Are we living in an increasingly 'therapised' world, where the solution to every problem is therapy or counselling? Have we become a society where problem-solving within the context of our personal lives requires professional assistance? Provocative questions - with possibly no clear answers. Joining us on this episode to discuss issues related to psychotherapy are Prof. Suvira Ramlall and Dorianne Weil. In proud association with Adcock Ingram OTC Sponsors of Brave.

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We are living through times where terms like 'gender incongruence' and 'gender dysphoria' constitute - for some - the beginning of a journey of 'gender-affirming' care, with all that it entails. In this episode, we go on a journey of exploration with Dr Wendy Duncan and Dr Elna Rudolph. In proud association with Adcock Ingram OTC Sponsors of Brave.

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A recent article in The Spectator magazine posed an intriguing question: “Is losing God making America miserable?”. The percentage of Americans believing in God has dropped from more than 90% in the period between 1944 and 2011, to 81% as of May 2022. The article further noted that depression and anxiety rates were at all-time highs. Association is not causation, but where do religion and our belief systems fit in to our lives… and are they necessary to live a fulfilled life? Dr Ian Westmore and Dr Lennart Eriksson weigh in on this week’s discussion. In proud association with Adcock Ingram OTC Sponsors of Brave.

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The role of 'companion animals' in providing comfort for those living with mental health problems has been studied, with positive benefits demonstrated. Dogs are the most commonly used in these situations, but what about horses? In this episode, we’ll be focusing on Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) - with guests Sarah Garland and Fiona Bromfield, both certified Equine Assisted Therapy facilitators. In proud association with Adcock Ingram OTC Sponsors of Brave.

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We live in a world of distractions. Does one need to be an adherent of a specific philosophical approach to find inner peace? Or can one access it by adopting a way of being that might contribute to improved emotional health? Could 'mindfulness' be that way? On this week’s episode, we are joined by Dr Ella Brent and Dr Pete Milligan. In proud association with Adcock Ingram OTC Sponsors of Brave.

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A successful business has many components. Increasingly, organisations are focusing on employee wellness, understanding that a healthy workforce is a fundamental requirement for organisational health. Whilst physical health has been an obvious priority, the importance of mental health is now more clearly understood to impact significantly on employee performance… and the health of any business. Professors Renata Schoeman and Karen Milner join the discussion.  In proud association with Adcock Ingram OTC Sponsors of Brave.

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Healers are expected to heal, always. Patients (and their families) have expectations of being healed, always. Expectations. But what if the healer is depleted emotionally, physically, burnt out, incapable of giving what is expected - compassion, as part of the healing. Who heals the healer... and what happens to the patient? On this episode we are joined by Elmarié Du Plessis and Prof. Stoffel Grobler. In proud association with Adcock Ingram OTC Sponsors of Brave.

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The gut and the brain are linked, and that link may be more than the gut simply sending a message to the brain after a meal to signal satisfaction. What if the gut was a brain, of sorts? What if your mental health potentially depended on your gut health… could the gut be the next frontier of major advances in neuroscience? We speak to Professors Sian Hemmings and Anwar Mall to find out. In proud association with Adcock Ingram OTC Sponsors of Brave.

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Is depression caused by a 'chemical imbalance'? Is the serotonin theory of depression valid? How do antidepressant medications work? Does 'Big Pharma' influence narratives that serve their interests... and what about the patient? We speak to Prof. Michael Berk and Prof. Colleen Aldous to find out. Plus - we learn more about the Independent Community Pharmacy Association with their founding director and CEO, Jackie Maimin. In proud association with Adcock Ingram OTC Sponsors of Brave.

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What motivates someone to seek out cosmetic procedures? Vanity? Perceived need? Or actual need? Is feeling uncomfortable with one’s appearance not legitimate reason enough? What are the benefits, and the risks? To explore these and other issues, on this week’s episode we welcome Dr Gereth Edwards and Dorianne Weil. In proud association with Adcock Ingram OTC Sponsors of Brave.

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