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A podcast for those wanting personal development but want it made simple and easy to understand and more importantly use, take action and make a difference to your life and the world you live in.

If you want to change the way you feel and the way you act and react. If you have negative emotions, behaviours, that you want to lose forever and create something special in your life then I think you will like what you hear.

This genre of self-improvement, self-development and mastery of your mind has, I believe, been made over complicated and secretive and here I am de-constructing the processes into their simple forms that we can all understand and easily use. There’s no interviews just little ol’ me ;0)

Who am I and what do I do?………Paul Clough.

I now love helping making changes in people and guiding them to create the life they really want.

A personal look at me:

The above sentence was not always the case and being the best in the financial realms of the building industry was my aim and getting there by any means. I now know this is, and was, the worst way ~ even if I did make director of one of the largest building companies in Cambridge by the age of 30.

One of the major realisations came on my first ever training in hypnosis. I found that it’s not a win lose world and that a win win is only a low basis to live.

Being true to your beliefs and coming from a place of integrity where service is paramount. This understanding together with lots of NLP skills helped create my last partnership in the building industry grow from a turnover of £800k to £16m in less than twelve years and that can only be done with giving more than expected.

Another shaping of me came from two traumatic events in my life that happened within six months of each other which created a number of major changes in me and by beliefs in what is possible. I have written about my experience and how I dealt with it but more importantly it really showed me my love for my three boys and theirs for me and resulted in the step up to become a trainer of NLP (which I never intended) and my close and exciting work with two of my sons. In supporting Joseph and help create change in people in our training’s and his wonderful life changing ‘Be your potential weekend’ and with Luke the continuing development of Cambridge Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis processes. My relationship with my third son Daniel just keeps getting better and better too.

Not knowing how good I had become in change work in the beginning I generally studied, practiced and saw clients then things started to happen when I started to work following just my instincts. Two clients come to mind both in effect dying from the effects of what was happening to them and the way they felt and within one and two sessions respectively not only won the will to live they changed virtually in front of my eyes and being apart of that process was and is the best feeling alive.

The above are just three of many brilliant learnings I have had in my life.
The more formal bit


Paul Clough

I am a Trainer and Master Practitioner of NLP and Hypnosis and am passionate in assisting those who want to reach their full potential and his special skills form a unique foundation for success. I constantly seek and develop new skills and learning’s – through advanced levels of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Time Line Therapy ™, Hypnosis and to improve everyone I work with.

I have an understanding of the mind/body connection which enables me to create in my clients the difference that makes the difference ~ from excellence to outstanding.

For those that want qualifications:

Certified Trainer and Consultant of Neuro-Linguistic Programming

Certified Master Practitioner of NLP & Time Line Therapy

Certified Master Hypnotist and Hypnotherapist

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A podcast for those wanting personal development but want it made simple and easy to understand and more importantly use, take action and make a difference to your life and the world you live in.

If you want to change the way you feel and the way you act and react. If you have negative emotions, behaviours, that you want to lose forever and create something special in your life then I think you will like what you hear.

This genre of self-improvement, self-development and mastery of your mind has, I believe, been made over complicated and secretive and here I am de-constructing the processes into their simple forms that we can all understand and easily use. There’s no interviews just little ol’ me ;0)

Who am I and what do I do?………Paul Clough.

I now love helping making changes in people and guiding them to create the life they really want.

A personal look at me:

The above sentence was not always the case and being the best in the financial realms of the building industry was my aim and getting there by any means. I now know this is, and was, the worst way ~ even if I did make director of one of the largest building companies in Cambridge by the age of 30.

One of the major realisations came on my first ever training in hypnosis. I found that it’s not a win lose world and that a win win is only a low basis to live.

Being true to your beliefs and coming from a place of integrity where service is paramount. This understanding together with lots of NLP skills helped create my last partnership in the building industry grow from a turnover of £800k to £16m in less than twelve years and that can only be done with giving more than expected.

Another shaping of me came from two traumatic events in my life that happened within six months of each other which created a number of major changes in me and by beliefs in what is possible. I have written about my experience and how I dealt with it but more importantly it really showed me my love for my three boys and theirs for me and resulted in the step up to become a trainer of NLP (which I never intended) and my close and exciting work with two of my sons. In supporting Joseph and help create change in people in our training’s and his wonderful life changing ‘Be your potential weekend’ and with Luke the continuing development of Cambridge Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis processes. My relationship with my third son Daniel just keeps getting better and better too.

