The placebo effect of stents

Millions of stents a year are inserted into patients with chest pains. The stents are designed to enlarge the arteries to the heart to allow the blood to flow easier. This is a standard operation and is performed under a local anaesthetic. Even though, there a re...

The importance of self observation

I see many clients from all walks of life. From the CEO’s of major companies who want to sleep better and deal with stress, to the unmarried mother with 3 children who wants to stop smoking and lose weight. They vary greatly in their degree of...

We all have a mask

One aspect of human nature that I’ve observed over many years of dealing with people is that we all have a mask. This is the front we display to our friends, family and, in many cases, to ourselves. In some instances, this mask is thin, in others it’s more...

A colourless world

I wrote this some time ago as a metaphor for how people who don’t have any intuitive faculties would fail to understand these faculties in other people. The metaphor extends beyond intuition. There’s some people who have no relationship with their...

How we use words

It’s very important to choose your words carefully. In conversation many people use general terms or terms that don’t really describe what they want to convey. There are a number of reasons why we should choose our words carefully. As an example, imagine...

Left and right brain thinking

The functions of the left and right hemispheres are widely misunderstood, but in brief the functions can be interpreted as follows: The left hemisphere controls anything to do with space and time (most of what we call ‘thinking’ in the West). It is where we do our...