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Learn to Sleep Like a Baby

Are You Getting Enough Sleep

A short film by neuroscientist, Matthew Walker, highlights recent research about the negative effects of sleep deprivation on the heart, the immune system, memory and brain function. It seems that, during sleep, the glymphatic system opens like a tap, letting fluid flow rapidly through the brain. This recently discovered mechanism helps control the flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), a clear liquid surrounding the brain and […]

Frances Masters • Tools & Techniques • No Comments

21 of the Smartest Questions That Get Results Fast

Doors of Perception

The words ‘If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there’ are generally attributed to the Cheshire Cat in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland but are actually lyrics from the song ‘Any Road’ by George Harrison. The exchange between Alice and the cat goes like this: ‘Would you tell me, please, which […]

Frances Masters • Get Healthy • No Comments

How to Starve the Monster of Addiction

All things are difficult before they are easy - Thomas Fuller

There are 5 recognised stages of quitting an addiction Pre contemplation: ‘Problem? What problem?’ Contemplation: ‘I might have a problem here.’ Preparation: ‘I need to cut down, cut back’ Action: ‘This habit has got to go’ Maintenance and relapse: ‘I’ve got to stay free of this now. If I lapse I have to get back […]

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Jamie Carragher: Why Would a Fully Grown Man Spit at a 14 Year Old Girl?

Let go of anger

It made troubling viewing, that’s for sure. The image of ex Liverpool footballer and Sky pundit Jamie Carragher spitting through his open car window at a 14 year old girl was caught on camera and beamed to the nation this week. The immediate reaction was shock and disgust. Carragher was suspended from his job at […]

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How to Stop Trauma (PTSD) Destroying your Family

The past has no power over the present moment - Eckhart Tolle

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD) doesn’t just affect the sufferer. It can create a tsunami of emotions that threatens relationships and has the power to sink an entire family. As the PTSD sufferer drowns, they often take others down with them. Wives, partners, mothers, friends and relatives can all be impacted by the angry outbursts, the […]

Frances Masters • Beat Depression • No Comments

How Mindfulness Meditation Will Help You Stay Strong

Doors of Perception

Are you able to deal with the stresses and strains of life? Ups and downs are a normal and natural part being human. Life does not travel in a straight line; is not a plateau but a series of valleys and hills. But it can be tough, especially if you feel you’ve been stuck in […]

Frances Masters • Better Relationships • No Comments

A Naked Conversation: How to Cut Through all the C*** and Say What Really Matters

How often do we communicate exactly what we’re thinking? ‘How are you?’ is the only question to which no one really wants the answer, so how do we finally drop the mask and give ourselves permission to be more real? Let’s face it, there’s often much more power in what is not said than what […]

Frances Masters • Confidence Boosters, Control Anxiety • No Comments

Overcome Anxiety and the Fear of Failure: a Psychotherapist Explains

I've had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.- Mark Twain

Gemma had led a privileged life. The daughter of high flying parents, aged 17, she was now being coached for Oxbridge. But all was not well. As the exams drew near, Gemma was suffering major anxiety attacks that seemed to paralyse her. She could not concentrate on her studies, was falling behind with her homework […]

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