Orangutans in the field

FREDDIE VAN RENSBURG  |  Podcast , ±43 min episodes every 4 hours  | 
Two podcasts combine!! Freddie, from the Meet Me In The Field, joins forces with Merwe, from Talking Orangutans, for the vibrant, mostly lighthearted, yet hard-hitting, Orangutans in the Field podcast. A podcast between two friends talking about random life-stuff, and how these things affect their mental health. See if these things resonate with you. They even make suggestions about what works for them when it comes to their mental health and these life issues. These episodes are unedited and raw - as good as listening to it live!

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The spinach between your teeth and other uncomfortable truths

We all have people in our lives whom we care for, who are busy partaking in an activity that we perceive as harmful towards themselves. How do we tell a friend or a loved one a 'hard truth'? Is it our place to tell them? Are we correct in our observation that this activity is actually harmful? Freddie and Merwe try to unravel these questions in this episode of Orangutans in the Field.
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The Podcaster: Why do you have a podcast?

In this episode of Orangutans in the field, your two podcast hosts, Merwe, from Talking Orangutans, and Freddie, the host of Meet me in the field, discuss why they have decided to have their own podcasts. They speculate about their own, sometimes covert, sometimes all too overt reasons why they and other people would want to host podcasts. They even reflect on the effect these decision sometimes have on their mental state.
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The Mandela Effect: What does it mean to have an impact on others?

Have you ever stopped your busy head to contemplate what it means to make an impact on others? Not? Well, then take 45 minutes out of your life to listen to this episode of Orangutans in the field, where you will hear Merwe and Freddie discuss this road less travelled. Mull over the pressure people like Nelson Mandela was under and how this aspect of our lives can impact our existence.
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Screen and Social Media Addiction

Merwe struggles with marketing and promoting his business on social media. The actual activity is not the problem - it is the feeling he has when he is not on it. What is social media and screen addiction. Freddie again plays the role of the Counsellor and provides guidance and perspective of where to draw the lines between 'normal' versus addictive social media usage and screen engagement . Click on the links to this episode to access Freddie's screen addiction questionnaire.
Screen Addiction Questionnaire
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The Freud Question - Therapy

When do you take that leap of faith and seek therapy? When do you know it will be the next responsible thing to do? What to expect from your first few therapy sessions? How do you go about choosing a therapist and which therapists can prescribe medication. Freddie and Merwe talk about their personal and professional experiences on the when, where, what and how to go about getting into, and getting the best out of therapy.
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The Floor Mat: Codependence

Do you ever find yourself in a position where you are burnt out, resentful and feeling you were not brave enough to express your feelings or thoughts? In this episode, Freddie plays the role of the Counsellor (which he is in real life) and Merwe that of the patient. Although done in a light way, Merwe is 100% honest and discovers new aspects of his behaviour. Join this podcast and answer the Co-Dependency questionnaire with Merwe.
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How can I love you if you won't lie down - What is true Friendship?

What is real friendship? How do you define it? What are the behaviours of a good friend and how has this changed since our school days when everyone was your friend? How do friendship influence out mental health? Freddie and Merwe discuss these points in the third episode of Orangutans in the Field.

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