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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

Anxiety to Confidence - The Personal Development Unplugged Podcast Paul Clough

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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

    Here's Your New Free Hypnosis Track

    Here's Your New Free Hypnosis Track

    Here's Your New Free Hypnosis Track From a question from a listener to episode #338 I Always Think The Worst and It's Bring Me Down, to this - a hypnosis track for unconscious learning. How cool is that?
    Obviously, I would advise that you listen to the episode but for those of you who like to dive in I'll tell you a bit more.
    I believe that most if not all issues, negative emotions, and their linked behaviors have a root cause and are still here because we haven't learned from that event so continue with the issue. There's a bit more involved but it's the main part of letting the issue go. The place to learn is at the unconscious level hence a little bit of hypnosis.
    https://personaldevelopmentunplugged.com/heres-your-new-free-hypnosis-track/
    If you haven't already signed up for the free hypnosis and NLP processes then get yourself over to https://paulcloughonline.com/podcast
    Shine brightly
    Paul
    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
    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
    Music by Wataboi from Pixabay,
    Music by DreamHeaven from Pixabay,
    Music by ccjmusic from Pixabay, >, Music by freegroove pixabay seduction-jazz-112149 from Pixabay,
    Music by prazkhanal Pixaby ventura-117073 from Pixabay,
     

    • 2 min
    #340 Making Affirmations Work When Affirmations Clearly Don't Work

    #340 Making Affirmations Work When Affirmations Clearly Don't Work

    Making Affirmations Work When Affirmations Clearly Don't Work Or Do They? Many think affirmations are those we say such as "I am happy, I am happy, I am happy" over and over and over again. Especially at times when we are not. Nada! it doesn't work and usually makes you feel worse. Why? because it's creating a conflict. I'll explain in the podcast.
    But affirmations, despite what I said in the title do work. They work all the time when you believe a thing to be true and guess what you do that all the time.
    Recognize any of these 'Affirmations'?
    "If bad things are going to happen they'll happen to me"
    "I don't belong here"
    "They'll find me out"
    "This will never work and I'll feel like a failure and not good enough"
    And there are plenty more where they came from, plus we're bombarded with other people's stuff we can take on too, plus all the negative stuff in the news. It's a minefield of sh*t!
    So can we change that, and make affirmations work in our favor? Of course and to find out HOW you simply have to listen and put into practice what you hear and learn - If not well those others above will just get stronger and I don't want that for you (or anyone else for that matter)
    We're here to grow together and Change can be fast Change can be comfortable - there are a couple of better affirmations that are true.
    Please share what you learn and share this podcast, here's a link to this episode if you need it:
    https://personaldevelopmentunplugged.com/340-making-affirmations-work-when-affirmations-clearly-dont-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, >, Music by freegroove pixabay seduction-jazz-112149 from Pixabay,
    Music by prazkhanal Pixaby ventura-117073 from Pixabay,

    • 25 min
    FMQ 398 An Ah-Ha That We All Have But Seem To Ignore - Don't

    FMQ 398 An Ah-Ha That We All Have But Seem To Ignore - Don't

    An Ah-Ha That We All Have But Seem To Ignore - Don't Sharing someone's ah-ha moment that I think we could call consider
    and what can I do today to make today special? instead of "What a good idea, I'll do that tomorrow"
    Thanks for the reminder, I hope you are reminded too.
    Please share:
    https://personaldevelopmentunplugged.com/fmq-398-an-ah-ha-that-we-all-have-but-seem-to-ignore-dont
    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, >, Music by freegroove pixabay seduction-jazz-112149 from Pixabay,
    Music by prazkhanal Pixaby ventura-117073 from Pixabay,

