Archive | August, 2015

TSHP117: Should All Drugs be Legal?

What’s Coming This Episode? We’re all drug users of one kind or another, be it cocaine or caffeine, ecstasy or aspirin. There’s a big debate amongst scientists, politicians and other ‘thought leaders’ that thinks that it’s about time we experimented with legalising all drugs. Where do you stand? Enjoy the show, it’s The Self Help Podcast! […]

Should Drugs Be legal?

They already are!!!! Alcohol, nicotine, tannin, caffeine, legal highs, all easily available on the high street. What about exercise, chocolate, carbs? They all create a chemical dependence in our brain chemistry. But would we think of religion, education, reading or knitting as addiction? We all have an internal and individual chemical normal. Your internal chemistry […]

TSHP116: Social Networks – Good or Bad?

What’s Coming This Episode? What a time we live in. We can share our thoughts with the world at the click of a button. There are good sides and bad sides to this connectivity mind you. I mean, I love cats gifs as much as you do but you’ve got to draw the line somewhere… […]

The Book of Face – Good or Bad?

I have just checked my facebook and twitter, I attempt to check it when I go to bed. What did I do before facebook? well, I went to sleep or, maybe, read a book. I once heard a wonderful talk given by Stephen Fry. He read out a quote about a new invention that suggests […]

TSHP115: Overcoming Grief

What’s Coming This Episode? Life can throw some tough scenarios at you while we’re here, but losing a loved one can often be the toughest. Sean and Ed are here to help with a chat about grief and bereavement. Enjoy the show, it’s The Self Help Podcast! Show Notes and Links Here’s a link to […]

Bereavement

Bereavement goes way beyond death and the loss of a loved one. We may experience many losses in life before we experience our first death. When we experience any loss it is the emotional bond between us and that person, thing, event or object that we feel as they are stretched and sometimes, snapped. So, […]

Dealing with PTSD

What is a trauma? Trauma, is a Greek word meaning “wound”. A wound can be physical, mental, emotional, financial and so on. The concept of trauma comes from the idea that the wound, or event that is being experienced, is greater than our resources to deal with it. In that sense we have been overwhelmed. […]