TSHP351: Time to Be Kind

What’s Coming This Episode? People often suffer in silence. Many go through that trauma in silence. But when a high profile man or woman leaves us we are left to ask why, as a community. The death of Caroline Flack has asked us all some very big questions one of which is, why can we […]

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 […]

Phobic Anxiety

Phobic anxiety is often like a low level panic disorder. If someone is forced into engaging with a phobic situation they may well develop a full blown panic attack, (see last weeks blog). Throughout this mini series on anxiety it is important to remember that anxiety is a good thing. It is our friend that […]

TSHP349: Dealing with a panic disorder

What’s Coming This Episode? Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder characterised by recurrent unexpected panic attacks. One thing is for sure – they ain’t much fun. In our mini-series focussing on different types of anxiety, Sean and Ed take a look at panic attacks and how to deal with them. Enjoy the show and take […]

Panic Disorders

In this blog I am looking at anxiety and it’s sibling panic attacks. I’d like to try in this blog and explain a bit about the brain and emotion along with the appropriateness of different forms of therapy. At a scientific level our understanding of neuropsychology and therefore our understanding of the neuropsychology of anxiety […]


This week Ed and I were looking at anxiety from four points of view, as described in the book The Four Thoughts That F*ck You Up… and How To Fix Them, by Daniel Fryer. Each follows different issues related to Mindfulness. 1: Dogmatic demands: holding onto rigid beliefs These maybe religious, political, social and so […]

TSHP347: How do we tackle procrastination?

What’s Coming This Episode? It’s important to take time out. We all know that. But when does taking time out become time wasting, laziness and procrastination? Let’s dig in… Enjoy the show and take care, it’s The Self Help Podcast! Show Notes and Links Sean has written a blog post to accompany this episode – […]


So here we are in the New Year. The world is all new and starting afresh. We even have a post Brexit Britain to look forward to – or so some people think – we will see. Anyway, I have heard a few people telling me that this year they just can’t seem to get […]