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English NLP trainer Andy Smith shares with you useful tips and principles from NLP that you can use to get clear on what you really want, accelerate your success, and be more effective in your work, life, and relationships

Practical NLP Podcast Andy Smith

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English NLP trainer Andy Smith shares with you useful tips and principles from NLP that you can use to get clear on what you really want, accelerate your success, and be more effective in your work, life, and relationships

    Interview with Duff McDuffee - gurus, learning from mistakes, and how to pattern-interrupt money fears

    Interview with Duff McDuffee - gurus, learning from mistakes, and how to pattern-interrupt money fears

    In this episode of the Practical NLP Podcast I interview Duff McDuffee, one of the most thoughtful people in modern NLP. He specialises in helping creative and neurodivergent people who ‘think different’, as that classic Apple ad used to say.







    In our wide-ranging conversation we talk about:









    * Duff's first introduction to NLP - as for many people, it was via Tony Robbins







    * What it was like working for Ken Wilber







    * What it was like working for Steve and Connirae Andreas (very different)







    * The two 'paradigms' (or ways of seeing the world)







    * A technique for reducing the pain of learning from your mistakes







    * Reframing failure







    * The importance of joy in motivation







    * An easy 'pattern interrupt' process for loosening fears around money or getting yourself out of a stressful state









    ... and much more!







    This episode is sponsored by Duff's Transforming Money Fears Masterclass, that starts on 18 May 2024.In this live class on Zoom, you'll learn specific methods for transforming any fears you have around money. The goal is to go from feeling worried and stuck to feeling safe and optimistic!And when you feel good about money, you're more likely to try things that will bring in more money. This is especially helpful for those of us who are entrepreneurs, as we create our own fortunes. So hopefully this class will pay for itself!PLUS - book via my link and I'll send you the Collected Practical NLP Podcast Episodes 1-78! This normally retails for $39.99 - and it includes transcripts!







    Links mentioned in the podcast:







    Duff's website: boulderhypnosisworks.com







    Free instructions and demo for the 'Clear Your Money Fears' exercise Duff described in the podcast







    The 'Resolving Grief' process by Steve and Connirae Andreas







    Transcript of the interview (generated by Riverside.fm, and only very lightly edited. Its transcript AI is pretty good, although it struggled with 'Connirae')







    Duration: 1h 16m 32s







    How to Listen or Subscribe to the Practical NLP Podcast







    Listen and/or subscribe to this podcast via Apple Podcasts here







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    Only the most recent 10 episodes of the podcast are available free on Apple Podcasts. You can download back episodes (with transcripts!) from the online store at https://webstore.coachingleaders.co.uk/practical-nlp-podcast-back-episodes/







    Finally, it would really help me out if you review the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you found this podcast, if it takes reviews) to raise its profile so more people can bene...

    • 1 hr 16 min
    How NLP Can Help With the Amygdala Hijack (Practical NLP Podcast Episode 90)

    How NLP Can Help With the Amygdala Hijack (Practical NLP Podcast Episode 90)

    NLP has a number of ways to help people get over traumatic incidents. Let's delve into them to see how they work.







    Includes:









    * How your brain 'pattern matches' your experience in real time to scan for danger







    * Why talking about traumatic experiences isn't always the best way to put them behind you







    * The vital structure/content distinction in NLP







    * Three types of cognitive reframing







    * Pavlov to the rescue!







    * How your brain's routines are like the title sequence of 'Elementary'







    * Why our problems are like hypnotic trances









    ... and much more!







    Here's a transcript of this episode:https://nlppod.com/the-amygdala-hijack-nlp/







    Duration: 16m53s







    How to Listen or Subscribe to the Practical NLP Podcast







    Listen and/or subscribe to this podcast via Apple Podcasts here







    If you want to subscribe using something other than Apple Podcasts (e.g. if you have an Android phone), here’s the feed:  https://nlppod.com/feed/podcast/







    Only the most recent 10 episodes of the podcast are available free on Apple Podcasts. You can download back episodes (with transcripts!) from the online store at https://webstore.coachingleaders.co.uk/practical-nlp-podcast-back-episodes/







    Finally, it would really help me out if you review the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you found this podcast, if it takes reviews) to raise its profile so more people can benefit from it! Thanks.

