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| June 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Giv­ing every pos­si­ble help to the immune sys­tem, to help in the fight against can­cer is absolutely vital,”  remarked top UK oncol­o­gist Pro­fes­sor A. Dal­gleish, Head of Clin­i­cal Research at St. Georges Hos­pi­tal, Lon­don.  Research con­ducted at the Benson-Henry Insti­tute for Mind Body Med­i­cine at Mass­a­chu­setts Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal, Boston in 2013 indi­cated that changes in gene expres­sion, induced […]

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Making our minds matter

Making our minds matter

| May 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Receiv­ing the dev­as­tat­ing news that you have breast can­cer can knock many peo­ple side­ways. An already heav­ily com­pro­mised immune sys­tem is fur­ther depleted as stress lev­els rise. Daunted by the treat­ment which lies ahead, cou­pled with con­cerns about look­ing after fam­i­lies; chil­dren as well as age­ing par­ents. The like­li­hood of hav­ing to take unpaid leave and […]

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Hunting happiness?

Hunting happiness?

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Easter week­end is nearly upon us. As a child I looked for­ward to our tra­di­tional Easter egg hunt, hunt­ing hap­pi­ness in the gar­den. What­ever the weather, on hear­ing my father announce the arrival of the ‘Easter bunny’ my brother and I would rush out­side, paper bag in hand to delve amongst the spring foliage, peering […]

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Changing beliefs?

Changing beliefs?

| March 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Core beliefs – do you believe you can change them? The speaker at a Vistage meet­ing I attended before Christ­mas, sug­gested that most peo­ple don’t, they hang onto their ‘beliefs’ rigidly. So my ques­tion to you is, are your core beliefs really serv­ing you or hold­ing you back? Have you ever ques­tioned your core beliefs? […]

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The Power of Placebos and Visualisation

The Power of Placebos and Visualisation

| February 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

A rare event occurred on Mon­day night; I had com­plete auton­omy over the tele­vi­sion, my son hav­ing gone upstairs to immerse him­self in the pro­duc­tion of his own ‘Super Hero’s Lego’ film clip, on his phone.  Lying back on the sofa, I flicked through the chan­nels; my eyes imme­di­ately engaged on BBC 2’s Hori­zon programme […]

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Flooding and Cancer?

Flooding and Cancer?

| February 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jan­u­ary 2014 in the UK, has gone down on record as the wettest for over 250 years. Severe weather warn­ings con­tinue to hit the head­lines, with high winds and rain lash­ing the coun­try­side, destroy­ing coastal towns, rail­way lines and leav­ing the many areas under sev­eral feet of water. Mar­low, in the Thames Val­ley where I live […]

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Thank You for Guided Imagery!

Thank You for Guided Imagery!

| November 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

HAPPY THANKSGIVING’  I hope you are all hav­ing a fab­u­lous time. We don’t have an annual thanks­giv­ing cel­e­bra­tion here in the UK, per­haps we should? What a won­der­ful time to reflect and be grate­ful for all the abun­dance and beauty the Uni­verse pro­vides — do you know it took can­cer to get a hold of […]

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Where are your thoughts taking you?

Where are your thoughts taking you?

| October 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Have you ever con­tem­plate what affect your thoughts are hav­ing on your well– being? Con­sider Deepak Chopra MD’s remark, “The aver­age human thinks about 16,000 thoughts a day, but 90% of today’s thoughts are the same ones we had yes­ter­day.” We almost become ‘addicted’ to our thoughts. So what are you think­ing? Are those thoughts of suc­cess, enlightenment […]

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Think it. See it. Achieve it.

Think it. See it. Achieve it.

| September 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Dear BCW Mem­bers, As this is my first BCW blog, I thought it would invite you to read the ‘behind the scene’ devel­op­ment of In Mind In Body, the organ­i­sa­tion I have founded to help ease and pro­long the lives of peo­ple liv­ing with can­cer.   Since my can­cer diag­no­sis in 2010, my approach to […]

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