I'm a Physician and Functional Medicine Doctor whose life philosophy is empowerment through the application of science and connection to achieve higher states of health and happiness.
Following over a decade of conventional clinical practice, I found myself becoming increasingly frustrated, often achieving only temporary positive outcomes for my patients' energy and wellbeing, as well as my own.
I would give all the 'right' lifestyle advice, dish out the right pills and supplements when necessary, and follow the right diet and exercise plan, only to experience an increasing sense of stress, dissatisfaction and disconnection from within.
It was then I realised I was missing a huge part of the puzzle: The science of the Mind-Body Connection. To a skeptical scientist like myself, previously this had seemed like a kind of 'wolly’ area. However, as I began to research leading edge sciences including epigenetics, neuroplasticity, psychoneuroimmunology, neurocardiology, and the placebo effect, I quickly realised not only was there a powerful measurable connection going on between our mind and body, but that once we know how, it's completely possible to align and synergise the mind and body to create higher states of vitality and wellbeing. Fascinated, I began to train in tools which track and optimise this connection, such as HeartMath®, meditation, and the mind-body therapy PSYCH-K®.
As a result of applying these elegant principles and practices into my own life, and sharing them with others, I began to witness the power of our bodies to truly transform from the inside out, in the absence of pills and potions. A few years on, my life has now completely transformed! My mood and energy levels have soared, my relationships and career are flourishing, and my previous eczema from infancy has resolved!
In addition to teaching Mind-Body Medicine, as the Medical Director of HeartMath UK, I now also deliver HeartMath coaching to individuals and groups and consult on clinical interpretation of 24-hour autonomic assessment reports (AAR) provided by HeartMath. More recently I have been fortunate enough to be invited to facilitate in international research and teach on meditation retreats around the globe.