Great Downloads:

A Questionnaire on Stress and identifying your symptoms:

Symptoms of Stress Questionnaire Download (pdf)

An example policy on Stress.

This is for your business when you decide to write a policy on stress. Managers benefit a great deal when they are trained to understand what to look for; the symptoms that suggest an individual is stressed and what to do about it. This policy gives an excellent starting point

A practical guide to Managing People with mental health problems in the workplace:

Information about Employee Assistance Programmes

Ceridian: Telephone: 0800 0482 737 or

Great Info:

1.If you would like a useful pdf download on sleep that I wrote click on this link.

2. Fawne Hansen is an author and wellness coach specializing in the treatment of chronic stress and adrenal fatigue. Her factsheet on sleep may also be a useful link for you or you can contact her through her website

3. Also on sleep, the link to this site has a wealth of information.  

4. I also like in which there is some valuable content. Amongst these is a great infographic by Karen Reed on ‘The Best and Worst Diets of 2016′


5. Ted Begnoche has an interesting site. His information and articles have given me a number of insights in to meditation, the rise of chronic inflammation and what that means, including how to detox from sugar, and more. You can read all about him here:

6. Another useful site I like is //

This does a great job of describing the benefits and the process of meditation. I am a strong believer in finding time to become calm and still, breathing deeply – even if only for a few minutes at a time. It slows the heart rate and benefits our fast paced lives. This site goes into more detail about how to meditate especially if you think it is something you struggle with.

7. I have written in a blog before about Autism but in truth I’m not an expert. This article is excellent, written by Anna Kucirkova and it describes the different types of autism, symptoms and experience of it. You may find it useful:

8. I have recently received a great resource called ‘123 Proven Ways to Reduce Stress’. It’s a good article with lots of useful tips that can help both with ideas for stress management and information about how cortisol and adrenaline affect us. You can find this resource here:

Great Products:

All the products mentioned on this site and in my book are referred to here:

A Light Box


5HTP or Tryptophan

CardioSense Trainer (CST)



Great People:

Adele Wolstenhulme  Profit from your health

Adele is a clinical Psycho-neuro-immunology (PNI) practitioner, nutrition consultant and certified Metabolic Balance coach. She has met the strict criteria required for Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) registration, as recognised by the Department of Health. CNHC is the Professional Standards body for regulation of nutrition practitioners in the UK. Through her practice Adele is focused on optimising natural health and educating people about lifestyle-related conditions, including cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, cancer, and mental health problems arising from stress and anxiety. The most significant insight of Adele’s clinical practice is the fact that most individuals are presenting with complex metabolic and immunologic issues and that personalised nutrition and lifestyle advice has the ability to optimise health, changing people’s lives. She believes there are ways in which we can empower ourselves to deal with health challenges without the need for invasive surgery or prescription drugs. Adele has a keen interest in ‘brain fitness’, with a focus on improving mood, memory and motivation (the 3 M’s) to maximise performance both inside and outside the workplace. Using laboratory testing, including DNA cheek swabs, Adele can provide key insights into how the brain communicates with the rest of the body and what ‘roadblocks’ may be in the way to healthful longevity. Only then can you learn how to safely manoeuvre around these obstacles and be in full control of your own health.

Dr Irshaad Ebrahim and his team of experts

I am now an Associate of this excellent facility and refer people here when they need or when our approach to stress management isn’t enough to break life-long sleep difficulties. The sleep centre has expertise in the assessment and treatment of all types of Sleep Disorders from Breathing Related Sleep Disorders such as Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) through to patients with Insomnia, Narcolepsy and sleep related problems of Pregnancy, Psychiatric and Medical conditions. Here you can have an assessment of the issue you have and if necessary, they can send you to be monitored overnight at a nearby Hospital to provide you with an in-depth analysis of the problem first hand. Many people don’t even realise that they experience night terrors or that a simple treatment plan called ‘Sleep Hygiene’ may help them calm and return to restorative sleep.

Sleep is vital to our health and well-being. As a bare minimum we recover from fatigue and regenerate muscle tissue whilst sleeping but we also manufacture Serotonin which I talk about a lot in this site and in my book. It’s a vital brain chemical that regulates your mood and funnily enough, your sleep patterns!


Great Websites:

The Therapy Directory

They promote the benefits of complementary therapy and aim to give visitors all the information they need to help them make an informed decision about whether therapy would be right for them. The website has an FAQ’s section, a number of useful articles written by their members and the facility to search for a practitioner in your area.

Hypnotherapy Directory

Hypnotherapy Directory was launched to connect individuals with qualified professionals in the UK. We offer information about what hypnotherapy is, how it can help, upcoming events, articles written by professionals and the latest hypnotherapy news.

