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The Healing Power of Language

January 31, 2015

When you go to your doctor or physiotherapist do you leave feeling inspired to better health and healthier behaviours? Do you feel reassured, hopeful and ready to engage in your own healing process? Do you trust your health worker implicitly and diligently carry out their recommendations? If you have ever had to have an operation, […]

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Charlie Chaplin’s 70th birthday speech – Wishing you a very productive, healthy and happy 2015

December 29, 2014

The poem Charlie Chaplin read in his speech at his 70th birthday party… “As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is authenticity. As I began to love myself I understood how much it […]

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The 6 Keys to a Confident Voice

November 1, 2014

Sound More Confident – Speaking Confidently – The Voice of Confidence!    Today I’ve been playing around on Twitter as I’ve only just discovered how the # works! (Embarrassing but true!)  So I hunted for #confidence and #voice and although I didn’t search exhaustively I couldn’t see anything much about how to use your voice […]

A collection of links to cool and relevant articles/vids I’ve found

October 31, 2014

A fun article with some interesting bits on SEXY VOICES! Participate in some fun online research into VOICE Article about how great speakers create their charisma through VOICE from BBC News    

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Big Life Changes – how flexible and adaptable are you?

October 27, 2014

I heard on the news this morning that they have done an experiment on some starlings, to gather information on the impact of anti depressants (Fluoxetine or Prozac) in our U.K. water system, as a result of so many people taking happy pills and peeing it back out into the water course.  (See http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/ampp3d/whats-in-our-water-4516573 for […]

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Is Sound a Secret Healer?

October 11, 2014

Just a quick blog post today as I have loads to do right now.   But I felt moved to jot down some thoughts on whether Sound is an underrated healer – or damager! Do you love the sound of the ocean or wince at another loud siren passing you on the street? Do people […]

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Presenting – what makes an inspiring presentation?

September 24, 2014

Have you ever attended a presentation and felt bored, had difficulty absorbing the information, or worse, had difficulty staying awake?   What makes a presentation really inspiring and engaging and what captures hearts and minds so that everyone who hears it, leaves feeling exactly as the presenter hopes? Many people spend hours on making fun or […]

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Life Changes – and surviving them! My story

September 17, 2014

If you are a Scot – you are about to experience a big change and I hope whatever the result of the referendum it turns out to be the best for you. Many of the clients that come to see me in the clinic bring problems relating to dealing with big life changes of one […]

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Is Alan Watts a rubbish public speaker?

September 9, 2014

Watch this to hear him talk!  Life and Music – Alan Watts I love this guy! I listen to his talks a lot and they are filled with wisdom and food for thought. As a public speaker at first I thought he was a nightmare. He is a hesitant speaker and often seems ‘arhythmic’ in […]

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Can you be TOO happy?

September 5, 2014

I heard an interesting broadcast about the science of happiness. I have always thought the ‘happier the better’ but I now hear, you can be too happy! There was a piece of research which became known as ‘the Nun Study’ (by Deborah D Danner) (http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/psp/80/5/804/)  and was was carried out in a convent where nuns […]