100 episodes

The Self Help Podcast is a weekly podcast dedicated to your emotional health and wellbeing brought to you by Live in the Present. Each week entrepreneur Edward Lamb talks to psychotherapist Sean Orford about all things interesting. Why self help? Well, what makes we human beings tick? Why are some more susceptible to depression, anxiety, etc. than others? Why does Sean help more people in the Winter than the Summer? So many questions and so little time! Ultimately, the aim of The Self Help Podcast is to help our listeners to become better human beings.

The Self Help Podcast Live in the Present

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.2 • 83 Ratings

The Self Help Podcast is a weekly podcast dedicated to your emotional health and wellbeing brought to you by Live in the Present. Each week entrepreneur Edward Lamb talks to psychotherapist Sean Orford about all things interesting. Why self help? Well, what makes we human beings tick? Why are some more susceptible to depression, anxiety, etc. than others? Why does Sean help more people in the Winter than the Summer? So many questions and so little time! Ultimately, the aim of The Self Help Podcast is to help our listeners to become better human beings.

    TSHP515: Nature and Mental Health 

    TSHP515: Nature and Mental Health 

    This week we are revisiting our relationship with nature and the effect that it has on our mental health and wellbeing. Finally the rain seems to have stopped and we are enjoying some sunshine. I was reminded of when I was looking out of the window of my apartment in Doha Qatar when I was working at Sidra Hospital. Below me the City was a busy place and I could see at least a thousand houses. Each house full of people, thousands of people. The roads full, sometimes gridlocked, as all these people rushed from somewhere to somewhere else. All in a frenzied dash that is, for many human beings throughout the world, normal everyday life. I was struck by the overwhelming concept of ‘just how many of us human beings are there living on this planet?’

    • 32 min
    TSHP514: Processing Trauma

    TSHP514: Processing Trauma

    Currently the world seems a not very safe place, the news is full of war reports and stabbings in schools. Alongside this are all the reports of violent shop lifting and assaults on care staff in the NHS. More and more counselling clients are sharing their anxious concerns for themselves and their families especially their children. There is an increase in trauma both direct and vicariously experienced.

    • 28 min
    TSHP513 – The Barnum Effect (Revisited)

    TSHP513 – The Barnum Effect (Revisited)

    This week Ed and I were talking about the effects of persuasion and how people can seem to gullibly just believe anything. I was explaining about the Barnum effect. Barnum was the great circus master who was into the concepts of illusion and fooling the audience into believing that what they were seeing was real.

    • 31 min
    TSHP512: New Beginnings

    TSHP512: New Beginnings

    An episode recorded near Easter which enabled us to chat about new beginnings.



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    • 22 min
    TSHP511: Gossip, rumours and conspiracy theories 

    TSHP511: Gossip, rumours and conspiracy theories 

    Social media is full of conspiracy theories. Currently those about Katherine Princess of Wales are rife. There is great interest, in certain groups, as to whether the stories about her abdominal surgery and public appearance and photograph are real or fake. The thing that interests Ed and I is why is it so important? What is it about gossip and rumour that we all get so hooked up in?

    • 24 min
    TSHP510: Good things about where you live

    TSHP510: Good things about where you live

    The idea of needing to get away would suggest that where we are is never really good enough. I get it that the act of taking a break, of doing something different, is stimulating and often relaxing but the question got me thinking about do we appreciate where we are and what we have? Are we able to enjoy the space that we live in.



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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
83 Ratings

83 Ratings

Lorrie.H ,

So helpful & informative!!

What this American Woman likes is a British accent, but Bonus, this podcast has 2 Smart, Wise, Funny, Informative British Professionals that have a relaxed style about topics that have helped me. Also, the Blog & newsletters are Stellar! Thank You Gentlemen!!!

discover you let me down ,

Seriously WTEff?

I tried I really did but this podcast is awful. Learned nothing and I really need self help. Thanks for wasting my time.

sadhnsungaweckotjfug ,

So hard to listen to..

I’m really bummed out. I was very excited to listen to this podcast and learn some things but it is the most difficult podcast I’ve ever tried to listen to. The dialogue is awful on the sense of saying “yeah” back and forth 500 times to each other and I couldn’t even make it longer than five minutes and that was forcing myself in hopes it would get better. I am super under whelmed and disappointed

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