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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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Making The Change The Speakmans and Orion Publishing Ltd

    • Mental Health
    • 4.9, 142 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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    On creating happiness

    On creating happiness

    Nik and Eva Speakman explain that the human brain isn’t designed to make you happy, so you have to take responsibility for your own happiness! They share the 12 schemas and beliefs that help keep them positive, including disregarding the doubters and giving others compliments. Plus, they reveal why they can’t bear the phrase ‘easier said than done’…
    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 
    Making The Change is produced by Anouszka Tate for Orion Publishing Ltd

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    • 32 min
    On anxiety

    On anxiety

    Nik and Eva Speakman discuss a range of anxiety disorders from PTSD and OCD, to health anxieties and agoraphobia. They explain why panic attacks should be renamed ‘protection attacks’, and how to take the next step once you’ve identified the cause of your anxiety.
    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 
    Making The Change is produced by Anouszka Tate for Orion Publishing Ltd


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    • 31 min
    On relationships

    On relationships

    Nik and Eva Speakman explain why strong relationships help us have better physical health and mental wellbeing. They discuss how to handle difficult relationships with colleagues, help a woman who’s feeling unappreciated by her adult children, and Eva opens up about how her life has changed after being in an abusive relationship.
    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 
    Making The Change is produced by Anouszka Tate for Orion Publishing Ltd


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    • 29 min
    On trauma

    On trauma

    Nik and Eva Speakman explain how phobias, anxieties and negative behaviours often stem from trauma – be that a near death experience, heartbreak, or even a childhood prank. They help a woman who had a traumatic car crash, and Eva has a personal realisation about the cause of one of her own fears!
    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 
    Making The Change is produced by Anouszka Tate for Orion Publishing Ltd
     
     
     

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    • 26 min
    On coping with uncertainty

    On coping with uncertainty

    Nik and Eva Speakman discuss how a lot of phobias and anxiety disorders are rooted in uncertainty. They explain why sticking to a routine can help you feel more in control, and how rehearsing uncomfortable scenarios in your head can help you feel calmer about uncertainties. Always being certain and in control means always staying in your comfort zone …but the magic happens when you leave your comfort zone!
    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 
    Making The Change is produced by Anouszka Tate for Orion Publishing Ltd


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    • 26 min
    On healthy guts and healthy minds

    On healthy guts and healthy minds

    Nik and Eva Speakman explain why good gut health means good mental health. Up to 95% of our serotonin (the happy hormone!) is created in the gut, which is why the Speakmans are so passionate about making sure you’re eating well to support your mental health. Plus, Nik reveals how his bowels helped develop their Schema therapy, and neuroscientist daughter Liv pops into the sitting room to explain the concept of neural pathways.
    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 
    Making The Change is produced by Anouszka Tate for Orion Publishing Ltd


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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
142 Ratings

142 Ratings

debs20w ,

Review

Love listening to your pod cast great little push which I need every now and then
Thanks xx

nanny cazza ,

Very reassuring and informative

Feel uplifted after listening to these. It’s good to know I’m actually doing some of these techniques you suggest and am learning more. Keep up the excellent work. I just love the relationship you have with each other. You always put a smile on my face. 👍😊

miccitee ,

So brilliant and understanding of everyone

Your podcasts are amazing, being true, funny and keeping it real. Very inspiring and a great help xxx

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