Mind-Matters Podcast #2: Tamsin Astor

This week started with an interview for my Mind-Matters Podcast and in this second epsiode I talk to Tamsin Astor PhD who talks about dealing with her youngest son being diagnosed at the age of just 2 with Burkitt’s Lymphoma, whihc is a cancer of the lymphatic system. She talks about the struggle to get… Read More

ICARUS: Please Help to Share Who We Are and What We Do

This is just a quick post to ask all of my wonderful 10,477 followers who will see this messsage to please click the link below and click Like on the new Facebook page for the not for profit organisation that I have set up with my friend and colleague David Bellamy. It will make a… Read More

Hypnosis and Fibromyalgia

This is quite topical at the moment as more and more research is being conducted into the cause and possible treatments for Fibromyalgia, which for many is significantly debilitating and affects every aspect of life. Fibromyalgia, also called fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), is a long-term condition that causes pain all over the body. As well as… Read More


As there has been a lot of work, conversations, research and thought gone into the free helpline that we set up in January, and with our efforts to reform the military charities sector and close the excessively large gaps in the system, I thought an update was in order to let everyone know  what’s going… Read More

The Importance of Accurate Diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress.

As a specialist in trauma and Post Traumatic Stress, I read and research constantly for new information and treatment options in order to provide the best possible options for each person I have the fortune of working with.   The difficulty can be is that most individuals with PTSD suffer from other mental disorders as… Read More

Forces & Veterans Mental Health Helpline

It’s been a busy time since before Christmas in my house with a trip to New York to speak for the NYPD Hostage Negotiation Unit and the New York Association of Hostage Negotiators and the FBI/NYPD Joint Terrorism Task Force. This month I’m speaking as part of the Seton Hall School of Law in Newark’s Spring… Read More

Mind-Matters Series Video #7: Mental Stretch

This is a really simple visualisation exercise that connects mind and body. Stand up and point your arm straight out in front of you. Now keeping your feet and hips still, rotate your upper body until you can’t go any further and note how far you got. Now return to your starting position and close… Read More

Mind-Body Matters Series #6: Full Body Scan

This a wonderfully simple and effective exercise that really connects mind and body. Remember to begin with at least 3 big, deep breaths and use this deep breathing as you visualise breathing out through those areas of tension and discomfort and melting them away. Make a note of the areas of the deepest tension and… Read More