Each week, clinical psychologist ‘DrD’, Dorianne Weil, interviews an inspiring guest who'll help provide us with guidance and tools for not only understanding and coping with life, but for thriving in it! 'DrD' hopes this podcast will inspire people to live their lives with understanding and intention. 'DrD' served as an expert psychologist during the Oscar Pistorius trial and has interviewed the likes of Mother Theresa and the Dalai Lama.
Pandemic grief and loss - what stage are you in?
In the latest Thrive with 'DrD' podcast, clinical psychologist Dorianne Weil explores the five stages of grief and how they relate to the state of the world due to the Coronavirus pandemic. What stage are you at - anger, denial, bargaining, sadness or acceptance? 'DrD' helps to make sense of our state of mind at this unprecedented time. She explores the concept of global mourning, and looks at why there's been an increase in the divorce rate.
Has your relationship taken strain in lockdown?
Has your relationship taken strain over the past several months of lockdown living? Many couples have been together 24/7 - whereas previously they'd have time apart during the working day, and would reunite in the evening. 'DrD' Dorianne Weil has received numerous emails around this topic, and has some very practical advice for repairing or building a stronger relationship.
3 key things everyone coping in this pandemic needs to know
'DrD' Dorianne Weil is breaking with the podcast's regular format this week, in order to respond to some of your questions around living and surviving - and thriving - in this so-called new normal. 'DrD' - a clinical psychologist - has three key pieces of advice for those of us who're trying to cope in the coronavirus pandemic, including those who’re working on the frontline. It's practical advice that everyone coping in this pandemic needs to know, and share with loved ones. She also has a really profound comparison with the after effects of the horrific 9-11 terror attacks in New York in 2001.
Gaynor Young's plunge and rise - Overcoming adversity
Gaynor Young, an acclaimed actress and opera singer, had just performer in a play at the State Theatre in Pretoria when tragedy struck. During a change in scenery on stage, Gaynor took one false step and found herself tumbling off the stage, and ultimately down five floors to the basement level. It was an horrific fall of 18 metres onto a concrete floor. Gaynor broke almost every bone in her face and body and suffered a brain hemorrhage. What kept her going? She says it was the healing power of love. Gaynor never, ever gave up. Join ‘DrD’ and Gaynor as they talk about her journey to survival and then thrival.
The Power of Energy - with Colin Hall
Your personal energy levels determine it all, says leadership and business coach Colin Hall - who has over 60 years of business experience and who runs the 'Learning to Lead' programme. "If your energy's low, your brain is not fully functional," he tells 'DrD'. Colin is the ex-CEO of WoolTru, and the former MD of South African Breweries. He believes that all effectiveness is related to energy. So, how do we charge our batteries in a sustainable way, especially when your energy is your most precious resource, while negative energy is your heaviest burden? In this podcast, you'll find practical tips on how to charge your battery.
Your thoughts determine your destiny – with John Demartini
Your innermost dominant thought becomes your outermost ‘tangible reality’. That's the belief of Dr John Demartini, Human Behavioural Specialist, Educator, Internationally Published Author and Business Consultant. He talks to 'DrD' about how to understand negative self talk – where it comes from and what purpose it serves; why you don't need to “fake it ‘til you make it” – he says authentic confidence is a natural by-product of living in alignment with your highest values; and how to develop authentic confidence – by focusing your energies on goals that naturally inspire you! Listen here...
* Note this episode was recorded before the national lockdown.
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