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**RETURNING MAY 8TH 2024**
The Self Development Podcast is hosted by The Self Development Coach, Johnny Lawrence. On this podcast, you’ll listen to self-development topics, such as mental health, business, psychology, neuroscience, health and fitness, trauma and addiction, habits, and human behaviour. He speaks to experts and people who have overcome life-changing experiences. Their passion and mastery provide actionable knowledge to help people accept and develop themselves.
To learn more about The Self Development Coach, visit www.theselfdevelopmentcoach.co.uk

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**RETURNING MAY 8TH 2024**
The Self Development Podcast is hosted by The Self Development Coach, Johnny Lawrence. On this podcast, you’ll listen to self-development topics, such as mental health, business, psychology, neuroscience, health and fitness, trauma and addiction, habits, and human behaviour. He speaks to experts and people who have overcome life-changing experiences. Their passion and mastery provide actionable knowledge to help people accept and develop themselves.
To learn more about The Self Development Coach, visit www.theselfdevelopmentcoach.co.uk

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    S2 E1: #77 Ryan Stephens | Fear, Comfort Zones & Going to Prison | The Self Development Podcast

    S2 E1: #77 Ryan Stephens | Fear, Comfort Zones & Going to Prison | The Self Development Podcast

    Summary
    In this episode, Johnny Lawrence speaks with mindset and accountability coach Ryan Stephens. They discuss the importance of facing fears and stepping out of their comfort zones. Ryan shares his journey as a mindset coach and how he helps people challenge themselves to become better. They also talk about Ryan's initiatives, such as Wild Minds Gower and the Get After It Club, which aim to empower individuals through self-development and physical challenges. The conversation highlights the value of helping others and the personal growth of overcoming challenges. In this conversation, Ryan Stephens shares his personal experiences of loss, toxic environments, and personal growth. He emphasises the importance of planting seeds of hope and the power of sharing one's own struggles to offer hope to others. Ryan discusses how physically, mentally, and spiritually challenging oneself can lead to personal growth and self-understanding. Johnny also highlights the significance of spiralling towards solutions rather than spiralling outwards and making problems bigger. Ryan concludes by sharing his future plans and the importance of building communities.

    Takeaways
    Stepping out of your comfort zone and facing your fears is essential for personal growth.Challenging yourself to do things you dislike or fear can lead to significant personal development.Helping others and seeing their growth can be incredibly rewarding and fulfilling.Overcoming challenges and obstacles can lead to a deeper understanding of oneself and a sense of purpose. Planting seeds of hope can have a profound impact, even if you may not see the results immediately.Challenging oneself physically, mentally, and spiritually can lead to personal growth and self-understanding.Spiralling towards solutions and focusing on growth can help overcome setbacks and challenges.Learning and growing from life's challenges can lead to personal transformation and a positive impact on others.
    Chapters
    00:00 Introduction and Morning Activities
    01:11 Facing Fears and Stepping Out of Comfort Zones
    06:16 The Cave You Fear to Enter Holds the Treasure You Seek
    09:02 Ryan's Journey as a Mindset and Accountability Coach
    12:19 Wild Minds Gower and Get After It Club
    16:37 Helping Others and Personal Growth
    21:01 Ryan's Natural Inclination to Help Others
    23:15 The Power of Overcoming Challenges
    25:16 The Journey of a Young Man's Transformation
    27:07 Motivation to Help Others
    27:11 Planting Seeds of Hope
    29:12 Loss and Personal Growth
    31:03 Setting Up a Business and Toxic Environments
    33:27 Spiraling Towards Solutions
    36:08 Finding Growth in Challenging Situations
    41:13 Overcoming Setbacks and Defining Your Own Path
    46:01 Learning and Growing from Life's Challenges
    50:25 Challenging Yourself for Personal Growth
    56:25 Future Plans and Building Communities
    FIND RYAN HERE 
    Instagram @ryanstephens___
    Wild Minds Gower https://wildmindsgower.co.uk/
    Website: https://www.ryanstephens.co/ 
    FIND THE SELF-DEVELOPMENT COACH
    Instagram @theselfdevelopmentcoach 
    Website www.theselfdevelopmentcoach.co.uk 

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    • 1 hr
    S2 E2: #78 Natalie Russell | Attachment Styles, Relationship Recovery & Being a Reality TV Star | The Self Development Podcast

    S2 E2: #78 Natalie Russell | Attachment Styles, Relationship Recovery & Being a Reality TV Star | The Self Development Podcast

