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.


February 2, 2022 33 min

This encore presentation explores the five signs you may need to take a break from social media.  Visit this link for show notes on the Guy Counseling blog. 


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Do you struggle with people getting under your skin? Are you easily triggered by certain comments or topics? Hoping to create positive change? In this episode sponsored by Better Help, Dr. John explores how to stop letting people get under your skin. You’ll hear about the story of Austin, a young man who lost his temper on a train. Discover approaches to counseling including EMDR and Internal Family Systems (parts therapy) as part ...

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December 29, 2021 23 min
Are you trying to change an unhealthy behavior? Do you drink too much, eat too much or smoke too much? Is there a part of you who has come to realize your relationship with gambling, porn or shopping is toxic?

In this episode of the Men’s Self-Help Podcast, Dr. John explores the process of change and how using the REST technique may be helpful. REST is the acronym for RELAX, EXAMINE, SET YOUR INTENTION, and TAKE ACTION and it comes...

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December 15, 2021 17 min

Trying to discover your life purpose? Does it feel like your life lacks meaning? In this episode, Dr. John goes over five specific strategies to help you find yourself and your life purpose. Using a combination of story telling with insights from Carl Jung, you can find out new things about yourself and train your brain to stimulate your Reticular Activating System, the part of the brain that is concerned with awareness. 

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December 1, 2021 26 min

Do you feel your mind is wired for anxiety? Do you constantly worry about failing? Are you looking for concrete ways to create positive change? In this episode, Dr. John explores the relationship between your thoughts, your brain and anxiety. Discover why fight, flight or freeze can be so powerful. Learn several easy-to-use coping techniques for creating calm as part of reprograming your anxious mind.

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November 17, 2021 24 min

What is karma was working behind the scenes to make you happy? In this episode, Dr. John looks at the concept of pronoia, which is the opposite of paranoia and asks you to imagine what your life would be like if the universe was conspiring to make your dreams come true. 

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November 3, 2021 24 min

Have you ever wondered why some men seek out therapy? Are you in counseling now and curious to know if other guys are struggling with the same issues are? In this episode, Dr. John reveals the top 7 reasons men go into counseling. As part of the show, he also answers a listener email from a man who has become dependent on using alcohol to become socially lubricated before going out on a date.

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Do you ever wonder what women say about men in therapy? What are some of the common themes that come up when it comes to men? Can knowing about some of these topics help you in your relationships?

In this episode, Dr. John walks you through seven common themes that women touch on about men in the counseling office. Some of these may seem like common sense. Others may cause you to pause and reflect. You can use these topics to bette...

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August 25, 2021 15 min

At some point, all of us fall into a funk. In this episode, I'm going to give you 7 of my tips for pulling yourself out of a funk BEFORE it turns into a rut! Learn how to help boost your mood quickly and create positive change. Episode infused with some of the teaching of Dr. William Glasser, the Father of Reality Therapy and Choice Theory. Show Notes on the blog. 

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August 11, 2021 21 min

Everyone knows positive thinking can be helpful, but what happens when it doesn't work? Can you make yourself feel worse by forcing happy talk? In this episode, Dr. John explores the downside to positive thinking and how trying to deny your feelings can be harmful. Learn about an alternative called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Also, you’ll hear from a listener who describes himself as overweight and can’t experience intim...

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Do you suppress your anger? When you do express these feelings, do you blow up on people, like your partner, children, or coworkers? Looking for practical tools to create change? In this episode of the Men’s Self-Help Podcast, Dr. John Moore will teach you two POWERFUL tools from the world of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) that can be used as coping strategies. Learn how to channel your anger into a discussion with the aim of g...

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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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June 30, 2021 27 min

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 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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