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The Men's Self Help Podcast
22 minutes | a year ago
How To Create Physical Intimacy Through Mindfulness
Searching for ways to create physical intimacy in your relationship? In this show, Dr. John walks listeners through the technique of sensate focus. Learn how to bring that feeling of closeness and intuitiveness back to your love life. Learn about a 10% discount to listeners of the podcast with BetterHelp. Visit show notes on the blog for handouts and resources.
23 minutes | a year ago
How To Create Motivation For Goals
Do you struggle to find the motivation to reach goals, like exercising, eating healthier or learning a new skill? Does depression get in your way of motivation? In this podcast, Dr. Moore explores goal attainment using the "As If" technique. He also responds to a listener email regarding the idea of moving in together before getting married.
24 minutes | a year ago
How To Deal With Toxic Shame
Do you struggle with shame? Are you looking for healthy ways of working through? Trying to up your self-esteem? In this podcast, Dr. John explores the issue of toxic shame and explains: 1. What shame is 2. How it manifests psychologically and physiologically 3. Concrete steps for working through See Show Notes for specifics on this topic and links to helping resources.
11 minutes | a year ago
Anxiety Podcast: Autogenic Training Meditation
In this podcast, learn how to reduce anxiety and cope with stress through Autogenic Training (AT). Discover a new way to create calm from within. Narrated by Dr. Moore, listen as he guides you through an amazing experience while teaching you a tool for coping with anxiety. Copy of narration available in show notes. This anxiety podcast is designed as a tool for healthy coping.
21 minutes | a year ago
7 Concrete Ways To Boost Your Self-Worth
In this episode, learn about the concept of self-worth and how perception is projection. Discover 7 unique ways to boost your self-esteem. See this page on Guy Counseling for complete show notes on this episode of the Men's Self-Help Podcast.
14 minutes | a year ago
Viking Meditation: Thor’s Hammer For Sexual Confidence
Using metaphor, Nordic myth and elements from popular culture, this recording is designed to enhance sexual confidence and boost self-esteem in other life areas. The recording is "G" rated and does not contain any offensive language. See show notes to learn more on this Viking Meditation to learn more.
13 minutes | a year ago
How To Create a Circle of Confidence - A Hypnotic Meditation
Struggle with self-esteem? Looking to increase your level of confidence? Need to be more assertive? In this episode, Dr. Moore guides you through a guided imagery meditation through self-hypnosis. Affirmations are included to help boost feelings of self worth. Learn how to create your personal circle of confidence and experience inner strength. To learn more, visit this post from Moore's website on Creating a Circle of Confidence. If you like this podcast, please leave a review. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.
19 minutes | 2 years ago
7 Goal Setting Mistakes That Stop You From Success
Do you struggle with achieving your goals? Here's 7 common mistakes with goal setting that may be sabotaging your changes at success. Informational links with handouts to help you stay on track to goal attainment.
26 minutes | 2 years ago
7 Ways To Gain Confidence In Dating (E19)
Have you recently found yourself back on the dating scene? Do you struggle with confidence and dating? In this episode, Dr. John Moore explores 7 unique ways you can increase your confidence in the world of dating. As part of the show, Dr. Moore calls on the resources of Chicago psychologist Dr. Tyler Fortman and shares 7 ways to boost self-esteem when dating. Click here to review complete show notes with resources on Guy Counseling. If you liked this podcast, please leave a review. Your feedback is greatly appreciated!
33 minutes | 2 years ago
E18: 5 Signs It’s Time To Take a Break From Social Media
How do you know when it's time to take a break from social media? How much is too much time spent on Instagram, Facebook or Snapchat? Dr. Moore offers 5 warning signs that it may be time to take a break from social media, particularly for those who struggle with a mental health issue like anxiety or depression. Listener email shared from man who has OCD and isn't sure if he should tell his girlfriend. Click on show notes for taking a break from social media
28 minutes | 2 years ago
E17. 5 Ways To Break The Cycle of Dating Toxic People
Do you attract unhealthy people to your life - romantic partners that are toxic? Have you been dating the same "type" of person, over and over again? If so, you aren't alone. In this episode, Dr. Moore examines the issue of attraction and romance and how early childhood experiences have a way of influencing us in the here and now. When listening, you'll learn 5 steps that you can take to break the cycle. Also in this show, you will hear about a man in Wyoming who identifies as straight but has strangely found himself physically attracted to another man. RESOURCES FROM SHOW Confusing Love with Obsession (Amazon) Loving Kindness Meditation (Guy Counseling) More Men Than You Think Identify As ‘Mostly Straight’ (The Cut) Kinsey Institute - Research on Sexual Orientation
28 minutes | 2 years ago
E16: "My Girlfriend Cheated On Me - What Should I Do?"
Have you recently found out your girlfriend cheated on you? Not sure what do to? In this podcast, Dr. Moore offers 10 coping strategies in the aftermath of infidelity. He also answers a listener email from a man who doesn't understand why his girlfriend never initiates in the bedroom. Resources Mentioned In Show: Intuition and gender Journal of Personality and Psychology on gender and intuition Cheating stats Bustle cheating info 10 Tips When You Learn She Cheated Guy Counseling website - Cheating My Girlfriend Never Initiates Article Guy Counseling website - Initiates
