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Can you tell the difference?

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Can you tell the difference between… A client who is experiencing a healthy release of locked up emotion, and a client who is re-traumatising themselves and reinforcing past traumas? Touch that loosen muscle, and touch that specifically impacts the emotional centres of the brain? Clients that need to connect with their breath and body, and those that might be psychologically contraindicated? Clients that are “going […]

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3 Vital Skills

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1. How to deal with Traumatised Clients 2. How to remove traumatic triggers from your clients with just 10 minutes of touch 3. How to protect yourself from your clients’ trauma I consider these three skills to be among the most important skills for every therapist to have and I’m committed to making learning these three […]

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Dealing with Trauma

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 In parallel with his work as both a Massage Therapist & Psychotherapist, Gerry has also been fascinated by the research, and in particular, the neuroscience of trauma and Touch. Trauma occurs every day – and there are ways of dealing with it. One particularly effective way of how to remove traumas both for yourself and […]

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Reclaiming Touch

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We’re currently living in an age where Touch is far too often sexualised, demonised or massively discounted. There’s been a slow creep towards this point, over several centuries, and I believe we are a hair’s breadth away from losing touch (no pun intended) with the incredible therapeutic power of the whole range of Touch, from […]

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The Neuroscience of Touch – find out more…

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I’ve been getting a lot of questions about my recently announced Neuroscience of Touch seminar (running across the country, in Morecambe, London, Exeter, Birmingham & Glasgow) so below you’ll find further details – if you’ve still got questions, do get in touch or to get booked in, click here. Hope to see you there! Gerry   THE NEUROSCIENCE […]

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“Where Did YOU Come From?”

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Looking after our mental health is actually much more important than looking after our physical health. You might be able to live without a leg, but could you live without your mind? In addition, after over 30 years as a clinician, I have found that many physical problems stem from psychological causes. Learning to understand […]

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The ABC of Life

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What if there was a “toolkit” for life and it had three key compartments? What if it really was as simple as A, B, C: Awareness Boundaries, and Connection Learn more about my reasoning behind these three compartments – and how they might help you make more sense of your own life.

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When ‘Positive Thinking’ doesn’t work

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This cartoon highlights a well researched topic: positive thinking. Numerous studies have been done that highlight the negative impact that ‘forcing’ ourselves to think positive can have on our health and lives. A good book to read on this subject (written by a psychologist) which covers the research on this is Julie Norem’s The Positive […]

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How to Change your Work Situation

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Getting a new job can take months, even years. Getting greater clarity about what you are bringing to your existing work that could be creating the problem in the first place can change your work situation overnight! This is because the only things in your control are your thoughts, feelings and behaviour.But with a little […]

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Making a Difference at Work

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Understanding just what can go wrong at work can make a massive difference to our success in life. Learning the core psychological models that explain just what goes wrong at work can give us ‘the edge’ that we all need in order to succeed. These models can actually help us to ‘sidestep’ potential disasters before they […]

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Understanding the Law of Attraction

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UNDERSTANDING IS THE KEY… One of the biggest problems I have with ‘lofty’ concepts and ‘spiritual’ ideas is that I am left wondering how any of them change the way I actually “butter my bread.” Don’t get me wrong – I love the great feelings that these ideas can generate within me when I read […]

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When “Help” causes harm

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There is much debate about the value or accuracy of much psychiatric diagnosis and labelling as expressed in the doctor’s mental health ‘bible’ of the DSM V  (this is the fifth version of the American Psychiatric Association’s ‘Diagnostic and Statistical Manual’.) These are my reflections. LACK OF CAUSATION Many psychological professionals now regard DSM V as […]

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Had a rough day?

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Being Human is not always as easy as we think!  You might even be quite surprised to discover just where ‘normal’ sits on my unique Mental Health Spectrum – check it out! Understanding just how to manage the various drives and impulses that can surge through our whole being should not just be left to ’trial and […]

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Who’s running your show?

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I regard Eric Berne (the founder of Transactional Analysis) as ‘The Einstein of psychotherapy’ because he was able to take the most important ideas that he had come across in forty years of study and clinical experience as a psychotherapist and then… COMMUNICATE THEM TO THE REST OF US IN A SIMPLE PICTURE OR DIAGRAM How many […]

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The Mental HEALTH Spectrum

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It is well accepted that we need to exercise and eat well to keep our bodies fit, but do you ever wonder what you should be doing to take your mental health more seriously? Ever wondered about the state of your mental health? Ever wondered if you are just dealing with the normal ups and downs […]

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The Elephant in the Room

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Did you know? 300,000 people leave their jobs each year due to mental health issues Mental health issues lose the UK economy £99 BILLION per year A recent BBC news article highlights the massive cost to our economy of brushing mental health issues under the carpet. Even more importantly, it highlights the personal suffering and pain […]

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The Way we Change

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There are loads of vlogs, blogs, articles and discussions about what you might want to change – but here I look at the way we change and our need to understand how this works. Is it really “one size fits all”? Hardly! One of the most common reasons we fail to make the changes we want to our […]

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What the attendees say…

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Gerry has been active as both a clinician and trainer for the past 30 years – but ultimately the value of training is always best described by participants. We’ll let the students speak for themselves: I valued Gerry’s time and energy to listen to our questions and the space and thought he gave to each of […]