Entries by Sean Orford

Developing Your Leadership Skills

This week on the podcast Ed and I were joined by Nikki Cross who is in the process of starting a new business in the middle of the pandemic. Her background and skill base is in learning and development and her passion is in getting leaders to self develop and improve who they are and […]

PTSD – Anxiety following a traumatic event

Over the last few weeks we have been diverted from our planned series on anxiety to deal with various Covid19 issues that have arisen as the lockdown has, in different ways, affected us all. This weeks podcast completes our anxiety series and topically examines the disturbed and unresolved feelings that are the results of the […]

358 Happy being alone?

Lockdown is on us and may be here for a few weeks yet.  How are you doing? Some people love the opportunity to spend time alone with themselves or with just the few people that they normally have around them. Though, for many people this is the definition of hell, anxiety and fear. I guess […]

Love that virus

There are a few times in life when the negative can be seen as a positive. Yet that is the nature of life. In a world where we do not have problems we only have learning opportunities, there are no negatives only different versions of positive. And, so it is with Covid-19. When we learn […]

Imagine where we could be after Covid-19

Our series on anxiety and the various forms that it takes has been overtaken by Covid-19 but in reality they both are feeding each other. The continual news about the spread of the virus and the potential devastation that it is causing are swamping the news media. It is strange that we report the amount of […]

COVID-19 update: How’s everyone doing?

I watch as the world around me shouts at the screen as the news is being broadcast “which bit do you not understand people – just stay at home”. To realise that we each have some responsibility, not only for what has happened in the world but also for what will happen next, Well, with […]

Isolation Anxiety

Covid19 is now getting a hold and things are now moving fast. We seem to be following the same track as China and Italy. The time has come where we are moving into the stage of lockdown and no one knows how long this will last. Estimates vary from a few weeks to several months. […]

Performance Anxiety

At this point in our anxiety series we are looking at performance anxiety. It might sound as though this form of anxiety only concerns actors and musicians and those engaged in the performing arts. Actually performance anxiety is about the fear of not being able to complete a task successfully. It may also be about […]

Social anxiety disorder

So, in this podcast we are looking at another form of anxiety. Social fears are probably the most common form of anxiety that we experience. On the basis that around three million people in the UK are suffering from anxiety at any one time a high percentage of these will be experiencing social anxiety. Social […]

351: Be Kind

In a world where people like Caroline Flack can be hounded into an early grave by the unkindness of trolls and the press. The press were blamed for Diana’s death and unfortunately it is believed that trolls are contributing factors for thousands of internet based suicides. Bullying, prejudice, harassment, violence and unkindness is never, and […]