23 episodes

Te Becoming Healers Podcast is for clinicians by clinicians. Our aim is to pioneer systemic transformation in the South African healthcare sector by curating conversations that shift paradigms and encourage this generation of clinicians to be change agents and solution driven pioneers for the challenges facing the healthcare sector.
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Becoming Healers Young MD

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 11 Ratings

Te Becoming Healers Podcast is for clinicians by clinicians. Our aim is to pioneer systemic transformation in the South African healthcare sector by curating conversations that shift paradigms and encourage this generation of clinicians to be change agents and solution driven pioneers for the challenges facing the healthcare sector.
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    Normally I'm wounded part 2 - Psychological safety

    Normally I'm wounded part 2 - Psychological safety

    In this episode Dr Lerato is joined by her season co-hosts Dr Precious Chikura and Ms Vanishaa Gordhan to explore psychological safety in the workplaces. They explore barriers to psychological safety in detail while taking a conversational journey to ideate for potential strategies referencing trusted resources.
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Normally I'm human - lessons in empathy and humanising clincians

    Normally I'm human - lessons in empathy and humanising clincians

    In this episode Dr Lerato takes a conversational journey with Dr Samke Ngcobo to delve deeper into her story and the narratives that dehumanise doctors. They unpack the moments in Dr Ngcobo's journey that were deeply human and how challenging it was for her to navigate as a professional, amongst professionals. The episode concludes with a discussion about resources that can be used by teams and leaders to cultivate mental health support amongst their teams..
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    • 47 min
    Normally I’m not coping -preserving joy

    Normally I’m not coping -preserving joy

    In this episode Dr Lerato and Ms Vanishaa Gordhan are joined by Dr Samke J Ngcobo to unpack her journey as a doctor and mental health advocate. They explore the challenges that come with the resilience contest and how we can all aim to have more experiences with joy. Details on the mental health support offered by SADAG, Sisters for Mental Health, Discovery, The Healthcare Workers Care Network and Lifeline are shared in this episode.
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Normally I'm wounded - anger & dissapointment

    Normally I'm wounded - anger & dissapointment

    In this episode Dr Lerato is joined by her season co-hosts Dr Precious Chikura and Ms Vanishaa Gordhan to explore how traumatic interpersonal and systemic experiences form the bedrock of the emotional wounds clinicians experience. They take a conversational journey to unpack the emotions associated with these experiences and explore ways in which to cope with them personally and as a community.
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Normally we move- navigating grit

    Normally we move- navigating grit

    In this episode Dr Lerato and her season co-hosts, Dr Precious Chikura and Ms Vanishaa Gordhan, have an honest conversation about navigating the mindset of grit in the healthcare profession. They explore it contributes to both the negative and positive mental health experiences we have amongst each other and within ourselves.
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    • 47 min
    Normally I’m Triggered

    Normally I’m Triggered

    In this episode our host Dr Lerato is joined by her season co-hosts Dr Precious Chikura and Ms Vanishaa Gordhan, to explore the emotions that accompany the “triggered state.” They use conversation and literature as a guide to explore and reframe concepts and beliefs about what influences and compounds the triggers experienced in ones personal and professional roles.
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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Ammielleana ,

For such a time as this..

Dr Lerato and her team have given us a vocabulary to call out and address issues that we didn’t even know we were dealing with daily. Every episode feels like I am there with the ladies around a table, having a very necessary debrief about our everyday struggles in South Africa as HCW. It’s definitely bringing healing… We’re not 100% there yet, but we’re not where we used to be! Thank you for being a light in our darkness! Keep going - we appreciate the conversations, the wisdom, the insight! THANK YOU.

Dr Adil Khan (RSA) ,

The power of naming emotions!

Thank you for introducing this concept of ‘languishing’ to me Lerato and co! This is resonants so much with me. Since the pandemic began, it feels like many people are just in limbo. Trying to survive. Which was fine for the first few months. But now that this is ‘normal’ we have to learn that health and wellbeing is not just the absence of disease - it’s about thriving! But here we are in languished state thinking that we’re okay cos we’re not DSM-V classifiable.

Loved it! Great food for thought.

Dr Magula ,

Normally I don’t care Episode

What a timely episode. You ladies are doing such great work. I’ve been feeling this way for a long time and kept thinking I was just tired or stressed, but now I know! I can give this feeling the respect of language and start working towards healing.

Thank you. Thank you.

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