The Men's Self Help Podcast

The Men's Self Help Podcast

Looking for a self help show? Hoping for insights on mental health and wellness? Dr. John Moore hosts The Men's Self Help Podcast - a show for men and the people who love them that focuses on psychology, mental health, relationships and guy issues. Therapy and coaching insights in easy to understand discussions.

Episodes

July 14, 2021 21 min

Do you have a partner that never initiates sex? Has it caused you frustration and confusion? Are you hoping to create change? In this episode of the Men’s Self-Help Podcast sponsored by Better Help,

Dr. John uses a metaphor to explore the concept of “It’s always Been This Way” and then takes a deep dive into how reframing the question can cause a mental shift – and change. You’ll also hear from a listener who wants to know if it is...

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Do you struggle with negative self-talk? Has it caused you to derail? Hoping to learn how to combat it? In this episode, sponsored by Better Help, Dr. John Moore creates a metaphor with your mind being a train and how – if you aren’t careful – your thoughts can act as objects that can lead to derailment. You’ll learn 7 concrete ways from combatting negative thinking, plus several resources. You’ll also hear from a listener who is h...

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June 16, 2021 29 min

You may have heard of the term erotic hypnosis, but does such a thing exist? In this episode of the Men’s Self-Help Podcast sponsored by Better Help, Dr. John explores the topic of hypnosis and offers listeners a working definition. He then moves on to explaining what erotic hypnosis is – and what it is not. Examples and resources are shared as part of the experience. You’ll also hear a listener email from a man who is having probl...

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June 4, 2021 36 min

Struggling with perfectionism? Looking for practical ways to create change? In this episode, Dr. John Moore explores some of the causal reasons behind perfectionism, which are largely linked to early childhood. In addition, you’ll be offered 7 straightforward ways to dial down perfectionism in your own life. As part of the show sponsored today by Better Help, you’ll hear an email from a man who is feeling shame around his weight ga...

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May 23, 2021 29 min

Learn the signs and symptoms of obsessive thinking, also referred to as rumination. Click here to access shownotes with informational links for episode 28. You can also visit the show's website at guycounseling.com to access the shownotes. 

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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.

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January 5, 2020 22 min

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. 

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December 28, 2019 23 min

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. 

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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. 

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December 15, 2019 21 min

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. 

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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. 

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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 Confide...

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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.  

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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 Counseli...

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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. 

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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 t...

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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 ...

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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 skill...

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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-...

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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 ...
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