    Summary
    In this episode, Johnny Lawrence speaks to Natalie Russell, a relationship recovery coach and star of the TV show My Mum, Your Dad. They discuss Natalie's journey, including her time on the show and her breakup with Paul. Natalie shares her insights on knowing when a relationship is over and the lessons she learned from being in the public eye. They also delve into attachment theory and how it affects relationship patterns. Overall, the conversation highlights the importance of self-awareness and growth in building healthy relationships. In this conversation, Natalie Russell discusses the impact of attachment styles on relationships and emphasises the importance of the relationship with oneself. She highlights the need for self-care and the signs of a poor relationship with oneself. Natalie also shares her journey of accepting and embracing flaws and dealing with difficult emotions such as rage and grief. She reflects on the lessons learned from challenging relationships and the power of expressing emotions through bodywork. Natalie emphasises the role of perception and taking responsibility in relationships and the importance of finding a supportive tribe. She concludes by discussing the difference between being single and being alone.

    Takeaways
    Knowing when to walk away from a relationship that isn't right for you is a sign of growth and self-awareness.Being in the public eye can be challenging, but it can also provide opportunities for personal growth and self-discovery.Attachment styles, such as secure, anxious, and avoidant, play a significant role in how we navigate relationships.Building secure attachments and healthy relationships requires self-work, communication, and a willingness to learn and grow. The relationship with oneself is crucial for healthy relationships with others.Self-care and prioritising one's well-being are essential for a healthy relationship with oneself.Accepting and embracing flaws is a key aspect of personal growth and healing.Dealing with difficult emotions, such as rage and grief, requires self-compassion and acceptance.Finding a supportive tribe and surrounding oneself with like-minded individuals is important for personal development and growth.
    Chapters
    00:00 Introduction and Apology
    00:30 Grounding and Zen
    01:16 Natalie's Professional Setup
    04:11 Natalie's Colorful Journey
    05:11 The TV Show and Breakup with Paul
    08:05 Knowing When a Relationship is Over
    10:20 Lessons from Being on a TV Show
    11:15 The Journey After the Show
    13:55 The Silence After the Show
    20:37 Attachment Theory and Relationship Patterns
    25:17 The Rarity of Secure Attachment
    27:48 Navigating Differences in Relationships
    28:18 The Impact of Attachment Styles on Relationships
    30:37 The Relationship with Oneself
    31:24 The Importance of Self-Care
    32:23 Signs of a Poor Relationship with Oneself
    33:24 Accepting and Embracing Flaws
    36:05 Dealing with Difficult Emotions
    38:25 Lessons Learned from Challenging Relationships
    41:30 Understanding and Managing Rage and Grief
    45:03 Expressing Emotions through Body Work
    46:28 Perception and Taking Responsibility
    49:51 The Power of Finding Your Tribe
    52:23 Being Single vs. Being Alone
    53:51 Where to Find Natalie Russell
    FIND NATALIE RUSSELL
    Instagram @iamnatalierussell
    Website https://www.natalierussell.uk/ 

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    • 55 min
    S2 E3: #79 Dale Pinnock | Omega-3, B Vitamins, Magnesium & Mental Health | The Self Development Podcast

    S2 E3: #79 Dale Pinnock | Omega-3, B Vitamins, Magnesium & Mental Health | The Self Development Podcast

    Summary
    In this episode, the self-development coach Johnny Lawrence interviews nutritionist Dale Pinnock, also known as the Medicinal Chef. They discuss the role of nutrition in healthcare and disease prevention. Dale emphasises the importance of individualised nutrition and the limitations of one-size-fits-all approaches. He also highlights the need for integrity in the nutrition industry and the impact of nutrition on mental health. Specifically, they delve into the significance of omega-3 fatty acids in supporting brain health and reducing inflammation. Overall, the conversation provides valuable insights into the connection between nutrition and overall well-being. In this conversation, Dale Pinnock discusses various aspects of nutrition and health. He emphasises the importance of B vitamins and whole grains for neurotransmitter synthesis and recommends magnesium for anxiety relief. Dale also highlights the role of fats in hormone production and suggests balancing carbohydrate intake. He explains the connection between gut health and the microbiome and the impact of inflammation on overall health. Additionally, Dale discusses the role of B vitamins in improving mood and energy and offers advice on self-development through making small changes.

