The Power of Positive

There is a lot of talk at the moment about positive emotions.  Since so much of our attention goes on negative emotions this might make sense to redress the balance. But is there more to it than that? Are there more scientific reasons for encouraging people to be generous, appreciative, curious, forgiving, empathic? And what …

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Letting Go

Autumn is the season of letting go. A time to declutter both in your inner landscape and in your environment. Nature is preparing us for hibernation and the winter. We need to be free of the things that no longer serve us, so that we can conserve our energies for the things that do. In …

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Mental Health in the Workplace

Most of us spend at least a third of our daily lives at work. For some people, work takes even larger chunks of our time, as the pressure of longer hours, fears of cutbacks and redundancies, and demands for greater productivity, pile mounting expectation on their heads. The results? Overwhelm, exhaustion, burnout , addictions, physical …

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Lightning Strikes

I remember the moment when I realised how suitcases got on to the conveyor belt in the arrivals hall at airports. Up to age of ten this was a complete mystery to me. At one end of the journey, our baggage disappeared, after much ticketing and labelling, through some thick downward hanging flaps. Next thing …

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It Hurts

As a seven year old, I had a dream. I imagined that it was possible to heal people by touching them with my magic finger. Later, as a doctor, then acupuncturist , educator, mindfulness coach and course leader┬áthat dream is still my passion. It hurts me to know that mental illness is still stigmatised, hidden …

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