Not knowing how good I had become in change work in the beginning I generally studied, practiced and saw clients then things started to happen when I started to work following just my instincts. Two clients come to mind both in effect dying from the effects of what was happening to them and the way they felt and within one and two sessions respectively not only won the will to live they changed virtually in front of my eyes and being apart of that process was and is the best feeling alive.

The above are just three of many brilliant learnings I have had in my life.
The more formal bit


Paul Clough

I am a Trainer and Master Practitioner of NLP and Hypnosis and am passionate in assisting those who want to reach their full potential and his special skills form a unique foundation for success. I constantly seek and develop new skills and learning’s – through advanced levels of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Time Line Therapy ™, Hypnosis and to improve everyone I work with.

I have an understanding of the mind/body connection which enables me to create in my clients the difference that makes the difference ~ from excellence to outstanding.

For those that want qualifications:

Certified Trainer and Consultant of Neuro-Linguistic Programming

Certified Master Practitioner of NLP & Time Line Therapy

Certified Master Hypnotist and Hypnotherapist

    #263 Sh*t happens and how to use it

    #263 Sh*t happens and how to use it

    Sh*t happens and how to use it People often talk of it happening but very few talk of how to deal with it or use it and that's where we are different!
    Let's dive into this less discussed subject and find the causes, how and why we view it, or filter it into our subjective experience in the way we do.
    How can we change our experience of these experiences and use them for good is again very seldom shared and in this episode, as usual, we'll go into the 'HOW TOs'
    We will also look at both the negative sh*t happening and the POSITIVE sh*t happening.
    There is explicit content here, I guess the title gives that away, but please don't let that stop you from coming with me and learning ways and processes you can gain control of what happens around you and how it affects you.
    As usual, there's not so much narrative here as it's an audio experience so dive in and press play >>>
    If you like what you hear please share this episode:
    https://personaldevelopmentunplugged.com/263-sht-happens-and-how-to-use-it/
    Shine brightly
    Paul
    Please remember you can leave a comment or email me with questions, requests and feedback. If you have enjoyed this or any other episode please share and subscribe. Just email me feedback@personaldevelopmentunplugged.com
    If you want to subscribe to the podcast (I know you do) click here to learn more
    Or simply click here to go straight to Apple Music / iTunes to subscribe OR leave a review
    Remember for my specially designed programs for developing Supreme Inner Confidence, Free Your Life of Anxiety and specialize Hypnosis tracks go to PaulCloughOnline.com
    If you want to access my FREE HYPNOSIS tracks go to paulcloughonline.com/podcast
    Follow and inter-react on twitter @pcloughie
    Why not look for me and the podcast on > SPOTIFY AND the app Castbox
    I'm also in iHeart radio
    YouTube - copy n paste UC3BlpN4voq8aAN7ePsIMt2Q into search bar
    The Libsyn podcast page http://personaldevelomentunplugged.libsyn.com
    Stitcher, tunein, learnoutloud, Google Play Music Here is your show on RadioPublic:
    Listen to Personal Development Unplugged on RadioPublic
    I’m a therapist but not your therapist
    The information with this website or online work, techniques and exercises provided within these free and paid products are for educational purposes only. Do not use the techniques or exercises contained within some of these free or paid products whilst driving or operating machinery, or if you suffer from epilepsy, clinical depression or any other nervous or psychiatric conditions. The information provided is not a substitute for proper medical advice. If in doubt, please consult your doctor or licensed medical practitioner.
    Any decision you make having received any of Paul Clough's free or paid products are your own and you remain wholly responsible for any decisions and actions you take.
    Music by Wataboi from Pixabay
    Music by DreamHeaven from Pixabay
    Music by ccjmusic from Pixabay
     

