Archive | April, 2016

TSHP151: Is the Internet Making us Dumber?

What’s Coming This Episode? Is the internet killing our brain cells? Quite possibly. It might just be the most incredible ‘thing’ we’ve ever invented but it’s got to be changing us in ways we don’t yet fully understand… Enjoy the show, it’s The Self Help Podcast! Show Notes and Links Sean wrote a blog post […]

Is the internet making us dumber?

For me the short answer is no. However, what the internet is doing is changing our emotional and cognitive responses to ourselves and those people around us. Aspergers and Autism People who are on the spectrum of Aspergers and Autism differ from the rest of the population in that their emotional expression and understanding is […]

TSHP150: Why Do We Cheat?

What’s Coming This Episode? There are many reasons why men and women cheat on their partners. Revenge, a change of scenery, boredom and more… but is it always a negative thing to do? Can we learn to be faithful? Let’s dive in… Enjoy the show, it’s The Self Help Podcast! Show Notes and Links Sean […]

Affairs – Why Do We Cheat?

This week Ed and I got a message asking if we could have a look at why do we cheat in relationships. “Why do men cheat? Why do women cheat? Is it such a bad thing? Is cheating ever good for a relationship? How should we react when our partner cheats? Should we take it […]

TSHP149: How to overcome loneliness

What’s Coming This Episode? Loneliness is an increasingly serious issue. It always has been really but it’s only recently that it’s started to appear in the news and as a serious issues for governments to take seriously. So with so many people in the world, why are more of us lonely and isolated? Enjoy the […]

Alone or Lonely?

Many people when they wake have such a fear of, or antipathy to silence that they need to fill the space around them with sound. On goes the radio, TV or MP3 player, the day has begun. I am not suggesting that we should not listen to things though it might benefit us to look […]

TSHP148: How to Combat Social Anxiety

What’s Coming This Episode? Social anxiety can hinder us in a number of ways. One listener had emailed us saying that things he said, even from many years ago, really come back to haunt him. So how can we combat it… Enjoy the show, it’s The Self Help Podcast! Show Notes and Links Sean wrote […]

How to Combat Social Anxiety

The neuropsychology of anxiety – Worry or Fear? There is, I feel, some confusion about anxiety and its sibling panic attacks. I’d like to try in this blog and explain a bit about how the brain works, emotion and the appropriateness of different forms of therapy. At a scientific level our understanding of neuropsychology and […]