Today on Listen Yourself Well In this episode of Listen Yourself Well we discuss the TED Talk Emotional Hygiene, and then have a chat to Dr. Kumari, who is an award-winning clinical psychologist and teacher, and OAR host of ‘The Conscious Adventurer.’
We explore what ‘rumination’ is and why it’s such a problem, techniques to cultivate self-compassion, and learn a 5-point process to help us practice emotional first aid in daily life.
Episode 1 – Wellness and the health system
This show is all about wellness and the health system. The show is in Arabic and designed to help former reugees learn more about New Zealand’s health system and how they can keep themselves well.
Episode 2 – Wellness and the Health System
Tune into this show all about keeping well in New Zealand in Arabic. This show features guest, Hasan Abdel Rahman, a local pharmacist.
Episode 3 – Oral Health
This episode is all about looking after your teeth in New Zealand – show is in conversational arabic. This show features guest, Amal Alnabhani, a student dentist.
Episode 4 – Women’s Health
This show is all about women’s health. The show is in Arabic and designed to help former refgees learn more about New Zealand’s health system and how they can keep themselves well.
Episode 5 – Men’s Health
This show is all about men's health. The show is in Arabic and designed to help former refugees learn more about New Zealand’s health system and how they can keep themselves well.
Episode 6 – Emotional Health
This show is all about emotional health. The show is in Arabic and designed to help former refugees learn more about New Zealand’s health system and how they can keep themselves well.
Episode 7 – Nutrition
This show is all about nutrition and physical activity. The show is in Arabic and designed to help former refugees learn more about New Zealand’s health system and how they can keep themselves well.
Episode 8 – Smoking
This show is all about smoking. The show is in Arabic and designed to help former refugees learn more about New Zealand’s health system and how they can keep themselves well.
Chanél Pienaar, Getting Dunedin Active and Green Prescription Advisor at Sport Otago, joins us to talk about these community-based programmes that can help make ‘movement’ part of your new year’s resolution.
We find out how Green Prescription and Active Families can help get your whanau active as well as provide nutritional and social support, and how you can access all of this for free – or at very low cost.
We also review the Books on Prescription resource, 23 and a half hours – what is the single best thing we can do for our health, exercise is the ‘medical treatment’ that has the biggest impact, the biggest return on investment.
Exercise using Maori Folklore
Watch the videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLudlUfHl6uRrtiMjSmBU3MPNvIH1vojGQ
These video clips were developed with Dr. Ihirangi Heke, Toi Tangata and Te Papa Takaro o Te Arawa. These video clips demonstrate the essence of the Atua Matua approach to improve Māori health innovation through culturally relevant interpretations of Māori information. They give an insight into the whakapapa of different Atua and the connection to contemporary physical activity. For more information, visit our website www.toitangata.co.nz
Fear & Anxiety
In this episode of Listen Yourself Well local mental health practitioner George Stamou joins us to explore the topic of fear and anxiety. We discuss the difference between the two, what it looks like when fear and anxiety start to become problematic and why we might start to worry of feel anxious in an unhelpful way. We explore how to break free of the restrictions of fear and anxiety, and local support systems available if you, or someone you know, is in need of help.
We also review another podcast on this site called: How to overcome fear and anxiety by the UK mental health foundation which is just 10 minutes long.
Changing what you eat too hard? Listen to this podcast to find out how to make small, easy changes to your diet.
We review the FREE smartphone app called FoodSwitch, which helps your supermarket purchasing decisions easier. A great app to help you navigate the raft of packaged food in the supermarket and make a healthier choice.
We then chat to Rebecca Wilson, a local dietitian, who gives us some practical tools and tips to make preparing good food at home easy. We start out right at the beginning, on how to navigate supermarkets ‘safely’ to stay both in-budget and ‘on track’ with your health goals. We move on to how to eat well if you don’t like cooking, don’t have time or don’t have much money; and end with how to bring the whanau on board to help make any changes stick.
Do you move around as much as you did when you were a child?
Tune into Listen Yourself Well for some great tips to get us moving our bodies – if you don’t move it you lose it!
We review the smartphone app called Rise & Recharge. Then Margaret Dando joins us from Age Concern to talk about the importance of ‘movement’ to health and happiness in older age.
Want to quit smoking but it seems to hard? Get inspired with Listen Yourself Well Today!
In this episode we review the helpful app called QuitBuddy and then talk to Tracey Wright Tawha, CEO of Nga Kete Matauranga Pounamu Charitable Trust, who chats about the services available in Otago and Southland to help us stop smoking. She also gives some great tips for those thinking about stopping smoking or who are already on their journey.