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How to Mental Health - Lockdown Edition
19 minutes | Apr 30, 2020
Day 35: See you soon with Dani and Kirst
The final episode in a 35 part series. A daily podcast for each day of the 35day stage 5 lockdown in South Africa. Danielle Du Toit and Kirsten Farquharson reflect on their experience of interviewing each professional and give some insight into what is in store next for the "How To Mental Health" Podcast Series. See you soon!
16 minutes | Apr 29, 2020
Day 34: Suit up with Allen
Small Business Owner, Allen Huang speaks with us about his experiences as an entrepreneur during the lockdown. Listen as he describes the struggles of running operations from home and the role of "suiting up" for work everyday.
14 minutes | Apr 28, 2020
Day 33: Coaching emotionally intelligent children with Marilyn
Christian counsellor and family coach, Marilyn Read, speaks about emotion coaching and the importance of emotional connection between parents and children. Listen as she outlines the roadmap to successful emotional coaching with your children.
19 minutes | Apr 27, 2020
Day 32: Depression in Adolescence with Kerryn
Specialist psychiatrist, Dr Kerryn Armstrong speaks about depression in adolescence. She speaks about adolescent-specific vulnerabilities during the lockdown as a result of the social isolation. She also explains how parents might assist their adolescents and when it would be important to see a clinician.
17 minutes | Apr 26, 2020
Day 31: Depression in childhood with Lesley
Child and adolescent specialist psychiatrist, Dr Lesley Carew speaks about childhood depression and how it is differs from adult depression. She speaks about how it might present during lockdown and how parents might assist their children. She also speaks about when it would be important to see a clinician.
15 minutes | Apr 25, 2020
Day 30: Depression with Bruce
Clinical psychologist, Dr Bruce Bradfield speaks to us about the experience of depression and suffering and how this might present during the overwhelming Covid-19 lockdown. He also speaks about coping mechanisms and when to see a clinician.
28 minutes | Apr 24, 2020
Day 29: Legal Guidance with Anina and Ashleigh
Attorneys, Ashleigh Farquharson and Anina Botha explain what financial relief funding initiatives, tax relaxations and debt and payment schemes are available during the lockdown. They also speak on labour law and how it impacts employees during Covid-19 in a way that is accessible for listeners.
14 minutes | Apr 23, 2020
Day 28: Try something new with Kim
Kim Black, impressionist artist speaks about how creativity enhances her emotional well-being during lockdown and her passion for botanicals brings some colour to our grey lockdown.
16 minutes | Apr 22, 2020
Day 27: Understanding anxiety in childhood with Merryn
Child and adolescent specialist psychiatrist, Dr Merryn Young explains how anxiety presents in childhood and how parents can best support their children in coping with this.
12 minutes | Apr 21, 2020
Day 26: Homeschooling with Jess
Returning guest Jessica Cheesman explains how parents can become homeschool teachers of children with ADHD during the lockdown
15 minutes | Apr 20, 2020
Day 25: Knowing what to expect with Amy
In a time filled with so much uncertainty, clinical psychologist Amy Glover describes that therapy provides support when feeling alone. She gives us clarity about what a first therapy session entails mitigating at least some of the uncertainty.
15 minutes | Apr 19, 2020
Day 24: Keeping your lid on with Marilyn
Christian counsellor and family coach, Marilyn Read, speaks about the process of physiological flooding or "flipping your lid". Listen as she explains the importance of being emotionally regulated during this lockdown.
18 minutes | Apr 17, 2020
Day 23: Getting Creative with Maria Magdalena
Maria Magdalena Campbell is a graphic design illustrator and artist. Listen as she explains how creativity and balance helps her stay grounded during an uncertain time.
25 minutes | Apr 17, 2020
Day 22: Sensory Regulation with Lourdes
Lourdes Bruwer, Occupational Therapist and Founder of Jump Leap Fly, speaks to us about sensory difficulties that could present themselves during the lockdown. Lourdes offers helpful tips on how to support children using ordinary household objects.
12 minutes | Apr 17, 2020
Day 21: Healing the trauma with Heidi
Heidi Van Der Merwe, registered counselor, explains the link between trauma and the effects that COVID-19 has had in many people's lives. Listen as she gives tips and guides on how to cope with the traumatic impact of this pandemic.
26 minutes | Apr 15, 2020
Day 20: Hitching onto Resilience with Luke
Luke McDonald, from the Hitched team speaks to us about his incredible adventures across the globe hitch hiking from South Africa to the Congo as well as from South Africa all the way to Ellen Degeneres. We chat with Luke about resilience in the midst of very difficult circumstances and how humour helped to keep them going one day, one moment at a time.
13 minutes | Apr 14, 2020
Day 19: Cope Consciously with Kerry
Counselling Psychologist and Life Coach, Kerry Acheson, speaks to us about the workbook that she and Karen Andrews created as a resource for people to consciously cope with COVID-19 crisis. This workbook has generously been made available to the public completely free of charge. Go to www.consultingkerry.co.za to get your copy.
19 minutes | Apr 13, 2020
Day 18: Entertain your dogs with Lucy
Owner and Founder of Just Dogs Behaviour and Honey's Garden, Lucy Breytenbach, takes us through ways in which you can keep your dogs entertained and exercised even without their daily walks.
15 minutes | Apr 12, 2020
Day 17: Teach your kids with Dani
Daniella Djan, educator and published author, gives her tips on how to teach your kids at home during the lockdown.
15 minutes | Apr 11, 2020
Day 16: Helping kids stay calm with Natasha
Counselling Psychologist, Natasha Kritzas, follows on from yesterdays conversation about anxiety and explores ways in which parents can support their children to stay grounded and calm even during this anxiety provoking time.
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