TSHP188: The Power of Islam

What’s Coming This Episode? The subject of faith crops up a lot during our conversations. Mindfulness ins’t quite a recognised religion yet buy perhaps that’s for the best given the rough ride that Islam has had of late. We thought it was time we learnt more about what it really means to be a practicing […]


This week we had Rehman Khan on the show. I met Rehman at an away day with one of the American companies that I cover here in the UK. On the away day I was giving an introduction to Mindful Mediation. For the practice session I used a breath focus technique during which Rehman fell […]

TSHP187: Can Money Make You Happy?

What’s Coming This Episode? It’s an age old question with an array of different answers but when has that ever stopped Sean and Ed discussing a tricky topic?! Enjoy the show, it’s The Self Help Podcast! Show Notes and Links Sean wrote a blog post on this subject. Have a read… Money and mental health […]

Can Money Make You Happy?

The answer is no, unless you are an addict and even then it will only be temporary. We are back to our old friend Dopamine, the love drug. Dopamine is produced in the brain and leads to feelings of joy and excitement. Dopamine is produced in response to a stimulus such as drugs or alcohol […]

TSHP186: The 12 Days of Kindness

What’s Coming This Episode? It’s been a crazy old year for Planet Earth. What do Sean and Ed think would go a long way to healing some fairly big wounds? Why, kindness of course! Enjoy the show, it’s The Self Help Podcast! Show Notes and Links Sean wrote a blog post on this subject. Have […]

12 Days of Kindness

Ed and I had been reading the Happy Newspaper and we came across the article on “The 12 days of kindness”. I love this play on ideas of the twelve days of Christmas. In the Christian Cannon the twelve days started with the feast of Stephen on December 27th. If you remember… …“Good Kind Wenceslas […]

TSHP185: Christmas without the gadgets

What’s Coming This Episode? Christmas has changed quite a bit through the years but it’s roots remain. It’s the perfect time to forget about work, settle down and spend some time with the folks we love. In this week’s show Sean and Ed reminisce about their favourite games to play – ditch those gadgets guys! […]

Christmas games

I had one of those “what did you do when you were a child…?”, conversations. I was talking with a newly recruited nurse. She was from Spain and we were talking about Christmas. She was explaining that as children they were not given their Christmas presents until January the 6th, it is said to be […]

The Future of Memory

This week podcast was inspired by a recent research project being carried out at Southern California University. Theodore Berger is developing an extension to the brains memory. In the research, prosthetic implants were connected into the brains of the research subjects. These implants became an extension of the hippocampus. The Hippocampus is the section of […]