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

Mind-Body Matters Series Video #3: How To Set Effective Goals To Set you Up For Success


Welcome to the third instalment in the Mind-Body Matter Series.This one does what it says on the tin, it’s all about how to set goals so that you can be more effective in the process and be more successful at what you want to achieve. I have just updated a free ebook all about how… 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

New Mind-Body Matters Series Video 1: Mental House Cleaning


I have been working on a series of short videos that give you tips, tricks and mind games that help you to change your thoughts habits and behaviours. They will take practice to make them stick like glue and become second nature, and they will work with consistent practice. Remember, you didn’t ingrain your current… Read More

Water and Your Mind-Body Health 


There’s one habit that I promote to all my clients to develop and that is to drink enough water to stay hydrated all day. The benefits of staying hydrated are numerous for both body and mind and it’s not just beneficial in the summer months but all year round. So why is it so important… Read More

Hypnosis and Childbirth


The following studies were conducted and highlight ways that hypnosis can be used and the clinical and scientific outcomes. Study 1: Hypnosis Allows for Less Medication and Less Labor Pains Hypnosis for Pain Relief in Labor And Childbirth: A Systematic Review. http://bja.oxfordjournals.org/content/93/4/505.full.pdf Results: Women who used hypnosis required significantly less pain medication. This study also found… Read More

Hypnosis and Fear of Needles & Injections


Needle Phobia Facts The Fear of Needles Has Many Names and It Is Very Real Trypanophobia? If you’ve ever tried to search for “needle phobia” or “fear of injections,” you’ve probably come across some very odd and confusing terms, yet this condition is very real, and a whopping 20 percent of people have a fear… Read More