Calm, Clear & Helpful

If worry, heartache, a difficult relationship or other issues are keeping you awake, listening to "Calm, Clear & Helpful" can help you find comfort and clarity. Ever-curious journalist Mariette Snyman interviews an array of experts on emotional health, love relationships, sexual matters, parenting, and other challenges. Join us for fresh insights, practical know-how, and for conversations from the heart.

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27
DEC
2022

Ep. 101 Non-verbal communication: secrets women should know

Understanding the differences in the way men and women communicate can ease life at work and at home. Through her science-backed work, body language expert Tania Steyn reconnects people with their “primary language” by increasing self-awareness. She points out dissimilarities between the sexes’ communication styles, and non-verbal behaviour traps women can avoid to develop leadership presence. Learn more about lunch chasers, fire gazers and nest builders, and why you shouldn’t cross your arms in the workplace.
www.mariettesnyman.co.za www.artofpeople.info This episode's podcast notes and photographs
20
DEC
2022

Ep. 100 Help your little one deal with big feelings

Many parents, caregivers and young children are feeling stressed out, especially after the Covid-19 pandemic. Mari Payne, involved in "Takalani Sesame", explains how adults can recognise overwhelming feelings in kids and support them; what is necessary for children to thrive; and why self-care for adults is so important. She offers easy and practical tips for calming down a child – and yourself!
www.mariettesnyman.co.za takalanisesame.org.za This episode's podcast notes and photographs
13
DEC
2022

Ep. 99 How to communicate with your teenager

Finding talking to your teen an uphill battle? Psychologist, coach and dad Hennie Vorster throws light on the development of adolescents’ logical-rational faculties, the power of their emotions, the world they inhabit, and why so many struggle with anxiety. He advises listening for emotion, guiding teens to focus on what is in their control, and using choices and consequences as parenting tools.
www.mariettesnyman.co.za www.mosaiek.com h2coaching.co.za This episode's podcast notes and photograph
06
DEC
2022

Ep. 98 How I’ve conquered cancer seasons and a stroke

NLP coach Cherona D shares her journey with skin cancer and an ear stroke, which rendered her unable to hear the words she speaks. Explaining how she - an international speaker - manages this loss, she talks about discerning between her emotions and reality, what she can and cannot control, her vulnerability and faith, the therapy that brought relief, and the mistakes cancer and stroke patients should avoid. This is also the poignant story of Alvus Malachi, the service dog.
www.mariettesnyman.co.za www.cheronad.com This episode's podcast notes and photograph
29
NOV
2022

Ep. 97 What is a holistic counselling practice?

A growing number of mental health practitioners are combining holistic strategies with a traditional approach. Clinical mental health counsellor Chris McDonald explains how practices including mindfulness, breathing and yoga enhance talk therapy by calming the nervous system and incorporating the body. She highlights the benefits of addressing clients’ emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual needs, choosing sustainable self-care practices, and managing the stigma sometimes attached to holistic techniques.
www.mariettesnyman.co.za holisticcounselingpodcast.com www.pathtohopecounseling.com
22
NOV
2022

Ep. 96 Nurture your child’s emotional growth – and your mutual bond

Young kids’ and tweens’ emotional health seldom gets the attention it deserves. Actress Milan Murray, collaborating with mental health experts, has created journals for 6-to-13-year-olds prompting reflection and self-understanding. Exploring their identity in an age-appropriate way – and being part of The My Story Tribe - helps them stand stronger, set healthy boundaries, overcome challenges, and have fun!
www.mariettesnyman.co.za themystorytribe.com This episode's podcast notes and photographs
15
NOV
2022

Ep. 95 How do the profiling instruments in your coach’s toolbox serve you?

Business & executive coach Dawn Klatzko discusses the objectives of coaching, the importance of a chemistry check, and how coaches use profiling instruments to help their clients achieve their goals. She illuminates the neuroscience-based Mind Dynamix Profile Instrument,why our “experts” power down during stress, and how Mind Moves tap into neuro-plasticity. Sponsored content.
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08
NOV
2022

Ep. 94 Therapeutic reflexology: its benefits and how it works

Did you know that therapeutic reflexologists don’t work only on the feet? Therapeutic reflexologist Marinda Nel discusses the value of reflexology regarding acute and chronic conditions, preventative care, recovery, and stress-related problems. Apart from physical manipulation of the reflexes, relaxation exercises, lifestyle and emotional aspects are addressed.
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01
NOV
2022

Ep. 93 What are the challenges for 60-plussers?

Did you know there are approximately seven million 60-plussers in South Africa? Discussing the potential and challenges of this demographic, social entrepreneur Marilyn Hallett highlights a sensible approach to technical, financial, housing as well as physical and mental health difficulties. She encourages individuals to start a second career after retirement and points them to relevant information, senior citizen discounts, savings and benefits.
www.mariettesnyman.co.za youve-earned-it.co.za Marilyn's episode, photograph and podcast notes A peek at the person behind the professional
25
OCT
2022

Ep. 92 Die trauma van knievervangings, ‘n heupvervanging en gordelroos

Het jy al met ‘n knievervanging, heupvervanging of gordelroos te doen gekry? Vermaaklikheidsjoernalis Martjie Roos deel haar pad hiermee: die fisieke en emosionele uitdagings, erge pyn, inperking van haar daaglikse funksionering, onafhanklikheid en selfvertroue - maar ook hoe haar geloof en die liefde van vriende en familie haar dra.
www.mariettesnyman.co.za Martjie se episode met foto's en notas. 'n Kykie na Martjie se lewe as 'n vermaaklikheidsjoernalis
18
OCT
2022

Ep. 91 My son has diabetes: our low-carb lifestyle

Discovering that your child has Type-1 diabetes is traumatic. Knowing that a coma may be fatal, making optimal, sustainable lifestyle changes, and successfully managing your child’s school and social life creates constant stress. Food writer Vickie de Beer shares what this path has taught her, and how the advantages of a low-carb lifestyle inspired her to write best-selling cookbooks. PLEASE NOTE that Vickie is not a medical professional and offers her experience as a chef, food writer and mom.
www.mariettesnyman.co.za vickiedebeer.co.za Podcast notes

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