May the Joy Be With You – Rewiring the Brain Towards Joy, Sunday Assembly London: 15th Nov 2015

I was a bit apprehensive about doing a talk to the Sunday Assembly group about how to wire the brain for joy on the 15th November 2015, just two days after the terrific atrocities that happened in Paris. I was still feeling quite stunned and heavy hearted, as I know so many other people were … More May the Joy Be With You – Rewiring the Brain Towards Joy, Sunday Assembly London: 15th Nov 2015

Moving into the felt sense to stop worried thoughts

When we are stuck in negative thinking and feelings, the tendency seems to be to either try to ignore the thoughts or change them into something more positive. Both methods, while on the surface seem to be logically helpful, can actually serve to keep us stuck in negativity. Why is this? Basically, it’s because we … More Moving into the felt sense to stop worried thoughts

Laughter as medicine

Recently, a friend of mine experienced a break-up and told his followers on Facebook what had happened (in a nutshell) and expressed how sad he felt about it. Afterwards, amidst the well wishes and words of advice, I was surprised to see how many people simply placed a funny picture or humorous YouTube clip on his Facebook wall in … More Laughter as medicine

Feel Your Feelings

Breaking news!! I am writing a short book that will encompass much of what I’ve learned on my journey thus far. It will contain a number of simple exercises designed to rewire the brain away from stress and towards joy, all backed a little bit by science. I am hoping that it will help others … More Feel Your Feelings

Head Space

I spent Saturday at the Pulborough Brooks RSPB Nature Reserve in West Sussex. Even though the weather wasn’t great, it was wonderful to spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of London and just walk and observe the natural world unfurling around me. Deep connection often comes from the simplest of activities.