TSHP314: How to be happy when it rains

What’s Coming This Episode? It’s raining. A lot. Everyone is talking about it (it’s what we do in the UK). Can we be happy when it rains or are we programmed to be glum and miserable? Let’s find out! Enjoy the show and take care, it’s The Self Help Podcast! Show Notes and Links Sean […]

Learning to dance in the rain

In virtually all forms of symbolism water represents emotion and creativity especially in the magic of dreams and visions. When we dream of water it is an expression of inner emotions being processed. The dreams may be hard, easy or simply interesting or mystifying. Each dream is an expression of what is going on inside […]

A Day In Your Life

Over the last two podcasts Ed and I have been looking at our own days, what we do, and how that works for us. So, mine was a day in the life of a psychotherapist and this week we did a day in the life of ED. It was, for me, quite strange doing it […]

TSHP312: A Day in the Life of a Psychotherapist

What’s Coming This Episode? A special episode this week as we take a journey into the life of a psychotherapist. What is Sean’s routine? How many people does he tend to deal with on an (admittedly super-busy) day? All that and more this week… Enjoy the show and take care, it’s The Self Help Podcast! […]

What it takes to be a Psychotherapist

This week Ed and I had been talking about our working days and comparing the differences. This ended with him suggesting that we do this weeks podcast as a ‘day in the life’, so we have started with me as the Psychotherapist, next session we should do a day in the life of Ed. So, […]

TSHP311: The Art of Doing Nothing

What’s Coming This Episode? How good are you at shutting down? At living in the moment? At not reaching for your phone whenever there’s a gap in the conversation? A lot of us are mega-busy but, like all habits, this can be changed. Let’s talk about… nothing. Enjoy the show and take care, it’s The […]

The sweetness of doing nothing

There is something that is quite magic and something that we Brits hardly ever do, it is what the Italians call ‘The art of doing nothing’ or ‘La Dolce Far Niente’ literally translated as “the sweetness of doing nothing”.   “I learned about this concept while watching Elizabeth Gilbert’s masterpiece- Eat, Pray, Love, the other […]

TSHP310: Is it OK to show your emotions?

What’s Coming This Episode? We Brits are famously poor at showing our emotions, but why is that? Does our defensive tactic work or is it just storing up issues that we’ll have to deal with later on? Let’s dive in… Enjoy the show and take care, it’s The Self Help Podcast! Show Notes and Links […]

Showing Emotion

By virtue of what I do I meet lots of people who are very emotional. This is both men and women, though in my experience women find it a lot easier than the men. In therapy men often found it easier to work with a female therapist so that they do not feel so bad […]