NLP Sceptic turned Advocate: making a difference in the Armed Forces and with Young People – featuring Julian Davies

Series 4  – Episode 2 


NLP Sceptic turned Advocate: making a difference in the Armed Forces and with Young People – featuring Julian Davies

Are you interested in learning how Julian used NLP mindset tools to help a Sergeant in the Armed Forces improve his presentation skills?

How about hearing how Julian used NLP to reduce someone’s Flashbacks & PTSD symptoms following an IED incident in Afghanistan?

In the second half, we change tack to look at how Julian has used his NLP toolkit to help Young People through group coaching to build confidence, improve their GCSE exam results and better manage emotions like anger – a heartwarming account of 3 different mindset initiatives that use NLP to positively impact results, lives and futures.

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Self Confessed NLP Skeptic

Julian admits that he was the biggest skeptic about NLP and how it could deliver results.  He doesn’t take anything at face value and needs to understand how things work….when he completed his NLP Practitioner training he had completely changed his opinion and said “If it works for me, it will work for anyone”.

Faking being angry at work

Julian experienced an NLP technique on his NLP training course called a swish pattern.  Which enabled him to remove his anxiety and stress levels for a normally very stressful pending business meeting.  When he sat in that important meeting he couldn’t access the frustration and anxious feelings that historically he had felt and he had to fake being angry to get his point across to peers, he knew things has changed…

Giving confidence to others

Julian started to use his NLP qualification and toolkit to help friends and colleagues.  A particular friend from the armed forces had discovered that since serving in Afganistan he was feeling anxious, sick, and seriously lacking confidence when it came to delivering a presentation at work.  This friend was also an NLP skeptic.  Julian used his NLP toolkit to help his friend not mentioning that it was NLP….a week later he was blown away by the results as all of those issues had gone.   This led to a number of referrals of other people coming to Julian for help with his NLP skills.

NLP fixed PTSD

Julian was approached by a man who had served in the Armed Forces who was suffering from PTSD and flashbacks following an incident with an IED in Afghanistan.  This was causing problems in his workplace as his PTSD flashbacks were triggered by the airbrakes on lorries in his works yard   Julian said ‘let’s give an NLP technique a try’ and it to his amazement the airbrakes triggers disappeared.  It massively reduced his PTSD episodes and greatly reduced his anxiety. The man had continually avoided large lorries anywhere,  in case it triggered the flashbacks and this hugely impacted his life. Julian helped him to change that and live a normal life.

Getting help can be seen as a weakness

Many of Julians clients are men and often are not encouraged to seek help for their issues.  Many have been in the armed forces or emergency services and experienced traumatic events that can leave them with guilt and anxiety and PTSD.  Despite mental health awareness, some men are still affected by the stigma that getting help is a weakness.  Julian is successfully helping to change this mindset and encouraging those men to come forward and get curious about his NLP toolkit.

NLP helping young people

Julian has a long history of helping young people in scouts, Raf, and other groups. Julian took the NLP toolkit and turned it into a package called Team Tiger that helped young people increase their confidence in exams, interviews, and learning.  Julian used the example of mammoth hunting to teach six teenagers to understand how they learn and to discover the best ways for them individually to succeed in their own learning and exams.  He turned six stroppy teenagers who wouldn’t, couldn’t, didn’t revise into six teenagers who spent concerted times revising and working hard to achieve great exam results. Despite being told by teachers they wouldn’t succeed, they all achieved one or two grades above their predicted grades.

Feed the right wolf

Julian created the ‘Feed the Right Wolf’ program based around the native American story of the battle of the wolves.  Which says that we have two wolves inside us one that is for evil anger, jealously, greed, resentment, lies and ego.  The other is for good, joy, love, peace, humility.  The wolf that you feed the most grows the most.   Julian took this concept and tied it into his NLP toolkit including Time Line Therapy™  teaching young people how they can manage their wolves and feed the one that really matters.  What you focus on grows and he has seen much success with this program.

Hugely Inspiring story

Julian has taken his NLP toolkit and turned it into an amazing selection of programs and support packages to help a range of people young and old.  Making a difference and changing lives.



Host Bio

Laura Evans NLP Talks Podcast Host series 7

Name: Laura Evans
Job Title: International Trainer of NLP at Unleash Your Potential Ltd

Bio: After 15 years in HR and Training roles in corporate life Laura decided to follow her passion of how the mind works, empowering people & helping them unleash their potential. She started studying NLP in 2008, is a Certified Trainer of NLP (accredited by the ABNLP) and Master Coach. Laura runs NLP, Time Line Therapy™, Hypnosis & NLP Coaching courses from Cardiff and Birmingham (UK) and offers some courses online. A chartered member of the CIPD, Laura is also a qualified ILM Level 7 Executive Coach/Mentor and Member of Institute of Directors. With NLP, Laura was amazed at how quickly and easily she could change things that had held her back for years and saw astonishing results! She brings a sense of fun, energy and passion to her courses – “she is one of the [NLP] industry’s rising stars!”

Coaching Specialisms: Coaches, Business Owners, Leaders & Professionals

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Guest Bio

Name: Julian Davies
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