    • 31 min
    #262 Being Kinda Kind

    #262 Being Kinda Kind

    Being Kinda Kind Not a 'Soppy' podcast just a likkle bit deep What is it with all this vitriol and shouting at each other and not thinking?
    I know it's a few but hell it's noisy!!!!
    Given all of that a couple of things that have happened recently have shone a light on simply being kind.
    It may cost you nothing, maybe a little bit, we've all got the ability, the skill yet how many use it and if we do use it could we do it more often - Being kind that is.
    You would think this would be a very short episode but there's more in this than you would think -  until you think that is    :O)
    And that's what I've done here and I hope you will join me for 'a spell' and see how you feel or see or hear the world differently. I hope you do and enjoy it too.
    If you do please be kind and share this episode, here's the link:
    https://personaldevelopmentunplugged.com/262-being-kinda-kind/
    Thank you as always for spending your valuable time with me, together we will make a difference
    Shine brightly
    Paul
    Please remember you can leave a comment or email me with questions, requests and feedback. If you have enjoyed this or any other episode please share and subscribe. Just email me feedback@personaldevelopmentunplugged.com
    If you want to subscribe to the podcast (I know you do) click here to learn more
    Or simply click here to go straight to Apple Music / iTunes to subscribe OR leave a review
    Remember for my specially designed programs for developing Supreme Inner Confidence, Free Your Life of Anxiety and specialize Hypnosis tracks go to PaulCloughOnline.com
    If you want to access my FREE HYPNOSIS tracks go to paulcloughonline.com/podcast
    Follow and inter-react on twitter @pcloughie
    Why not look for me and the podcast on > SPOTIFY AND the app Castbox
    I'm also in iHeart radio
    YouTube - copy n paste UC3BlpN4voq8aAN7ePsIMt2Q into search bar
    The Libsyn podcast page http://personaldevelomentunplugged.libsyn.com
    Stitcher, tunein, learnoutloud, Google Play Music Here is your show on RadioPublic:
    Listen to Personal Development Unplugged on RadioPublic
    I’m a therapist but not your therapist
    The information with this website or online work, techniques and exercises provided within these free and paid products are for educational purposes only. Do not use the techniques or exercises contained within some of these free or paid products whilst driving or operating machinery, or if you suffer from epilepsy, clinical depression or any other nervous or psychiatric conditions. The information provided is not a substitute for proper medical advice. If in doubt, please consult your doctor or licensed medical practitioner.
    Any decision you make having received any of Paul Clough's free or paid products are your own and you remain wholly responsible for any decisions and actions you take.
    Music by Wataboi from Pixabay
    Music by DreamHeaven from Pixabay
    Music by ccjmusic from Pixabay

    • 41 min
    FMQ 347 The Amateur or Professional You

    FMQ 347 The Amateur or Professional You

    The Amateur or Professional You And It's Your Choice Another 5-Minute Quickie podcast episode to get you thinking
    Are you an Amateur or Professional in everything you do?
    You see you don't have to be paid for what you do to act professional and when you do act 'As If' you were a professional everything will change.
    Sometimes it's only a little bit of fear or anxiety that holds you back or it may you have never thought this way. So come with me for the next 5 or so minutes and let's start to think differently and affect so many different contexts/areas of your life from career, side hustles, hobbies, creativity or well you fill in the blank.
    Please enjoy and share:
    https://personaldevelopmentunplugged.com/fmq-347-the-amateur-or-professional-you
    Shine brightly
    Paul
    Please remember you can leave a comment or email me with questions, requests and feedback. If you have enjoyed this or any other episode please share and subscribe. Just email me feedback@personaldevelopmentunplugged.com
    If you want to subscribe to the podcast (I know you do) click here to learn more
    Or simply click here to go straight to Apple Music / iTunes to subscribe OR leave a review
    Remember for my specially designed programs for developing Supreme Inner Confidence, Free Your Life of Anxiety and specialize Hypnosis tracks go to PaulCloughOnline.com
    If you want to access my FREE HYPNOSIS tracks go to paulcloughonline.com/podcast
    Follow and inter-react on twitter @pcloughie
    Why not look for me and the podcast on > SPOTIFY AND the app Castbox
    I'm also in iHeart radio
    YouTube - copy n paste UC3BlpN4voq8aAN7ePsIMt2Q into search bar
    The Libsyn podcast page http://personaldevelomentunplugged.libsyn.com
    Stitcher, tunein, learnoutloud, Google Play Music Here is your show on RadioPublic:
    Listen to Personal Development Unplugged on RadioPublic
    I’m a therapist but not your therapist
    The information with this website or online work, techniques and exercises provided within these free and paid products are for educational purposes only. Do not use the techniques or exercises contained within some of these free or paid products whilst driving or operating machinery, or if you suffer from epilepsy, clinical depression or any other nervous or psychiatric conditions. The information provided is not a substitute for proper medical advice. If in doubt, please consult your doctor or licensed medical practitioner.
    Any decision you make having received any of Paul Clough's free or paid products are your own and you remain wholly responsible for any decisions and actions you take.
    Music by Wataboi from Pixabay
    Music by DreamHeaven from Pixabay
    Music by ccjmusic from Pixabay

    • 15 min
    #261 How Hard Should You Work?

