TSHP262: Mindfulness and Mental Health

What’s Coming This Episode? Mindfulness is the key to happiness right? Wrong! Well… maybe. Sean and Ed dig in to the darker side of mindfulness and learn that, if not approached correctly, it can actually be a harmful tool. Let us know what you think in the comments… Enjoy the show and take care, it’s […]

Mindfulness and Mental Health

In most cases the press around mindfulness is all good and positive. We know that the use of mindfulness practises, such as meditation and learning to live in the present, reduce stress and can alleviate both depression and anxiety. However, there are a few people who, by using mindfulness techniques, disturb deep held emotions they […]

TSHP261: What do you regret?

What’s Coming This Episode? Life. So many things to see and do. Places to visit, experiences to experience. So what happens when we miss out on things or when opportunities pass us by? Regret, that’s what. So how can we tame our regret and stop them from bogging us down? Enjoy the show and take […]


This topic has come up several times and each time we have approached it in a different way. We were steered in this direction by an article that was looking at the conflict between what we might see as our ideal self set against how we actually see what we have achieved. Are we good […]

TSHP260: How to break up and remain friends

What’s Coming This Episode? Sometimes relationships come to an end. It happens every day. They tend to end with a bang – an explosive finale from which there is no recovery. But can they end well, with both parties still on good terms? It can happen, but rarely does. So what’s the secret of a […]

How to break up and stay friends

We have visited this topic on several occasions for a variety of reasons. Usually this is in response to a request from a listener after the Christmas and New Year festivities that mark the beginning of the divorce season. That period just after New Year happens again at the end of the summer holiday in […]

TSHP259: A Podcast About Privacy & Trust

What’s Coming This Episode? Everyone is talking about privacy at the moment… but generally it’s in the form of digital privacy thanks to some clever (and necessary) new data laws pushed through by the EU. Digital privacy is one thing (we’re updating our policy here at LITP of course) but why are some people more […]

How important is privacy to you?

On the 25th of May the European world changes and all those organisations and companies that keep records or our personal detail will now have to ask our permission to keep them and to explain on what basis they are keeping them. You may, as I have, been inundated with emails asking if you want […]

TSHP258: Mental Health Awareness FAQ

What’s Coming This Episode? It’s Mental Health Awareness Week as I type this but in reality our awareness for friends and family that are suffering should extend 24/7, 356. Let’s dive in and discuss the ins and outs… Enjoy the show and take care, it’s The Self Help Podcast! Show Notes and Links Here’s Sean’s […]

Post Traumatic Growth (PTG)

Here we are in mental health week, the year goes by so fast. I want, in this blog to consider if we can learn from what happens to us. Do we have the ability to change in a meaningful way? When I think about this it seems that the rules of our physical health also […]