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The Self Help Podcast

The Self Help Podcast

Well it’s here, we have done it.

When I lived on the Isle of Wight, off the south coast of the England, I did a late night phone-in programme on local radio. I was the resident psych and people would ring in with psychological problems and dilemmas to discuss and get help. As I listened to the playbacks it struck me, at the time, how powerful the spoken word can be. Continue reading →

What does Easter mean for you?

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I enjoy Easter, the indulgence, the family meal, our traditional egg hunt, though Easter means much more to me than that. For me it is also about, a time of newness and renewal.

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Do you like Monday’s?

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The other day I put up a thought on Facebook suggesting that if you were happier on Friday than you are on Monday then you are probably in the wrong job. It was Thursday and I was seeing people in the consulting room and as it was approaching the end of the week the common theme was “good, it will soon be Friday”. This, as you can probably realise is a common point of view that matches a dislike of Mondays, but why is this?

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Live in the Present, Let go of the Past

Who was the last person to get on your nerves, upset you in some way, or do you a wrong? When you think of them, or the event, how does it make you feel?

Often when you recall past hurts we relive the emotions of that time. It is as though they are happening again in your present. When you do this it can become a habit and you then find that you are living in the past, this is often the seed of unhappiness and depression. Continue reading →

The Answer Lies Within

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It is time to be with the cow.

You may recall a blog back in the eons of time in which I told the story of how my teacher sent me to spend the day in a field with a cow. It was a long and a hot day , filled with many one sided conversations. During which I spoke in animated ways with the cows who gazed at me with lovely doe eyes and simply chewed the cud with the resigned patience of someone who has been given charge of a mad human to look after.

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Why Meditate? Part 2 – Stress

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Are You Stressed?

Stress is a modern buzz word and although stress is real people often use the word to mean that they are busy, perhaps even very busy. It is rather like when people describe a common cold as ‘the flu’. But, it is true that stress is real and the more that we know about how our bodies, brains and minds work the idea of stress related disease is now common place. We all know someone who has been affected by stress.

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Breaking Silence

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Hi, it has been a while since I entered the blogosphere and I have started getting emails saying “where are you?” Well, I haven’t been anywhere, perhaps I have been away in my head, but not in my body. Rie has been away on a silent vipassana meditation retreat for a couple of weeks and I have joined her in spirit. It is funny how when we live in silence we often see the meaninglessness of sound. The world that we live in is full of noise. In my silent time I question ‘why?’

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The Past, The Present & The Future

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Wow what an amazing year. January began with Rie starting her new job seeing all of her hard work coming into fruition.

Live in the Present published my first Tantra book, which has done so very well, the feed back and reviews have been amazing and the sales keep on growing, thank you to everyone who has purchased a copy.

We consistently appear in the top 10 on the Amazon Kindle Store including holding the number one position on a number of occasions. This has led me to write a second Tantra book that will be published in 2012. The ebook, in it’s variety of forms, a real revolution in action.

Taking inspiration from the Ten Steps programme we have written a new book Live In The Present which will be available very soon. This inspired our new site liveinthepresent.co.uk a hub of positive thoughts and ideas that will hopefully motivate and inspire all who visit. Continue reading →

Anxiety and happiness can never live together

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When I am working with clients, I always try to understand how various psychological problems fit into human evolutionary development. The nature of the mind to create phobic reaction to various situations is quite understandable. After all, if we did not respect height, we would have all fallen out of the trees long ago in our evolutionary past and we would have ceased to exist. To be phobic about height is to take that natural respect and view it through an emotional magnifying glass that turns it into an enormous problem.

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Sex, Population and Happiness

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There are some amazing statistics doing the rounds at the moment. The human race yesterday topped the seven billion mark, wow! That means that every hour 15,347 people are born and 6,418 people die. So the human race increases by 149 people every minute of every day. The doorbell just rang. In the time it took me sort that out, six minutes, and I sat down again, the population has increased by 894. Obviously, the precursor to birth is sex and these statistics show that a lot of people are doing “it”.

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