Wellbeing Window with Gavin Sharpe

The Full English Breakfast show presenters Rob Harrison and Sarah Lycett share the therapy couch with U.K. psychotherapist Gavin Sharpe for an hour long show on the first Wednesday of every month, known as the “Wellbeing Window” and discuss issues related to mental health and emotional wellbeing. 

12th January - Healthy relationships require healthy boundaries. But our boundaries are often violated. We can find ourselves in abusive, controlling and manipulative relationships. Unhealthy boundaries cause emotional pain that can lead to dependency, depression, and anxiety. Setting personal boundaries is one of the most essential tools for healthy living. When we set and enforce limits, we enhance our self-esteem and enjoy healthy relationships.

How healthy are your relationships? Do people often cross your lines? How can you establish healthy boundaries?

1st December - Are you ready for 2022? As we prepare to say goodbye to 2021, U.K. psychotherapist and wellbeing expert Gavin Sharpe will discuss what lessons we can take from such a turbulent year. How can we put our best foot forward for 2022? What emotional toolkit do we need to flourish in these difficult times?

3rd November - Are you a perfectionist? Do you strive for excellence or for the impossible? Being a high achiever is healthy. Being a perfectionist is not. Perfectionism increases the risk of mental health issues such depression, anxiety and addiction. Did you know that shame and perfectionism are related? We often strive to be perfect to avoid feeling shame. How do perfectionism and shame show up in your life? Are you in a relationship with a perfectionist? Does someone you work with set unrealistic goals? Is your self-worth performance related? Do you procrastinate?

6th October - Grief is our response to loss. We lose relationships, good health, financial security and people. Grief is not always about death. It is simply a healthy response to loss. Grief is the pain we experience when we lose something or someone we love. It is essential that we process our grief in order to make sense of our suffering and find a path forward. Some endings are forced upon us. Others are a result of our choice. Both require us to grieve.

8th September - What are the ingredients for a healthy relationship? Why is the divorce rate so high around the seven year mark? Does having more sex improve our wellbeing?  Is casual sex healthy? How much sex is normal?

7th July - Are You A People Pleaser? Do you struggle to say “no?” Are you tired of putting other people’s needs first?

2nd June - Are we born addicts? Is it a choice? Can we be addicted to certain behaviours like shopping? What about work addiction? Computer game addiction? Should those process addictions be treated in the same way?

5th May - How was your childhood? Good, bad or indifferent? Did you know that our childhood impacts the way our brains develop?  How we remember our childhood often correlates to what happened in our childhood.

7th April - Has someone you love cheated? Has infidelity impacted your life? Listen to U.K. psychotherapist Gavin Sharpe and Sarah discuss affairs of the heart.

3rd March - Are you your own worst critic? Do you tell yourself that you are not good enough? Listen to U.K. psychotherapist Gavin Sharpe tell us how we can gain more control over our lives and learn how to overcome your inner critic.