Sensory deprivation: exploring the flotation tank

I’ve been interested in altered states of consciousness for most of my life. From studying Consciousness and Transpersonal Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University, to running my own hypnotherapy practice, I’m passionate about learning more about tools for wellbeing.   So when I was offered the opportunity to have another float at Calm Water, I jumped at the … [Read more...]

The science of the heart

The heart is universally known as a symbolic expression of love.  Expressions such as 'heartfelt appreciation', or that something 'came from the heart' or 'heart wrenching' show that strong emotion is felt in the area of the heart. But what most people don't know is that the heart produces the body's most powerful electromagnetic field, that can be detected several feet … [Read more...]

Optimistic patients live longer, says study

Can optimistic patients live longer than those who are not so positive about their health? Apparently so, according to a study at Duke University Medical Center. Here's the original story, first reported by the New York Times. Date: 28th February 2011 Source: New York Times 'Heart patients who were optimistic about their treatment and recovery were more likely to … [Read more...]

5 ways to visualise confidence

All of us would like more confidence. Whether you need more body confidence, confidence in interviews, confidence in relationships, or career confidence, I'm sure there's an area of your life that could do with a confidence boost. But what if you could use the power of visualisation and mental imagery to enable your brain to allow you to be confident in that … [Read more...]

Program your mind for positivity

We all wish we could be more positive in certain situations. In whatever area of our life we get down about, whether its our career, our finances, our health, our relationships or ourselves, a positive attitude is something that we need to cultivate, until it becomes a habit. Realising we have conscious control over our thoughts is the first step to positivity. Quite often, … [Read more...]