534 episodes

Get to the root of emotional issues and learn the best way to relate to yourself and others by honoring your personal boundaries and making decisions that are in alignment with what's most important to you.

This is not a "common-sense" personal growth and development show. You won't be told to think positively or create affirmations. The Overwhelmed Brain is about accessing that deeper mental and emotional strength inside you so that you can decrease or even eliminate old fears and evolve into the person you want to be.

Learn what your parents or caretakers never taught you about emotional wellness and creating strong, non-toxic bonds with others.

If you want the exact instructions that will help improve your life, you're in the right place.

The Overwhelmed Brain Paul Colaianni

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.5 • 147 Ratings

Get to the root of emotional issues and learn the best way to relate to yourself and others by honoring your personal boundaries and making decisions that are in alignment with what's most important to you.

This is not a "common-sense" personal growth and development show. You won't be told to think positively or create affirmations. The Overwhelmed Brain is about accessing that deeper mental and emotional strength inside you so that you can decrease or even eliminate old fears and evolve into the person you want to be.

Learn what your parents or caretakers never taught you about emotional wellness and creating strong, non-toxic bonds with others.

If you want the exact instructions that will help improve your life, you're in the right place.

    Fool me three times, uh, shame on you again

    Fool me three times, uh, shame on you again

    How many chances should you give someone before you realize that chances are only delaying the inevitable? Whether it's a friend, family member or partner, some people won't change. And when they won't, we may have to in order to find more peace and happiness in our lives. 

    • 36 min
    You hurt me and now I want you to hurt... forever

    You hurt me and now I want you to hurt... forever

    When you hurt someone, whether intentionally or not, there are several things that could happen: Maybe they forgive you, maybe they don't. Maybe they are willing to move on. Maybe they take a while to heal but eventually come around. Maybe they never want to talk to you again. Or maybe, just maybe, they want to hurt you back just to make you feel a tiny portion of how they feel. 

    • 54 min
    Trying to connect with the emotionally disconnected person

    Trying to connect with the emotionally disconnected person

    When someone emotionally distances themselves from you, is there a way to get them back? Is that the beginning of the end? There are ways to talk with the emotionally disconnected person that may get you to the truth... a truth you may not want to hear. 

    • 41 min
    Why do some people have such a short fuse?

    Why do some people have such a short fuse?

    Have you noticed a rise of negative interactions in online communities and even in person? Are people's emotional temperatures getting hotter? It'd be great if we could resolve issues maturely, but some people would rather introduce conflict than agree to disagree.  

    • 37 min
    Should you convince people who don't like or trust you to like or trust you?

    Should you convince people who don't like or trust you to like or trust you?

    What do you do when someone doesn't like or trust you? Do you try to make them realize that you're not so bad or that they are wrong about you? I'll share why this doesn't always work.

    • 25 min
    When shame, guilt, and regret keep you from moving forward

    When shame, guilt, and regret keep you from moving forward

    The guilt and regret from something we did in our past can haunt us for the rest of our lives. Living with guilt decreases happiness and is a constant reminder of who we were. I share how I alleviate guilt when it comes up for me, and I even address a common subject almost all of us face at one time or another (or maybe often). 

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
147 Ratings

147 Ratings

Olivia K W ,

You’ll need nothing else to help you grow and thrive

Paul’s advice, common sense and sheer simplicity of unpicking life and perceived unsurmountable moments, thoughts and challenges is unmatched.

I can play his podcast before I sleep and be set to meet the challenges of the next day. I can take a walk and listen and return unburdened and energised.

I suggest him to everyone whenever they’re going complex times.

FMC1403 ,

Felt like the podcaster’s self-therapy

Lots of talking about Paul’s own history, felt like his self-therapy but sometimes the title doesn’t even match the content (letting go of the past was focussed on how you don’t emotionally abuse others?!) I downloaded lots of episodes but deleted them after listening to two.

PhilliM2 ,

T H A N K * Y O U

Paul, your podcast and blogs have helped me tremendously throughout my healing process. Your calm, down to earth approach helps to unravel topics that can sometimes feel overwhelming. I appreciate your honesty and ability to be straightforward but with compassion.
I am starting my own podcast and hope to someday be as impactful to others as you have been. Keep shining! Melissa x

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