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  • IMPROVE your SLEEP dramatically and MANAGE STRESS proactively... Learn to Relax and Stay Calm AT WILL using Beginner & Advanced Mindfulness, Applied and Autogenic Training techniques
  • REMOVE recovery ROADBLOCKS fast with Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Tapping
  • Use CBT-Hypno to reduce anxiety, tap into your CREATIVITY and improve your PERFORMANCE



  • Basic Course in July/August: Evidence-Based Learning in Small Groups
  • Tuesdays or Wednesdays:  1.30 - 3.00pm or 7.00 - 8.30pm
  • Advanced Small Group Course in August/September: Building on the Basics
  • $240 per person: single 1 hour one to one intro meeting, four 1.5 hour group sessions, one follow up

Learn world-class techniques to help you improve your sleep, reduce your reactivity to stressful situations, enhance your performance and relax almost anywhere.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Applied Relxation (AR) and Autogenic Training (AT) are proven self-maintenance, well-being enhancement tools for learning how to pay attention non-judgmentally in the present moment in everyday life. Although this may sound simple to do, for most people it takes training and practice. My role is to teach you how to train yourself to use these methods in your everyday life. These techniques help people to self-balance in relaxed and compassionate ways, at almost any time and anyplace.

No special clothing or postures are required, and even people who have limited mobility may benefit from the training. Classes run 90 minutes for groups and 60 minutes for one-to-one. They are held once weekly, although the schedule may vary as classes are individualised to meet your requirements. You train yourself between classes.  I also ask you to keep a daily diary to track your personal progress, to note any questions you have, and so I can adjust training to your own specific needs. There is a pre-course 45 minute meeting, and a complimentary follow up session 3 months after the last class.

For those of you who like to read self-help books and are interested to know more about these two tried and tested techniques, I suggest: Kai Kermani (1990) Autogenic Training: The effective holistic way to better health. London, Souvenier Press; and, Jon Kabat-Zinn (1991) Full catastrophe living: How to cope with stress, pain and illness using mindfulness meditation. NY, Dell Publishing.



EFT is an emotional version of acupuncture, without the needles!  It is non-invasive and rapid-acting and is used by the Veteran's Stress Project to help vets deal with the trauma of combat.

The EFT 'tapping' method can be done by yourself once you have learned the technique. It is a form of self-hypnosis that uses positive thought restructuring, graded desensitization to apprehensions and fears, and physical relaxation combined with gentle tapping on a sequence of accu-pressure points and repeating key self-help affirmations and phrases. We work together to develop the affirmations and phrases that you speak out loud while you tap on yourself. These phrases focus on enhancing your own natural restorative and coping abilities.

More information on this technique can be found on www.emofree.com.  Sessions vary in length from 60 to 75 minutes, depending on your needs.



Hypnotism is widely used to improve sports performance and the same methods can help you to break unwanted habits, let go of fears and apprehensions, enhance your sense of well-being, and increase your productivity and creativity, too.

The focus of our work together is on helping you identify and develop realistic and achievable goals, build your self-confidence, model positive processes and outcomes in your inner mind, reduce and get rid of your limiting beliefs and negative self-talk, and visualise making more positive choices and succeeding over time.  If you are motivated, and if you do your homework, you may see improvement right away. Most people benefit in as few as two to four 60 to 75 minute sessions.

I tailor the sessions to your needs using a cognitive behavioral approach. I use an abbreviated form of self-hypnosis (Autogenic Training relaxation) along with other evidence-based, world class hypnosis techniques to help you marshal your inner resources and reach your performance goals. Autogenic Training (AT) has been used by NASA in their astronaut programmes, as well as by Fortune 100 companies in order to foster improvements in individual performance and creativity. It can also be a powerful stress management, self-balancing tool. Look here for a partial list of stress-related situations where AT practice has been used help since its development over 90 years ago - www.autogenic-therapy.org.uk/research-2/our-research/.



Did you know that research comparing many different studies of hypnosis has shown that on average smokers are over five times more likely break the habit with hypnosis than by willpower alone? And that hypnosis in general is also proven to be more than twice as effective as the use of nicotine gum?

We meet after you do at least a week of pre-session homework. Then we have a single 2 hour face to face session, with further homework assigned, and with optional phone, email and weekly face to face follow-up at no charge to you within the first 6 weeks. If you really want to stop smoking, and you must really be motivated and want to stop, then one session could be all you need.