The Mindfulness Based Mind Management programme took me a year to write.It brings together everything I have learned from over 30,000 hours of psychotherapy, coaching and meditative practice. The programme includes a bespoke Power Point, 8 weeks of client hand outs totaling 25,000 words, lesson plans, homework diaries and reflective journals, promotional flyers and client […]
Worrying is ok. It’s not an illness. It’s what we do when life presents us with challenges. The trouble is that most people don’t do it properly. Our neo-cortex, the more recently evolved part of the human brain, loves to solve problems. Yet, many of us are prepared to leave our older, emotional, mammalian brain […]
There are two routes to mastery of a subject. One to study hard over many years, spend a lot of time and money getting to grips with all the theory that has emerged from available research, gain experience, make mistakes, discard those mistakes and try something different, read and write around your subject, immerse yourself in […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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