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What happens in a session?

We discuss your goals, prioritise them and work on what is getting in their way. The 'work' involves applying the techniques that are the hallmark of my approach. Namely, you tap or hold points on the face and hands while calling the problem to mind. We work in this way until the problem has changed, diminished or disappeared. You do not need to talk at length or re-live distressing experiences. Sometimes, if issues are particularly private or painful, they can be worked on without being disclosed, so maintaining privacy.

How do these techniques work?

They act on the brain and on the unconscious to re-programme the neural pathways. For example, if appearing before a particular judge makes you very stressed, I will get you to think of that judge while tapping. The tapping calms the part of the brain that would normally go into the stress response and, as the problem has been experienced safely, it becomes permanently disconnected from the stressful reaction. You may still see the judge as a difficult tribunal, but the intensity of your feelings will have disappeared and become neutral.

I don't have a judge that stresses me out but I have a problem colleague/client/lawyer on the other side that I can't get off my mind and it's really stressful. Can you help with that?

Yes I can and we can work on these issues in the same way as for the difficult judge. These techniques are very effective for this kind of problem.

What other kind of issues can you help me with?

I can help you with any kind of stress. You may have bad habits that are making your life harder and bringing down your productivity (e.g. excessive internet use, chaotic working, ostrich files or leaving tasks until the last minute). You may wish to develop good habits so that your stress levels drop (e.g. keeping a tidy desk, sticking with your compliance systems, doing tasks immediately and being more organised). Or you may be going through a particularly difficult time personally or professionally that you need help to get through: perhaps you are questioning whether you want to be a lawyer; having difficulty getting over a bereavement, divorce or childhood trauma; experiencing depressive symptoms like loss of motivation, feelings of hopelessness or extreme agitation.

Are you saying that you can cure depression and anxiety?

No, I cannot say that because these are medical conditions and I am not medically qualified and so cannot treat them. However, the techniques I use are very effective for dealing with symptoms like the ones mentioned in the previous question.

For how long would I have to work with you?

This depends very much on the goal. It is true that the techniques I use are very effective and I have seen clients get results after just one session e.g. a debilitating phobia cured; the pain of a broken relationship extinguished, a hated task completed. However, people are complicated and so are their concerns. When a problem has complex roots e.g. longstanding work-stress or lifelong procrastination, quick fixes are more rare. For most problems you can expect to work with me for between three and twelve months.

What issues have you worked with?

I have helped people overcome problems such as procrastination, work-related stress, phobia, traumatic divorce, bereavement and chaotic working.

This all sounds a bit new-fangled. I'm not sure it's for me.

It is true that these techniques are very novel and, more to the point, lawyers are just not used to talking about themselves. In fact, most of their energy goes into looking after other people's problems: looking after themselves always comes last. I think the question you need to ask yourself is, 'Am I suffering or losing out so much that it's worth trying something new or doing something different?' Another way of looking at it is 'Can I afford to do nothing?'