Dubai Today – On the Couch

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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On The Couch - Toxic Relationships & 5 Love Languages 14.02.2018

Are you attracted to bad boys or mean read more

Are you attracted to bad boys or mean girls? On the Couch takes on the reasons why some of us can be attracted to people who aren't good for us. Helen Farmer speaks to Chasity O'Connell from theHuman Relations Institute and Clinics. Also, Helen and Chasity talk about the 5 Love Languages and how it impacts our relationships. If you want to know yours you can take the test at http://www.5lovelanguages.com.

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On The Couch - Children's Mental Health & Grief 07.02.2018

It’s On the Couch on Dubai Today with read more

It’s On the Couch on Dubai Today with Helen Farmer joined in studio by Dr Thoraiya Kanafani from The Human Relations Institute and Clinics. We are marking Children’s Mental Health Week encouraging children and young people to celebrate their uniqueness. Worries, anxieties and sad feelings affect many school age children, discussing how to support children through these feelings and giving them the strategies to get through the tough times.  We are also exploring the various stages of grief and the coping mechanisms with getting through the unbearable loss of a loved one. 

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On The Couch - Discovering Our Connection With Nature 31.01.2018

We’re getting off the couch, and going outside read more

We’re getting off the couch, and going outside to discover how our connection with nature is central to our well-being and productivity. Studies show that being outside, whether it’s seeing a tree in your own backyard or hiking through a forest, and everything in between, has a dramatic and positive impact on our stress levels, self-esteem, memory, productivity and overall well-being that we’re only just tapping into.

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Dubai Today - Jane Goodall 31.01.2018

Sally Mousa interviews the revolutionary conservationist Dr Jane read more

Sally Mousa interviews the revolutionary conservationist Dr Jane Goodall, who was just here in the UAE, as part of her Roots and Shoots program. She discusses “Jane” the latest BAFTA-nominated cinematic documentary about her life and work, why this one is so different from all the others, and the most pivotal figures that have propelled her on her journey. She also talks about the current state of affairs, her thoughts on world leaders, and who her inspires her today.

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On The Couch - Childhood Abuse 24.01.2018

Sally Mousa is joined by Dr Thoraiya Kanafani read more

Sally Mousa is joined by Dr Thoraiya Kanafani from the Human Relations Institute and Clinics, discussing the very difficult topic of childhood abuse, be it physical, emotional, verbal or sexual and sometimes manifests in the form of neglect. According to the World Health Organisation a quarter of adults have experienced some form of physical abuse as children. Many times adults don’t understand the way they may have been emotionally abused or the impact words can have on a child. We discuss the signs and symptoms of childhood abuse and the ways to safeguard your children.

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On The Couch - Psychology of Money 17.01.2018

Financial issues are often at the top of read more

Financial issues are often at the top of the list when it comes to marital stress, and recent research shows that it takes a lot less money than your think for a friendship to end. Sally is joined in the studio by Sabine Skaff from the Human Relations Institute and Clinics.

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On The Couch - Making Changes 10.01.2018

Discussing when is the right time to make read more

Discussing when is the right time to make a change, and to have a think about your motivations, which may allow you to succeed. Don’t just tell yourself that you are going to lose weight to look good in a bathing suit – set yourself a resolution to lose weight, so that you are strong and healthy, and of course, you will also look great in that bathing suit… if you of course you stick to your resolutions! Making changes, and offering advice on how to succeed on the goals you should be setting for yourselves. Sally Mousa is joined in studio by Chasity O’Connell, Mental Health Counsellor based at Human Relations Institute and Clinics.

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On The Couch - Self Talk 20.12.2017

Do you talk to yourself? Do you do read more

Do you talk to yourself? Do you do it out loud? Have you ever wondered what that means and why it happens? Do you find that it can be a motivating force that helps you work through and rise above challenges, or does it become something that pulls you into panic and anxiety, where a bad experience gets played in your head on repeat? Sally is joined by Chasity O’Connell, Mental Health Counselor at the Human Relations Institute and Clinics, to discuss this. We also talk about how to use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to change negative thoughts and behaviours. Plus, imaginary friends… what happens when we keep them beyond childhood? Find out which famous writer still relies on imaginary friends in adulthood!

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