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 […]

TSHP346: Blue Monday – Real or Phoney?

What’s Coming This Episode? Blue Monday has been and gone! Hopefully you were completely unaware and are still smashing 2020 with that new year, new decade vibe. But the winter blues are a real, and many be reeling from the post-Christmas blues. Is this a dangerous time of year for the more fragile amongst us? […]

Blue Monday & Depression

We can all feel lower in mood during the winter. Well that is a relative statement. At the end of October the clocks in the UK and most of Europe go back one hour. This has the effect of making it feel like the world just got a whole lot darker. However the effect of […]

TSHP345: Fractured Families

What’s Coming This Episode? Harry and Meghan have hit the news in recent weeks as they seek to blaze a new trail as independent, care free citizens of Planet Earth. Theirs is quite a unique case but there are lessons to be learnt for us ere mortals. How do we solve family feuds? Enjoy the […]

Fractured Families

This week the British Royal Family went public on the apparent rift that exists between Harry and Meghan and the rest of the family. Whatever the realities of what it really going on there appears to be a fracture in the fratricidal of the family. I guess the same would have been true when Charles […]