    Takeaways
    Individualised nutrition is crucial for optimal health and disease prevention.The nutrition industry should prioritise integrity and evidence-based practices.Nutrition plays a significant role in mental health, and certain dietary changes can support brain health.Omega-3 fatty acids, particularly EPA and DHA, are essential for brain function and reducing inflammation.
    Chapters
    00:00 Introduction and Background
    01:35 Overview of Dale Pinnock's Work
    08:05 The Role of Nutrition in Disease Prevention and Management
    12:23 The Problem with One-Size-Fits-All Approaches
    22:15 The Impact of Nutrition on Mental Health
    29:47 The Role of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Mental Health
    33:44 The Importance of B Vitamins and Whole Grains
    36:06 Magnesium for Anxiety Relief
    37:05 The Role of Fats in Hormone Production
    38:48 Balancing Carbohydrate Intake
    42:21 Gut Health and the Microbiome
    48:57 Sleep and the Importance of Magnesium
    52:59 Inflammation and its Impact on Health
    56:26 Improving Mood and Energy with B Vitamins
    01:00:19 Self-Development: Making Small Changes
    FIND DALE PINNOCK
    Instagram @themedicinalchef
    Website www.nutritioncoachacademy.com 
    FIND THE SELF-DEVELOPMENT COACH
    Instagram @theselfdevelopmentcoach 
    Website www.theselfdevelopmentcoach.co.uk 

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    S2 E4: #80 Jill Ritchie & Sarah Gregg | Your Shadow Self, Inner Child & Sports Day | The Self Development Podcast

    S2 E4: #80 Jill Ritchie & Sarah Gregg | Your Shadow Self, Inner Child & Sports Day | The Self Development Podcast

    Summary
    In this episode, the self-development coach Johnny Lawrence speaks with Sarah Gregg and Jill Ritchie, founders of the Intuitive Psychology Association. They discuss their personal journeys in self-development and the creation of their organisation. They explain that intuitive psychology combines intuition and psychology to help individuals connect with their inner guidance and heal. They emphasise the importance of working with the shadow, which represents the hidden aspects of ourselves, and how bringing these aspects into awareness can lead to personal growth and transformation. In this conversation, Jill Ritchie and Sarah Gregg discuss the importance of shadow and inner child work for personal growth and healing. They explain how un-layering and exploring the shadow can lead to wholeness and essence. They emphasise the need to address the illusion of external goals and the importance of aligning intentions with actions. Jill and Sarah also highlight common scenarios where shadow work is beneficial, such as overcoming self-sabotage and aligning actions with health goals. They discuss the connection between inner child work and shadow work, emphasising the role of childhood experiences in shaping our beliefs and behaviours. They address resistance to shadow work and provide strategies for starting small and building momentum. They emphasise the value of negative emotions and the opportunity for growth and learning they provide. The conversation concludes with recommendations for resources and books on shadow work and inner child work.

    Takeaways
    Unlayering and exploring the shadow can lead to wholeness and essence.Align intentions with actions to overcome the illusion of external goals.Common scenarios where shadow work is beneficial include self-sabotage and misalignment with health goals.Childhood experiences shape our beliefs and behaviours, making inner child work essential.Address resistance to shadow work by reframing negative emotions and embracing them as opportunities for growth.Start small and build momentum in shadow work to create lasting change.
    Chapters
    00:00 Introduction and Background
    01:30 Personal Journeys and Self-Development
    16:02 Understanding Intuitive Psychology
    29:16 Unlayering and Finding Wholeness
    31:13 The Illusion of External Goals
    33:14 Common Scenarios Requiring Shadow Work
    36:30 Inner Child Work and Shadow Work
    39:00 The Impact of Childhood Experiences
    45:58 The Gold in Negative Emotions
    47:20 Addressing Resistance to Shadow Work
    53:15 Starting Small and Building Momentum
    54:24 Finding Gold in Negative Emotions
    57:11 Resources and Books
    FIND JILL & SARAH
    Instagram @we.are.ipa
    Website www.intuitive-psychology.com 
    FIND THE SELF-DEVELOPMENT COACH
    Instagram @theselfdevelopmentcoach 
    Website www.theselfdevelopmentcoach.co.uk 


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    • 59 min
    S2 E5: #81 Julius Cowdrey | Legacy, Betrayal & Creating A Safe Space | The Self Development Podcast

    S2 E5: #81 Julius Cowdrey | Legacy, Betrayal & Creating A Safe Space | The Self Development Podcast

    Summary
    In this episode, Johnny Lawrence interviews Julius Cowdrey, co-founder of Safe Space, a community focused on mental well-being and coaching. The conversation covers topics such as the global mental well-being crisis, personal experiences, the impact of reality TV, the need for accessible coaching, and the importance of open communication. The discussion also delves into the challenges men face in expressing emotions and the educational elements of Safe Space. The conversation delves into the themes of personal development, self-awareness, and emotional resilience. It explores the impact of experiences, the importance of values, and the process of self-discovery. The discussion also touches on the challenges of betrayal, the significance of suffering, and the value of self-compassion. The conversation concludes with insights on zooming out to gain perspective and the power of community in personal growth.

