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

Hypnosis and Fear of Dentists


Unsurprisingly for many of you, a fear of dentists and dental treatment is a very common phobia in the UK and elsewhere around the world. Almost half of UK adults have a fear of the dentist. 12% of these suffers from an extreme dental anxiety. Women are more likely to suffer from extreme dental anxiety than men.… Read More

Why We Are The Way We Are. The good and the bad of conditioned response.


It’s 4am and I’m awake again at the sound of the car door closing outside the window. My instincts are kicking in with my body and mind ready to respond in the blink of an eye and as I look around the room I realise I’m not in Baghdad or Kabul, Portharcourt or Baiji or… Read More

Mind-Body Health and Your Vagus Nerve


For me, being a therapist, counsellor or coach is just like being a good host at a dinner party, because a client is a guest in my practice and they have come because they need something from me that I can give them so I invite them in. If my guest is thirsty, I give… Read More

Hypnosis and Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia


I have seen first hand the effects of dementia on my grandmother, and it was horrendous to see the person I knew and loved fade away. In the last few months of her life, the occasions when she recognised me where less and less frequent and it was such a joy when the light was… Read More

Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR)


One of the most simple and easily learned techniques for relaxation is Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR), a widely-used procedure today that was originally developed by Jacobson in 1939. The PMR procedure teaches you to relax your muscles through a two-step process. First you deliberately apply tension to certain muscle groups, and then you stop the… Read More

The Effects of Cortisol On our Mind and Body


Over the last few months, I have been working more and more with stressed out people. I have been stunned at the age range to be honest as they have ranged from 10 – 80 years old. I began to notice the increase early this year when many people started being made redundant in the… Read More

Harness The Power of Your Unconscious Mind


Human beings are different from the rest of the animals on our planets in so many ways, and, one significant difference is that we have, and kind of understand, the difference between our conscious and unconscious minds. Your conscious mind helps you live a happy and healthy life. You really wouldn’t be able to survive… Read More