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In the days before I discovered EFT, Guided Imagery was a large part of my therapeutic practice, and, indeed, was a large part of my PhD research into the effects of addressing longstanding emotional issues on the outcome of people with Ischaemic Heart Disease.
Having found EFT, I still did not want to throw the baby out with the bath water, hence my explorations into imaginal EFT, combining Guided Imagery with EFT.
After a career of almost 30 years in the NHS in various nursing roles, I took early retirement in 2000 and have been in private practice as a counsellor and psychotherapist since. Despite the career in orthodoxy, I have always been more interested in the holistic approach to health care, and have previously served on the Yorkshire Regional Health Authority advisory panel on CAM. My PhD research looked at the relationship between emotional health and wellbeing and physical health and wellbeing.
I am proud to serve as volunteer Company Secretary for AAMET and as a trustee for the Spiritual Companions Trust, which last year launched an accredited Diploma in Practical Spirituality and Wellness.
Outside of the therapy world, I contribute (badly) to the bass section of an excellent Male Voice Choir, have a 3rd Dan black belt in Taekwondo, a 2nd Dan black belt in Judo and am currently studying a Viking martial art that had been held in one family for 1200 years until the current holder decided to release it to a few close students 25 years ago. I'm also grandpa to 2 boys and 2 girls.