Mariette Snyman Calm, Clear & Helpful

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.
Weekly English South Africa Self-Improvement · Relationships
112 Episodes
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Ep. 111 Starting a family? Crucial questions on parenting, pregnancy and birth

Prospective parents often find decisions regarding birth route, birth care provider, caring for a newborn, etc. daunting. BabyGym instructor and childbirth educator Cozette Laubser offers guidance on being ready for parenthood, financial concerns, choosing experts wisely, babies’ brain development, skin-to-skin contact, practical decision making, and reducing the stress parenthood brings.
28 Mar 1 hr 05 min

Midlife women: overcoming fatigue, low mood and weight gain

Many menopausal and perimenopausal women lack down-to-earth support. Functional medicine health coach Anita Hamilton-Williams explains which hormonal and other changes trigger certain symptoms. She discusses practical solutions - including targeted nutrition - from a holistic and bio-individual viewpoint, bearing in mind the role of stress. Most of all, Anita offers…
21 Mar 49 min

Ep. 109 Postnatal depression: when to get help

South Africa is one of the 5 countries with the highest postpartum depression rates worldwide. The stigma attached to this condition makes it hard for new moms to admit they’re not coping. Counselling psychologist Luricka Fick discusses the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of postnatal depression, the question of “fantasy…
14 Mar 46 min

Ep. 108 Living a life of reverence

What does experiencing reverence for life, nature and your own body really mean? Angel whisperer Belinda Bras-Nel discusses allowing your subtle body to connect with that of other beings or objects; how to honour life as a creative experience facilitating your journey, instead of a struggle for survival; and practical…
7 Mar 40 min

Ep. 107 Discovering your power in the dark: load shedding & other challenges

South Africans are daily plunged into the dark by intermittent electricity supply – but have we been robbed of our inner energy? Rudi Swanepoel explains how we can channel our personal power in a solution-focused way, the benefits of harnessing group energy, and how parents can use their energy to…
28 Feb 55 min

Ep. 106 BWRT Level 3: relief from chronic illnesses, autoimmune diseases and chr

Counselling psychologist Doreen Hofmeyr explains how BrainWorking® Recursive Therapy Level 3 targets the psychological aspects and underpinnings of physiological conditions like fibromyalgia. She discusses BWRT Level 1, 2 and 3; how fight/flight triggers are deactivated to create desired responses; and how Level 3 work accomplishes emotional relief and the best…
21 Feb 56 min

Ep. 105 Understanding functional medicine and its benefits

Functional medicine, an individualised approach that treats not by symptom but by cause, leads to more lasting results. Functional medicine health coach Anita Hamilton-Williams discusses its success regarding chronic conditions; its focus on genetics, biochemistry, nutrition, lifestyle and behaviour changes; and why genetics needn’t determine our disease profile. She mentions…
14 Feb 38 min

Ep. 104 OCD within the context of COVID-19: the key issues

How have individuals with OCD been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic? Prof. Christine Lochner discusses global research findings regarding the prevalence rates, severity and the risk factors – including being single, a student or having sleep disturbances. Interesting: certain OCD symptoms may have developed to ensure the survival of our…
7 Feb 49 min

Ep. 103 Micro-mastermind groups: the how and why

Dedicated to Di-Di Hoffman, who passed away a week after this recording. We honour his wisdom, strategic thinking and warm-hearted support enhancing countless lives. Have you discovered the potency and growth potential of mastermind groups? Business development specialist Di-Di Hoffman explains what masterminding is, its objectives and benefits, and how…
31 Jan 34 min

Ep. 102 Só kan jy meer kreatief leef

Kan dit wees dat élkeen van ons kreatief is en ons skeppendheid deur speelsheid kan herontdek? RSG-programbestuurder en kreatiwiteitsafrigter Kobus Burger verduidelik hoe om struikelblokke in ons pad te systap, vergete drome te herwin, en op moontlikheidsdenke te fokus. Hy gee praktiese wenke om kreatiwiteit maklik en vinnig in ons…
3 Jan 49 min

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…
27 Dec 2022 45 min

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…
20 Dec 2022 25 min

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…
13 Dec 2022 45 min

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,…
6 Dec 2022 54 min

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,…
29 Nov 2022 26 min

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,…
22 Nov 2022 33 min

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…
15 Nov 2022 32 min

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.
8 Nov 2022 29 min

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…
1 Nov 2022 46 min

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.
25 Oct 2022 44 min
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