In today's podcast, I'm thrilled and honoured to bring you an interview with Kevin Laye. Kevin is one of the leading Jedi masters of the personal change industry who's been personally mentored by the co-creator of NLP, Richard Bandler, and the creator of Thought Field Therapy (TFT), Roger Callahan. It was his friend Paul Mckenna who encouraged him to start working in the therapy world fifteen years ago and since then he's studied pretty much every method for bring about personal change that exists. He describes his niche as SPEED and only ever wants to see his clients once and so he only uses stuff that delivers results fast. He has a busy practice on the infamous Harley Street in London and is often called upon by the rich and famous including Leonardo DiCaprio, Kevin Spacey and Robert DeNiro. You can read his full bio below.
During our chat he talks about many of the techniques from what he calls his toy box including hypnosis, EMDR, NLP, TFT, Havening and his new technique PsyTap. PsyTap is Kevin's unique blend of all the bits of everything he's learned that works and that has science to back it up. Kevin shares much of the science that underpins the work he does including heart math, heart rate variability including how science can be used to demonstrate that changes are being being made.
During our chat, Kevin also shares
a great story about how he deals with people who want to see the evidence behind personal change techniques
why the heart is the real brain
why we DON'T see more evidence and research to support personal change techniques
why he thinks that the NHS doesn't really want us to get better
why Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is used as the go-to technique for personal change among health professionals and why this is failing many
a brilliant quick technique for clearing anxiety or panic attacks in the moment
a super simple technique for stimulating oxytocin in bucket loads
what his new PsyTap technique is all about and how you can learn it yourself
Here's more information about Kevin Laye
UK trainer and practitioner Kevin Laye's efficient, no-nonsense approach has helped thousands of students, hundreds of veterans suffering from PTSD, and a host of actors, musicians and athletes including Leonardo DeCaprio, Robert DeNiro, Kevin Spacey, Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, singer Natalie Imbruglia, and golfer David Banks.
The late creator of TFT himself – American psychologist Dr. Roger Callahan – had high praise for Laye's work: "When Kevin teaches TFT, people are inspired and many become vitally enthused with the potential of TFT. One cannot ask more of a teacher. Thank you, Kevin, for all you do,” he said.
“You can use TFT to work on whatever emotional or stressful circumstances you're experiencing in your life right now,” Laye says. “My approach is not about managing the issue, but to get rid of it as soon as possible, then teach you how to keep it away.”
Kevin Laye has a varied and diverse background from being a former member of the military and European Karate Champion currently ranked as a 6th Dan Black Belt by the W.B.F.O.M.A. Kevin has also worked in the Middle East for the Ministry of Defence and Aviation and designed and managed Gymnasiums from 500 member clubs to a 1.2 Billion dollar sports complex in Saudi Arabia.
In corporate life Kevin rose very quickly from being a top salesman to being a Sales Director of a multi million pound company. Seeking change again Kevin has settled on his passion of helping people overcome a multitude of issues as a highly successful Harley St Therapist dealing with athletes, pop stars, actors and a host of celebrities along with anyone else who seeks what he can offer in his clinic.
He is a qualified trainer of Hypnotherapy, Neuro Linguistic Programming and Thought Field Therapy having been trained in the main by the originators of each discipline whe