Archive | March, 2018

Every two hours a man in the UK commits suicide

Ed came into the recording studio to do this weeks podcast in a state of shock, he had seen the eighty four life-sized sculptures of male suicide victims have been installed on ITV’s central London studios in the Evening Standard news paper. The realistic statues that do look just like men ready to jump from […]

TSHP250: How to be Happy

What’s Coming This Episode? This week saw International Day of Happiness come and go. Don’t feel down through, it is possible to be happt for more than one day of the year. First up though, we need to talk about what happiness actually is… Enjoy the show and take care, it’s The Self Help Podcast! […]

Be Happy

I have come to the clear conclusion that when we feel both happiness or unhappiness it is a matter of choice. Many people have become angry with me when I suggest this. They will tell me that I don’t know what I am talking about, that if I had to deal with their problems or […]

Dealing with a Liar

Well, I think that we are all liars. I do not know anyone who does not vary what they experience and how they respond to be both sensitive and respectful. The truth after all is the way that I see it. In his book ‘Sapiens’ Yuval Noah Harari explains how human language developed through the […]

TSHP248: Concentrate! How to stay focussed…

What’s Coming This Episode? Distractions are everywhere but can we always blame them? A listener emailed us to say she had been struggling to focus on meditation, television, perhaps a few other things. Can a lack of concentration be put down to daydreaming? Or can it be a symptom of something more serious? Enjoy the […]

Repetition and the habit of happiness

This week Ed and I have been talking about repetitious behaviour and concentration. The ability to habitually focus may be the basis of Obsessive Compulsive Behaviour (OCD), though may also be a great asset. We all do things repetitively. The issue is are we addicted to the behavior, do we have to do it to […]

TSHP247: Take back control and overcome powerlessness

What’s Coming This Episode? Are certain situations ever completely out of your control? Can feelings of powerlessness be won over? Sean was desperate to talk about Brexit this week but Ed reined him in to a wider chat about powerlessness in relationships and life… Enjoy the show and take care, it’s The Self Help Podcast! […]

How to overcome feelings of powerlessness

Ever since the 1980s I have enjoyed driving around Europe and beyond. Back in those days every country had a different currency and every border that was crossed required a changing of currency. Because you could only change notes our pockets were full of coinage that we called ‘shrapnel’. The only way to shift the […]