16 episodes

Welcome to The Honest Bloke Podcast, with James Walsham

On this podcast, there will be conversations with some incredible humans from all walks of life - sharing their stories, struggles, experiences and expertise.

There will be no topics off limit - from mental health and masculinity all the way to sex, gender and race; we’ll be diving into all of the important topics, on both a personal and societal level.

The Honest Bloke Podcast with James Walsham James Walsham

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 18 Ratings

Welcome to The Honest Bloke Podcast, with James Walsham

On this podcast, there will be conversations with some incredible humans from all walks of life - sharing their stories, struggles, experiences and expertise.

There will be no topics off limit - from mental health and masculinity all the way to sex, gender and race; we’ll be diving into all of the important topics, on both a personal and societal level.

    #15 - Why Men Need To Get Over Periods with Sarah Liz King

    #15 - Why Men Need To Get Over Periods with Sarah Liz King

    Episode 2 of Season 2 is here, and this week I'm joined by Exercise Physiologist and Health Coach, Sarah Liz King.

    Sarah's mission is to reconnect women with their bodies and inner-selves through intuitive eating, mindful movement and compassion-focussed therapies. Her areas of expertise include eating disorders, exercise addiction and hormonal conditions such as PCOS and Hypothalamic Amenorrhea.

    In this conversation, we discuss the work Sarah does around helping women regain their periods after losing them (HA) and the reality of how common it is for women to lose their periods through diet and lifestyle challenges. 

    We also explored the importance of men overcoming the discomfort of the period conversation, and the benefits to understanding and supporting their partners during their menstrual cycle (essentially, it will improve your emotional and physical connection with your partner 10x fold, chaps - it really is time we get over this stuff, I'm afraid).

    A huge thank you to Sarah for coming on - you can find her on IG @sarahlizking



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    I’m delighted to say that this podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp - an online therapy and counselling service helping millions of people around the world. As a listener of this podcast, you’re able to get 10% off your first month of therapy by visiting www.betterhelp.com/thehonestbloke or clicking here: once you’ve filled out the questionnaire, you’ll be matched with a licensed therapist with experience of helping people going through similar challenges to you.

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    Contact: thehonestbloke@gmail.com

    IG: @thehonestbloke

    • 56 min
    #14 - The True Meaning Of Resilience with Josh Connolly

    #14 - The True Meaning Of Resilience with Josh Connolly

    Season 2 of The Honest Bloke Podcast is here!

    Kicking off season 2, I am delighted to be joined by Josh Connolly - a Resilience Coach and Certified Breathwork Coach.
    As one of the UK’s most influential mental health advocates he regularly speaks on BBC, ITV & Channel 5 news. Josh has also spoken in the House of Commons, contributed to mental health policy and even advised the scriptwriting team on Hollyoaks. He has run resilience workshops for village schools and global brands alike. Additionally, he is an ambassador for Nacoa – a national charity supporting people affected by a parent’s drinking.

    In this conversation, Josh and I speak about his experiences growing up suppressing emotions, and how that led to early alcohol and drug problems.
    Josh shares his experiences around why it’s important for us to learn how to feel and express the emotions we might usually describe as negative in a healthy way.
    We also discussed the importance of holding space for others, and why it’s such a difficult thing to do, particularly as men.
    A big thank you to Josh for joining me for the first episode of the new season.
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    I’m delighted to say that this podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp - an online therapy and counselling service helping millions of people around the world. As a listener of this podcast, you’re able to get 10% off your first month of therapy by visiting www.betterhelp.com/thehonestbloke or clicking here: once you’ve filled out the questionnaire, you’ll be matched with a licensed therapist with experience of helping people going through similar challenges to you.
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    Contact: thehonestbloke@gmail.com
    IG: @thehonestbloke

    • 53 min
    Intro/Season 2 Trailer

    Intro/Season 2 Trailer

    Hey Everyone, welcome to The Honest Bloke Podcast with me, James Walsham.

    Join me as I step in to conversations with some incredible humans from all walks of life - sharing their stories, struggles, experiences and expertise.