    • 16 min
    Finding Your Direction: Interview With Andy Smith

    Finding Your Direction: Interview With Andy Smith

    Me on top of Sydney Harbour Bridge, on a perfect day to make the climb, 2019







    Everyone wants tips on how to get what they want - but it's more important to decide the right direction for you, or you might put a load of effort into ending up in the wrong place!







    Recently I was a guest presenter at Fran Wilson’s ‘Growth Mindset Live’ virtual event, where he interviewed various experts around the subject of escaping from your day job and building your own business.







    Most of the people he interviewed were experts on making money online, affiliate marketing and the like. If you know me, you’ll be aware that I’m not really a marketing guy, so I thought I’d better offer something different.







    So what you get in this recording is a little bit about my escape from a job that I wasn’t suited to, some tips on how to make better decisions than I made, how to make sure that what you’re going for is actually what you want, and also an exercise borrowed from Appreciative Inquiry to help you identify what you really love doing.







    Here are just some of the nuggets you can find in this interview:







    4m19s: How I got into NLP







    5m25s: Why you shouldn't wait until you're forced by events to make a decision







    10m30s: The question to ask yourself to get past procrastination







    11m25s: Why it's more important to know where you want to be than having techniques for getting there







    12m15s: The vital step that people often miss with goal setting







    14m15s: Demo (a partial one anyway) of how to do an appreciative interview







    17m40s: Motivation - 'towards' vs 'away-from' and the different effects of each







    20m50s: How to do a values audit on yourself







    ... and lots more.







    Fran was an ideal interviewer in that he mostly just let me talk, plus he was up for being a demo subject!







    Duration: 29m 53s







    Reference Links







    As promised, here are some articles going into more depth on the topics I mentioned in the interview:







    How to elicit values article series







    Appreciative interviews (plus many more tips about how to do appreciative interviews here)







    Towards vs Away-From motivation







    Yikes! It doesn't look like I've written much about procrastination (maybe I've been putting it off) so I'll write something about that soon - make sure you subscribe to my newsletter so you don't miss it when it comes out!







    How to Listen or Subscribe to the Practical NLP Podcast















    Listen and/or subscribe to this podcast via Apple Podcasts here







    If you want to subscribe using something other than Apple Podcasts (e.g. if you have an Android phone), here’s the feed:  https://nlppod.com/feed/podcast/

    • 29 min
    Practical NLP Podcast: Interview with Margaret Nash

    Practical NLP Podcast: Interview with Margaret Nash

    https://youtu.be/6aYnXIGWpPk

    This is the video version - listen / subscribe to the podcast version below







    Andy Smith in conversation with NLP Trainer, coach and author Margaret Nash.







    Here are some of the things we talk about:







    * Why smoking cessation or maybe weight loss is the thing to specialise in if you want to make money as a hypnotherapist, and helping people with deeper problems is probably a terrible business model* My theory about how 'manifestation' actually works (when it does work)* How to improve your performance and be your best self more often with self-modelling - three easy steps* The crucial importance of exploring your 'recovery strategy' (if there's something you think you're not good at, maybe it's because you don't have one in that context!)* Why 'Good job!' should be the start of the conversation when a team member does something you like, rather than then end as it so often is (hat tip to Marcus Buckingham here)* 'Uptime' and 'downtime' - and why you need to be in 'uptime' when you're talking with a client or presenting to an audience* The importance of persistence (this reminded me of Carol Dweck's work on 'mindset')* How Margaret 'found her Zen' as a coach, and some tips on how you can too, as described in her latest book* The difference in approach between coaching and 'classic' NLP changework.







    Here's my take on the three steps of 'self-modelling', to improve your performance and be your best self more often:







    * Think of something you do well. And really examine in detail what you're doing when you perform that skill - not just what you do and say, but what you're thinking about, what you're saying to yourself, how you're feeling, how you're standing, how you're breathing, what feedback you're looking for that tells you if you're doing well or badly - everything.In particular, what's your recovery strategy if you're knocked off track? (for example, if you're doing an important presentation and there's a technical failure on your PowerPoint)* Now do the same thing with a skill you want to improve. Notice the differences between all these aspects of how you do this, your recovery strategy, etc, and the way you do the thing you're good at.* Now map the qualities of the way you do the thing you're good at over to the thing you're not so good at. What happens if you start doing this thing with the same confidence, internal dialogue etc that you use with the thing you're good at? Then try it out!







