What fake steamship stories can tell us about personal development

For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong. – H. L. Mencken There is an amusing and inspiring steamship story that is often told in trainings or workshops, it goes something like this. In the days of the old steamships a passenger liner broke down just before the entrance […] Read more »

The Enfolding – A Folk Tale Of Wounding And Healing

One of the problems of describing therapeutic techniques is that they can seem dry and remote. It occurred to me that writing a folk tale would be a good way to talk about the Identity Healing process in a way that spoke to the metaphorical part of ourselves that delights in a story. This tale […] Read more »

Identity Healing – Are Your Younger Selves Suffering?

If you look at your passport or your driving license you can see your name and your photo. Even if the photo is bad you can tell that it is you. You appear to be just one person. But is that true? On the outside you may project an image of calm, capability, or one […] Read more »

Do I really give therapy a bad name?

I recently found this comment by a guy called Robert Smyth posted on one of my webpages. If you read it, you will probably realise that it didn’t really fit with how I saw myself. I thought I’d write a short answer to each of his criticisms, but it turned out to be a longer […] Read more »

Training – Special Offer Just For ‘Tappers’ Who Want To Heal The ‘Inner Child’

As you may know I’ve been developing a collection of processes I call Identity Healing since 2010 as a way of working with entrenched patterns of emotion and behaviour that are often installed during childhood. These patterns are like younger versions of ourselves that come to the fore in stressful situations. If you’ve been in […] Read more »

Tapping Into Our Shadow

A man was walking home late one night when he saw the Mulla Nasrudin searching under a street light on hands and knees for something on the ground. “Mulla, what have you lost?” he asked.“The key to my house,” Nasrudin said.“I’ll help you look,” the man said.Soon, both men were down on their knees, looking […] Read more »