Mariette Snyman Calm, Clear & Helpful

Calm, Clear & Helpful

If anxiety, heartache, chronic pain or other issues are keeping you awake, listening to "Calm, Clear & Helpful" can bring you comfort and clarity. Ever-curious journalist Mariette Snyman interviews a range of experts on holistic health, love relationships, parenting, and life's phases and challenges. Join us each Tuesday for fresh insights, practical know-how, and for conversations from the heart.
Weekly English South Africa Self-Improvement · Relationships
172 Episodes
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Ep. 171 Healing unexplained pain and chronic conditions

Are you a highly sensitive individual grappling with ‘mystery’ pain? Movement and energy specialist Tami Folkenflik explains how she combines energy healing modalities with yoga and Pilates to balance clients’ 4 subtle energy bodies. Having learnt to process her own trauma, Tami now lives free from pain and empowers others…
9 Jul 28 min

Ep. 170 Romantic relationships: What women – and men – deeply yearn for

Relationship coach Bryan Reeves shares his personal journey from a series of failed relationships to a profound understanding of love and intimacy. Offering insights from his best-selling relationship guide, he discusses the challenges regarding freedom and connection, the sexiest 3 words a man can say to a woman, and the…
2 Jul 35 min

Ep. 169 Multiple Brain Integration Techniques: how to use your multiple brains

Do we really have three brains? Master mBIT coach Liezl Thom discusses the adaptive neural networks in our head, heart and gut and the core competencies of each. She explores multiple Brain Integration Techniques, the mBIT Road Map, and the benefits of learning to align our cephalic, cardiac and enteric…
25 Jun 26 min

Ep. 168 Highly educated career women: why finding a partner may be difficult

Many high-powered women yearn for marriage, but find men spurning them because of their professional status or dedication to their careers. Sociologist Dr. Sandy To discusses her research on China’s “leftover women,” the gender constraints they face, and 4 different partner choice strategies they employ.
18 Jun 25 min

Ep. 167 How to navigate the natural stages of your love relationship

No need to panic when your intimate relationship moves out of the fuzzy infatuation stage and unnerving differences set in. Counselling psychologist Dr Ingrid Artus explains how identifying and successfully moving through love’s 5 stages can carry a couple to lasting love. She discusses developing a growth mindset, 4 attachment…
11 Jun 56 min

Ep. 165 Navigating prostate cancer: what I’ve learnt

Prostate cancer is one of the most daunting challenges a man can face. Elred Lawrence candidly shares his experience of the diagnosis, decision-making process, eventual prostatectomy, and living an adventurous and joyous life ever since. He highlights facing serious concerns like possible erectile dysfunction and incontinence, the importance of garnering…
4 Jun 42 min

Ep. 165 Amore Bekker: engele, liefdesverhoudings en ouer word

Watter rol speel die onsienlike in ons lewe? Raakprater Amore Bekker verduidelik hoe energie ons gesondheid, romantiese verhoudings en ouer word beïnvloed. Sy brei uit oor rigtingwysers op ons pad, respek, genot en lyfstraf, stel haar jongste boek bekend, en verduidelik hoe sy haar beskermengel “inkatrol”.
28 May 1 hr 01 min

Ep. 164 Prof. Elain Vlok: secrets of successful community service

Prof. Elain Vlok offers a behind-the-scenes look at the Clover Mama Afrika Project, South Africa’s oldest corporate social investment initiative. She considers the challenges her “Mamas” face, their substantial accomplishments, how she serves them despite life-threatening situations, and her appreciation for the Lifetime Achievement Award she recently received. Sponsored content.
21 May 31 min

Ep. 163 Weight loss drugs, including Ozempic: game changer or high-risk?

