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Facing your own self shadow – Part 2

My first interaction of the shadow self many years ago when I opened my Pilates studio in St.Helens. I was visited by a fellow Pilates teacher who wanted to open a studio and was told to stay my side of the bridge. As you all know I am from Merseyside. I now understand that the [...]

Addictions – painkillers, smoking, drinking, shopping, exercise, sugar & sex

This week I appeared on an ITV news feature on painkillers with my client Claire Madin. Most people will seek me out because of my Pilates and Yoga teacher qualifications. However when they come to me I always treat the person and not the disease. Pilates and Yoga is, and has been medically proven to [...]

Looking at the emotion anxiety

Anxiety is a health problem that has a wide range of sources from nutritional imbalances to toxicity (heavy metal poisoning) to recreational drug side effects, breathing pattern disorders and of course stress.  I am a great believer that modern technology particularly the mobile phone is raising anxiety levels amongst the young and the old. There [...]

Looking positively on the emotion Sadness

Sadness is a daunting place from which to start looking for positives in festive emotions.  Like many people I often feel sadness on my shoulder, but I know it's different from depression. Sadness can appear to be unredeemable – a bleak, unforgiving state, it's a normal emotion and its fine to feel it. Surely it [...]

What diets and swollen bellies are telling you

Have you ever wondered how many diets there are? There are literally thousands- everything from green tea, banana diet, to keto, cabbage soup, paleo, slimfast, herbal life and lactose vegetarian. I am always overwhelmed about the amount of people off social media promoting diets, but the truth is one size does not fit all. We [...]

By | 2019-11-06T22:27:43+00:00 July 15th, 2019|anatomy, Emotional Experience, stress, sugar, tired|0 Comments

Is your food feeding your pain?

Are you eating the Standard Westeren Diet of Carbohydrates, Refined Sugars, drinks, Additives and Preservatives? So you're in pain, this can be anything from physical, mental and emotional. Functional medicine now tells us that even depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism, joint pain, dementia is all linked to our gut microbiome and food.  90% of serotonin is [...]

“90% of stimulation and nutrition to the brain is generated by spinal movement”

Nobel Prize recipient Dr. Roger Sperry says that the spine is the motor that drives the brain. According to his research “90% of the stimulation and nutrition to the brain is generated by the movement of the spine.” Only 10% of our brain’s energy goes into thinking, metabolism, immunity, and healing. Dr.Roger Sperry demonstrated that [...]

Only 8% of us keep our resolutions. Why are you one of them?

Every year, millions of people around the world start off with great fitness intentions. Some want to lose weight and get in shape. Others want to live a healthier lifestyle and reduce pain. So it's the end of January, you are feeling more bloated and lethargic than before the festive period. A few pounds have [...]

Go for it in 2019- what are you waiting for?

It is vital to take action on your goals in life, rather than just daydreaming about them. In my 25+ years as a therapist, coach and movement teacher, it has always been important to me to continually keep learning and growing. I have just completed a two week intensive on the central nervous system and [...]

The effects of gossip and negative words on ourselves and others

You may of noticed that I have put Don Miguel Ruiz 'The four Amendments' up at both St.Helens and Manchester studios. When we complain about our lot in life, speak anxiously or use hateful words, we usually do so from a place of fear. So, the first step that you need to take in order [...]