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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No Romance without Finance?

Aspasia Karras, editor-at-large of Sunday Times Lifestyle, recently wrote an article about how the French press is reporting that Prince Albert of Monaco is paying Princess Charlene a sum of over €10m (R169m) per year to stay in her miserable marriage. Can there really be “no romance without finance”? Dr Hanan Bushkin shares his expert opinion on the matter.

Dealing with Mental Blocks

Claire is a 16-year-old gymnast who wanted advice about how she can deal with a mental block. Dr Hanan Bushkin shares some simple tips on how to approach these obstacles, and how to overcome them.

How to Deal with an Absent Father

This week our very own Lebang Kgosana needs some advice from Dr Hanan Bushkin. She would like to know how to deal with the previously absent father of her oldest son, who wanted to come back into his life earlier this year, but is already letting them down again - how can she protect her son from this pain that is obviously on its way?

Why Do Women Cheat?

When the topic of cheating is brought up, most people tend to look at men. This week, Dr Hanan Bushkin unpacks why women cheat. He shares insights on how men and women define cheating, how committed relationships require work, and the reality of people fearing being alone.

How to Deal with Irrational Fears

Ever felt super confident one moment and suddenly plagued with feelings of fear and anxiety the next? Willem joins the show to talk to Dr Hanan Bushkin about dealing with irrational fears. Dr Hanan shares tips on how to deal with moments like that, and the importance of creating a framework.

How to Control your Rage

Dr Hanan Bushkin chats to Ethan, who is having trouble controlling his rage. How useful are these so-called ‘negative’ emotions? Goal first, strategy second is a useful way to figure out how to spend your daily energy.

The Cause of Your Depression

Singer Nathan Ro joins us this week. He has lost 3 friends to suicide this year, and has some questions for Dr Hanan Bushkin about systematic depression, and why psychologists are so expensive. If you need help, you can contact the South African Depression and Anxiety Group on 0800 456 789 (24-hour helpline).

Dealing with Death

Our resident psychologist, Dr Hanan Bushkin, joins us to address mental health issues and dealing with death. With the recent passing of a few celebrities over the past couple of weeks, Lebang wants to discuss the use of social media as an outlet of sharing such sad news.

Don’t Ever Lose Hope

This week one of our CliffCentral family members, comedian Dave Levinsohn, joins us to share his difficult lockdown experience. Dr Hanan Bushkin shares the 4 non-negotiables for anyone going through a hectic time in their life.

Desperate for Love

The Tinder Swindler on Netflix is all everyone is talking about - and these romance scams are quite common, with some of them being really clever and sophisticated! Dr Hanan Bushkin unpacks how being desperate for love can make one miss the red flags, and how to avoid being swindled.

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