Dubai Today – On the Couch

On The Couch: Third Culture Kids

06 June 2018: Talking how to raise your read more

06 June 2018: Talking how to raise your child with a national identity while living an expat, talking Third Culture Kids loosely described as the child of parents who is born and raised away from their parent’s home country.  Helen has some help from Sabine Skaf Clinical Psychologist based at Human Relations Institute and Clinics, HRIC  who will explore all areas of living and raising a family away from home.

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On The Couch: Making and Breaking Friendships

23 May 2018: Chasity O’Connell from Human Relations Institute read more

23 May 2018: Chasity O’Connell from Human Relations Institute & Clinics joins Helen Farmer to talk about friendships - how to make friends, identifying toxic friends, and what to do when things fall apart. 

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On The Couch: Cross-Cultural Relationships

16 May 2018: Love is in the air read more

16 May 2018: Love is in the air and Helen and Dr Thoraiya from Human Relations Institute and Clinics are joined in studio by Nicola, from Yorkshire, and Nabin, from Nepal,  from @LovehasNoBorders who are all talking Cross Cultural Relationships – from the good, the bad, the pros cons and of course any language barriers that may get in the way!  Does it impact your relationship if you’re from one part of the world and your partner is from somewhere else? We’re attempting to deconstruct, reconstruct and work out what it’s all about. 

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On The Couch: Teens, Studying & Exam Stress 25.04.2018

2018 is fast moving into Spring, and for read more

2018 is fast moving into Spring, and for school age children it’s term 3. For the older students that means Exam time. Teenagers and the state of their mental health are rarely out of the headlines – from suffering more anxiety than ever, to social media, the pressure of finding work, and graduating with debt. But academic results aren’t necessarily a predictor of future job success. Have you heard of Redshirting? Have you opted to hold your child back an academic year for their so called academic advantage? It could harm their Emotional Intelligence, which tends to be a better predictor of job success than academic performance. Helen Farmer is joined in studio today by two experts – Chasity O’Conell from Human Relations Institute and Clinics and Sue Atkins, Parenting Expert and coach based in the UK, who are discussing our anxious teens and how to teach them how to cope with the pressures of exam stress.

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On The Couch - Teens, Studying & Exam Stress 25.04.2018

2018 is fast moving into Spring, and for read more

2018 is fast moving into Spring, and for school age children it’s term 3. For the older students that means Exam time. Teenagers and the state of their mental health are rarely out of the headlines – from suffering more anxiety than ever, to social media, the pressure of finding work, and graduating with debt. But academic results aren’t necessarily a predictor of future job success. Have you heard of Redshirting? Have you opted to hold your child back an academic year for their so called academic advantage? It could harm their Emotional Intelligence, which tends to be a better predictor of job success than academic performance. Helen Farmer is joined in studio today by two experts – Chasity O’Conell from Human Relations Institute and Clinics and Sue Atkins, Parenting Expert and coach based in the UK, who are discussing our anxious teens and how to teach them how to cope with the pressures of exam stress.

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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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