Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Navigating Pre- and Post-traumatic stress, and finding truth in tricky times

I had the fun interview with Natalie Cutler-Welsh on Reality Check Radio for her show 'Up Your Brave'. It's a 30 minute interview but I have crammed as much into it as possible while sharing a few strategies that continue to help people to navigate the crazy mental and emotional times we live in.

In this interview, Nat chats with structural psychology and holistic health coach Aaron McLoughlin about navigating pre- and post-traumatic stress, and finding truth in tricky times.

Sunday, July 14, 2024

Enlightening Conversation on Cosmic Cuppa with Jude

It was a pleasure to be interviewed recently by good friend Jude on the 5D and Beyond YouTube Channel. The basic gist of the interview is in the description below. We covered a lot of ground and the feedback has been very positive, so if you have a an hour or so, grab a cuppa and press play below. Thanks.
"Join Jude for a captivating episode of Cosmic Cuppa as she interviews Aaron McLoughlin, a seasoned expert in sleep and life coaching with a rich background in psychology, NLP, and clinical hypnotherapy. Aaron shares his inspiring journey, from overcoming personal illnesses and trauma to earning a black belt in karate at 19, which deepened his understanding of the mind-body connection. With over 25 years experience, Aaron has authored three transformative books and runs mindfulness and self-hypnosis classes. Discover how his experiences with chronic illness, meditation, and the healing powers of NLP have shaped his mission to help others achieve well-being and happiness. Dive into this enlightening conversation and explore the power of curiosity and resilience in transforming life's challenges into opportunities for growth and healing"


Friday, October 27, 2023

Navigating Psychological Triggers with Natalie Cutler-Welsh

On the 26th October 2023 I was a guest on Up Your Brave with Natalie Cutler-Welsh on  

We talked, amongst other things, primarily about Navigating  Psychological Triggers (and there are a lot of those around at the moment).

You can listen on the RCR app or you can listen here (1 hr 7 mins) 

Check out Natalie Cutler-Welsh, International speaker, MC, author and business coach and trainer.  -


Thursday, May 25, 2023

Turn Your Sleeplessness into Sleeping Bliss

Can't get to Sleep?
Can't get back to Sleep?
Wake up feeling tired or cranky?
Is a loss of sleep affecting your work, relationships, study or health?
Are you finding it difficult to work out why your not sleeping and no matter what you have been doing you wake up dissatisfied?

Sleep is essential for a happy healthy life and so, when sleep it's not happening...well you may be reading this because you know what happens! Life can be extremely miserable when you aren't getting enough sleep.

Sleeplessness and insomnia are major problems today and can be caused by a number of factors such as stress, trauma, anxiety, depression, worrying, illness and pain. In fact, many factors can contribute to sleeplessness and, as many people will attest, sleeplessness can contribute to many issues in life.

The good news is that you have some options!

SLEEP COACHING(1-3+ sessions)
I work with people experiencing issues with sleeplessness and with associated challenges such as insomnia, weight gain, lack of motivation, depression and more. Sleep Coaching sessions are primarily NLP and Hypnotherapy based and utilise strategies from my Better Sleep Sooner book.

Better Sleep Sooner is sleep 'psychology' and strategies at its best. The book is unique because not only does it work with the 'hygiene' of sleep, such as, timing to bed, contextual considerations etc, it also works effectively with the issues that occur in our thoughts and feeling about sleep, both in and out of the bedroom.

Better Sleep Sooner works effectively with the mental and emotional issues that can fuel sleeping difficulty such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, phobias and fears, using powerful mind-body healing strategies.

If you have attempted all the sleep hygiene suggestions and still need help then I can take you personally through my Better Sleep Sooner Coaching programme, which may indeed be the difference you are looking for. We can explore background factors and tailor strategies from my toolkit of structural psychology techniques to suit your particular needs.

The Better Sleep Sooner strategies - developed by me - are a set of tools and strategies created after experiencing many months of insomnia during a long illness.

I've taught the Better Sleep Sooner strategies to children and adults of all ages with continued success, and this success is a result partly due to the simplicity of the programme.

As well, I've also taught the programme to Health Care Professionals in both New Zealand and Australia.

The tools and strategies come from many disciplines, primarily NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming) and CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), and are designed to empower you to take control of your sleeping issues quickly and without the use of drugs and without any side effects.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Attention to Joy - Thank you Nick Cave










Today I came across a reply to a couple of questions asked of Nick Cave on his blog

The questions were: "What is joy? Where is it? Where is love in this world that is such an evil mess?"