Health knowledge made personal

phil T.

I'm a men's psychotherapist working in Manchester in the U.K. and blog about men's physical, emotional and psychological well-being and relationship issues.
› Share page:

Posts

Sort by: Most recent | Name
This blog is moving URL. by phil T. Posted in: Blog Posts in Men's Health After four wonderful years as a typepad blog, I've decided to move to wordpress and during the upgade, change the URL to menandmentalhealth.com . Im grateful to th ... Read on »
If You’re Only Tool is a Hammer … by phil T. Posted in: Blog Posts in Men's Health Dr Phil Tyson is a Men's Psychotherapist based in Manchester in the UK.  He offers: Read on »
Vitamin D and Physical and Mental Health by phil T. Posted in: Blog Posts in Men's Health A few years ago it was picked up on routine blood tests that I was low on vitamin D.  I didn’t give it much attention.  How wrong I was! It turns out that vitamin D ... Read on »
Naive Realism and Psychotherapy. by phil T. Posted in: Blog Posts in Men's Health Naïve realism is the view that the way the world appears to us is the way the world actually is.  So we see trees, cars, hateful people and scary situations, and we ... Read on »
Options if you are Depressed. by phil T. Posted in: Blog Posts in Men's Health For most of us, our mood varies.  Sometimes we are happy, sometimes we are sad.  If we are consistently sad we can find ourselves demoralised.  Eventually we feel di ... Read on »
The Straw Man 0f Masculinity. by phil T. Posted in: Blog Posts in Men's Health Men, in short, reflect the full range of human potential.  They are fully human in their vices, and in their virtues. As men, we all face one thing in common ... Read on »
Dead Men Don’t Count in War. by phil T. Posted in: Blog Posts in Men's Health We live in troubled times.  The US is fighting an asymmetric war against the world to maintain its perceived right of exploitation and enrichment in the face of its i ... Read on »
Make Awareness Your New Year’s Resolution. by phil T. Posted in: Blog Posts in Men's Health My father trained as a psychiatric nurse after the Second World War.  During his career he witnessed firsthand many of the systemic changes (and fads) within mental hea ... Read on »
Why Looking After Your Feelings is Looking After Your Health. by phil T. Posted in: Blog Posts in Men's Health A character in a Woody Allan movie once said that he doesn’t get angry, he just grows tumours!  Instinctively we all know that there is an intimate link between our e ... Read on »
Early Therapy May Help Prevent Psychosis. by phil T. Posted in: Blog Posts in Men's Health People are most at risk of developing a psychotic illness in their teens or early twenties.  As a psychotic illness is devastating for the young person and thei ... Read on »
Was My Sexual Abuse My Fault? by phil T. Posted in: Blog Posts in Men's Health We are living through something of a witch-hunt these days.  Men are being accused of sexual abuse, often going back decades, and it doesn’t seem to matter whether th ... Read on »
NHS Psychosis Services Are a Disgrace. by phil T. Posted in: Blog Posts in Men's Health What would you expect from a psychiatric inpatient facility?  Most people would hope for a clean, secure environment, staffed by caring staff with the time to spend t ... Read on »
What you Resist Persists. by phil T. Posted in: Blog Posts in Men's Health Carl Jung was a phenomenal therapist.  His insights into human nature were ground breaking and still haven't been properly understood and integrated into mainstream t ... Read on »
Your Help Needed by phil T. Posted in: Blog Posts in Men's Health I need your help.  I'm looking to write my story of my way out of depression so I can help people all over the world.  As part of this process I'm also researching ... Read on »
Peaceful Warrior Movie Review. by phil T. Posted in: Blog Posts in Men's Health I like movies.  Who doesn’t?  I’ve even reviewed movies in the national press.   But most movies don’t make an impression, let alone leave an impression.  For me, Pe ... Read on »
Why Building Muscle Attracts Men and Women Only 4% of the Time by phil T. Posted in: Blog Posts in Men's Health Evolutionary psychology is an interesting but controversial area of science.  It offers bold and general theories about human sexuality, and as such, leaves itself o ... Read on »
What Does “Taking Responsibility” Mean? by phil T. Posted in: Blog Posts in Men's Health I remember, many years ago, I was suffering very badly from depression.  I was unable to get off the couch and days rolled into weeks which, in turn, rolled into mont ... Read on »
Why Are Men Four Times More Likely to Kill Themselves Than Women? by phil T. Posted in: Blog Posts in Men's Health The latest suicide figures have been released and, unsurprisingly, little has changed.  Four times as many men commit suicide compared to women.  This is true whatever ... Read on »
Why Do Couples Argue About Stupid Things? by phil T. Posted in: Blog Posts in Men's Health Most couples argue.  In fact couples that say “we never argue” worry me more than couples that say they do (but that’s for another post).  What most couples say, howev ... Read on »
How to Prevent Diabetes in Men. by phil T. Posted in: Blog Posts in Men's Health Diabetes is a chronic health condition, the complications of which cause a lot of suffering, and even death.  Unfortunately men are more likely to develop the conditio ... Read on »