26 episodes

Life change therapists and married couple Nik and Eva Speakman live in an 800-year-old home in the North of England surrounded by fluffy cats. In this podcast they sit down at the kitchen table – sometimes a comfy sofa – to explore a whole host of subjects that often come up in their therapy sessions, including OCDs, eating disorders, and panic attacks. By hearing what others have overcome, and a bit of clever theory too, you’ll feel able to make a change in your life.
  
So, if you’re ready to learn how to make a change in your life then grab a cuppa and subscribe to this, Making The Change.
  
Making The Change is produced by Anouszka Tate for Orion Publishing Ltd

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 334 Ratings

Life change therapists and married couple Nik and Eva Speakman live in an 800-year-old home in the North of England surrounded by fluffy cats. In this podcast they sit down at the kitchen table – sometimes a comfy sofa – to explore a whole host of subjects that often come up in their therapy sessions, including OCDs, eating disorders, and panic attacks. By hearing what others have overcome, and a bit of clever theory too, you’ll feel able to make a change in your life.
  
So, if you’re ready to learn how to make a change in your life then grab a cuppa and subscribe to this, Making The Change.
  
Making The Change is produced by Anouszka Tate for Orion Publishing Ltd

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    Anything is possible

    Anything is possible

    Nik and Eva Speakman explore one of their twelve core schemas – the idea that anything is possible. They explain why we often create self-limiting boundaries that stop us achieving our full potential. It’s vital to believe that anything is possible because that’s what will ensure you keep looking for a solution. To prove their point, Nik and Eva invite Zion Clark on to the podcast. Born with no legs, Zion is now a professional wrestler and track and field athlete. He shares how surrounding himself with good people has helped him succeed.
    CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains frank conversation about suicide, so please take care while listening.
     
    To ask a question or share your own story use the hashtag #MakingTheChange on social media.
     
    Some names and identifying details in this podcast have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals.
     
    Everyday Confidence: Boost your self-worth and build unshakeable confidence
    https://smarturl.it/EverydayConfidence
     
    Zion Clark’s book, Zion Unmatched: https://zionclark.com/pages/about-the-book
     
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    • 35 min
    Addiction is not for life

    Addiction is not for life

    Nik and Eva Speakman explain why addiction is not a choice, that it’s a form of self-medication, and that the key is to understand what your brain’s positive intent in having this addiction is. A listener joins The Speakmans to talk through the technique that enabled her to stop eating the chocolate she was previously addicted to. Plus, Eva shares her own experience of how she gave up both chocolate and smoking.
    To ask a question or share your own story use the hashtag #MakingTheChange on social media.
    Some names and identifying details in this podcast have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals.
    Everyday Confidence: Boost your self-worth and build unshakeable confidence
    https://smarturl.it/EverydayConfidence
    Making The Change is produced by Anouszka Tate for Orion Publishing Ltd


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    • 31 min
    Lesser known symptoms of anxiety

    Lesser known symptoms of anxiety

    Nik and Eva Speakman talk through some of the lesser known symptoms of anxiety, including sweating, developing acne, and one that a listener writes in about – heaving. They explain why being able to recognise these things as symptoms will help you find the cause, and ultimately work towards healing the underlying trauma.
    To ask a question or share your own story use the hashtag #MakingTheChange on social media.
    Some names and identifying details in this podcast have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals.
    Everyday Confidence: Boost your self-worth and build unshakeable confidence
    https://smarturl.it/EverydayConfidence
    Making The Change is produced by Anouszka Tate for Orion Publishing Ltd

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    • 31 min
    It’s the setbacks that move us forward

    It’s the setbacks that move us forward

    Nik and Eva Speakman explain why setbacks don’t have to set you back in life, in fact, they can be a great opportunity to actively chose your next step. Daughter Liv pops in to explain how she turned her biggest setback into motivation to work even harder towards the future she wanted, and Queen of the Jungle Vicky Pattison also talks through why obstacles in her love life and career have ultimately made her the happy woman she is today.
    To ask a question or share your own story use the hashtag #MakingTheChange on social media.
    Some names and identifying details in this podcast have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals.
    Everyday Confidence: Boost your self-worth and build unshakeable confidence
    https://smarturl.it/EverydayConfidence
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    • 33 min
    Labels are for clothes, not people

    Labels are for clothes, not people

    Nik and Eva Speakman are very clear that labels are for clothes, not people, as they generally only serve to as a burden that limits what we feel we’re capable of being or achieving. If you feel weighed down by labels like anxiety, OCD, or PTSD, it’s important to remember it’s not what’s wrong with you, it’s what happened to you. To prove the point that a change can always be made, Nik and Eva are joined by a listener who has transformed her life through building her confidence and learning to be kind to herself.
    CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains frank conversation about suicide, so please take care while listening.
    To ask a question or share your own story use the hashtag #MakingTheChange on social media.
    Some names and identifying details in this podcast have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals.
    Everyday Confidence: Boost your self-worth and build unshakeable confidence
    https://smarturl.it/EverydayConfidence
    Making The Change is produced by Anouszka Tate for Orion Publishing Ltd


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    • 31 min
    On the good, bad, and ugly of family

    On the good, bad, and ugly of family

    Nik and Eva Speakman talk about how to cope with difficult relationships with family, especially over the festive period. They explain that when conflict arises in families it’s not because either person is right or wrong, it’s because they each have different expectations of the relationship and what it means to be a family, so learning to empathise and understand their point of view will always help release tension. Plus, how might looking at your own self-esteem help your relationships with others?
    To ask a question or share your own story use the hashtag #MakingTheChange on social media.
    Names and identifying details in this podcast have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals.
    Books by the Speakmans:
    Conquering Anxiety: Stop worrying, beat stress and feel happy again
    https://amzn.to/2XNVE48
     
    Winning at Weight Loss: Achieve your slimming goals, enjoy food and feel great again
    https://amzn.to/2YsvNOy 
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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
334 Ratings

334 Ratings

Emjay1812 ,

Nik & Eva make my world better

I’m lucky enough to have known “The Speakmans” for a while now. I simply wouldn’t be who I am today without them. I finally actually live my life as opposed to hanging on for dear life. These podcasts are brilliant. If you’re an old hand to the techniques they use or just joining. They offer such positive vibes & give you a sense of being back in control of your life. Brilliant!!! I am so so proud and humbled to have been their first podcast guest. Xxx

MrsM@871 ,

Amazing common sense podcast!

I discovered Nick and Eva when on maternity leave and watching this morning. Now back at work I’m thrilled to be able to a fix of their amazing way of making you realise the obvious! I have a question. Inspired by your show I wrote my timeline trying to get to the bottom of why I often feel not good enough. I realised I have a belief that people don’t like me which started in one of my earliest memories. When I was 3 I remember being removed from a nursery because I was upset the other children didn’t want to play with me. I now realise that I don’t know what I based that assumption on and there could have been any number of reasons that I wasn’t involved in the game, but my toddler self thought it was me. This was compounded by bullying at school which got worse as I got older. I have learned to quiet the critical voice but never managed to knock it on the head. Now I’ve identified the trigger for this belief what would you recommend my next step is to get rid once and for all? Sorry very long post. Becky xx

Natsta88 ,

Life changing

All these podcasts are brilliant, even if you don’t suffer with mental health issues you should listen as they will help you in some way.
I have found them really useful and life changing, I went back to the beginning season and listened through to this season and all are beneficial and 5 star.
Give them a go and see how much they can help you, make the change!

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