TSHP328: How Does Nudging Work?

What’s Coming This Episode? Humans. Sure, they’re funny, caring, etc. Some are even quite pleasant to live with BUT they sure can be stubborn sometimes, hey? All of the data, proof and hard times in the world just won’t shift (some of) them. An answer might be at hand, though – nudging! Let’s talk about […]

Nudge Theory

Nudging is the art of persuasion that is carried out below someone’s awareness. This  is mainly used in health and safety areas as we encourage people to look after themselves. The rumble strips as you approach a roundabout get closer and closer together giving you the sensation that your car is speeding up. Your natural […]

TSHP327: How to heal

What’s Coming This Episode? How do you heal your body? Pop to the chemist? A trip to the doctor? This episode comes with a bit of a disclaimer, but we need to have a chat about how quick we are to reach for the medication. Painkillers mask the pain, they don’t remove it. Let’s have […]


I was moved to do the podcast this week on health because I have, over the years, been working in some buildings that are hospitals, care homes or respite that do not feel healthy. We have a local hospital that is made of concrete and each time I go in it I wonder how anyone […]

TSHP326: Control, Power and Dictatorships

What’s Coming This Episode? Leadership is a funny thing. A tricky balance. Some like their leaders strong. Some like them malleable. So how should we lead? How do dictatorships arise and can they be effective whilst remaining humane? Enjoy the show and take care, it’s The Self Help Podcast! Show Notes and Links Sean has […]

Dictators and Psychopaths

I wanted to cover this topic as this weeks podcast and blog because I am worried about the state of things. Over the days as we record this and it goes out on the internet a variety of things will have taken place in the UK parliament. It maybe that the government is defeated and […]

TSHP325: Do You Need a Life Plan?

What’s Coming This Episode? Life can flash by in the blink of an eye, so is it best to have a plan? A list of things you want to see and do? Sean and discuss the ins and outs of a life plan… Enjoy the show and take care, it’s The Self Help Podcast! Show […]

Do You Need A Life Plan

I have just been reviewing and editing my new book, that will be published next year. “Out Of The Blue”. I was going over the part about free will. It seem very relevant that I am now writing this blog. One of the big issues that I deal with in the consulting room is the […]

TSHP324: How to deal with exam result stress

What’s Coming This Episode? Exams may be a distant memory for many, but those in the thick of it they can be a huge source of stress. Not getting the results you need might give you the idea that you’re future is on the line. Spoiler alert: it’s now. Still, managing the stress can be […]

TSHP323: Time for some tough love?

What’s Coming This Episode? In a recent show we talked about the importance of valuing our time with our kids before they grow up. This week we’re talking about tough love. Sometimes the people we love need a nudge… and sometimes we need to dish out some tough love on ourselves. Enjoy the show and […]