The Primal Happiness Show

John is a Breakthrough Coach, speaker and researcher based in the UK.  He has over 16 years’ experience working with clients internationally, providing both personal and corporate coaching, training and mentorship services. John has learned from some of the top success and performance coaches in the world, studying and exploring what enables us to really be at our best, to help guide his clients to make their own breakthroughs.

The transformations John witnesses, are often life changing, as clients gain a deeper understanding of how their minds work, enabling them to experience a healthier, happier, more successful and creative life. John has a speciality for helping people with various chronic health conditions – a by product of his own healing journey from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). It was this healing journey that led him to conduct a research study to demonstrate the transformative effects of this approach for other sufferers of CFS. The study has now been accepted for publication in an American Psychological Association journal after a full peer review process. Described by the Journal editor as “ground-breaking”, the study results provide further empirical evidence for the efficacy of Three Principles to help individuals find greater mental and physical health.

In this show we explore what John and I have seen is the real power behind transformation and healing work. John shared his experiences from his years of work supporting people with chronic health conditions and his own healing journey, and I shared what I've seen about my own recovery from chronic pain.

We realised after we finished recording, we wanted to emphasise that in no way are either of us saying 'it's all in the mind' or blaming people for their struggles. We both see this with deep compassion and empathy and only hope to provide some illumination on the things we've seen can help free people from the grip of chronic conditions.

Direct download: John_El_Mokadem_4_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 10:36am EDT

This week's show is with Tad Hargrave. Tad is a hippy who developed a knack for marketing (and then learned how to be a hippy again). Despite years in the non-profit and activist world, he finally had to admit he was a marketing nerd and, in the end, he became a marketing coach for hippies. Maybe it was because he couldn’t stand seeing his hippy friends struggle to promote their amazing, green and holistic projects. Maybe it was because he couldn’t keep a 9-5 job to save his life. Whatever the reason, for almost a decade, he has been touring his marketing workshops around Canada, bringing refreshing and unorthodox ideas to conscious entrepreneurs and green businesses that help them grow their organizations and businesses (without selling their souls). He has also offered most of his workshops on a modified pay what you can basis (a small deposit to attend and then people choose the amount they want to pay at the very end). This all feels like a minor miracle as Tad spent his early marketing days learning and applying some very inauthentic, high pressure, extremely gross and pushy marketing approaches. This has made him suuuuper allergic to these kinds of approaches because he discovered they made him feel slimy (even in personal friendships), he didn’t sleep well and he’s very sorry to all those people he spoke with back in the day. After a decade of unlearning and unpacking that whole scene – he now feels ready and able to help other people find ways to market that feel wonderful. In this show, we spoke about how spending the time distilling your point of you allows you to do business in a way that feels in alignment, ethical and allows people to understand whether they're a good fit for what you offer. Jonathan and I have recently been using Tad's methodology to develop our own point of view and have found it unbelievably helpful. If you're in any kind of business, I believe you'll find this episode an incredibly good use of your time.

Direct download: Tad_Hargrave_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:18am EDT

This week's show is Lian's All The Everything where she jams on an eclectic mix of topics, including questions from listeners. It also airs weekly live on facebook. This is where you can get up close and personal with Lian, get inside her head and see what's she's up to and thinking about.

In this episode, I dived deep into how to be yourself in difficult times. Including...

Good intentions, knee-jerking and shaming

White privilege and fear/triggers

Inclusion and diversity

Non-separation vs spiritually bypassing

How to take action in a way that’s in alignment with who you really are and in a way that’s most likely to be a force of good in the world.

"Listening is where love begins: listening to ourselves and then to our neighbors." Fred Rogers

“Our society is much more interested in information than wonder, in noise rather than silence...And I feel that we need a lot more wonder and a lot more silence in our lives" Fred Rogers

Direct download: ATE_June_2020_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:28am EDT