It's Going to be OK

CLIFFCENTRAL.COM  |  Podcast , ±16 min episodes every 1 week  |  Broadcast schedule  | 
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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Boundaries & Consequences

Sarah reached out to Dr Hanan Bushkin this week to get some tips for dealing with narcissists, and protecting your child in the process. Dr Hanan explains why boundaries and consequences are extremely important.

Frameworks & Blueprints

Leigh-Ann steps up as the patient on today’s show, discussing how she has dealt with severe depression and ADHD for over 20 years. Is medication and therapy enough? Dr Hanan Bushkin breaks down how frameworks and blueprints are essential in life.

Am I a Sociopath?

Landi sent us an email asking for Dr Hanan Bushkin’s help, as she has been struggling to self-diagnose her lack of strong emotions. This leads to her wanting to know whether she is a sociopath, or simply has daddy issues.

How to be more Supportive

Ryno contacted us, hoping that Dr Hanan Bushkin has some advice for him about becoming a more supportive brother. Dr Hanan explains how he should lead with behaviour first, and the emotions will follow.

Live Q&A Session

This week Dr Hanan Bushkin does an open question and answer session with the audience. He explains how change starts by changing your environment before changing within.

Dealing with Family Estrangement

This week Ash reached out to seek some advice from Dr Hanan Bushkin about her difficult family situation. He explains how she can process the grief by using a bungee jumping analogy.

Removing “I think…”

Nicola got in touch with us, and she joins the show to get some advice from Dr Hanan Bushkin about an ex-boyfriend who cheated on her, gave her an STI, and told elaborate lies about his life. Dr Hanan pulls no punches in giving her some tips on how to move on!

A Sisterly Situation

This week Melanie joins the team to seek advice from Dr Hanan Bushkin. She has 2 younger sisters that tend to exclude her, she’s not sure why. She would like to know if she should take it personally, and how to approach them about it.

Live Q&A Session

This week things are done a bit differently as we have Dr Hanan Bushkin do an open question and answer session with the audience - learn how to calm a panic attack and more.

The 51/49 Rule

Alison joins the show to talk to Dr Hanan Bushkin about moving to another country. He shares tips on how to process all the emotions during the stress of a relocation, which involves a new home, job and country.

Adjusting back to ‘Normal Life’

With so many people struggling to readjust to ‘normal life’ with the lifting of the mask mandate, Dr Hanan Bushkin joins the team to shed some light on why people are struggling with this, and he gives us some tips on how to bounce back.

The Different Types of Workplace Bullying

‘Wounded at Work’ sent us an email about the bullying in the workplace that she is experiencing. Dr Hanan Buskhin sheds light on the 4 different types of bullying, why bullying occurs, and how to overcome it in the workplace.

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