Creative Reframing


A wise old gentleman had retired and bought himself a modest home near a school. He spent the first few weeks of his retirement in peace and contentment. However, when the new school year began, the very next afternoon three young boys, full of youthful exuberance and post school enthusiasm, came down his street, banging… Read More

Changes In Treatment Approaches For PTSD


Below is an article taken from the APA website that I find extremely interesting and reassuring that the military is not restricting themselves to CBT and EMDR in treating serving personnel struggling with PTSD. A psychodynamic treatment for PTSD shows promise for soldiers March 2012, Vol 43, No. 3 Print version: page 11 PTSD While… Read More

Common Myths About Mental Illness


There are many myths and misconceptions about mental illness and stereotyping people and stigmatising them is extremely unhelpful fallout of these, which very often makes the symptoms and conditions worse for the individuals. It’s human nature to judge people from first impressions, but, before you make your mind up about someone, take a few moments… Read More

The Power of the Mind-Body Connection


I work with clients for all sorts of reasons to help them overcome and move beyond what they once believed held them back. These can be physical as well as psychological obstacles and they are always interconnected because of the mind-body link and frequently, many of these health problems occur because of a disconnect between… Read More

It Takes Perseverance to Conquer Your Mountains


It’s been a personally tough time over the last eighteen months with a huge dip in business due to the impact of the state of the oil and gas industry in the north east of Scotland and the quite significant tsunami of destruction that it sent outwards. It’s been tough particularly recently with injuries, surgery… Read More

Top Tips to Get Your Body Burning More Fat


When I was in my 20s and early 30s, fat wasn’t an issue, I was still serving in the Royal Marines and I trained hard and ate what I liked and it made no difference to my bodyfat at all. I used a variety of training protocols from endurance work to speed work and HIIT. However, I… Read More

The Language of Success


Now I realise that this may sound a little odd to some of you, but often, “trying harder” doesn’t always make things better or solve your problems. Sometimes you need to do something radically different to in order achieve your goals.When you find yourself stuck in one spot for too long you often need to… Read More

Hypnosis and Control of Bleeding and Haemophilia


There are numerous accounts of the human ability to affect blood flow using mind-body techniques. Stories such as Milton Erickson, MDʼs well known account of using hypnosis to control severe bleeding in his hemophiliac son after an accident, to Martin Rossman, MDʼs less well known but equally dramatic story of using hypnosis in the Emergency Room… Read More

Hypnosis and Cancer


There is a huge body of research into the use of hypnosis with cancer patientsAs with many types of complementary therapy, one of the main reasons people with cancer use hypnotherapy is to help them relax and cope better with symptoms and treatment. Hypnotherapy can help people to feel more comfortable and in control of… Read More

Hypnosis and Asthma


I hope that this review is useful for those in the medical profession that have not considered Hypnosis as a form of treatment for asthmatic patients as yet. It can be highly effective for some patients and the self hypnosis skills learned can be used to manage their emotional state in many other areas of… Read More