebala is based on four principles; respect, ubuntu, discipline and accountability. This was important because Mebala is a brand that is big on promise- your word is binding.
Capitalising on Technology
Doing business in a digital era has enabled Tlhalefang to reach potential clients without the constraints of distance or geographical barriers. Social media has slashed the barrier to entry and simplified the marketing process. It has created a platform for entrepreneurs to provide quality service and products, which has allowed him to retain clients. Tlhalefang competitive advantage is that Mebala offers a convenient and unique customer experience, and by telling an authentic brand story, his story, his customers connect to him and the brand.
The Essence of Entrepreneurship
Even though his biggest fear is failure, public failure to be specific, Tlhalefang draws strength and inspiration from the feedback he gets from his clients and it is the same feedback that inspires him to generate new ideas.
Some might think luck plays a huge role in being a successful entrepreneur. For Tlhalefang success is ‘impact,’ as an entrepreneur you need to know what type of impact you are having on the world and the people around you and if people can testify to this impact, then you are successful. Joy and fulfilment is also a huge indicator of success, Moeletsi says that one needs to draw joy in whatever you are doing and be able to leverage that traction.
Even though one’s journey to entrepreneurship may be unique, but the destination is the same. In Tlhalefang case, it’s a destination that will revolutionise the luggage and accessory space.
it is refreshing to see entrepreneurs coming up with innovative business ideas that not only provide a solution but uplift other entrepreneurs and with the vast array of e-commerce stores, it is heartwarming to find one that not only offers a platform that ensures customers find it easy to buy SA brands but also gives opportunity to local brands to showcase their brands to thousands of customers across the country
Ourlives Marketplace, foundered by Thabang Moye is not just any online platform, it’s a well thought out service provider whose niche is to help local brands connect with their targeted audience by giving them the attention and the added value it needs to succeed. This B2C marketplace is made for professions, stylish intellectuals and brand-conscious individuals who want to plough back and support local businesses as well as learn and be inspired by other local entrepreneurs.
With various categories, such as fashion, streetwear, sneakers, appliances, sports, electronics, groceries, health & beauty and entrepreneur hub visitors are spoilt for choice. And all these are proudly mzansi brands, with 80% of its visitors being between the ages of 18 and 40, 77% live in metropolitan cities like Gauteng, Durban or Cape Town and the numbers growing daily, entrepreneurs are urged to join this marketplace that puts them in front of thousands of customers who are actively searching for local brands.
Local brands can register their brand/s on our Ourlives Marketplace and the team will create a landing page that will link to their website or social media page/s. alternatively, they can also sell their products on the Ourlives Marketplace platform, if they do not have a website or active social media pages. Entrepreneur who provide services will also have an opportunity to be showcased under the entrepreneur hub section of the platform.
For moye, his vision is to highlight the talent SA has and to get the public excited about local brands whether be product or service and as well as encourage visitors to support them so that they can more create jobs.
Through the platform, entrepreneurs will get an opportunity to see what other South African entrepreneurs are building within their communities. One thing is certain Ourlives Marketplace has truly made finding local brands easier, convenient and reliable.
As we get back to some sort of ‘normality,’ mental health issues have taken centre stage around the world, however, some are still left trying to adapt to change and navigate a way forward. Covid-19 has been a traumatic experience that has devastated families; changed the way of life, and left some feeling as though there is no life left.
For empowerment and trauma coach Hilda Sekhu, even though there are different types of trauma, dealing with trauma is important because if left untreated it can have long-lasting adverse effects. Sekhu’s treatment centre Bethel provides clarity, counsel and resources to assist children and adults who are traumatised and grieving due to different kinds of losses in life.
As an empowerment and trauma coach, who is still actively involved in the Medical Industry (clinical) for over 2 decades, her counsel and ministry sessions are unique because she focuses holistically on the spirit, mind and body, and also working on learned behavioural issues due to the impact of trauma especially if it comes from childhood.
Her coaching sessions empower you to access your healing capacity, inner wisdom and help you take back control of your life, peace and fulfilment which leads to personal freedom and mental well-being. By combining spirituality and a trauma release approach, since trauma gets stored in our bodies and minds, Sekhu unique form helps you understand what you’re going through isn’t you but what happened to you.
Even though you might be experiencing different stages of trauma, whether it’s denial, anger, bargaining, depression, or acceptance, at Bethel your emotional and physical safety is prioritised. Sekhu’s methodology will make you feel safe and enable you to discover various ways you can enjoy your present situation.
Just like the five guiding principles, Sekhu says that to move ahead, one has to unpack the events, deal with the experience and only then will you be able to control the effect and power the trauma might have. And speaking to a professional is the first step in healing the wounds and finding the strength and willpower to move on. Sekhu says that through choice, safety, trustworthiness one will able to be empowered and this can only be achieved by collaborating and opening yourself to a professional.
Don’t let loss in any capacity hold you captive. As we continue navigating the ‘new normal,’ one needs to safeguard their peace and make sure that mentally they are okay. And Sekhu is there to help you.
For more information contact email@example.com or www.bethel-sdc.co.za
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