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The aim of this page is to provide information about various resources that you might find interesting and useful.

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Self Help

Many people find that they can derive enormous benefit from working on their own with good quality self help resources. Up-to-date research suggests strongly that we can all benefit from regular relaxation and meditation activities - even 10 minutes a day can be helpful! Living in an "app" world as we do, many of my clients have found the following apps easy to use and beneficial: 

  • "Smiling Mind"
  • "Headspace"

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Healthy Living Resources


Did you know that:

  • The percentage of the population who can survive on five hours of sleep or less without any negative impact rounded to a whole number, is zero.
  • After just one night of only four or five hours’ sleep, your natural killer cells – the ones that attack the cancer cells that appear in your body every day – drop by 70%.
  • A lack of sleep is linked to cancer of the bowel, prostate and breast.
  • The World Health Organisation has classed any form of night-time shift work as a probable carcinogen.
  • More than 20 large scale epidemiological studies all report the same clear relationship: the shorter your sleep, the shorter your life.
  • A lack of sleep also appears to interfere with the body’s effective control of blood sugar: the cells of the sleep-deprived body become less responsive to insulin leading to a pre-diabetic state of hyperglycaemia.
  • Getting too little sleep across the adult lifespan will significantly raise your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

Professor Matthew Walker is one of the world’s leading sleep researchers and this YouTube recording of a presentation he made in London in 2019 is both informative and compelling.


Michael Mosley delivered a thought-provoking talk on the topic of "Healthy Living" at the Sydney Opera House in 2016. Please follow this link to watch the video recording.


Dr. Peeke is a medical doctor and Senior Science Advisor to Elements Behavioral Health, the USA's most preeminent network of eating disorders and addiction centres. Her current research focuses on how addictive behaviors have subtly and often profoundly penetrated daily lifestyle habits. Watch her plain-speaking and highly engaging TED Talk.


Dr. Neal Barnard has led numerous research studies investigating the effects of diet on diabetes, body weight, and chronic pain, including a groundbreaking study of dietary interventions in type 2 diabetes, funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Barnard has authored over 70 scientific publications as well as 17 books. His 2016 TED Talk "Power Foods for the Brain" is both engaging and educational.


Physician, psychiatrist, and teacher, Daniel Amen, MD, is one of the world's foremost experts on applying brain imaging science to clinical psychiatric practice. He is widely regarded as a gifted teacher, taking complex brain science concepts to make them easily accessible to other professionals and the general public. In this video, "Change your Brain, Change your Life", Dr Amen presents revelations based on studying 63,000 brain images across 90 countries over 20 years of how Brain imaging can change paradigms and our understanding of healthy life, no matter where we live.


An internationally recognized expert in Neuropsychiatry, Dr. John Ratey has published over 60 peer reviewed articles, and 8 books published in 14 languages, including "Spark-The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain," which established Dr. Ratey as one of the world's foremost authorities on the brain-fitness connection. He presents his compelling ideas supported by research in this video.

Happiness Resources

Professor Martin Seligman, often described as the father of the positive psychology movement, believes you can make yourself happy. Follow this link to a video broadcast of presentation by Professor Seligman in which he talks about different ways in which we can all experience greater happiness and meaning in our lives.

In this video clip, Dr. Barbara Fredrickson shares her research on the ideal ratio of positive to negative emotions, and offers suggestions for how to flourish in life.

In this video Harvard University Professor of Psychology, Dan Gilbert, talks on the subject of "Why are we happy? Why aren't we happy?"

Click here to watch the video recording of a presentation given by His Holiness The Dalai Lama in December 2011 on "The Art of Happiness"


Having myself completed the Thomas Gordon Parent Effectiveness Training course, I am happy to recommend his website to you where you will find a number of  FREE resources to download.

FREE Resources for Families at Gordon International

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