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Emotional Makeover - Week 6

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Here on The Afternoon Show, we want to try change how we all feel about ourselves.
In the weeks leading up to Christmas, we want to take 3 of our viewers on a journey of rediscovery to help them change how they feel about themselves and make them happier and more confident in their own skin.

We launched a survey on Monday 14th September to find out how our viewers feel about body image and the pressure on us all to look a certain way and be a certain size.

Some of the results we found were:


Brian Colbert

Brian Colbert is regarded as one of the leading consultants in the area of Personal Growth in Ireland today. Brian is a Licensed Master Trainer of Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). Brian adheres to his own personal philosophy of always being true to yourself, honouring your destiny and living life to the full. His warmth, authenticity, curiosity and passion for life are contagious. His charismatic training style often swings delicately between the profound and the downright funny, which allows learning to become an interesting and fun experience. Brian has a broad academic knowledge of the whole field of personal growth. However it is not academic knowledge he relies on for results but rather his own personal life experience and the experience of relating to thousands of individuals on a basic human level over the last twenty years. He is presently a director and co-founder of the IRISH INSTITUTE OF NLP where he spends much of his time developing and presenting NLP to enable people to reach their true potential. He is married, has two young boys and lives in Dublin.

Emotional Makeover breakdown

Week 1
We met the three participants for the first time, we saw their video profiles and had a quick word from Brian on all three about what he feels their main problems are.

Week 2
We re-visit Tammy McGurk as she has an NLP session with Brian Colbert, with advice off the back for Tammy + video diaries of Elaine Bogle and Louise Conneely

Week 3
We re-visit Louise Conneely as she has an NLP session with Brian Colbert, with advice off the back for Louise + video diaries of Tammy McGurk and Elaine Bogle

Week 4
We re-visit Elaine Bogle as she has an NLP session with Brian Colbert, with advice off the back for Louise + video diaries of Tammy McGurk and Louise Conneely

Week 5 (LAST WEEK)
The girls won't be in studio but we will have video diaries of all three. Brian will be talking us through the most important points he's faced with our three participants.

Week 6 (THIS WEEK)
We'll find out how the girls got on in their challenge!

Week 7 (NEXT WEEK)
Our finale! The girls will be getting an extra special treat in studio!

Last week we set the girls a challenge to see how far they've come on their journey. Brian set each of them a challenge to test the particular area that had been affecting them:

Name: Tammy McGurk
Age: 49
Location: Westmeath
Main problems: Dealing with grief, became quite introverted

Tammy's challenge: Because Tammy became quite introverted after the death of her sister, we wanted to push Tammy to reveal once again the colourful, bubbly self that's underneath so we have made her the host of the event! This means she will have to:
. Meet and greet
. Help people mingle
. Make opening and closing speeches

Name: Louise Conneely
Age: 37
Location: Galway
Main problems: Disliked social situations, felt people
were judging her

Louise's challenge: We decided to throw Louise right into the middle of a social situation! She has had trouble with crowds at events, so we've asked her to give a presentation to the women about something she has become very interested in and will start teaching classes in soon: baby sign language!

Name: Elaine Bogle
Age: 24
Location: Balbriggan
Main problems: Struggled with one-to-one conversation, self-confidence

Elaine's challenge: Elaine has experience as a beautician, so we decided to put her in an RTÉ dressing room to do the make-up of a few of the ladies and practice her conversational skills!