Archive | December, 2018

Well, you have just got to laugh!

I was working with someone this week who told me that we should do a podcast on humour…”for Gods sake why is everyone so miserable?” There is a time in the madness of the world when I guess all that you can do is laugh. At this time it can be easy to feel that […]

TSHP290: Laughter is Medicine

What’s Coming This Episode? Laughing comes easier to some than many. For kids it’s as natural as breathing, for us grown ups, with our mortgages and life insurance renewals, not so much. But what’s the science behind laughter? Should we put time aside each day for a good old chuckle? Enjoy the show and take […]

TSHP289: How to make the most of Christmas

What’s Coming This Episode? Christmas brings us together like no other time of year but it’s not without its pressures. Pressure to spend money, pressure to rush around and see everyone and to make things just perfect. But does it have to be this way? Sean and Ed discuss how to have the best Christmas […]

How to Make the Most of Christmas

What does Christmas mean to you? It’s the most wonderful time of the year… …or so the song says. Sadly this is not true for everyone. Happy time Is it that Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus for you? Is it that you recognise the winter solstice and acknowledge the end of the darkness and […]

TSHP288: The Power of Music

What’s Coming This Episode? We all love music, right? RIGHT? Well you’d better. It makes us dance, laugh, cry… whatever you want, music can do it. But why? Where does this desire come from? Over to Sean and Ed… Enjoy the show and take care, it’s The Self Help Podcast! Show Notes and Links Sean […]

Music as therapy

In the podcast this week Ed and I got talking about the power of music and amazing effect that it can have on us and on all other living beings including plants. That got me thinking about my own musical life and my own studies of guitar, cello and Sitar and the work that we […]

TSHP287: The Benefits of Volunteering

What’s Coming This Episode? What have you volunteered for lately? Making a cup of tea for your spouse? Manning the phones at your local church hall? Doing a free website for your Auntie Margaret? Volunteers are honoured by the UN on December 5th and, this week, Sean and Ed discuss the ins and outs of […]


How often do we do things for other people for nothing? Giving our time doesn’t cost anything and yet we can find it so easy to avoid getting involved, getting our hands dirty or having an effect on the problems that exist all around us. In times gone by, in the founding of the British […]