32 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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Making The Change The Speakmans and Orion Publishing Ltd

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 365 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

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    There's always hope

    There's always hope

    Nik and Eva Speakman believe it’s cruel to take hope away from people. There might not be a clear solution to your problem today, but there might be tomorrow. As they explain, hope is not only scientifically proven to boost immune function and decrease pain, but having hope that there is an answer is what will make sure you keep searching for that answer rather than giving up.
    Someone who is proof you should never give up hope that you can get better is listener Betty, who had a very traumatic childhood. She joins the Speakmans to talk through how she went from consistently being told she was having break downs, to being the relaxed, happy woman she is now.
    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
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    Making The Change is produced by Anouszka Tate for Orion Publishing Ltd

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    • 31 min
    Deep rooted? That's just an excuse

    Deep rooted? That's just an excuse

    Nik and Eva Speakman have a pet hate, and it’s when people are told their issues are too ‘deep rooted’ to be resolved. If you weren’t born with a phobia or anxiety, you can get over it. To prove this point, they’re joined by listener Nina who suffered with emetophobia (a fear of vomit) for 57 years, before having her perspective changed in under 10 minutes at one of The Speakmans’ workshops.
    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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    • 33 min
    Letting the bullies build us

    Letting the bullies build us

    Nik and Eva Speakman talk through why what a bully does says more about them than it does about you. They’re joined by presenter, author, and DJ Gok Wan, who recalls his experiences of being belittled and called names at school, but explains why those incidents of bullying have shaped him into the compassionate, giving person he’s known as today. Together they all share how they’ve personally been able to turn negative experiences of both physical and mental bullying into positives, ultimately coming out the other side with as more confident people.
    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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    • 34 min
    Speaking is healing

    Speaking is healing

    Nik and Eva Speakman explain why a problem shared really is a problem halved. They believe that speaking is healing, as silence can make problems feel bigger when they only live inside your own head. Talking about trauma out loud takes power away from it. The process of speaking for the first time can be incredibly difficult, so the Speakmans talk through tips including rehearsing what you want to say, and writing your story down.
    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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    • 32 min
    It’s not what’s wrong with you, it’s what happened to you

    It’s not what’s wrong with you, it’s what happened to you

    Nik and Eva Speakman are joined by Jeremy and Ian, famously known as All On The Board on social media. They write positive poems and messages around mental health on the London Underground whiteboards. Their work is very personal; Jeremy has social anxiety, and Ian has a phobia of swallowing. The Speakmans help both of them look at their timelines to pin point the life events that brought on their anxieties.
    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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    • 33 min
    Confidence saboteurs

    Confidence saboteurs

    Nik and Eva Speakman are joined in their therapy room by The Chase’s ‘Vixen’ Jenny Ryan. Together, they explore their own experiences of how others have sabotaged their confidence, and how they’ve learnt to re-build their self-esteem. The Speakmans' advice includes setting clear boundaries with loved ones and looking back to change your perspective of painful experiences.
    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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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
365 Ratings

365 Ratings

Nicola BDM ,

Fabulous!

Just wanted to say Nick & Eva how I absolutely love your podcast! I’ve binge listened to all pods in the last couple of weeks from start to finish. Can’t wait for your next ones, please make more soon! I love the warm banter you both have with each other, you really can feel the love you both share for each other and you’re children. Nick? Your jokes have me rolling with laughter and secretly Eva loves them too! I have learned so much and I will be attending one of your workshops one day. Keep up the amazing work you and your family do. Look forward to seeing you all in person one day. Lots of love Nicola x

Erica Ward 2 ,

But Luckily…

Oh my goodness, I have a phobia and was on the search for help, BUT luckily I’ve made a discovery and I’m hooked. Your pod casts have made me look at heights from a new perspective 🤣 and I can’t wait to attend your Leeds workshop. Any more podcasts this year?

Mummy Blows ,

Such sensible approach

I love listening to your podcasts as the advice is so sensible and kind. I am pretty cynical about long term relationships as so many couples I know are less than content, let alone happy, but you two have restored my faith in being able to keep the spark through the years. I am taking your advice and thinking about my timeline as I a) have a phobia of needles which is pretty rough in these Covid times and b) have a deep rooted fear of confrontation/fear of not being liked so I often sit on the fence instead of saying what I really feel. I am a work in progress and you both make me feel that that is ok. Thank you.