Health and Healing

Considering that I was born two months premature and was given up as dead by the doctor; and considering that this was prior to intesive care; and considering being born is a shit thing to happen to one so young, I have learned a lot about survival. Some of what I learned was to not take shit from authority figures, but to respect those who are of real quality. As I am now 73 I feel I have something to say.

Migraine – Self Help

During my fifties I suffered the most excruciating migraine headaches. When they occurred I was completely unable to work properly, and felt both as if I were going to vomit and have diarrhoea. Sometimes the migraines would occur as often as twice a week....More

Managing Stress – Part 3

From watching the people I worked with I came to understand that the quiet passivity we usually associate with relaxation is in fact only a small part of what the body wants to do to recharge. Spontaneous movements, if allowed, can develop into dynamic self -expression not only of the body, but als...More

Managing Stress – Part 4

This early exercise is to help us become aware of responses in our being within and beyond the usual direction we focus our attention. That is, when we seek information we usually direct attention to our senses, our tissue reactions as in emotions, our thoughts, our memories or conclusions from them...More

Managing Stress – Part 2

Over two thousand years ago Plato said “all diseases of the body proceed from the mind or soul.” There is newness however in the greater clarity with which we can now see the connection between emotions mind and body. ...More

Managing Stress – Part 1

Some of the clearest examples of what stress is, however, can be seen in looking at the body in stress situations. For instance if we fall into or swim in icy cold water, this places the body in stress. What this means in plain language is that because the body needs to maintain it’s temperature ...More

Lessons in Relaxation Part 4

Mind tools are no longer new in the business world. Twenty years ago Charles Roth was teaching American executives how to increase sales by as much as 150% by imagining themselves in various sales situations. This enabled them to practise and develop ready formed ideas and responses in situations t...More

Lessons in Relaxation Part 3

How well can you relax? Have you ever put it to the test? Can you sit and allow effort and tension to slip from you until a gentle feeling of pleasure fills you? Does your body become effortlessly still and calm? When relaxed do your mental processes -slow down like your heartbeat, until your mind ...More

Lessons in Relaxation Part 2

If the millions of gallons of alcoholic drinks, the countless tonnage of tablet tranquillisers and sedatives, and all tobacco were suddenly removed from our society, the amount of noticeable anxiety and tension would increase enormously. Like most Western nations, we use the drugs contained in drink...More

Lessons in Relaxation Part 1

A woman, new to the class, mentioned that during the relaxation she sank into herself in a way which frightened her. In the class held the following week, the woman began to breathe in a very ragged and heavy manner, and her arm was shaking strongly. She seemed to have turned within herself in a ma...More

Major gene discovered that causes dry skin and leads to eczema and asthma

Experts, led by the University of Dundee, have discovered the gene which causes genetic skin conditions affecting millions of people. Experts on genetic skin disorders at the University of Dundee, with collaborators in Dublin, Glasgow, Seattle and Copenhagen, have discovered the gene that causes dr...More

Back Pain and Its Cure

For years I suffered paralysing back pain that re-occurred about every four to six weeks. At those times it was very difficult to move around, and getting in and out of a car took a very long time. Because I had worked for many years in the building industry I thought there was no possibility of cur...More

Yerba Mate

Maté is the national drink of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. Even in the 16th century, Spanish explorers described the tea as producing exhileration and energy. Recent research has show the reason for this energy boost is that maté contains caffeine. But users state that unlike the caffe...More

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