    • 7 min
    #339 I Always Think The Worst and It's Bring Me Down

    #339 I Always Think The Worst and It's Bring Me Down

    I Always Think The Worst and It's Brings Me Down We've all been there at some time in our lives; for some, it can be their world. Everything we experience seems to be so negative along with our thoughts and feelings.
    This all takes a lot of energy to maintain and is, I believe, your unconscious mind with the best and most positive intention trying to keep you safe from something. The thing is there are better and more appropriate ways and we need to get our unconscious mind to learn. learn from the past and learn for the future.
    This episode is inspired by a listener's emailed question and I will probably have more answers in future episodes.
    In this episode, I'll dive deeper into the unconscious conflict of effect and intention, learning from the cause as opposed to dealing with those effects and asking the right questions together with knowing and feeling what you want. I have even promised a hypnosis track to assist with that unconscious learnings-WHEW!
    Remember this is not just a knowing or listening experience if you want results and that change in your life it's all about the doing as well.
    Please share all the golden nuggets you find and the episode too:
    https://personaldevelopmentunplugged.com/339-i-always-think-the-worst-and-its-bring-me-down
    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, >, Music by freegroove pixabay seduction-jazz-112149 from Pixabay,
    Music by prazkhanal Pixaby ventura-117073 from Pixabay,

    • 41 min
    FMQ 397 Stepping Stone to Success

    FMQ 397 Stepping Stone to Success

    Stepping Stone to Success Without overwhelm Have you ever wanted something so much, it's such a great idea you leap at it, lock stock and barrel, and it begins to overwhelm you. It's as if it all becomes too much and what seems such a great thing flounders, or more to the point we do? I know I have.
    I also know how not to get overwhelmed, or confused and find the right path, the right stepping stones to tread.
    Would that be of interest and all in around 5 or so minutes?
    Yes? then press play >>>>> and hopefully what I share will make sense and when it does please share this too, so others can gain the success they are due. Here's a link if they haven't got a podcast app:
    https://personaldevelopmentunplugged.com/fmq-397-stepping-stone-to-success
    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, >, Music by freegroove pixabay seduction-jazz-112149 from Pixabay,
    Music by prazkhanal Pixaby ventura-117073 from Pixabay,

    • 10 min
    #338 Dreaming - A Waste Of Time Or Is It?

    #338 Dreaming - A Waste Of Time Or Is It?

    Dreaming - A Waste Of Time Or Is It? Inspiration to Ideas to Wishes to Dreams to REALITY Right from the get-go - this is NOT a goal-setting workshop episode, if you want that go to #259 Oh No! Another bloody goal-setting workshop - NOT.
    So what is it? Well, it's my thoughts on how we get our inspiration and ideas and get them to be real and not just float away and disappear into the ether. We all get them, some don't stick yet others begin to get us thinking and we get that feeling Oooooo! and we begin to create that dream, and even then they can evaporate and when we look back we say to ourselves "If Only", "I wish I'd", or "I could of but I didn't" - What a lost opportunity.
    So in this episode, we dive into HOW we take those wishes, those dreams, and make them actualize, become real, and create our reality, the reality we want for ourselves.
    Is it important to you to be able to do this? And reap the benefits of creating a wonderfully rich life (it may be the only one you have)?
    If it is please press play >>>> and not only learn but be the doer, the one that talks the talk AND walks the walk. And when you have and picked up the golden nuggets please share them with as many others as you can so they too get to get it too. Here's a link if they haven't an app:
    https://personaldevelopmentunplugged.com/338-dreaming-a-waste-of-time-or-is-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, >, Music by freegroove pixabay seduction-jazz-112149 from Pixabay,
    Music by prazkhanal Pixaby ventura-117073 from Pixabay,

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

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Valuable nuggets and inspiration

I love Paul’s voice and casual vibes. I feel like we could have have beer together and I trust him as a professional.

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Love listening to Paul

Paul Clough has a great voice to listen to and has gotten me interested in looking into NLP training. I listen to his podcasts regularly and everything makes sense and is explained in easy language. His inner confidence series that he offers is great.

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Great Tools for Self-improvement

I really enjoy Paul’s podcast. He explains a lot about how to get past the limiting beliefs and stories that you’ve been telling yourself, and to finally break free from negative emotions. Definitely recommend.

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