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Dr Arien van der Merwe


Dr Arien van der Merwe MBChB (Pretoria) FRSPH (London) MISMA (UK) has been in private practice both fulltime and part time, for more than 30 years, specialising in body-mind and integrative, natural medicine, workplace wellness and stress management since 1995.

Arien is a well-known and experienced public speaker and trainer, internationally published author of 19 books and 12 training manuals on health and wellness. She has been a medical specialist in workplace health and wellness since 1998.  One of her books is Stress Solutions. She also developed a relaxation CD for newcomers to meditation. Her most recent courses are Mind Solutions, Natural Integrative Medicine, A Short Course in Workplace Wellness and Stress Solutions. Her first book, Health & Happiness, published by Tafelberg Publishers in 1998, is now in its 8th print run, completely edited and revised during 2013, and published internationally in May 2014, by Fox and Raven.

Dr Arien writes for, and consults regularly, to many magazines and newspapers in South Africa, and has appeared in countless national radio and TV shows as guest. She is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health in the UK, for the work she does in South Africa to promote public health and wellness through education, training and communication. She is also a Member of the International Stress Management Association, UK branch.


Health Stress Management Gauteng (Pty) Ltd

Founded in 2006 by Dr Arien van der Merwe, the focus and emphasis of this specialist corporate health and wellness service provider company, are on education and training to address and manage, the burden of disease caused by the chronic lifestyle diseases (or rather health challenges!) through health, wellness, resilience and stress management training, as well as practical workplace wellness interventions. We present and facilitate talks, workshops, seminars and courses throughout South Africa and abroad, as well as practical training and support for existing health teams, peer educator trainers or wellness champions, to become independent wellness consultants within their own companies.

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