Author Archives: Mark J

I Am Taking A Break

I have been privileged to share hundreds of peoples amazing journeys over the years. It is with this inspiration that I have decided to explore a new journey myself and it’s with a sad heart that I am putting on … Read the rest


Smoking cannabis just once as a teenager is enough to alter brain structure

Within my practice I am seeing more and more Millennials who come wanting to address mental challenges, confidence issues etc. One of the consistent threads that I hear amongst many of them is the regular use of cannabis. The reasons

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REM vs. deep sleep: What’s the difference?

Sleep – the corner stone to having a happy life. One of the reasons I use hypnosis in the therapy room is that it creates a clinical setting for REM sleep to happen, it also shows you how good sleep

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It is now illegal for your partner to do these 10 things in a relationship

This rather encouraging news brings hope to the many tens of thousands of partners in abusive relationships. I regularly help people that have escaped from these controlling partnerships and a recurring theme is the dawning realisation of how controlled and

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How sheds can help men stave off loneliness after retirement – according to new research

The wonderful article explains how man-sheds or man-caves provides a space for chaps to chill and potter. An idea originating from Australia has taken this to another level by creating a community called Men’s Sheds that creates workshops for men

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Serotonin enhances learning, not just mood

Many of you that have enjoyed therapy with me know the importance of serotonin in our moods and happiness. You also know that we produce serotonin through positive thinking, positive action and positive interaction with others. Fairly sensible stuff! This

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5 Lessons Most People Learn Way Too Late in Life

“If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.” —Lao Tzu

This article reminds us of the

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Psychopaths cannot be cured — here’s why

Psychopathy, part of the dark triad personality disorders, is a real focus of study for me. Having been in employment with, a business partner of and indeed in a relationship with psychopaths, I understand first hand how toxic and destructive

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Statements Frequently Made by Abusers, Narcissists, or other such Psychopaths

When people refer to “evil people”, there isn’t a force that makes people evil, it’s simply that there is a range of personality disorders that redeemer individuals without empathy. Without empathy (the ability to understand and connect with people along

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Everything Booze Actually Does to Your Heart

We all love the odd glass of alcohol, it’s socially connecting and tastes great. However, we can easily kid ourselves as to how much we can easily drink over a night or week. This little article reminds us that a

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