Although the article linked below is for an article about EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) one of the processes I use with clients also uses eye movements, namely IEMT - Integral Eye Movement Therapy. However within IEMT are lots of other processes embedded within where we look at the two sides of who we… Continue reading Can Eye Movements Treat Trauma?
Another version of the quote I like is - 'Anger is like taking poison and expecting the other person to die'. So the next questions are, what can we do about it? Where is the anger coming from? And, are you angry or are you an angry person? These are the areas we would explore… Continue reading I’m So Angry
Switching pronoun use in self talk may be of benefit..
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay I can to relate this. In the article below the author holds her hand up and admits even though she coaches this stuff she struggled herself with motivation. The key as it turns out is the willingness to accept we're bad at something. Too often we expect to start… Continue reading Want Big Results? Maybe You Need To Start Small
Here's a useful article from the very informative and useful website theconversation.com giving us 6 useful and evidenced based ways to look after our mental wellbeing during these trying times - Coping With The Pandemic
Here's an interesting use for EFT and one which, on occasion, I use myself when my mind is buzzing about all sorts of things and, as in the article highlighted I use the mental imagining of tapping the EFT points so that I don't disturb 'the boss' next to me! The main article is by… Continue reading Using EFT To Get To Sleep
I saw this great graphic over on Instagram and thought it was a great way of showing how anxiety is not just a mind thing but also has physical elements to it. This will give you a guide to listen to your body and then use EFT tapping on whatever physical aspect is emerging. In… Continue reading How To Deal With The Physical Symptoms Of Anxiety
I'm going out on a limb somewhat here but bear with me. So, it was World Mental Health Day last Friday. A wonderful, empowering day that is getting more and more people opening up about their emotional wellbeing (I have a problem with the Mental Health tag but that's just me, probably a generational thing).… Continue reading Keep Moving – Just Not Necessarily Forward
'Do you run programs like these? Looking for every negative in the situation? Or maybe you look for every excuse not to do it?'
You've probably been doing this for years haven't you? We'll unfortunately there isn't a magic pill or technique to turn it off instantly... However... if you are willing to start with using just 5 minutes of your time a day in to practicing a positive exercise for stilling the mind things will begin to shift.… Continue reading Does Your Self Talk Go Something Like This?
I did an EFT session with a new client this week she had been referred from a career coach friend who felt there were emotional issues getting in the way so I said I'd have a chat with the client. So firstly I showed her the EFT process and she was happy to delve deeper… Continue reading Great Feedback From A New Client
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Back in the early noughties a football manager here in the UK coined the phrase 'bouncebackability' in reference to his team's ability to 'bounce back' from adversity. I can't remember if he was praising said ability or looking for that characteristic in his players, either way the term soon stuck in the UK football world… Continue reading Resilience – The Art Of ‘Bouncebackability’
A Good Night's Sleep If like me you consider yourself lucky that at soon as your head hits the pillow you can drift off quickly but also are you like me in that on waking in the morning you still feel as if you need a good caffeine hit to get you going? Then you… Continue reading Having Trouble Sleeping? Then Read On MacDuff
I stumbled upon this page on the BBC website, thirteen proverbs from around the world for you to ponder. I wish you a wonderful weekend, take time to re-charge, relax and be with loved ones if possible. 13 Proverbs from around the world
Interesting article on depression and how we were sold the myth so big pharma could rake in the profits Big Think Article
This is a great graphic but of course it isn't as easy as just changing your diet. So many people are how they are because of emotional eating, so many overweight people have negative events in their past and are trying to mask their feelings by using comfort foods which unfortunately are low in nutrition… Continue reading You Are What You Eat
Lights blue touch paper and retires...
Often when a client has had a traumatic incident in the past they become stuck in that moment and can't move on with their lives. Also there is often a desire to go back to how things were before said incident. That isn't going to happen as I'm pretty sure that time travel hasn't been… Continue reading You Can’t Go Back In Time So Start From Now
Social media expert Gary Jones invited me on to his podcast to talk a little about what I do in my therapy and coaching work. I thought is was going to be audio only so apologies for the naff lighting at my end!! I hope you find it interesting and that it gives a small… Continue reading The Grow Show with Gary Jones
If you were to go to the IEMT website you will find a great explanation of what IEMT is and how it works but it can be a bit technical and wordy, which is great if you are a therapist or practitioner in other modalities looking to add this amazing set of tools to your… Continue reading IEMT – what it really stands for
...for you to seek the help of a therapist or a life coach. There is still a lot of stigma around mental health and wellbeing and certainly here in the UK people don't readily seek help from or even have a therapist. I wonder if it's a legacy, especially amongst men, of the old imperial… Continue reading There Doesn’t Have To Be Anything ‘Wrong’ With You…
In our IEMT training a lot of emphasis is placed on listening to the language used by the client. We especially listen for pronoun use and absolutist language will usually be challenged (depending on context). Language use will reflect on a client's behavioural patterns which are working at the sub-conscious level so the client is… Continue reading Linguistic Indicators For Depression
In IEMT (Integral Eye Movement Therapy) we have various techniques for dealing with clients presenting problems however as we all know the presented problem isn't necessarily THE problem that's giving you so much pain. One diagnostic tool we use when dealing with people who have depression is the 3 Pillars model. Often though these patterns… Continue reading The 3 Pillars of Depression
First let me say Metaphors of Movement isn't a therapy per se. It isn't outcome driven, by this I mean it doesn't relieve or fix an emotional or behavioural problem. What it can do is reveal what behaviours, beliefs and values you hold, often at a subconscious level and indicate how these are holding you… Continue reading Metaphors Of Movement – what is it and what can it do for you?
So it's the start of 2020. A new decade. I thought I'd let January pass before getting stuck in to my updating of the website and letting people know I'm now open for business again. January is a strange month for change workers many folk start the new year with good intentions but drop by… Continue reading Re-make/Re-model