To ensure the professionalism of its members, they require proof of their qualifications and insurance cover, or proof of the professional body they are members of. This is crucial to providing a website that can be trusted by members of the public!

PTSD symptoms and resources

If you have wondered what PTSD is or how to see if you are experiencing it, this excellent site covers a wealth of information about it, including a self assessment questionnaire you can complete online to determine if what you are feeling is part of this condition. PTSD is not just the domain of combat vets but many victims of physical, sexual and psychological abuse can suffer from this as well as those who may have witnessed a traumatic event or an accident. 

Mesothelioma Symptoms

Cancer that affects the mesothelium, a lining that surrounds many areas of the body, including the pulmonary and cardiac organs, is known as Mesothelioma. Mesothelioma occurs when the cells in the mesothelium divide uncontrollably.

Few successful treatment options and a short life expectancy makes Mesothelioma one of the most emotionally devastating diseases a patient can develop. Nevertheless, all long term survivors realized the importance of taking on this cancer with a positive mindset only achievable through effective stress management. The site  helps match mesothelioma patients with experienced doctors specializing in mesothelioma. They also provide news on the latest treatments and provide free resources. For more information on this cancer please go to the link:-

This is another site you may welcome below: – Mesothelioma Veterans Center which offers free support to veterans diagnosed with mesothelioma. These are often ex-soldiers who may have served in wars in the past and who have paid a high price due to their exposure to substances (often asbestos), that results in subsequent illness.

Mesothelioma and asbestos victims have legal options to recover the compensation they are owed. Learn how to go about finding the best mesothelioma lawyers and law firms from this site below: –

British Association of Counsellors

To find a counsellor in your area this is the definitive site because anyone who is a reputable practitioner would be mentioned here. Similarly the site that follows will help you find a Psychologist in your area with counselling expertise and specific areas of knowledge such as family therapy or bereavement counselling.

British Psychological Society

This site has a search capacity that enables you to find a Psychologist anywhere in the country. We are all regulated by the Government in an attempt to ensure you receive professional and highly reputable advice so if they’re listed here then they’re ok for you to see!

International Stress Management Association

Again an excellent site for information on a wealth of aspects to do with Stress, finding a practitioner in your area and for advice on the law and Stress in case you want to review your company’s obligations regarding the provision of stress management or the recent successful cases of litigation and why they were successful.

Health & Safety Executive

This is an incredibly useful site full of helpful information for small businesses who may not have the facility for a Human Resources employee or outsourced the need to another company. Here you will find everything you need from the statistics to support the need to tackle stress; processes for assessing the risk of stress in your business, a Policy on stress, and the management standards they are using to encourage companies to assess stress in their employees. It is an essential site.

Drug & alcohol information and Rehabilitation

Many people imagine they need to go in to drug and rehab centres to seek help but these can be expensive and potentially intimidating because a person is often very low at that time. You may feel scared to go in to a residential programme, but detoxing at home is still possible. Serenity Addiction Centres offer advice and help to enable you to do this. You can find out more about them in the link above.

A site you may find of interest is this one where you can check if your alcohol intake is a cause for concern. Many people may realise they consume too much but not actually appreciate they are addicted. Their goal is to help individuals and loved ones by providing them with information and support on different addictions and recovery resources available to them

Addiction is a disease and recognised as such by the British Medical Council. Addiction reaches into every geographical, social and economic corner of the UK. Rehab centres offer the only realistic chance of a cure for addicts addicted to any drug, substance or abusive, compulsive behaviour. For the vast majority of addicts, recovery and rehabilitation will only be possible with professional, medical and therapeutic support at one of the specialist UK rehab clinics and detox centres as overcoming addiction alone is a rarity. UK Rehab Helper was established with one goal: to offer advice and support to addicts and their families and friends. They work with a wide network of UK rehab treatment centres and detox centres to ensure that their clients undergo the safest detoxification and attend the best supported alcohol and drug rehabilitation programmes.

Although this site is based in Texas, they have some very interesting information about dual disorders which commonly occur when an individual is trying to rehabilitate from an addiction. Substance abuse may be how an individual begins to recognise they have a problem, but their difficulties can be the result of another condition such as depression, Bipolar disorder or severe anxiety disorders. Equally, recovery can be difficult for sufferers if their other disorder isn’t treated otherwise they may experience depression again and risk relapsing from their recovery. If any of this resonates with you, take a look at the site and the information they have on dual diagnosis treatment centres.

I also like this site as it explains in detail what happens when you go in for drug or alcohol rehab. That can be reassuring if you’re especially nervous of it or your family want to know what happens. Many of my visitors to this site are from the U.S. and this link is based there so it might not be quite as relevant for us here in the UK. However, there is still some very useful information for anyone concerned about a loved one experiencing this problem