Thrive with ‘DrD’

JACPOD  |  Podcast , ±33 min episodes every 2 weeks  | 
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.

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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.
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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.
Gaynor's blog

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.
Colin's website

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.

The Science of Happiness with Justin Cohen

Did you know that people who are happier have substantially higher income; get sick less often and recover more quickly; have higher tolerance for pain, more tolerance for stress and less memory loss?
*Justin Cohen - bestselling author, global speaker and transformational coach - believes there are practical things you can do every day to be happier. In this podcast, he speaks to 'DrD' Dorianne Weil about the science of happiness.

*Along with Harvard professor Matt Killingsworth, Justin Cohen was the positive psychology expert on the global 'Joy takes you further' happiness campaign. He hosted Gurus on CNBC Africa where he interviewed some of the world’s leading experts on success. He is the host and coach on Mnet’s 'The Single Wives' starting on the 3rd of September. Justin is a doctoral candidate at Middlesex University in London.

Parenting in a digital world where real predators roam

Parenting in a digital world - where real predators roam - can be really tricky. ‘Be in Touch’ was initiated by Josh Ramsey to educate, connect and protect families and schools, and enable our children to ‘thrive’ in this current digital world. In this podcast, Josh and 'DrD' discuss essential interventions and how to maximise technology safely for the benefit of our children.

They also tackle:
• Screen time – quality over quantity
• Digital Family Alliance Forum – keeping your family connected
• Device\App\Game settings
• Parental insurance and control – prevent cyber-attacks and predatory grooming
Be In Touch website

The Essence of Leadership - with David Molapo

Dr David Molapo joins ‘DrD’ Dorianne Weil this week to talk about the essentials of personal excellence and leadership, especially in tough and unpredictable times.

David Molapo is a leadership coach, mentor to thousands and renowned motivational speaker. He's authored many books, including Growing up Spiritually, The 10 Exciting Keys to Success and If You Are Not Growing, You Are Dying. His messages of HOPE reach more than 8-million people across the world. He is the President and Founder of I CAN 4IR.

In this podcast, Dr Molapo speaks of his 'WATCH' philosophy, and says that in tough times, leaders must be vigilant and WATCH:

W - Words
A - Attitude
T - Thoughts
C - Company they keep
H - Heart

How to stand out as an expert in your industry

What would change if you were seen as the top name in your industry? Could you become the Schwarzenegger of bodybuilding, the Oprah of TV, the Elon Musk of innovation or the Nigella of food? And would you be able to change the scale of your earnings exponentially?

On Thrive with ‘DrD’ this week, Dorianne Weil talks to best-selling author and renowned speaker, Douglas Kruger, about the practical how-to of becoming an industry expert.

You aren't here to fit in, you're here to stand out - with Dr John Demartini

You aren't here to fit in, you're here to stand out, says Dr John Demartini * - who's considered one of the world's leading authorities on human behaviour and personal development. In this week's Thrive with 'DrD' podcast, Dr Demartini and 'DrD' Dorianne Weil discuss this fascinating topic.

* Dr John Demartini is a world-renowned specialist in human behavior, a researcher, author and global educator. He has studied over 30,000 books across all the defined academic disciplines and has synthesized the wisdom of the ages which he shares on stage in over 100 countries. His presentations whether keynotes, seminars or workshops, leave clients with insights into their behavior and keys to their empowerment.

Tracy Going - Domestic Violence: ‘Brutal Legacy’ & lessons of Thrival

Join ‘DrD’ and her guest, Tracy Going - award-winning former TV and radio news anchor and author of 'Brutal Legacy: A Memoir' - as they discuss with every woman, mother, sister or friend, how to recognise signs, reach out for help and overcome the crippling effects of domestic violence.

They look at:
How does a whirlwind love relationship turn horrendously violent?
How do you navigate the landscape of post-traumatic stress disorder, public opinion and betrayal of justice?
Can you recover from the devastating psychological effects of violent physical abuse?
How do you survive and thrive to embrace your life with renewed faith and optimism?

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