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

Mind-Body Matters Series Video #2: The Power of a Smile


Smiling is simple, it’s free, there’s no equipment needed yet we often overlook it’s value in terms of our physical and psychological health. Smiling changes your physiology; posture, your body language. It reduces stress, it leads to laughter and makes you feel good because it stimulates the release of your feel good hormones. So do… Read More

Free Videos


  As I am now beginning to sort through and upload my new video series, Mind-Body Matters, I wanted to remind you that the videos page on my website is completely free and is about to expand rapidly with even more free training and educational videos on a variety of topics. If there’s anything that… Read More

What is Consciousness?


I have been fascinated by the human mind for as long as I can remember and in particular, what constitutes consciousness and how does it vary? How does this create and alter our reality? What influences our consciousness and how? There are so many questions that grabbed me early on and lead me to self… Read More

PTSD Treatment Research Project


As you may well know, I am a therapist, coach and trainer based up in the North east of Scotland and run a private clinic that specialises in trauma and PTSD. I have worked with people from all walks of life and helped them move beyond the PTSD and onto a happy and satisfying life… Read More

Life Design


For a long time I thought I was happy with my job, I was doing what I’d set to do in joining the Royal Marines. I worked with like-minded people, got paid to stay exceptionally fit, got fed four times a day and was provided with a roof over my head. The trade-off was that I… Read More

Hypnosis and the Brain – Body Connection


I found this article on research at Stanford University School of Medicine that has identified three specific areas of the brain that are altered by hypnosis. It goes on to explain how effective hypnosis can be in using our minds to control our perception and our bodies and also, that there is a brain-body connection that helps the… Read More