The Primal Happiness Show

This week's show is with Niko Leppänen. Niko is a transformative coach, trainer and inspirational speaker. He is the founder of the UNLIMITED conference and the co-founder of the 3P-Academy Finland. 

At the age of 16 Niko suffered a rare inflammatory disease known as transverse myelitis which causes damage to the spinal cord and the central nervous system. As a result of the severity of the inflammation, he was left paralyzed from the waist down and he has been in wheelchair since.

Having had to face this kind of adversity at a such young age made him look for answer to some of the big questions about life and the meaning of everything. This search led him to study various philosophies and schools of thought before eventually coming across the Three Principles understanding as first articulated by the late Sydney Banks. For the past three years, he has been fortunate to learn about this revolutionary understanding directly from some of the most renowned teachers and trainers in the world. 

As a coach and speaker, Niko is passionate about helping individuals to realise the true source of their experience and tap into the limitless creative potential that rests within every human being. Given Niko’s background as a person with limited physical mobility, his simple message touches people in an inspiring and uplifting way. 

I’d love to know what YOU think about this week's show. Let’s carry on the conversation…  please leave a comment below.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Niko realised that even after he thought that he was likely paralysed for the rest of his life, he still had good times and bad times just like before it happened. He realised that it was still possible to live an awesome life, no matter the circumstances.
  • Niko says that he came to realise that he has no idea what will happen in his life. That means it doesn't make a lot of sense trying to figure and try to control what will happen in a year or 10 years. He spoke about the quieter mind, freedom and presence that comes from being OK with not knowing.
  • Change rarely comes directly from the words we hear or read, it's in the natural process of us seeing things differently for ourselves.
Direct download: Niko_Leppanen_mixdown_Final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:58pm EST

This week's show is with Jonathan Mead is an irreverent pioneer, champion for human wildness and professional instigator. He quit his job at age 23 after moonlighting on his own terms. Now in his early 30s and a full-time renegade, he’s passionate about helping men reawaken the giants sleeping within them. He’s found that by helping men reconnect with nature, they discover their own true nature and wild masculine strength.

His deepest mission is to instigate a worldwide movement of wild brotherhood, focusing on helping men uncage, one at a time.

I’d love to know what YOU think about this week's show. Let’s carry on the conversation…  please leave a comment below.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • When we ask ourselves the simple question "What's natural for humans and for me?" we begin to uncover all kinds of amazing answers about life.
  • We're meant to move a lot more than we typically think we are. Doing an hour at the gym or going for a run doesn't come close to getting us to how we're designed to live. Think about children you know and how they're constantly moving around - that's how we're designed to be as adults too.
  • We all have the opportunity now to ask ourselves what's natural and then to create that environment for ourselves. How we move, eat, love, think and all sorts of things are typically out of whack for humans in today's modern world but we absolutely have the option to create environment that supports a more natural way for us to live. What’s the number one change you’ll make after listening to this show - I'd love to hear what you come up with.
Direct download: Jonathan_Mead_mixdown_Final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:42pm EST

This week's show is with with Michael Neill. Michael Neill is an internationally renowned transformative coach and the best-selling author of five books including The Inside-Out Revolution and The Space Within, coming from Hay House on May 3rd, 2016. His weekly radio show has been entertaining and educating global audiences for over a decade and his TEDx talk, ‘Why Aren’t We Awesomer?’, has been viewed by over 100,000 people around the world.

In this show we talk about Michael's thoughts on what he describes in his latest book as 'the space within'. This space has been described in many different philosophies, religions and spiritual traditions over the ages.

In this show we explore what happens as we get in touch with this space within, the role of thought and what's possible for us when we see through our fixed beliefs about how things work.

I’d love to know what YOU think about this week's show. Let’s carry on the conversation…  please leave a comment below.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • As we begin to see (or maybe a better word is 'feel'!) this space within, it allows us to see that we're made of something perfect and whole.
  • Thoughts come and go within this space and understanding this allows us to recognise the ever-changing nature of thought and allows us to get a lot less caught up in it.
  • Michael said that many people have what Michael calls a 'God phobia', which means we're so busy having a knee-jerk reaction to the word, we can't even think about it rationally because we're looking at it through the lens of what we already think we know about it.  That's also true for the word 'spiritual'. But when we lose the phobia, we're able to begin to see what's there for ourselves.
Direct download: Michael_Neill_2016_mixdown_final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 11:16am EST

This week's show is with Mark Howard, Ph.D. Dr. Howard is a psychologist who is recognized as one of the original professionals bringing the Three Principles to psychology and related fields. Since 1982, Dr Howard has taught clients, families, business professionals, and mental health practitioners about these principles. In 1994 he brought the understanding of these three principles to the Department of Alcohol and Drug Services in Santa Clara County California. Dr Howard has co-authored a published research paper demonstrating the validity of the three principles in treatment outcome. In 2008, Dr Howard was awarded the “Outstanding Career Service” award by the Santa Clara Psychological Association.

In this show we talk about how Mark works with his clients who are suffering from depression and the freedom and happiness that he sees is true for every one of us.

I’d love to know what YOU think about this week's show. Let’s carry on the conversation…  please leave a comment below.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Any emotional state - such as depression - must start with thought. We can all see beyond our usual way of seeing things and this can happen in a moment. When that happens, years of feeling a specific way, even depression, can drop away instantly.
  • We can all have new thought that we've not had before - news ways to think about ourselves or other people. You're not limited to your brain.
  • If you're suffering from depression then first of all, make sure you're safe, reach out to someone.
Direct download: Dr_Mark_Howard_mixdown_Final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 3:10pm EST

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