    #261 How Hard Should You Work?

    How Hard Should You Work?? Inspired by the Chase Jarvis podcast 'Creative Calling' I love this guy's work and I just had to stick my two cents worth to his podcast of the same title.
    It inspired me to look at this slightly differently in as much as 'How hard shouldn't you work?' and how can we ensure we have work/life harmony in everything we do and how hard we should or shouldn't put ourselves into everything we do, that's right everything we do.
    When you get this right life just opens up and allows you to do more and experience so much wonder and that's got to be good - Right?
    Come with me to explore this subject and I'll share with you not only the How-To but the What Ifs as well. I think we're a little unique that way because so few go into what if let alone plural :O)
    In the next 35 minutes, you could actually change your life for the better and for all those that surround you and the only payment is to 'Pay It Forward' - Share what you learn and share the podcast
    here's the link to this episode:
    https://personaldevelopmentunplugged.com/261-how-hard-should-you-work/
    Shine brightly
    Paul
    Please remember you can leave a comment or email me with questions, requests and feedback. If you have enjoyed this or any other episode please share and subscribe. Just email me feedback@personaldevelopmentunplugged.com
    If you want to subscribe to the podcast (I know you do) click here to learn more
    Or simply click here to go straight to Apple Music / iTunes to subscribe OR leave a review
    Remember for my specially designed programs for developing Supreme Inner Confidence, Free Your Life of Anxiety and specialize Hypnosis tracks go to PaulCloughOnline.com
    If you want to access my FREE HYPNOSIS tracks go to paulcloughonline.com/podcast
    Follow and inter-react on twitter @pcloughie
    Why not look for me and the podcast on > SPOTIFY AND the app Castbox
    I'm also in iHeart radio
    YouTube - copy n paste UC3BlpN4voq8aAN7ePsIMt2Q into search bar
    The Libsyn podcast page http://personaldevelomentunplugged.libsyn.com
    Stitcher, tunein, learnoutloud, Google Play Music Here is your show on RadioPublic:
    Listen to Personal Development Unplugged on RadioPublic
    I’m a therapist but not your therapist
    The information with this website or online work, techniques and exercises provided within these free and paid products are for educational purposes only. Do not use the techniques or exercises contained within some of these free or paid products whilst driving or operating machinery, or if you suffer from epilepsy, clinical depression or any other nervous or psychiatric conditions. The information provided is not a substitute for proper medical advice. If in doubt, please consult your doctor or licensed medical practitioner.
    Any decision you make having received any of Paul Clough's free or paid products are your own and you remain wholly responsible for any decisions and actions you take.
    Music by Wataboi from Pixabay
    Music by DreamHeaven from Pixabay
    Music by ccjmusic from Pixabay

