The man with the button phobia


A client who was terrified of buttons, would date girls based on if they wore buttons or not. Yes, that was right. It was seriously affecting his life and he had no idea why. Under hypnosis, his subconscious quickly made the link to where he had learnt that buttons were dangerous. It came to light that as a child he had been dumped with Grandma during a very messy break up his parents were having at the time. Grandma not being the warm, soft type that he needed, sat him

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By Dr Leela Klein

With the changing of the seasons, especially the transition from warm to cold weather, many people become more susceptible to colds and flu. The great news is that Chinese medicine is equipped to deal with colds and flus at any stage. “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.” Those are the famous words from the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates.

Nutritional therapy, one of the pillars of Chinese medicine, contains a vast amount of foods for building up your immune system, preventing, as

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Are you free for a chat?

By Dr Shami

Are you free for a chat?  

“So sorry, been really busy, must catch up soon, how about in 5 weeks’ time, on a Friday between 1 and 3pm? Can’t stay long, must leave on time as I have to rush somewhere else.” Sound familiar? And your response? “Great, perfect, it’s in the diary… I’m really busy too, so that works out well for me as well.”

Where are we running away from and hurrying towards? What are we chasing exactly?

In 2016, Lifeline carried out a loneliness survey

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Disconnect to Reconnect

By Dr Shami

Do you ever feel frustrated when your loved one comes home and instead of making eye contact with you, is glued to his/ her phone instead? Having a conversation with an old friend and she is constantly checking her phone for messages, leaving you thinking “why do I even bother”? Do you sometimes feel unheard?

Why are we slowly disconnecting ourselves from those we truly care about? Is it time to reconnect by disconnecting from our devices?

Before moving onto reasons why, here are some shocking facts:

The Cyber

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10 Reasons Why Learning to Slow Down Can Change Your Life


By Dr Shami 


Could you be suffering from Chronic Stress?


Cast your mind back to a moment in which you felt under pressure. Racing against the clock to hand an assignment in on time? An exam you felt underprepared for? Unsure how you were going to pay the next bill? Do you remember how you felt in those moments – the discomfort? Did it feel like stress?


Stress is often described as the feeling of being overwhelmed. Too much to do and too little time to do it in, making you feel lost

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Meet our Dedicated Dietitian, Jess.

Meet our Dedicated Dietitian, Jess:

After setting out to study Nutrition, Jess went on to do her Masters in Dietetics; not completely sure if it was the right path for her, but now, many years later, Jess joined me for an interview to let me in on just why it turned out to be the best career decision she made.

Read on to see why this wise and wonderful lady says that dietetics, weight loss and feeling well is so much more than just the food you eat!

What inspired you to study

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Meet our Wonderful Counsellor Sue :  


Wonderfully kind, nurturing, insightful, wickedly smart – our Counsellor.

We wanted you all to have a chance to get to know our lovely Sue, so we sat down with her and questioned the counsellor!



Which life events led you into becoming a counsellor?

Well, the short answer is that I started working in childcare where I did a lot of behavioral management and early childhood development, so the want to counsel grew from there I think.

But there were a few things along the way that turned me towards it too like a childhood

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Have you had your mindful break yet?

By Dr Shami Barathan

Imagine a day when you wake up in the morning, filled with energy and excitement as you prepare yourself for the upcoming day. You bounce out of bed and leisurely sit down to eat breakfast with your loved ones, smiling and enjoying the first conversation of the day. Perhaps you can hear the birds sing or feel the warmth of the morning sun on your cheeks as it streams through the windows. You take your time to enjoy each mouthful of your delicious

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