    In this space, there will be no topics off limit - from mental health and masculinity all the way to sex, gender and race; we’ll be diving into all of the important topics, on both a personal and societal level.

    it’s my aim to explore these issues with vulnerability and without any judgment, instead opening up the conversations through the lens of compassionate enquiry, with the hope of helping us all understand ourselves and the world we live in, a little better.

    By joining me throughout this journey, I hope you’re able to take away at least one thing from each conversation that challenges you, inspires you or supports you.

    Let’s get into it - this is the Honest Bloke Podcast!

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    I’m delighted to say that this podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp - an online therapy and counselling service helping millions of people around the world. As a listener of this podcast, you’re able to get 10% off your first month of therapy by visiting www.betterhelp.com/thehonestbloke - once you’ve filled out the questionnaire, you’ll be matched with a licensed therapist with experience of helping people going through similar challenges to you. The whole process is designed to support you and put you at ease, and you should be speaking to a therapist within a matter of days, if not sooner. 

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    Contact: thehonestbloke@gmail.com

    IG: @thehonestbloke

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    #13 - An Honest Update + Season 1 Wrap (Solo Episode)

    #13 - An Honest Update + Season 1 Wrap (Solo Episode)

    In this episode, I share an update on a somewhat challenging couple of months since the last podcast episode release. I've also used it as an opportunity to officially wrap season 1 of the podcast, and talk about my intentions for season 2 (which will be coming very soon - can't wait to share it with you). 

    A big thank you to everyone who has listened, shared and supported the podcast so far - here's to the next bit. Cheers legends!

    James

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    I'm delighted to say that this podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp - for 10% off your first month of online therapy, please visit the BetterHelp website and use the code 'THEHONESTBLOKE' or visit the link HERE, where your discount will automatically be applied. (Ad)

    • 22 min
    #12 - Gambling Addiction, Prison Reform and Stealing £1.1million with Steve Girling

    #12 - Gambling Addiction, Prison Reform and Stealing £1.1million with Steve Girling

    TW - Gambling, Addiction

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    In Episode 12, Steven Girling joins James to discuss his incredible story of stealing over £1million from his employer as a result of a gambling disorder.

    Having been released from prison in January of this year, serving 2 years of a 4 year sentence, Steve shares the lessons he learned in recovery and treatment for his addiction, as well as the challenges people face with rehabilitation and support with gambling within the current judicial/prison system.

    A massive thank you to Steve for giving his time and sharing his experiences. 

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    If you are struggling with gambling, or may know someone that you think could be having issues with their gambling, there are a number of resources below - Steve has also kindly said that his inbox is always open to reach out to him directly.



    https://stevegirling.com

    @iamstevegirling

    https://reframe-coaching.com

    @coachingreframe


    Supporting Organisations

    National Gambling Helpline - 0808 8020 133

    National Gambling Treatment Service - www.gamcare.org.uk

    Gamban (Block your devices from accessing gambling websites) - www.gamban.com

    GamStop (Self-exclude from all UK gambling website) - www.gamstop.co.uk  

    Samaritans - 116 123



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    The Podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp - to get 10% off your first month of online therapy, click here

    • 1 hr 29 min
    #11 - "Be Present, Express Yourself, Heal Your S***" with Charles Myssy

    #11 - "Be Present, Express Yourself, Heal Your S***" with Charles Myssy

    This week, the legend that is Charles Myssy joins James all the way from Bondi in Sydney Australia.

    Charles is a holistic health coach, owner of Bondi Health House and creator of Bondi Sunset Music. In this episode, Charles shares his experiences of his spiritual journey over the last 8 years, and the various methods and healing modalities he uses to help his clients achieve a state of balance between their physical, mental and spiritual health.

    A MASSIVE thank you to Charles for taking the time to come on the podcast this week, bringing an incredible energy and passion for his work to the conversation.

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    For 10% off your first month of therapy with BetterHelp, visit the link here and you'll be in touch with a licensed therapist within 48 hours.

    • 59 min

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