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Andy Coley - Obesity, divorce and taking control with NLP (neurolinguistic programming)

Published on: 28th January, 2021

Andy Coley is a neurolinguistic programming (NLP) practitioner and coach. Andy shares his story of hitting rock bottom. He used to tell himself that he was "a failure."

In 2011 Andy was morbidly obese, bankrupt, divorced and living with his parents. This is when his journey into the field of human development started, "I’d been realising that life wasn’t where I wanted it to be, that my relationships were not right, that I was working too hard and getting nowhere and that my own health and mental capability had suffered as a result." He discovered NLP and started to take back control of his life and rediscover balance. Andy now helps so many other people in their lives through his coaching practice.

We discuss how being married and a busy dad to three children brings many challenges with regards to maintaining balance in all areas of our life.

The way Andy describes his life experience is really motivational and I know you'll have lots of "ah-ha!" moments whilst listening.

You can find Andy at https://www.andycoley.com/about-andy-coley

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About the Podcast

Tipping The Balance
Mental health and happiness is not as simple as arriving at a destination. It takes work everyday. How can we help to tip the balance in favour of our mental health?
We can all admit to wishing we had more balance in our lives. How many times have you said, "I just don't have the right balance at the moment." Maybe you think you need to work less, have more (or less!) time with your children, get outside more, exercise more, eat more healthily. What ever it is you and almost everyone else has an idea of what balance means to them, their lives and their mental health.

'Tipping the balance,' explores these concepts with a range of different people. Parents, business owners, people living with grief, overcoming abuse, mental health specialists. We have it all here and I hope you can listen to these shows and feel in someway you have spent time tipping the balance in favour of your own mental health.

You can find me on instagram @thebalanceddoula

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Katie Hickey

I am a birth doula, podcaster and vet! All my areas of work bring together elements of balance, growth and self-development. I am a convert to the slow living movement and live in rural Devon with my family. I love hearing from other people how they strive to find balance in their lives in order to live intentionally and maintain a positive tilt on their mental health.