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Satori Weekend

This is a breakthrough weekend
6-8 December Birmingham

Working with my close friend, Joginder, this workshop builds on all my previous work in holistic personal development.

If you are up for a nurturing, inspiring and enlightening breakthrough, join us! More info

We have a preliminary evening talk to explain and explore what we shall be doing — Friday 11 October at 7:30pm at St Columba Church, Moseley. More info

November 2019

I upset a Psychotherapist – Polyvagal Theory and Molecules of Emotion

Like many folk I hugely benefit from talk therapy. It helps me understand who I am. It clarifies how I navigate my relationships and my work. But for mental and emotional pain, I benefit more from body-oriented therapies — becoming aware of the actual physical sensations of hurt and tension, and working directly with my body to shift them . . .  More

September 2019

Meditation Masterclass — Handbook for Teachers and Practitioners

Meditation Masterclass is my latest educational resource to be published by the Spiritual Companions Trust. It is a radical  person-centred approach to meditation that is relevant to both beginners and experienced practitioners.

Meditation Masterclass honours the essential jewels of all meditation traditions. It encourages people to explore with complete freedom all the expansive dimensions of meditation.  And, of course, all of this is hugely beneficial for our physical health and wellbeing. For more information and to purchase

Latest article September 2019

Polyvagal Whatsit

The core insights of polyvagal theory for personal development. More

How Meditation Was Invented

Having taught meditation for decades, I want to reassure people that meditation is a natural human behaviour. All you need is an instinct be quiet and calm.  

So why are there all these competing meditation traditions and schools? Here are three short stories that illustrate how meditation might have been invented . . . More

Your Spiritual Health Programme

Spirituality, religion and faith are changing to an approach that embraces diversity.
It has benefits for our health and mental wellbeing, whilst giving mindful compassion to the world around us. More


What on earth is Spiritual Health?

‘You can’t judge a book by looking at the cover,’ sang rock n’ roll pioneer, Bo Diddley. These words were acutely relevant to me when I was a young man learning yoga and simultaneously working with the severely disabled.  More

22 February 2019

Mainstream Statements that Include Spirituality

People who are engaged or interested in spirituality often think that mainstream thinking is hostile to spirituality. But do some research and you will be surprised by the number of authoritative bodies that publicly assert the value of spirituality. They may not be clear on how to put spirituality into action, but they have public statements about spirituality and good practice. More

30 January 2019

Share a Moment of Pride

What if there had been no flower power? No feminism? No new approaches to psychology, spirituality and the arts? More

January 2019

What is Health and Healing?

. . . . I have one sceptical brain cell enquiring whether spiritual healing is real, or whether it is just a displacement activity to make me feel useful in a world where I may be useless. But this doubt is more than balanced by a clear sense, a deep knowing, that something real and useful is truly happening. . . . More

October 2018

‘Future of Spirituality and Religion’
20 minute video of talk at Findhorn Foundation

September 2018

Ten Secrets of Psychic Protection

Everyone is sensitive to atmospheres and vibrations.  This is a normal human sensitivity. But some of us are more highly tuned than others.
Some sceptics might protest and say that it is all imaginary – made up by an overactive mind – and I reply: Did you ever rent or buy a home where you didn’t like the vibe?  More

August 2018

Diploma in Practical Spirituality and Wellness

This is the first UK qualification integrating spirituality and healthcare to be fully accredited and on the Ofqual Register. (Crossfields Institute Level 3 Diploma in Practical Spirituality and Wellness)

Read my essay in the Journal of the Study of Spirituality about our groundbreaking qualification:  A New Vocational Qualification

There was also a long feature about our course last Autumn in  “The I” newspaper.

June 2018

The Spirit of Findhorn

Two decades ago I wrote a short article about the ‘Spirit of Findhorn’ for Network News. I forgot about it until a conference organiser at the Findhorn Foundation asked me whether they could reprint that article to help promote their coming Autumn conference. I replied. ‘Yes of course you can.’

Re-reading the article I quite like it still. Most of all, however, I find myself pondering how I am also in an awkward situation.  More

May 2018

Self-Care for Health Professionals

Visiting my GP a little while ago he began talking with me about his own health. This was not unusual as we had known each other for twenty years and he had read my self-help book The Endorphin Effect. He was committed to a holistic approach and believed that good medicine enabled patients into self-care.

‘If only I had practised what I preach,’ he said wryly, ‘I would have caught my own condition much earlier and probably avoided surgery. ’ More

Poo and Nirvana.

Please don’t be shocked by this question: What is the connection between poo and nirvana?
Or to put it another way, what is the connection between the state of your gut and spiritual wisdom? More

April 2018

New Video – The Unseen Worlds

The first talk of the Findhorn Easter Talks 2018 series. A 30-minute interview about the unseen worlds: How we sense them, how we can learn to work with them and how we can make them part of our normal life. You’ll find it here

9 January 2018

New Year’s Resolutions and the Cosmic Balance

Ninety per cent of New Year’s resolutions fail. People look forward into their lives and commit to change. Unfortunately the vast majority are sucked back into old behaviours. Little do people know that their failures are part of a grand psychological and cosmic drama . . .  More

17 December 2017

Natural Health Magazine Article

Did you know there is a wealth of evidence for the health benefits of spirituality?
Read my full article in the  December edition of Natural Health magazine

7  October 2017

BBC Radio 2 ‘Good Morning Sunday’ Reflective Moment

This is the text of the Reflective Moment broadcast on 8th October

The annual season of party political conferences has just ended and I find myself thinking:
Political parties are a bit like religions. There are strongly held beliefs, internal divisions, conflicts with those of other faiths . . .

August 2017

Your Daily Bath in Paradise – Earth and Fire

What kind of spiritual education do children deserve? Or to put it another way what would you have liked when you were a child?

This question was triggered for me when I recently helped develop a personal and social health education programme (PSHE) for a large secondary school. I started to think about what I had received and not received from my parents and schooling. There were some good things but there was also an awful gap.
>> Read more

July 2017

The Rewards of Spiritual Practice

Feel the Deepest Meaning of Life
Daily spiritual practice can transform you, calm your brain, integrate your heart and breath, and soothe your gut.
Daily spiritual practice can radiate to support, inspire and fuel your friends, colleagues, family and community.
>> Read more

Nelson Mandela

April 2017

Holistic Leadership

Holistic leadership can make the world a better place. It can happen in all areas of your life — family, friends, workplace and the wider community of your neighbourhood, nation and planet. . .

>> Read more

March 2017

Conversations with Angels, Archetypes & Nature Spirits

The video of the whole talk is now available.

>> Watch it here

SuccessFeatured Blog from 2016

Wrestling Demons and Transforming Paperwork

How I transformed an awful attitude …

>> Read more

BabyBirdinHandVideo 18 November 2016

New Secrets of the Inner Smile Video

The whole talk given in Glastonbury has been uploaded.
>> Watch it



My Calendar

Every Thursday at 12 noon
Healing Meditation

Glastonbury Abbey • St Joseph’s Chapel


Saturday 23 November – 1-day Workshop
Polyvagal Theory & the Endorphin Effect
Alternatives London

Weekend 6-8 December Workshop
The Satori Weekend
Birmingham Tree of Life

Candle Flame