14 episodes

In this new original series from Somethin' Else, Claudia Winkleman and Professor Tanya Byron identify struggles faced by real-life parents and family members by inviting them in and hearing their story, in a one-time unscripted session with a real person. Claudia listens in to the conversation to discover how Tanya begins to unlock the story behind the issue and help find solutions.

With topics ranging from parental estrangement, gender identity, domestic violence, trauma, inheriting mental health issues, family dynamics after cancer and raising a severely disabled daughter, How Did We Get Here? is a passionate, insightful and moving experience with clear outcomes to each episode.

This podcast doesn’t tell people how to raise their children, or reconnect with family members, rather it helps people understand why, as perfectly competent adults, they can’t put into practice what they know they should do.

Each episode passes on useful links and contacts which listeners can find in the programme notes.

This is a Somethin' Else production.

How Did We Get Here? Somethin’ Else

    • Mental Health
    • 4.1, 76 Ratings

In this new original series from Somethin' Else, Claudia Winkleman and Professor Tanya Byron identify struggles faced by real-life parents and family members by inviting them in and hearing their story, in a one-time unscripted session with a real person. Claudia listens in to the conversation to discover how Tanya begins to unlock the story behind the issue and help find solutions.

With topics ranging from parental estrangement, gender identity, domestic violence, trauma, inheriting mental health issues, family dynamics after cancer and raising a severely disabled daughter, How Did We Get Here? is a passionate, insightful and moving experience with clear outcomes to each episode.

This podcast doesn’t tell people how to raise their children, or reconnect with family members, rather it helps people understand why, as perfectly competent adults, they can’t put into practice what they know they should do.

Each episode passes on useful links and contacts which listeners can find in the programme notes.

This is a Somethin' Else production.

    Introducing... The Immaculate Deception!

    Introducing... The Immaculate Deception!

    Hi How Did We Get Here? fans, we've made a show we think you'll like.... Fertility doctor Jan Karbaat was renowned for getting amazing results. Women who were desperate for children would visit him at his Rotterdam clinic and leave pregnant. But when the clinic closed, rumours began about the methods Karbaat used to achieve his success. The children conceived at the clinic - the Karbaat Kids - began asking difficult questions about what happened to their mothers. What happened in Dr Karbaat’s clinic? From Somethin’ Else, The Immaculate Deception is a story about a doctor who was determined to create life - by any means possible. Reported and hosted by Jenny Kleeman. Listen now, wherever you get your podcasts: https://pod.link/deception This is a Somethin' Else Production.

    • 4 min
    Danielle

    Danielle

    Danielle’s husband passed away 4 years ago from cancer. She is increasingly anxious about parenting her teenage children on her own whilst suffering with grief. To find help via talking therapies you can either go to your GP or the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) bacp.co.uk or bps.org.uk - they should be HCPC registered. Other helpful organisations: - MIND - www.mind.co.uk - The Good Grief Trust - www.thegoodgrieftrust.org - Cruse Bereavement Care - www.cruse.org.uk - OCD Action - www.ocdaction.org.uk - No Panic - http://www.nopanic.org.uk You will find the transcript for episode 12 here. How Did We Get Here? is a Somethin' Else Production.

    • 49 min
    Naomi

    Naomi

    Naomi has been diagnosed with Crohns disease and endometriosis and feels stuck. Naomi wants to explore her options in how to accept her situation. To find help via talking therapies you can either go to your GP or the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) bacp.co.uk or bps.org.uk - they should be HCPC registered. Other helpful organisations: - MIND - www.mind.co.uk - Crohn's & Colitis UK - www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk - Stomawise - www.stomawise.co.uk - Ileostomy and Internal Pouch Association - www.iasupport.org - Endometriosis UK - www.endometriosis-uk.org You will find the transcript for episode 11 here. How Did We Get Here? is a Somethin' Else Production. 

    • 45 min
    Emma

    Emma

    Emma has ongoing issues with her brother who she says has strong animosity towards her. Emma wants to come to a place of peace with the situation. To find help via talking therapies you can either go to your GP or the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) bacp.co.uk or bps.org.uk - they should be HCPC registered. Other helpful organisations: - MIND - www.mind.co.uk - NSPCC - www.nspcc.org.uk - NAPAC - www.napac.org.uk - Alcoholics Anonymous - www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk - Stand Alone - www.standalone.org.uk You will find the transcript for episode 10 here. How Did We Get Here? is a Somethin' Else Production. 

    • 48 min
    Karen

    Karen

    Karen wants to ensure she will bring up well-adjusted twin daughters with their father not around. To find help via talking therapies you can either go to your GP or the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) bacp.co.uk or bps.org.uk - they should be HCPC registered. Other helpful organisations: - MIND - www.mind.co.uk - Tamba - www.tamba.org.uk - Twins UK - www.twinsuk.co.uk - Twins Trust - www.twinstrust.org (Twinline) on 0800 138 0509. You will find the transcript for episode 9 here. How Did We Get Here? is a Somethin' Else Production. 

    • 54 min
    Natasha

    Natasha

    Natasha has a severely disabled daughter with an undiagnosed condition and discovers she has PTSD. To find help via talking therapies you can either go to your GP or the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) bacp.co.uk or bps.org.uk - they should be HCPC registered. Other helpful organisations: - MIND - www.mind.co.uk - CONTACT - www.contact.org.uk - ASSIST TRAUMA CARE - http://assisttraumacare.org.uk - Traumatic Stress Service 020 3228 2969 (offers rapid assessment to people suffering from PTSD – usually via Community Mental Health Teams) You will find the transcript for episode 8 here. How Did We Get Here? is a Somethin' Else Production.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

VixJen ,

Incredible.

We are so lucky to witness the brave and important work that goes on in this podcast. I hope we get seasons and seasons of it - I’ve never heard anything like it!

ToDiKo ,

Really love this

Every episode has been great

DancyPants333 ,

Lift the Lid

I am new to Podcasts. There are no coincidences in this life. The fact that I found my way to your podcast is a welcome gift. I have fancied myself a fairly intuitive (yet not professionally trained), novice of recognizing the great myriad of ways that people sink their feeling to the bottom of that amazing soup of our lives. You both have a sweet, kind, yet direct and wonderful way of lifting the lid. Together, with your “guests”, you all commence to gently stirring and seeing what simple additions can make it even more delicious! All the while letting some steam escape. Im hooked.

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