Archive | January, 2017

TSHP190: How to overcome shame

What’s Coming This Episode? I have felt shame and have felt it too. You know that feeling you get when you want to tuck yourself into a tight little ball, roll into dark corner, and disappear? That! Let’s dig deep on shame… Enjoy the show, it’s The Self Help Podcast! Show Notes and Links Sean wrote a […]


Shame just like beauty is in the eye of the beholder, it is one of those things that is driven by the way that we see our selves and the way that we see the world. When a terrorist bomber is brought to court for killing many people, we might expect that they would feel […]

TSHP189: Can self help become selfish?

What’s Coming This Episode? Ed read an article recently which prompted this week’s episode. Can too much self help make us selfish? Does too much time spent on ourselves lead us to neglect the world around us? Let’s dive in… Enjoy the show, it’s The Self Help Podcast! Show Notes and Links Sean wrote a […]

Is Self Help Selfish?

One of the good things about being older is that it gives you a clearer perspective on social trends and how fashions change since your childhood. I can remember when we all wore tight trousers and then fashion created bell bottoms and flares followed by the extreme of loon pants. I remember looking at them […]

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 […]