Learn how to manage and reduce stress and become a more resilient journalist in this one-day course.

Being a journalist demands enormous amounts of energy from us – physically, emotionally and mentally. Sometimes we’re so busy digging for facts and chasing deadlines that we risk losing what makes us human. Learn to look after your professional well-being so that you can continue your important work long into the future during this 6 week programme. Discover why self-care is crucial to your career, and how to apply mindfulness techniques in your daily life to help you become a healthier, happier, more efficient journalist. 

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to: 

  • Understand trauma and burnout, and how they can affect your work
  • Strike a better balance between life and work 
  • Manage your stress levels, no matter the deadline
  • Safeguard your wellbeing when covering traumatic stories 
  • Form your own personal support network 
  • Cultivate self-awareness and stay conscious of your boundaries 
  • Embrace healthy behaviours and make space for them in your life

Course Details

Duration: Two days
Location: Johannesburg
Group size: 3-20 participants

How it works: This course is presented as one full day of training, and is conducted in person only.


Nala Academy prides itself on offering the best, by the best. We provide a range of online and in-person courses for journalists, editors and content producers. Our training is dynamic, contemporary and practical – with course content that evolves as quickly as the industry does. 

Our core training team includes some of the most recognised names in media in Africa who have built, led and worked for some of the biggest media brands on the continent. We also bring in prominent global journalists and communicators as guest trainers. 

To sign up for this course or enquire about our other offerings, get in touch.