South Africa's stress and anxiety levels are on the increase thanks to the economic recession, reports the South African Depression and Anxiety Group – and this could lead to gross unproductiveness in the workforce, placing more pressure on the country's already strained economy.

Of the 60 000 thoughts we have per day, the majority of these are negative says Meiron Lees, author of D-Stress: Building Resilience in Challenging Times and life-coach.
Lees challenges South Africans to consider ways to change our negative mindsets and re-programme our way of thinking about adversity, in order to build resilience to the difficulties we face.
Lees will be in South Africa for only two weeks in August offering his take on how to deal with challenges at home, in the workplace and even in relationships.