    • 35 min
    #260 Taking the Anxiety and Fear from Planning Your Future

    #260 Taking the Anxiety and Fear from Planning Your Future

    Taking the Anxiety and Fear from Planning Your Future I just couldn't let this go I'm pretty proud of the previous podcast 'Not another Bloody goal-setting workshop' and the detail I put into it and then it hit me.
    DOH!!!
    What about the what if?
    What about the 'what if' you might ask? Exactly :O) I missed it, I fell into the trap that everyone else does and is at the core of our podcast philosophy which is to share the 'How to's' and the what if those don't work.
    You see everyone who shares this kinda stuff forgets that sometimes we have things that stop us from planning our future, our goals, or our wishes such as Limiting Beliefs, Negative Emotions, and resultant behaviors.
    The 'I'm Not Worth It', 'Who Am I To' - You fill in the blank
    The Fear, Anxiety, Guilt - You fill in the blank
    The Procrastination, Starting Not Finishing, The Giving Up - You fill in the blank
    I couldn't let it pass, I couldn't let it go. So I've addressed this probably the most important part of planning your future, your goals, your wishes, in effect your reality in what appears to be with a podcast episode with the longest title ever!
    Please sit down for 'a spell' or take time out 'for a change' and I hope what I share makes sense and in some way helps you to sprinkle some magic into your life.
    I'm now even prouder having created two sharings that I believe as having merit.
    Please share this with everyone in the Universe:
    https://personaldevelopmentunplugged.com/260-taking-the-anxiety-and-fear-from-planning-your-future
    Let me know what you conjure up, actions it stirred in you and as always any critique or other issues you would like us to be diving into - simple email me - feedback@personaldevelopmentunplugged.com
    Shine brightly
    Paul
    Please remember you can leave a comment or email me with questions, requests and feedback. If you have enjoyed this or any other episode please share and subscribe. Just email me feedback@personaldevelopmentunplugged.com
    If you want to subscribe to the podcast (I know you do) click here to learn more
    Or simply click here to go straight to Apple Music / iTunes to subscribe OR leave a review
    Remember for my specially designed programs for developing Supreme Inner Confidence, Free Your Life of Anxiety and specialize Hypnosis tracks go to PaulCloughOnline.com
    If you want to access my FREE HYPNOSIS tracks go to paulcloughonline.com/podcast
    Follow and inter-react on twitter @pcloughie
    Why not look for me and the podcast on > SPOTIFY AND the app Castbox
    I'm also in iHeart radio
    YouTube - copy n paste UC3BlpN4voq8aAN7ePsIMt2Q into search bar
    The Libsyn podcast page http://personaldevelomentunplugged.libsyn.com
    Stitcher, tunein, learnoutloud, Google Play Music Here is your show on RadioPublic:
    Listen to Personal Development Unplugged on RadioPublic
    I’m a therapist but not your therapist
    The information with this website or online work, techniques and exercises provided within these free and paid products are for educational purposes only. Do not use the techniques or exercises contained within some of these free or paid products whilst driving or operating machinery, or if you suffer from epilepsy, clinical depression or any other nervous or psychiatric conditions. The information provided is not a substitute for proper medical advice. If in doubt, please consult your doctor or licensed medical practitioner.
    Any decision you make having received any of Paul Clough's free or paid products are your own and you remain wholly responsible for any decisions and actions you take.
    Music by Wataboi from Pixabay
    Music by DreamHeaven from Pixabay
    Music by ccjmusic from Pixabay

    • 54 min
    FMQ 346 Does Fear Make You Feel Safe?

    FMQ 346 Does Fear Make You Feel Safe?

    Does Fear Make You Feel Safe? That's what someone said! Really? What really does fear do for you? What's it's positive intention? Because your unconscious mind does nothing without a positive intention.
    But when the behaviour (FEAR) is now in conflict with your unconscious mind's intention and knows about the conflict I believe it has to change AND find a better way. We just need to help it find so many better ways. :O)
    It's only a 6 minute Five Minute Quickie to get you thinking and will, I have no doubt, lead to a longer #episode.
    Please share: https://personaldevelopmentunplugged.com/fmq-346-does-fear-make-you-feel-safe
    Hey! You can even catch this FMQ in video format on Youtube:
    https://youtu.be/a_71wh8iNdE
    Shine brightly
    Paul
    Please remember you can leave a comment or email me with questions, requests and feedback. If you have enjoyed this or any other episode please share and subscribe. Just email me feedback@personaldevelopmentunplugged.com
    If you want to subscribe to the podcast (I know you do) click here to learn more
    Or simply click here to go straight to Apple Music / iTunes to subscribe OR leave a review
    Remember for my specially designed programs for developing Supreme Inner Confidence, Free Your Life of Anxiety and specialize Hypnosis tracks go to PaulCloughOnline.com
    If you want to access my FREE HYPNOSIS tracks go to paulcloughonline.com/podcast
    Follow and inter-react on twitter @pcloughie
    Why not look for me and the podcast on > SPOTIFY AND the app Castbox
    I'm also in iHeart radio
    YouTube - copy n paste UC3BlpN4voq8aAN7ePsIMt2Q into search bar
    The Libsyn podcast page http://personaldevelomentunplugged.libsyn.com
    Stitcher, tunein, learnoutloud, Google Play Music Here is your show on RadioPublic:
    Listen to Personal Development Unplugged on RadioPublic
    I’m a therapist but not your therapist
    The information with this website or online work, techniques and exercises provided within these free and paid products are for educational purposes only. Do not use the techniques or exercises contained within some of these free or paid products whilst driving or operating machinery, or if you suffer from epilepsy, clinical depression or any other nervous or psychiatric conditions. The information provided is not a substitute for proper medical advice. If in doubt, please consult your doctor or licensed medical practitioner.
    Any decision you make having received any of Paul Clough's free or paid products are your own and you remain wholly responsible for any decisions and actions you take.
    Music by Wataboi from Pixabay
    Music by DreamHeaven from Pixabay
    Music by ccjmusic from Pixabay
     

    • 7 min

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