    Takeaways
    The global mental well-being crisis is a pressing issue, and accessible coaching and open communication are crucial for addressing it.Reality TV experiences can lead to a misalignment with personal values and purpose, prompting a shift towards more meaningful endeavours.Men face challenges in expressing emotions due to societal expectations, and creating a safe space for open communication is essential for addressing men's mental health.Educational elements in mental well-being communities, such as Safe Space, can provide valuable resources for understanding and managing emotions.The journey of personal growth and self-discovery often involves overcoming challenges and finding light in difficult experiences. Self-awareness and personal development are deeply influenced by experiences and values.Self-discovery involves understanding the impact of past experiences and the values that shape one's identity.Betrayal and suffering are significant challenges that can lead to emotional resilience and self-compassion.Zooming out to gain perspective and the power of community plays a crucial role in personal growth and development.
    Chapters
    00:00 Introduction to Safe Space and Mental Well-being Crisis
    05:21 Reality TV, Misalignment, and Meaningful Endeavors
    07:57 Challenges of Men's Mental Health and Emotional Expression
    32:32 Journey of Personal Growth and Self-Discovery
    34:22 The Journey of Self-Discovery and Personal Development
    56:21 Gaining Perspective and the Power of Community

    Find Juilus Cowdrey
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jlcowdrey/?hl=en 
    Website https://www.safespaceglobal.co.uk/ 

    Find The Self Development Coach
    Instagram @theselfdevelopmentcoach 
    Website www.theselfdevelopmentcoach.co.uk 


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    • 1 hr 6 min
    S2 E6: #82 Lou Lebentz | Trauma, Anger & Nearly Drowning | The Self Development Podcast

    S2 E6: #82 Lou Lebentz | Trauma, Anger & Nearly Drowning | The Self Development Podcast

    Summary
    In this episode, Johnny Lawrence interviews Lou LeBentz, the founder of the online trauma recovery program, The Voyage. They discuss the importance of speaking and campaigning for mental health, as well as the need for affordable and accessible treatment options. They also explore the concept of trauma and its impact on our lives, including the different types of trauma and the importance of understanding and processing our emotions. The conversation highlights the need for education and support in navigating trauma and building resilience. In this conversation, Lou Lebentz and Johnny Lawrence discuss the importance of embracing and working through emotions, particularly anger. They explore the concept of inner child work and the impact of childhood trauma on adult behaviour. They emphasise the need for self-acceptance and self-discovery rather than trying to love oneself overnight. They also touch on managing emotions and the importance of trauma-informed care in leadership and government. Overall, the conversation highlights the ongoing journey of self-development and the power of vulnerability and authenticity.

    Takeaways
    Speaking and campaigning for mental health is important to make treatment more accessible and affordable for everyone.Trauma can come in different forms, including chronic stress, lack of attunement in childhood, parental interjects, and societal factors.Understanding and processing our emotions is crucial in navigating trauma and building resilience.Education and support are needed to help individuals identify and address trauma in their lives. Embrace and work through emotions, including anger, rather than avoiding or suppressing them.Inner child work can help uncover and heal childhood trauma that influences adult behaviour.Self-acceptance and self-discovery are more realistic goals than trying to love oneself overnight.Breathwork can be a powerful tool for managing and regulating emotions.Trauma-informed care is essential in leadership and government to address the collective trauma experienced by society.The journey of self-development is ongoing and requires continuous effort and self-reflection.
    Chapters
    00:00 Introduction and Background
    08:03 Speaking and Campaigning for Mental Health
    15:05 Understanding the Different Types of Trauma
    36:26 Embracing and Working Through Emotions
    48:56 From Self-Acceptance to Self-Discovery
    57:03 The Importance of Trauma-Informed Care in Leadership and Government
    Find Lou Lebentz
    Instagram @loulebentz_
    Website https://www.thevoyageacademy.com/ 
    Find The Self Development Coach
    Website - https://www.theselfdevelopmentcoach.co.uk/
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theselfdevelopmentcoach/?hl=en
    Tik Tok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theselfdevelopmentcoach

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    • 1 hr 6 min

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