    You can contact Margaret here: margaretnashcoach.com















    Margaret has written seven books on various aspects of personal development, managing the stages of your life, and coaching - you can find them at her Amazon author page.







    Duration: 44m 07s







    https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id551693038







    Listen and/or subscribe to this podcast via Apple Podcasts here







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    Only the most recent 10 episodes of the podcast are available free on Apple Podcasts.

    • 44 min
    The Only Advice You’ll Ever Need For Helping Clients Solve Their Problems – Practical NLP Podcast Episode 87

    The Only Advice You’ll Ever Need For Helping Clients Solve Their Problems – Practical NLP Podcast Episode 87

    https://youtu.be/4LEQl3Mu7jU









    A bit of a rant this week, inspired by the many, many posts I've seen on NLP forums from rookie NLP practitioners who ask what technique they should be using with a particular client problem.







    They're going about it all wrong, and their NLP trainers should have showed them the right way!







    Here's how to approach any client problem so you'll know what to do...







    (for SEO purposes I should probably mention that it's to do with strategy elicitation)







    You can find a transcript for this podcast, or pretty close anyway, here.







    Listen and/or subscribe to this podcast via Apple Podcasts here







    If you want to subscribe using something other than Apple Podcasts (e.g. if you have an Android phone), here’s the feed:  https://nlppod.com/feed/podcast/







    Only the most recent 10 episodes of the podcast are available free on Apple Podcasts. You can download back episodes (with transcripts!) from the online store.







    Finally, it would really help me out if you review the podcast on Apple Podcasts to raise its profile so more people can benefit from it! Thanks















    Mentioned in the podcast: my Kindle ebook, Practical NLP 5: Strategies























    Also worth reading: Magic In Action by Richard Bandler

    • 4 min
    Interview with Debra Heslin: Practical NLP Podcast 86

    Interview with Debra Heslin: Practical NLP Podcast 86

    Andy Smith in conversation with Debra Heslin, NLP Trainer, High Performance Coach, and Yoga teacher.







    Here are some of the things we talk about:







    * Jack Canfield's work (you may know him as the Chicken Soup For The Soul guy) is mostly based on NLP* Corporates can benefit from NLP (even something as simple as a representational systems test)* There's some interesting real-time interactive technology out there now for corporate training* 'Cause and Effect': reasons and excuses vs results* What to do when you're hanging off a cliff and you can't find your next handhold* All of a sudden, a decent online NLP Practitioner training is possible after all!* An exercise for using submodalities to enhance a resourceful stateHow to use questions to influence someone's state* A brief intervention from Dakota the golden retriever* ... and much more!







    We talked extensively about submodalities for enhancing a resourceful state - here's a submodalities checklist you can download for visual, auditory, and kinaesthetic submodalities.







    (For more about submodalities, check out this introductory article)







    We mentioned a couple of previous interviewees - you can hear the interview with Doug O'Brien here, and Gemma Bailey of NLP4Kids here.







    You can find Debra, and details of her upcoming online NLP Practitioner training, at https://debraheslinwellness.com/.







    Duration: 32m 44s







    Listen and/or subscribe to this podcast via Apple Podcasts here







    If you want to subscribe using something other than Apple Podcasts (e.g. if you have an Android phone), here’s the feed:  https://nlppod.com/feed/podcast/







    Only the most recent 10 episodes of the podcast are available free on Apple Podcasts. You can download back episodes (with transcripts!) from the online store.







    Finally, it would really help me out if you review the podcast on Apple Podcasts to raise its profile so more people can benefit from it! Thanks

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Bev Davies ,

Well worth a listen

Just listened to the latest podcast on timelines - very accessible, insightful and practical

SuzeeXWood ,

Thank You!!!

I’m so glad I found this!

Just from listening to a few podcasts so far - you have made me understand things so much more than any of the books I have been reading!
You put things across in such a good way!

Looking forward to listening every week now!!! :-)

Podcast Hut - Carnage - ,

Superb Work!

A great podcast with Andy Smith being very well spoken and clear on all the matter talks about. Very engaging. Keep up the great effort!

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