38 minutes | 2 years ago
7 Assertiveness Skills Worth Growing + Do I Have a Drinking Problem?
Assertiveness – it’s a topic that comes up from guys a lot in counseling. Most men want to know “How can I be more assertive?” In this podcast, Dr. Moore explores this topic in detail. As part of the discussion, he’ll contrast the differences between being assertive and being aggressive. In this show, you will learn: • A working definition of assertiveness • How assertiveness and aggressiveness differ • 7 unique assertiveness skills you can build for the future. Dr. Moore also answers a listener email from a man who wonders if he has a problem with alcohol. A quick overview is offered that examines the differences between use, abuse and dependence with a substance. See complete show-notes on Guy Counseling: https://guycounseling.com/assertiveness-skills-drinking/
45 minutes | 2 years ago
E14: PTSD and Men - Getting Help and Ridding Shame
Do you struggle with PTSD? Wondering about the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder? Curious about what this mental health challenge is all about? In this podcast, Dr. Moore explores PTSD in detail. You’ll learn a basic definition of Post-Traumatic Stress and 5 things to consider when trying to find help. Resources mentioned in the show: Long Term Deployments and Stress (military) https://www.slideshare.net/johndmoore1/long-term-deployments-and-stress Diagnostic Criteria for PTSD https://www.brainline.org/article/dsm-5-criteria-ptsd PTSD Rates and Gender from Psychology Today https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-mindful-self-express/201809/why-women-have-higher-rates-ptsd-men National Center for PTSD https://www.ptsd.va.gov/gethelp/peer_support.asp PTSD Support Groups (In person and online) https://www.bridgestorecovery.com/blog/staying-ahead-of-ptsd-finding-support-groups-or-networks/ PTSD Support Groups on Psychcentral https://psychcentral.com/resources/Post-traumatic_Stress/Support_Groups/ The Hidden War: PTSD and The Front Line https://www.amazon.com/Hidden-War-PTSD-Front-Lines/dp/1604152680 Veterans Who Horseback Riding Help Work Through PTSD https://guycounseling.com/veterans-ptsd-horseback-riding/ O*NET Career Profiler https://www.mynextmove.org/explore/ip What's Your Career Personality Type (Psychcentral) https://blogs.psychcentral.com/life-goals/2018/05/career-personality-type/
37 minutes | 2 years ago
E13: 10 Signs You Have People Pleasing Syndrome
Do you say yes to everyone? Are you taking on more than you should but can't say no? Is it causing you problems emotionally and physically? If so, you may have people pleasing syndrome as the result of being a people pleaser. Learn 10 signs you may have this problem plus what to do about it. Show Highlights: 10 traits of people pleasers How people pleasing happens in people 10 symptoms of people pleasing syndrome 3 ways of moving through the problem Resources: 10 symptoms of people pleasing from Amy Morin on Psychology Today https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/what-mentally-strong-people-dont-do/201708/10-signs-youre-people-pleaser Visit Guy Counseling www.guycounseling.com The Disease To Please: Ending People Pleasing Syndrome See Amazon: https://amzn.to/2I5b505 Cheating Survey by GSS -Who Cheats https://ifstudies.org/blog/who-cheats-more-the-demographics-of-cheating-in-america
34 minutes | 2 years ago
What Is Your Love Style in Relationships + Penis Shame and Men
What kind of lover are you? In this podcast, we examine six love styles as offered by the sociologist John A. Lee. We also explore how the past can influence our attachment style in the here and now. A listener email is also shared where he reveals serious penis shame. Resources: Lee's Love Styles: http://www.psychologycharts.com/six-love-styles.html Love Style Quiz based on Lee's work: http://courses.washington.edu/psii101/geninfo/lovetest.pdf NYT article on Lee's Love Styles: https://www.nytimes.com
28 minutes | 2 years ago
5 Tips For Creating a Stress Management Program
Feeling stress? Need some help with developing a stress management program? Here's 5 tips. In this episode, we also discuss an email from a listener who was told by his girlfriend that she no longer finds him attractive. What to do when someone you are dating reveals they aren't into you. How stress effects the body from the Mayo Clinic https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/stress-symptoms/art-20050987 Mindfulness Bel (Zen Bell) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mindfulne
22 minutes | 2 years ago
E10: 7 Ways To Build Mental Toughness Rooted In Reality For Men
Hoping to build build mental toughness? Trying to up your confidence? In this show, we examine 7 skills you can build to increase mental toughness that are rooted in reality. Tips offered through the writings of Dr. Alan Goldberg in his book "Sports Slump Busting": https://www.amazon.com/Sports-Slump-Busting-Alan-Goldberg/dp/1625504756 Article on building mental toughness from Guy Counseling: https://guycounseling.com/mental-toughness-skills-1210/ Previous podcast on 8 ways to build self-esteem
21 minutes | 2 years ago
E9: 8 Ways To Increase Self-Esteem And Boost Your Confidence
Do you struggle with self-esteem? Hunting for ways to boost your confidence? Here's 8 ways to create positive change in your life and feel better about yourself. In this podcast, learn: -8 self-esteem hacks based on suggestions from Dr. Brian Luke Seaward, author of Managing Stress: https://www.amazon.com/Managing-Stress-Principles-Strategies-Well-Being/dp/1284126269 - Learn about cognitive restructuring and the Beck Institute. https://beckinstitute.org/ - Use cognitive restructuring in your own life. Here's a handout from Therapist Aid: https://www.therapistaid.com/therapy-guide/cognitive-restructuring 10 Steps To Increasing Self-Esteem https://guycounseling.com/confident-man-10-steps-to-higher-self-esteem/
26 minutes | 2 years ago
E8: 10 Things Depression Doesn't Want You To Know!
10 Things Depression Doesn’t Want You To Know I wrote this on Psychcentral several years ago. Here’s the link: https://blogs.psychcentral.com/life-goals/2014/11/10-things-depression-doesnt-want-you-to-know/ National Alliance On Mental Illness Learn about different mental health issues, including depression. https://www.nami.org/ DSM 5 Depression Criteria https://www.psycom.net/depression-definition-dsm-5-diagnostic-criteria/ National Suicide Hotline https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ If you are in crisis and this you might hurt yourself or someone else, call 911 right now or go to your local emergency room .
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