October 8, 2018 Elaine

In early September, I had the honour of delivering a presentation to the British Psychological Society’s (CEP) Annual Conference in London. The conference was held at the beautiful Regents University in Regent’s Park; a wonderful setting for two days of inspirational learning, sharing of ideas and connecting with others. This year’s annual conference addressed the…

April 4, 2018 Elaine

The Placebo Effect can be defined as a cure, recovery or medical improvement based in the mind and not on the efficacy of any drug or other therapeutic intervention. It highlights that the connection between mind and body is profound, far more so than previously thought. More specifically, the placebo effect is one of the…

September 10, 2017 Elaine

Given the normal scope of my blogs, this is perhaps a somewhat unusual post that I feel the need to write today. Having said that, I hope you will identify with much of what is expressed within it. As a clinical psychologist working in my chosen field, I support those who are experiencing personal pain,…

May 29, 2017 Elaine

Through the privilege of working with many wonderful people facing the end of their life, much can be learned. As each unique and valued person faces their own individual and complex end-of-life journey, many reflect on their life with an openness and honesty that is perhaps greater than at any other time. This reflection can…

April 17, 2017 Elaine

  In an earlier Blog, I wrote a little about what exceptional experiences are. They are experiences beyond the norm, or are considered to be so. They teach us of an expanded consciousness, of a wealth of possibilities and, they teach us that the “self” is far more than we may think. These are the…

December 12, 2016 Elaine

I recently delivered a further talk on near-death experiences (NDEs), and explored the remarkable insights that those who have had a near-death experience share with us. It was a wonderful group and I am always inspired when a presentation of this nature concludes with lively, positive discussion, questions, and strong interest from those who took…

November 25, 2016 Elaine

What follows are the words of an anonymous, elderly gentleman in the Unites States. He was responding to a desperate online plea that simply asked: “My friend just died. I don’t know what to do” His words are a heartfelt reflection of what it is to endure loss, to survive grief, and to be human….

July 13, 2016 Elaine

‘Grief’ is a short word, a fairly gentle sounding word, but it is a word that holds an ocean of despair in its grasp, shattered hearts in its sound, a sense of loss that tears at the very core of your being and, in its wake, no way of knowing how to move forward or…