It's Going to be OK

CLIFFCENTRAL.COM  |  Podcast , ±17 min episodes every 1 week, 1 day  | 
The Covid-19 pandemic has affected everyone. Recent surveys have shown that depression, anxiety and suicides have increased the world over since the pandemic began - disruption to daily routines and to the economy have impacted our lives in ways that will live way beyond the lockdowns.

"The world is going through tremendous chaos and change, and individuals and corporates are trying to adapt to this change with little or no guide or reference point. What is the public 'bidding' for? Emotional stability? Consistency? Answers? Hope? Leadership? A blueprint? An escape?"

That’s according to Dr Hanan Bushkin - renowned psychologist and head of the Anxiety and Trauma Clinic in Johannesburg. Dr Bushkin has worked for more than 18 years on the problem of behavioural patterns and its effect on mood and cognition, as well as in frontline crisis intervention and organisational training.

Gareth Cliff and CliffCentral have teamed up with Dr Bushkin to tackle mental wellbeing in the “new normal” and looking to the future with this weekly podcast - broadcast live on The Gareth Cliff Show every Monday and available on the CliffCentral website, app and YouTube (or wherever you get your podcasts) at your convenience.

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The Law of Focused Intent

This week Tracy joins the team to talk about two deaths in her family that have happened in less than a year, which has led her to reflect on something she wants to discuss with Dr Hanan Bushkin.

How to Tackle Black Tax

This week the team is joined by Mpho who wants Dr Hanan Bushkin’s advice on how to discuss ‘black tax’, and navigate setting boundaries, especially in the African context where respect is revered.

Overcoming Suicidal Thoughts

This week Dr Hanan Bushkin chats to Mandla Mahlangu, who reached out to talk about his depression, anxiety, and mental health as a whole. They also dive into the bad treatment that mental health patients get at public healthcare facilities. Dr Hanan shares ways on how to overcome suicidal thoughts.

People to Avoid in 2022

New year, new you! The team has a candid discussion on cutting out people who are toxic to you, and the 8 areas of your life where you should be focusing on setting some goals.

Overcoming Bullying

It’s the last show for the year and we seal it off with Mapelo, who joins the team seeking advice from Dr Hanan Bushkin. Mapelo has experienced intense physical abuse from his brother, who is 10 years older than him. He even got a protection order against him, but that wasn't the solution he had hoped it would be.

Suicide Season

This week Dr Hanan Bushkin shares how to deal with Covid and its effect over the holidays, and the importance of creating frameworks that will allow you to deal with whatever life throws at you.

Navigating Family Relationships

Dr Hanan Bushkin shares some advice on how to navigate a tricky family relationship - and how sometimes the only solution is to grin and bear it to keep the peace.

Navigating Friendships

This week we got an email from Rachel asking for some advice concerning a 30-year friendship. Dr Hanan also answers whether or not people can have platonic relationships.

Learn How to Communicate

This week Dr Hanan Bushkin tackles the importance of communicating and making compromises in your relationship. He also gives advice on how to deal with a traumatic event.

Take your Parents to Work

Matthew’s dilemma is that his parents haven’t really grasped that he is a fully grown adult, with potentially valuable insights and opinions too. Dr Hanan Bushkin sheds some light on how to navigate this, and the importance of knowing where you want to go in life.

Making Compromises

This week we get an update from Simphiwe and Mbulelo… have they resolved their differences? Do they have new issues to fight over? Has anything else changed? The issue at hand was that Mbulelo said Simphiwe was ‘late’ for work if she wasn’t there by 5:30am, and she said getting there by 5:55am was on time.

How to Parent 101

This week Dr Hanan Bushkin explains how to create the balance of getting your kids to harden up, versus empathy to how they respond to the world around them. He shares the importance of creating a system that rewards good behaviour and punishes bad behaviour.

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