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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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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 the good, bad, and ugly of family

    On the good, bad, and ugly of family

    Nik and Eva Speakman talk about how to cope with difficult relationships with family, especially over the festive period. They explain that when conflict arises in families it’s not because either person is right or wrong, it’s because they each have different expectations of the relationship and what it means to be a family, so learning to empathise and understand their point of view will always help release tension. Plus, how might looking at your own self-esteem help your relationships with others?
    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 festive food anxieties

    On festive food anxieties

    Nik and Eva Speakman tackle disordered eating – everything from overeating and undereating, to phobias of certain foods and kids who are fussy eaters. They discuss why these problems might be exacerbated over the festive period, but also give advice to begin tackling your specific issue whenever you’re ready. Eva explains why and how her anorexia developed, and Nick reflects on being a fussy eater as a child.
    TW: This episode contains in depth discussion of eating disorders, so please take care when listening if you need.
    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 being smart with your smart phone

    On being smart with your smart phone

    Nik and Eva Speakman weigh up the pros and cons of smart phone use. On the one hand, they can be great for your mental health – they can help you connect with loved ones and relive fun memories. However, they can also have a detrimental effect on your self-esteem. 
    The Speakmans explain how to spot the warning signs that your phone use is having a negative effect on the rest of your life, before talking through tips that will help you turn your habits around, making you less anxious, and more confident.
    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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    • 33 min
    On faking it ‘til you make it

    On faking it ‘til you make it

    Nik and Eva Speakman explain what they mean when they say you should ‘fake it ‘til you make it’. Want to feel more confident in social settings or at a job interview? Study the people you admire in those situations and copy their behaviours – after all, changing your outward behaviour first can change how you think and feel on the inside. Nik, Eva, and daughter Liv all talk about the times in their lives that they’ve stepped out of their comfort zones despite not feeling completely ready …and all the stories have brilliant endings!
    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 pausing your panic

    On pausing your panic

    Nik and Eva Speakman explain why panic attacks are your body’s way of protecting you and keeping you safe. Creating a timeline will help make sense of your panic long term, but what are some mechanisms to pause the panic in the moment? They talk through how sighing, focusing in on your senses, and saying thank you to your body could be useful for you. Nik and Eva also open up about what triggers panic for them personally, including late night phone calls and bumps to the head.
    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 low self-esteem and confidence

    On low self-esteem and confidence

    Nik and Eva Speakman explain how to identify if you’re experiencing a lack of confidence and self-belief. Do you struggle to accept compliments from other people? Do you justify your achievements as ‘just good luck?’ Do you often compare yourself to others? The Speakmans talk through how to pinpoint where in your life your low self-esteem might come from - including parents getting divorced, a comment from a school teacher, or perhaps social media - and how to build your confidence for the future.
    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

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