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Being a specialist practitioner

I was recently asked by ME/CFS Recovery organisation, The Chrysalis Effect, to record a ‘warts and all’ expose of  my journey to becoming a specialist practitioner and I agreed as, although it may seem like we therapists ‘arrive’ fully formed in our new roles, in fact it’s often a long...

Attachment and the Biology of loss part 2

Relational trauma (I.e. chronic repeated trauma with significant figures in your emotional life – parents usually – as opposed to one-off traumatic events) changes the child’s brain in many ways: it is a profound disconnect from yourself a disordered relationship to the present moment it shapes your view of yourself...

Attachment, Disease and the Biology of Loss

We are seeing an unprecedented rise in mental health issues like depression and anxiety. They are considered by mainstream medicine to be biological entities; i.e. disordered brain physiology which demands a biological resolution. A different approach is the behavioural model which seeks to explain it as ‘bad behaviour’ e.g....

The truth about vaccines

Vaccination vs. Immunisation Any blog that begins with this title better have it right – I am aware this is a controversial subject and for years I have sat on the fence believing that the benefits outweighed the risks but a recent film and the subsequent research I did...

It’s a New Year Smoothie

Here’s some smoothies to delight you!  Everyone is doing juicing and smoothies it seems so I thought I’d add a few recipes plus a few suggestions for supplements to add to those. My main belief is that they should taste yummy and be full of nutrients. No point forcing...

The value of Infrared Sauna in Detoxification Part 2

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a sister syndrome to Fibromyalgia with many of the same symptoms but with the major one of fatigue rather than pain. It is often characterized by a deficiency of essential vitamins and minerals which prevents proper assimilation of nutrients (so it is...

The value of Infrared Sauna in Detoxification- Part1

A lot is talked about the toxicity of heavy metals and how this compromises the immune system, causing a lot of the symptoms that are synonymous with chronic fatigue syndromes; dizziness, cold hands and feet, brain fog, etc. In recent months we have heard a lot about chelation therapy...