My story

This is my job, but it's also a personal mission and passion for me. Here's why!

My interest in health and the ability to recover and regain your life began at a young age. At 9 years old I was a national tennis player and mighty keen sportsman. However, after a period of feeling unwell I was diagnosed with M.E/CFS and spent the next two and a half years bed-bound and wheelchair bound. Over a long period of time (another 18 months or so), I re-built my health bit by bit, learning how to walk again and returned to school again aged 14 to take my GCSE's. Things went from strength to strength from there and I was accepted to Durham University with a sports scholarship for tennis 4 years later. 

In my mid-twenties my health problems returned however, after an extended period of emotional and physical stress - a demanding job at a brand agency and an excessive amount of exercise to compensate. Experiencing poor health in this way as an adult presented a whole host of new challenges, physically and particularly mentally. It's taken me on a journey to better understand my body - but most powerfully how to use my mind to influence day to day experience.

A combination of how beneficial and interesting I found this world and a refreshed realisation that having been through such a challenging time, I want to do everything I can to support other people feeling stuck in their lives - led to me training to become an NLP Practitioner, Hypnotherapist & Life Coach.  

 

I was fortunate enough to be trained by Lightning Process creator Phil Parker alongside an incredible variety of medical and holistic wellbeing practitioners, GPs, academics, creatives and coaches, who have all experienced the power of NLP and the mind body connection in their own lives. 

 

I really do use many tools I teach on a daily basis to improve my own mental and physical health, and I completely understand how it feels to be stuck in your life, be a genius at anxiety, experience depression and wonder how things will turn around. But I also know from my own experience, the experience of my colleagues and the transformation of my clients, that change is possible, always, for everyone. 

Qualifications: 

Clinical NLP Practitioner

 

Hypnotherapist

Life Coach

Member of the BIH (British Institute of Hypnotherapy & NLP) 

BA Hons degree - Social Sciences - Durham University - 2:1

Enhanced DBS certified 

Contact

Email: james@mind-switch.co.uk

Instagram - @mindswitchcoach

Location - London

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