The Loneliness Pandemic with Simone Heng

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Published Aug 10, 2022, 12:00 AM

Simone Heng is a human connection specialist and talks with Paul about the epidemic of loneliness that is growing across the planet

She discusses with Paul about the different types of loneliness and how authentic connection is sought by all humans as part of who we are.

In a world of social media, the numbers of lonely people continue to grow and this is a fascinating insight into the ways you can build real relationships that will bring the authentic connection you need



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  • The world is in a loneliness epidemic with people feeling more disconnected than ever before
  • Loneliness affects our mental health but also impacts on life span and immunity
  • When we lose connection we seek others to ease the pain
  • It’s hard for people to say they are lonely because of the shame and stigma associated with it
  • Time on your own for self-connection is a vital aspect of being human
  • We love people how we are loved so how our parents interact with us
  • shapes our relationships
  • Connection is one of the things that when it's authentic it soothes us
  • Authenticity is when your internal beliefs are in alignment with your external behaviours  
  • There are 3 common types of loneliness, intimate loneliness where you don’t have anyone you can be truly vulnerable with, relational loneliness where people feel they lack friends and collective loneliness where you don’t share a common interest with a group
  • A collective connection is a group with a common interest
  • You can have different people fulfilling different roles it isn’t one person being everything



‘There is a risk to our physical health’

 ‘Solitude is different because it’s where we choose to be alone’

‘People can see when you are hiding in plain sight

‘We need people we can be vulnerable with, in our connections’



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Paul Sheppard

Paul is well known for his holistic therapy and coaching approach  when working with anxiety, stress, confidence, and motivation, understanding, and treating the root causes and surrounding issues

He has a passion for understanding how the mind works and has been trained in many therapies. He is an Integrative Hypnotherapist, Life Coach, NLP Practitioner, IEMT and has also had training in CBT, ACT and Mindfulness

His mission is to share with others the strategies, techniques and perspectives that can have the most positive impact on changing anxiety, stress, low confidence, depression, and motivation.

Working with your mind to become calmer, focused, motivated, confident, and resilient are skills everyone can develop and Paul offers a realistic, direct, and no-nonsense approach that is about creating the change you want to live the life you deserve



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