The Primal Happiness Show

This week's show is with Katie Abbott. Katie's a therapist and coach, she's been running the Lewis Clinic in Harley Street for the last 8 years, runs retreats abroad and events in London. She's written for The Guardian, Observer, and Psychologies Magazine.

Katie is passionate about giving people the experience of being welcomed, accepted and loved. She enjoys exploring the space beyond words.

In today’s show we spoke about how we can live a life rich with purpose - and do it from a place of deep presence and love. In other words, how we can find that Holy Grail of having it all!

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Openness and honesty - the power of being OK with who we are and whatever shows up.
  • The importance of mentors - people who can tell us that we can do it and "Why not you?"
  • Opening ourselves to love and be love - we are all loved and connected.
Direct download: Katie_Abbott_Round_2_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:25pm EST

This week's show is with James Tripp, an internationally recognised and respected educator, consultant and coach in the fields of personal transformation, hypnosis, influential communication and personal efficacy. Working from an eclectic background including philosophy, music, mentalism, martial arts, movement culture and NLP, James is also the developer of the critically acclaimed Hypnosis Without Trance approach to hypnosis.

Beyond his work with private clients, James runs open workshops internationally, with his London and UK based workshops typically drawing students from around the world.

In today’s show we spoke about finding the 'change point' - that moment when our lives can change massively - what creates that moment and how we best bring about the circumstances for it to happen.

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:

  • We are constantly changing, we try to make sense of that by seeing things as fixed. When our attention is brought to the fact that everything is changing we have awareness of our ability to change too.
  • We lose sight of the fact that we're these exquisite learning, growing, changing creatures who have access to an innate intelligence. When we connect back into that intelligence, we're able to feel the power of change that we all have.
  • We need to knock down the metaphorical tower that's keeping us safe but is also restricting us so that we can experience our freedom to grow and change.
  • As we become aware that we are looking at the world through our 'map' (or our own way of conceptualising) it allows us the freedom to be more in 'direct experience' with the world.
Direct download: James_Tripp_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 10:35am EST

This week's show is with Kristian Verde Haganes, Kristian is a dedicated father and husband, a licensed physiotherapist and certified CLARITY coach working within the public health service in Sandefjord, Norway. As the project manager of a Healthy Life Center, Kristian supports people at risk of developing non infectious chronic disease overcome their limitations and blossom. He is passionate about the science of personal transformation, and about how to arrange the contingencies of reinforcement responsible for it.

In today’s show we spoke about the way our own behaviour is shaped and is constantly developing as a person engages in an environment.  And also how we affect each other as we speak but maybe more importantly how we affect ourselves as we speak.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Listening to our own sound allows us to become more aware of our own sound and also how it affects us.
  • Our internal chatter (i.e. our thinking) is our sound turned right down - we have more of that chatter when we’ve been exposed to - what Kristian calls - noxious verbal behaviour, and feel unable to speak our sound aloud.
  • When we engage in 'sound verbal behaviour' with others, we enjoy it, its reinforced and we therefore do more of it.
  • This digital age is the worst time for us to express ourselves in writing - more disconnected, more unaware of our sound and how it affects us and others.
Direct download: Kristian_mixdown_V2.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:51pm EST

This week's show is with Jamie Smart an internationally renowned writer, speaker, coach and consultant. He shows individuals and organizations the unexpected keys to clarity; the ultimate leverage point for creating more time, better decisions and meaningful results.

Jamie is a gifted speaker, equally engaging in front of large audiences and more intimate groups. He’s passionate about helping individuals and businesses to deepen their understanding of CLARITY® and to create the results that matter to them. In addition to working with a handful of coaching clients and leading selected corporate programmes, Jamie runs professional development workshops for business leaders, trainers, coaches and consultants. He has appeared on Sky TV and on the BBC, as well as in numerous publications including The Daily Telegraph.

In 2003, Jamie started the company Salad, quickly growing a tribe of over 80,000 people who devoured his articles and personal development products. Salad soon became the world’s leading NLP product business, and he was acknowledged by his peers as one of the world’s finest trainers. Then, in 2008, Jamie shifted his focus to a new paradigm, the principles of CLARITY®. He stopped teaching NLP and in 2012, sold Salad. Prior to starting his own business, Jamie led multi-million pound organizational change programmes and was also brought in as a troubleshooter to rescue struggling projects. His client list includes the Guardian newspaper, Sweet & Maxwell, Payzone and Dun & Bradstreet.

In today’s show we spoke about How to be happy in these modern times of complexity and uncertainty! Which of course is a topic very close to our hearts on this show.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Knowing that at the core of your being you'll be OK, no matter what happens you can't be harmed psychologically, allows you to move with changes, complexity and uncertainty.
  • Your true 'essence' isn't your body, it isn't your cells, it isn't your name, it isn't your thoughts - it's the one who experiences the body, cells, name and thoughts.
  • We innocently believe that our feelings are letting us know about the outside world, our friends, our family, the future... when our experience of the world is actually thought-generated.
Direct download: Jamie_Smart_Round_2_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:57pm EST

this week's show is with John El-Mokadem and Karen DiMarco, RN, BSN, iRNPA. John's a Breakthrough Coach who helps people to overcome the challenges in their life, such as anxiety, chronic fatigue, relationship and business issues. John helps them to reach a level of insight to make a significant breakthrough to allow them to move forward and past whatever their particular challenge is. Karen is a healthcare visionary with more than 20 years of nursing experience who has been a catalyst for transforming the way we deliver and conceive of "health care" and personal wellbeing. Her work blends functional and integrative medicine - which targets root causes as opposed to treating symptoms of disease - with a strengths-based approach to wellbeing. 

In this show we explored John and Karen's recent work conducting a study around the effectiveness of using a fresh approach in treating chronic fatigue. We dived deep into how and why a deeper understanding of how the mind works can be effective in people recovering from chronic fatigue, leading to measurable improvements in health and wellbeing.

This is two part show, in this, part two, we focused on Karen's personal journey of overcoming chronic fatigue, their study and its results. This is such an interesting and inspiring show that it's one that's worth listen to whether you suffer from chronic fatigue or not.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • How we think about something has a huge effect on whether it impacts us negatively or positively. Just stress is only bad for us if we believe it is, much of the natural fluctuations of our body's cycles only become harmful when we think they are.
  • They talked about overcoming chronic fatigue using the metaphor of a leaky bucket. You can fill the bucket up with the right supplements, diets and lifestyle but unless you plug the holes in the bucket, you'll likely still suffer from chronic fatigue.
  • Karen talked about man as part of nature rather than apart from nature. Just like trees know when drop their leaves and animals know where to find their food, humans have the manual to their own happiness built in.
Direct download: John_and_Karen_part_2_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 10:29am EST

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