Episode 45: Becoming Medication-Free with Jamil Hai

In this episode I talk with Jamil Hai about his journey through anxiety and becoming medication-free after 10 years of Xanax medication. We share our journeys and the discoveries that have made such a difference to our lives and consider the question: "What if YOU...

Episode 44 – The Waves of Wellbeing with Steve Adair

Today's guest is Steve Adair. Steve knows what it means to be a seeker of solutions to human happiness - he studied everything he could get his hands on for years in an attempt to work out how to help his clients suffer less. In this episode we talk about the pitfall...

Episode 43: The Path to Contentment with Elsie Spittle

Today my guest is Elsie Spittle - if you haven't met her yet, you're in for a treat. We talk about Elsie's new book, about the simplicity of enjoying life, the practical nature of wisdom and whether or not we have any control over our thoughts. And if you happen to be...

Episode 42: Insomnia Part Two with Jen Lucas

Please note: This episode is a follow-up from our Insomnia Part One podcast you can find here. Today Jen Lucas and I catch up with what's happened to my chronic insomnia since we last spoke a month ago. This podcast is slightly different to our normal format as you'll...

Episode 41: Already Complete with Vivienne Edgecombe

Here's how Vivienne introduces her story: "When I was about to turn 30, I left my marriage (I’d only been married for 15 months - scandalous) and after returning to NZ from Australia where I’d been living, I settled in to my new life. I fell in love with a man much...

Episode 38 – Being Real with Clare Dimond

Who are we really? Pretty much nothing that we believe ourselves to be. But if we are not who we think we are, what's left? And what on earth is the relevance of that to anxiety? Only everything. That's what Clare and I discuss today on today's  podcast as we discuss...

Episode 37 – Insomnia Part One with Jen Lucas

Does insomnia cause anxiety? Does anxiety cause insomnia? I don't care....I just want to SLEEEEEEP! This session started out with Jen sharing her experience of years of insomnia and taking medications and how that all shifted for her. We ended up with Jen coaching me...

Episode 35: True Nature with Shannon Cooper

In today's episode I am so pleased to be joined by Shannon Cooper. Shannon was our Head Coach for a large part of last year and returns again to join us again to help deliver some of our coaching programs. She has a wonderful and profound way of describing the...

Episode 32: Wisdom and Wellbeing – with Ian Watson

Ian Watson spent years exploring various techniques and strategies to try and uncover the source of wellbeing before discovering the Principles that lie behind the work that I do, and he does. In this episode we explore how he sees that understanding that thought...

Episode 31: Why We All Self-Harm – with Jacquie Forde

This week's podcast has a slightly controversial title but Jacquie's passion is to help people become more human and in this episode we explore what it is that makes us all the same. Here's who this episode is designed for: People who self-harm - that might include...

Episode 28: A Quiet Mind with John El-Mokadem

"What you're looking for is a quiet mind" - Sydney Banks. When you're struggling with an anxious, panicky experience - it's easy to feel as far as you possibly could be from a quiet mind. Peace. Quiet. Calm.  Where does that come from? What's possible from that space?...

Episode 27: The Thing You Think Is Scaring You Isn’t

Happy New Year to you All! In this episode, James and I share his story. James' anxiety was caused by the traffic noises outside his house. Or so he thought.  Then he saw that the thing that he thought was causing his anxiety wasn't. This is the story of what happened...

Episode 26: Always Less To Do Than You Think

"What do I have to do to GET this so it makes a difference to my anxiety today?" is a question I'm often asked. My answer is always - "Less than you might think". Today's podcast is a short snippet of a coaching conversation with a client as we discuss what it takes...

Episode 25 – Getting Comfortable being Uncomfortable

Dr Aaron Turner has been a mentor of mine for many years and I've had the privilege work alongside him closely as I've created A Little Peace of Mind this year. And he knows a thing or two about anxiety. In this episode Aaron shares his own journey through anxiety...