Can weight loss medicines be regarded as a miracle cure for obesity? Dr Manoj Bagwandeen considers the occurrence, causes, health risks and treatment of obesity, bearing in mind underlying mental health issues. Discussing appetite-suppressing and other weight loss drugs in terms of their advantages and risks, Manoj points out why…
13 May 34 min

Ep. 162 Mariette en Mart-Marie: ‘n ma-en-dogter hartsgesprek

Mariette en Mart-Marie gesels openhartig oor die soet en die seer van ma-en-dogterverhoudings: kommunikasiekwessies, rebelsheid, kwesbaarheid, goed genoeg wees, aanvaarding en 'magic'. Hierdie episode word opgedra aan elke ma en dogter. (Sensitiewe inhoud: verwysing na geweld)
7 May 33 min

Ep. 160 Living with an autoimmune disease and chronic pain: what I’ve learnt

Angel medium Belinda Bras-Nel explains how a life-long autoimmune condition, only recently diagnosed, has impacted her physically and psychologically and affected her work and relationships. Viewing these challenges in a spiritual light, she sees herself as being “pregnant with the earth, ” contributing to a general shift in consciousness.
23 Apr 38 min

Ep. 159 Can your sensory profile affect your mental health?

Does hyper- or hyposensitivity cause you to feel overwhelmed or under-stimulated in environments others may find normal? Psychologist Luricka Fick considers whether mental health difficulties, including depression, anxiety and risk-taking behaviour, may point to sensory integration issues. She discusses the role dopamine plays in over- and under-responsiveness, and the benefits…
16 Apr 38 min

Ep. 158 The placebo effect: an undervalued tool for health?

What really causes healing in a challenging health situation? Chiropractor Dr Jeff Crippen shares eye-opening research studies involving the placebo effect, and considers how we can benefit from non-physical interventions. Having formerly experienced excruciating pain for years, he offers hard-won insights into transformational wellness.
9 Apr 41 min

Ep. 157 Taking the edge off dying

Have you given the circumstances of your death – which cannot be avoided - any thought? Doctor of gerontology and death doula Rayne Stroebel offers practical guidance, describing the role of a death doula and how he helped his father transition after a stroke. Creating an advanced directive may give…
19 Mar 44 min

Ep. 156 Solve insomnia and other sleep challenges with BWRT

Are you getting enough sleep? Clinical and neuropsychologist Mark Eaton considers possible causes of sleep deprivation, including anxiety, traumas associated with sleeping, and disorders such as sleep apnoea. He explains how sleep challenges may affect us physically, psychologically, socially and cognitively and suggests interventions - notably the fast-working BrainWorking Recursive…
12 Mar 1 hr 02 min

Ep. 155 Happy with the reward and recognition you get at work?

Do you love your job – or not? Master life coach Judy Klipin discusses her new book on making work work for you. It targets 8 areas from the world of work and offers practical tools for either changing unsatisfactory circumstances or improving the way you view and manage them…
5 Mar 48 min

Ep. 154 Reaching for the stars after 5 years of ill health

After five years of health challenges including osteoporosis, stress fractures, falls, basal cell carcinomas, colon cancer, Covid pneumonia, a reverse shoulder replacement and lymphoedema, social entrepreneur Marilyn Hallett has turned a corner. She considers difficulties such as medical bills, loss of independence and forced absences from work, and reveals what…
27 Feb 32 min

Ep. 153 My kind emigreer – hoe hanteer ek dit?

Jou hart breek aan stukke wanneer jou kind emigreer, maar jy is ook bly oor die voordele en nuwe moontlikhede. Emigrasieterapeut dr. Sulette Ferreira belig aspekte van die besluit om te emigreer, vrae wat ouers kan vra, die ervaring van broers en susters, en grootouerskap oor grense heen. Sy gee…
20 Feb 41 min

Ep. 152 Strengthening self-love: understand your sensory preferences

Is your natural inclination visual, auditory, or kinaesthetic? How can you apply this knowledge to deepen your connection with others – and, most importantly, with yourself? Human development specialist Dr Melodie de Jager explores our sensory systems and preferences, offering practical tips on increasing our awareness, enhancing self-care, and even…
13 Feb 45 min
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