Mind Detox Tunbridge Wells
















"Life is what you make of it" me, aged 11

















Murphy and I, July 2011


Waking up to reality - my story


I grew up with the idea that the mind and body weren't connected. If I got sick, it was because of something external such as bugs or a virus or because I had a fault with my body which I could do nothing about. All health conditions were dealt with by my doctor and beyond eating and sleeping, I was a passive participant in the experience of health.


However, my own experiences with Chronic Fatigue forced me to look beyond this strategy. My previous model of a mind and body not connected was not working and I was beyond the scope of what the National Health Service had to offer. I was beginning to realise delegating the responsibility of my health to someone else, who didn't have to experience what I did on a daily basis, was leaving me feeling despondent and powerless. I was facing the prospect of the rest of my life like this, and I didn't like it. I didn't believe this had to be my lot, I didn't believe I was a powerless victim and most of all, I didn't believe in being passive in order to get what I wanted. So I decided to take action and make some changes.


The first thing I did was to take back my power. It was time to take back some responsibility and step up and take care of myself. I started to read and seek the advice of people that did believe I could get better. It was a great start and I owe a lot to one individual for first uttering the words "you'll get over this". Ok, so it took a lot longer than we both imagined, but every set back I had was coupled with a new bout of learning. 


The truth is, the mind and body are very much connected, or even I would say according to the wonderful work by Dr Candace Pert, indistinguishable. It took me a while to get that far, still for a long time believing that the imbalance was physical and the treatment needed to be also. However, I was aware of the trauma I had gone through in my life and I knew that sometimes my thoughts were less than 100% positive and it became clear that I would have to resolve this as well if I wanted complete peace - and I did.


I guess by the time I came across the concept of Mind Detox I was already aware of the mind-body connection being a strong component of many healing-based self-help books. What I wasn't really sure about was how the whole connection worked, nor did I realise the volume of scientific evidence that supports what people have known for years - that the brain and body are connected and certain emotions produce certain outcomes.


What I learnt when I researched it was, put very simply, the electrical impulses from a thought created certain biochemical reactions in the body. Some told the body how to behave, others blocked certain functions from happening - all were an evolutionary development designed to support the individual from a particular threat either real or imagined. 


Learning about the mind-body connection was the most liberating experience I have ever had. Now I no longer knew I had to be a victim or was powerless, as new knowledge brought new possibilities, for myself and others.


It was a long journey to get to where I am now - happy, healthy and still growing - and I have learnt so much on the way. The ability to access and reshape my thinking in a quick and efficient way, coupled with the benefits of practicing regular meditation, means I have a depth of awareness and experience of life that serves me very well. 


It is not hard to imagine why I am so passionate about sharing this information with others. I thought for years suffering was my lot, I couldn't change my condition, this was as good as it gets. I know now that that was all limited thinking and that actually, given a chance we are far more capable than that. Our potential to think the things we want into our life is limitless, people do mend and a return to complete health can happen - and what I love most of all is the growing body of scientific evidence that supports this.


I wish for everybody to have the life they desire, whatever that may be. One part of me doing what I do is to be there for the people to share this liberating experience with them, and act as a guide to others on their journey.


I wish you every health and happiness, 



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