Episode 23: Living Fearlessly with Rachel Henke

When we're up to something in the world, it can sometimes feel like our fears hold us back. Whether it's writing a book, starting a business, creating a wonderful family or home or travelling the globe - what could be possible for us if we were truly fearless. In this...

Episode 22: Anxiety and the Menopause with Tania Elfersy

Many of my female clients put their anxious symptoms and behaviours down to the menopause and this got me curious....can anything other than anxious thinking cause anxiety? What about hormones? Surely those cause mood swings? Surely the changes in our body and what...

Episode 20: Anxiety and Kids with Brooke Wheeldon-Reece

A lot of people reach out to me to share their concern about their children who are experiencing anxiety. I've had my own experience through this journey with my son, but for this podcast I decided to call in the expert: Brooke Wheeldon-Reece. So what exactly do you...

Episode 16: Are You Afraid To Get Well?

Earlier this year, John El-Mokadem and I were both putting together programs that were free for people to join - I was running a pilot program for people with anxiety and John and his colleague Karen were running a study to research the impact of an understanding of...

Episode 14: Public Speaking – with Clare Dimond

Today Nicola's guest, Clare Dimond, speaks about going from feeling, in her words, 'abject fear' at the thought of public speaking, to actively seeking out opportunities to do just that. Like all of our podcasts, fear of public speaking might not be 'your thing' but...

Episode 13: Cancer without Fear – with Wendi Saggese

In today's episode, Wendi shares her story of her diagnosis of stage 4 cancer and how her experience of life has changed since finding this deeper understanding of how life really works that we talk about here at A Little Peace of Mind. So many of my clients spend...

Episode 10: Helen’s Story

Sometimes we hear stories of massive instant transformation as people stumble across this understanding, but for most of us it can be a gentle, incremental transition. Helen's is one such story. Everything unfolding little by little, then one day there was a simple...

Episode 8: Insight as a Lever for Change

In this episode, John El-Mokadem and I talk about how we attempt to change our behaviours through willpower and being determined. And usually fail. So if you're trying to 'make yourself' go out and about every day or 'stop yourself' drinking wine every night in an...

Episode 7: Hope with Mary Schiller

In today's episode, Mary Schiller shares with me her experiences of being up against some of the worst circumstances a woman could imagine - rape and domestic violence. Now you might think that those circumstances are BOUND to make you feel a certain way. Her story of...

Episode 6: I’m not getting it

If you need anxiety to 'go away' then you'll love this coaching session between one of my clients, Claudia and my Head Coach, Shannon. Claudia asks the questions that so many clients ask about their anxiety so my guess is she'll be asking the ones you'd love to ask...

Episode 5: Health Anxiety with John El-Mokadem

In this episode John and I talk about how actual or feared physical symptoms are created - and how our reaction to them determines how scared we get. We also talk about the distinction between pain and suffering. This all sounds terribly serious and depressing and the...

Episode 4: Do Less Better with Michael Neil

I created this episode with one of the mentors on my journey from whom I have learned the most. When I discovered the Principles that I teach and share here at A Little Peace of Mind, Michael Neill was the coach at my side during my own transformation from being...

Episode 3: Beyond PTSD with Gail Hooper

"My anxiety is different because I have PTSD." My response to this is often to share the following quote by Sydney Banks: If the only thing people learned was not to be scared of their experience, that alone would change the world.' In this episode, you'll hear how...

Episode 2: What if you didn’t have to fix it?

In this second episode of The Little Peace of Mind Podcast, you'll find me continuing the theme begun in Episode 1. Just what was that I saw that so completely transformed my own relationship with anxiety, and continues to do so in the lives of my clients? Here's...

Episode 1: A Fresh Look at Anxiety

I'm so excited to announce the launch of The Little Peace of Mind Podcast!!! I'm often asked questions such as: 'What about health anxiety?' 'What about the stress of being in business?' 'What about PTSD?' 'Does this work for nurses?' 'Does this apply to my...