Dubai Today – On the Couch

On The Couch - Boredom In Marriage & Infidelity 18.04.2018

Are you bored of your partner? You’ve been read more

Are you bored of your partner? You’ve been married for a while, you’re in love but you’ve run out of conversation, can’t find an interesting connection and simple aren’t feeling it? Add an external dose of attraction and spark, and boom! Discussing infidelity. Why it can happen and can your marriage survive the aftermath of an affair? Helen Farmer is joined in studio by Dr. Thoraiya Kanafani, Clinical Psychologist based at Human Relations Institute and Clinics.

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On The Couch - Parental Alienation 11.04.2018

It is On the Couch on Dubai Today read more

It is On the Couch on Dubai Today with Helen Farmer who is joined by Sabine Skaf Clinical Psychologist from Human Relations Institute and Clinics and we are tackling Parental Alienation Syndrome.  Describing what it PAS, how it affects children and families – from parents,  grandparents and step parents to the extended family members and what can potentially happen to the child involved by this as they grow up.

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On The Couch - Male & Mental Health 28.03.2018

Helen Farmer is joined on the show by read more

Helen Farmer is joined on the show by Dr Thoraiya Kanafani Clinical Psychologist at Human Relations Institute and Clinics who are highlighting mental health on the show today and, in particular, the men out there.

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On The Couch - PTSD & Brain Injury Awareness Month 21.03.2018

Anyone can get PTSD at any age – read more

Anyone can get PTSD at any age – war veterans and survivors of physical and sexual assault, abuse, accidents, disasters and many other traumatic events, and not everyone with PTSD has been through a dangerous event. Some people get PTSD after a friend or family member experiences danger or harm. The sudden, unexpected death of a loved one can also cause PTSD, and today for On the Couch we are going to talk about PTSD. It’s On the Couch with Helen Farmer who is joined in studio by Chasity O’Connell, Mental Health Counsellor based at Human Relations Institute and Clinics who are talking about PTSD. March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and Helen is joined by Fatima Saleh Abdulla Omar who’s 21 year old sister Reem, was in a car accident in June 2017 which resulted in a severe head injury and multiple fractures throughout her body. Fatima joins the show to tell Reem’s story, her intensive rehabilitation, describing Reem’s behavioural and personality changes.

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On The Couch - Loneliness 14.03.2018

Helen Farmer is joined in studio by Sabine read more

Helen Farmer is joined in studio by Sabine Skaf discussing loneliness. If you ever feel lonely you may take solace that you’re not alone, chronic loneliness is being described as a modern day epidemic, and the numbers are on the rise. There are many different types of loneliness, from young people and across generations to the elderly. Across gender with more than 1 in 10 men admitting to feeling lonely – and this is a daily occurrence. The average age for a man to feel lonely is 37, and this could be due to men finding different social connections, realising that they have spent time previously focusing on their career, rather than friendships, relationships or even marriage.

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On The Couch - Imposter Syndrome 07.03.2018

It’s our weekly dose of therapy with On read more

It’s our weekly dose of therapy with On the Couch on Dubai Today with Helen Farmer, discussing Imposter Syndrome.  Are the talent police lurking around the corner? Or are the mum police twitching their net curtains when you leave the house with your toddlers?  Imposter Syndrome, that nagging feeling that whenever you do something successfully you attribute the success to fluke. It’s another stroke of luck and you can’t take the credit for the success.

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On The Couch - Addiction 28.02.2018

We are exploring all types of addiction, treatment read more

We are exploring all types of addiction, treatment and recovery. How do we treat people with addictions? There is a science behind addiction – some people who can pick up a drink and cannot stop and there are other people who cannot stop. Siobhan Leyden is joined in the studio by Sabine Skaf - Clinical Psychologist and the Co-Owner of Human Relations Institute and Clinics, and Dr. Prem Shanmugam - renowned global expert in the field of addiction treatment, The Solace Sabah Center.

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Dubai Today - Live at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships 21.02.2018

Siobhan Leyden is joined on location by Dr Thoraiya read more

Siobhan Leyden is joined on location by Dr Thoraiya Kanafani, Clinical Director, Clinical Psychologist and Co-Owner of The Human Relations Institute and Clinics and Keith O’Malley Farrell from The Physical Training Company, who are all discussing ageing – both the mental process of ageing transition and getting through a midlife crisis to the physical ageing process on the body and how best to keep fit in line with your age. 

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