David RahmanJanuary 5, 2021
David Rahman is a Welsh motivational speaker and mind coach, working with individual clients and through group training for business to improve self-esteem and confidence and to develop a positive mindset. He is a facilitator at workshops in this field and a keynote speaker for organisations globally. He is also the host of iTunes podcast David Rahman.
In his new book ‘Let It Go,’ published in January 2021 by ‘Y Lolfa’, Rahman reveals his simple and extremely effective techniques for overhauling emotional and psychological wellbeing. His inspirational method combines techniques from cognitive behavioural therapy with affirmations, visualisation and a matter-of-fact explanation of what’s really going on inside the average mind. He enables readers to see what lies behind their thinking and behaviour, take control and make deep, lasting, positive changes in their lives.
The book shows the reader how to identify the root causes of negative thinking and reprogramme their mind with enabling Power Statements: ten life rules which, through practice and repetition, sink into the subconscious to create new, healthier thought processes.
‘Never give up … Don’t compare yourself to anyone else, and keep believing in yourself’
As a former sufferer of depression himself, David has used the same method to transform his own life and helped many clients overcome chronic anxiety, depression and self-esteem issues where other therapies have failed. His programme featured on both ITV and BBC News, talking about the huge success he has had with this technique in helping the long-term unemployed.
We caught up with David to find out more about about his inspirational new book …
I struggled mentally, emotionally and had little self-confidence growing up, and this affected my life. The book is for people who feel blocked and are looking for a way to reset their lives.
What are the central ideas discussed in the book?
We all carry what I call a ‘mental rucksack’ around with us. From time to time we just need to empty it and free ourselves for a fresh start. The book examines what happens when we unload our emotional burdens originating from the past, and stop trying to exert complete control over our future.
What do you hope readers will take away from the book?
That change is possible, and that this can be achieved by using sound practical techniques to gain self-awareness and self-confidence. Also that the tools contained in the book are easy to use can be applied in lots of situations.
What specialist knowledge or research was required to write ‘Let It Go’?
After twenty years in the world of self-help and wellness, I am continuing to learn from my own experiences, my mistakes, and from the many hundreds of client – both individual and corporate – with whom I have engaged. I enjoy attending courses, read everything that comes my way and am fascinated by the latest research in personal development and neurological science.
What led you to start writing?
The book is a chance to share a message of hope and positivity to readers. For me it’s a chance to help readers attain a level of self-awareness on their personal development journey as they strive to be happier in life. The book is not intended to be stand-alone – I would like it to be a gateway to other resources to help people.
What books inspired you as a young reader?
I loved reading science fiction. I think it was because it was escapist and would take me to a futuristic place where my mind could feel free. The authors I read included Isaac Asimov and E.E. Doc Smith.
In your opinion, how important are books and reading in supporting health & wellbeing?
Very important. I started my journey back in the late 1990s by reading Tony Robbins and Robin Sharma, who influenced me greatly. Books can be re-read and act as a companion and reference in supporting wellbeing and health goals and aspirations.
In what way have libraries influenced you during your lifetime?
As a teenager and student I them used as havens for peace and quiet to concentrate on work and studies. This was before the advent of widespread computers and the internet. In essence I viewed libraries as safe places, safety being an important value to me at the time.
Do you have any further titles planned?
Yes, I have in my mind around 10–15 titles on personal development to complement the first book.
What message do you have to inspire young writers?
Never give up. If you have a message to share, then share it. Don’t compare yourself to anyone else, and keep believing in yourself.